2019 Year in Review (full of metrics!)

Brace yourselves, like any other stats post, this one will be HUGE My year in review for 2018 was never posted because I could never finish it. I don’t want to let the same thing happen this year, so here I am. The end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019 was quite hard for me and me just didn’t have the energy to sit down in front of the computer during the weekends to write my monthly reviews.

My Current Productivity Workflow

From time to time, I receive questions about my productivity workflow, so I decided to write it down here. Keep in mind it’s a living thing and may change with time, but what I’m documenting here is what I’m using right now. Tool As you probably know, I work for Doist for some time now, and I’m a Todoist user since 2007, so the my tool of choice is quite obvious.

Stats for Jun, 2018

Guess what!? Yes, metrics for June! 📊 Books I usually don’t count how many books I read, I just track and check at the end of the month. When I saw that I read five books read this month, my face was like 😱. All of them received a 4-star review, so the result is quite good. Managing Oneself: This is a great book. It’s not life-changing, but there are many great tips to improve your life.

Stats for May, 2018

It’s May, and it’s time for metrics! 📊 Books Two books read this month, but both received a 3 stars review: Wait, What?: And Life’s Other Essential Questions: Exactly what the author says in the beginning: It’s a lecture that became a book. Not bad, but OK-ish. Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work: More political views than I was expecting and the pacing is not so good.

Stats for Apr, 2018

It’s time for April metrics! 📊 Books Note: I write a review for each book I read. You can find them on my Goodreads account. Again, just one book this month, and again, a 5 stars one! A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy. This book was on my reading list for many months now. After reading it, I realized I’m practicing a fraction of Stoicism for many years.

Stats for Mar, 2018

March is gone, and it’s time for metrics! 📊 Books Note: I write a review for each book I read. You can find them on my Goodreads account. Just one book this month, but a 5 stars one: When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. This book is about optimization based on time and energy. What is the best time to do some action based on statistics? I found it to be amazing and could confirm many of the assumptions with my data.

Stats for Feb, 2018

February time! Let’s see what we can get from my metrics. 😀 Books Note: I write a review for each book I read. You can find them on my Goodreads account. I’m quite satisfied with my reading list for this month: Five books read in a month and a 4.6 average rating. That’s what I call a good reading month. The Art of Learning: A Journey in the Pursuit of Excellence.

Stats for Jan, 2018

I’m excited to write this post about my performance for the first month of the year. I think I will have some great news at the end of this post, related to my expenses. Let’s get started! 😀 Books I decided to listen to my podcasts this month, so I did not hear that many audiobooks. The only book I read this month was a physical book: Hiding in unnatural happiness is a book I received from a monk in York.

2017 Year in Review (with metrics!)

Brace yourselves, this post will be HUGE TL;DR: It was a great year and I’m really glad to see the metrics and notice everything I accomplished. I don’t remember the last time I posted my yearly review publicly but as I’m doing monthly posts of my stats, it makes sense to do an annual review as well. I do yearly reviews since around 2005 but I never post them publicly. I also write down my goals for the next year, so I can review them in the last week of the year (like I did some weeks ago).

Stats for Dec, 2017

Came back from a travel last month and just packed my stuff to travel again this month. Let’s see if it affected my performance. Books I was traveling this month, so as usual, I’m not reading/listening to audiobooks because I prefer to focus on the place I’m visiting. For this reason, I did not finish any book this month. With that said, it is the first time I have 4 books on my reading list at the same time.

Stats for Nov, 2017

Came back from a travel last month and just packed my stuff to travel again this month. Let’s see if it affected my performance. Books Read three books this month. My first book of H.P. Lovecraft, called At the mountains of madness was one of them. It was an interesting experience to read it. I also read about minimalism just to realize that I’m a minimalism since forever. If you like minimalism I also recommend to listen to their podcast and read their website.

Stats for Oct, 2017

This month was very unusual because I was traveling through Portugal and Spain for work and tourism, so it will probably affect my stats a lot. With that said, let’s see how it is. 😄 Books I read some pages from Elixir in Action, but unfortunately did not finish any book this month. I usually don’t read that much when traveling, so it’s sad but expected. 😞 Articles As usual, I’m using that same export file from Pocket and the same script to calculate the amount of articles I read:

Stats for sep, 2017

It’s already the end of October and I could not manage to post my stats from September but I have a good reason for that (which you will read about in the next month 😉). Books What Doesn’t Kill Us: How Freezing Water, Extreme Altitude and Environmental Conditioning Will Renew Our Lost Evolutionary Strength is a book that describes what the human body can do if trained for it. The writing process is not so good for my taste, sometimes it looks like a memoir, sometimes it’s non-fiction… but the message it passes is really interesting.

Stats for Aug, 2017

September is here, time to review my stats for August, 2017. Books This is my personal record of books read in one single month. 7 freaking books. 😱 Let’s start with two small books I read. Cesar Millan’s Guide to Audiobooks for Dogs and Cesar Millan’s Guide to Bringing Home a Shelter Dog. These two books were free on Audible for Dogs, so I decided to give them a try.

Stats for Jul, 2017

Okay, here we go for the first full month working in my new job. :) Books This month I read Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman, which was recommended by the other Doisters. It’s a great book by the guy who built the company Patagonia, a bootstrapped company, from scratch. Their way of thinking looks a lot like the way we think at Doist.

Stats for Jun, 2017

I’m ready to review my stats for June and share them with you! Are you? Hope so! :D Books Last month I read Deep Work again because I was preparing to work for a new company. The new company is Doist, but this is a topic for a another post. It proved to be a great asset, as they also recommend reading it. From their reading list I also took The score takes care of itself and Start with Why.

Stats for May, 2017

Here we go again for my stats for the last month. :) Books I will start a in a new company this month, so I decided to re-read Deep Work (I really recommend this one). This book is just great for everyone who wants to focus and do the hard work. It has everything to do with my new work schedule. The book about Elon Musk was a good reading as well, this guy has some great ideas.

Stats for April, 2017

This was not a good month. I spent most of the time sick, recovering from what may be a Labyrinthitis. I still have to confirm that, but I’m in slow motion for a while. But anyways, let’s go to the collected data. Books Books for this month: “Einstein no Brasil” (Einstein in Brazil) is a physical book I borrowed from a friend and The Art of The Lord of the Rings I have in my shelf (as a good LotR fan).

Stats for March, 2017

Back to work this month. :) After one month vacation, I got back to my routine and got some good results this month. Books Added three more books to the list: I have to note here that Mastery is one of the best books I ever read. Both Mindfulness in plain English and The Urban Monk are about meditation and how to live a minimalist life. Articles I’m still trying to find a way to track the articles I read.

Stats for February, 2017

February was an atypical month because I was on vacation. :) Much of my stats will reflect my travel around Europe. But no coding was done during this trip. Books Continuing my goal to read 30 books this year, I read two books this month: I had plans to visit Amsterdam and Oxford during my travel. Because of that I decided to read the story of Kullervo, which mention a lot about J.

Stats for January, 2017

This is the first post of a series that will show all the data I’ve been collecting during the month. One of my goals this year is to track everything possible. These posts will help me to analyze all the data and may extract something for me. This is not a new idea, I’m inspired by posts like this from Matthew of truevalhalla.com. Books My goal is to read 30 books this year, so I must have an average of 2.

Oxford for Tolkien fans

TL;DR: When traveling to Europe, I decided to take 2 or 3 days to visit Oxford. I will describe how was the experience of a J.R.R. Tolkien fan there. I’m a big fan of J.R.R Tolkien. Have read most of his books, the ones released when he was still alive and other edited by Christopher Tolkien. After attending FOSDEM I decided to travel around some countries in Europe and UK. The most expensive part, the airplane tickets (Brazil -> Europe), were already paid, so… why not?

Vendendo minhas coisas

Esse ano aconteceram algumas coisas zuadas para mim e resolvi capitalizar o dinheiro das coisas que eu tenho e começar denovo no ano que vem. Procurei preços justos para tudo que estou vendendo (os links das minhas pesquisas estão nas descrições dos produtos), mas caso alguém ache que alguma das coisas está com um preço não-justo e estiver interessado é só entrar em contato que negociamos. Estou aproveitando para testar a plataforma do loja integrada, mas os pagamentos eu prefiro que sejam por depósito mesmo, e se possível marcamos a entrega pessoalmente.

Organizando os Feeds do Blog

Como muitos sabem, eu sou meio doido por organização (heheh) e eu mesmo não gosto de ficar lendo coisas que não me interessam de outros blogs, ou seja, no blog de alguém que gosta bastante de Vim eu ter que ficar lendo sobre paraquedismo :P Agora eu gostaria de além de escrever sobre coisas técnicas, escrever também sobre os meus outros hobbies, como Motos, Shows e etc. Alguns deles eu até já escrevia um pouco antes, mas nem tanto, e isso já me incomodava um pouco, por que eu sei bem que várias pessoas que seguem o feed não gostam das mesmas coisas que eu.

Fluxo de leitura e o Android

Quem me conhece sabe como eu sou meio doido quanto a ler coisas aleatórias (Google reader e artigos interessantes que eu acho perdidos por aí), e como eu tenho um tempo um pouco limitado, devido ao trabalho e a faculdade eu sempre tenho alguns esquemas diferentes para ler. :P Fluxo de leitura Depois que eu comprei um Android o meu fluxo de leitura se modificou um pouco. E está da seguinte maneira:

Saldo final das férias de julho

Eu sempre digo que a faculdade me atrasa bastante, por que eu não consigo estudar/fazer um monte de coisas que eu tenho vontade para me dedicar as coisas que a faculdade me obriga a fazer. Se a faculdade é bom ou ruim não é discussão para esse post, mas resolvi postar a quantidade de coisas que eu consegui fazer nessas férias aproveitando que eu não precisava me preocupar com a faculdade, assim deixando o tempo da noite e a cabeça menos preocupada:

Projeto de fevereiro

No mês de fevereiro eu estive envolvido com um projeto bem interessante na empresa que estou trabalhando (ainda vamos trabalhar mais em nosso site 😛), que foi feito em Python / Django e deveria gerar páginas estáticas ( exigência do projeto ). Tivemos um prazo muito curto para tudo que deveria ser feito, o que gerou uma grande quantidade de trabalho fora do horário e dos dias comuns. Entre o começo e o fim do projeto, tínhamos o carnaval, portanto tivemos que deixar nossos espíritos carnavalescos guardados e partir para o trabalho árduo no feriado até horas indeterminadas.

Dia difícil

Hoje o dia foi $#&&! Atualmente moro em Diadema (que não é uma cidade ruim como muitos ouvem falar), e tenho o azer de morar próximo a um córrego, que a prefeitura promete canalizar há mais de 10 anos, e agora parece que finalmente o projeto começou a andar, mas enquanto o projeto não é concluído de vez a coisa ficou pior que o normal… No momento ruim eu tirei algumas fotos (o que sempre faço nesses casos) para mostrar a situação da coisa…

New year is coming

Estou apenas postando para dizer que nesse novo ano eu pretendo postar mais sobre programação! Essa é a primeira virada de ano desse blog, então resolvi postar meus “planos” para o próximo ano. Como o blog é novo eu comecei a escrever faz pouco tempo e estou pegando experiência aos poucos, e talvez agora nesse novo ano a qualidade dos posts aumente! (ou não…heheh). Não sei bem qual rumo minha vida vai seguir nesse novo ano, o que eu vou ter que aprender e estudar, talvez eu tenha que aprender coisas que eu não tinha planejado e isso pode tomar uma boa parte do meu tempo, mas eu pretendo postar todos os meus estudos aqui, portanto terei algum material interessante aqui.

Concurso Quarto mais Nerd

Bem…Estava eu aproveitando as férias (tanto da faculdade como as férias coletivas do trabalho) para colocar as coisas em ordem, começando pelo meu quarto que é o lugar da casa que eu passo mais tempo e eu gosto de manter bem organizado, portanto já tratei de aproveitar meu tempo livre para deixar ele do jeito que eu queria. Comprei uma pequena estante para colocar mais livros e outras coisas legais, encaixotei várias coisas que eu quase nunca vou usar, e joguei 2 sacolas de papéis e outras coisas inúteis fora.

First post in English here

Hi international friends! :) I’m just posting to inform that I want to post some content in English too! I’ll try to make a RSS Feed only for my English posts, so you don’t need to view my portuguese posts on your feed reader. :) As everyone knows, my English is not so good, but I think you can understand me well! Any English errors (I’m sure it will have a lot of them) please tell me and I’ll correct it asap.