inbox zero and project review

On this weekend and last weekend, I managed to get a lot of general clean-up stuff done. I’ve got my personal GMail account at inbox zero. (And I got my work mail down to zero too.) I downloaded and reviewed a bunch of financial statements and similar stuff that I’d been putting off for too long. And I got a lot of music-related organization and clean-up done (though my CDs are still not in alphabetical order).

So I’m thinking a bit about projects that I started, but put on hold at some point, and whether or not I should pick them up again, or if I should look for some new stuff to do.

I started learning Ruby (and Ruby on Rails) earlier this year. I read all the way through a good general book on Ruby, and started into a RoR book, but didn’t finish it. I’d kind of like to pick that up again, but I haven’t quite talked myself into it.

I also spent some time this year learning about SharePoint. I made a certain amount of progress with that, and came close to completing a SharePoint project at work, but then priorities shifted, and that project got put on hold, along with a bunch of other SharePoint stuff I was going to do. I’ll probably get back to those projects late this year or early next year.

I haven’t done anything with EdX or Coursera since the Superheroes course, which was really more for fun than a real educational course. So I should probably think about doing some kind of structured course for the fall.

So here I am, on a Sunday night in September, thinking about what I’m going to do with my spare time for the next few months. Hopefully, I can come up with something better than “watch Columbo episodes on Netflix”, which was kind of my summer project, to be honest. (I’m exaggerating. I did a lot of good stuff this summer. But I also watched a lot of Columbo.)

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