Weekly Notes 2023 W29

I missed adding notes for W26, W27, and W28 due to ongoing sleep issues and low productivity, which left me with little energy to gather my thoughts and write. Although I continue to log things in logseq, compiling and fixing the grammar consumes much of the energy I lack.

W26, W27, W28

Weeks W26 to W28 were primarily focused on work with only a few noteworthy events: But here are things I would like to document:

Pi Zero W

Pi Zero W

 Pi4 Model B 2GB

Pi4 Model B 2GB

Coffee, Dopamine and sleep

During W26 and W27, I experienced sleep issues and a gloomy mood generally. Restarting coffee consumption seemed to help. Quetiapine has been relatively effective for improving my sleep, but it comes with a side effect - vivid dreams, which makes my sleep more interesting. To optimize dopamine, I started taking cold showers in the morning and maintained regular coffee intake, having either pour-over or aeropress in the morning and an americano in the evening

Last Week(2023W29)

Monday and Tuesday were mostly work, nothing log-worthy happened. I have been having regular deep sleep and have mostly been going to bed at night.

Wednesday was my 10,365th day on earth. I got reminded of this because of a post by Evan Prodromou.

Thursday, I ordered a cassette player to explore the music we have in cassettes at our Archive. I discovered Nirvana Unplugged because of that. I have been listening to Nirvana.

Hipsterification complete?

Hipsterification complete?

On Friday, my colleague, H, conducted an informal workshop on GraphQL. He showed us the project he had built to explore GraphQL.

On Saturday, I had my third Urdu class. We explored the concept of connector/non-connector words, along with how some characters change their shape in Nastaleeq script. Did you know that in Urdu, usually, the ‘e’ and ‘u’ vowels are left to be interpreted by the reader based on context?!

Later that evening, Arpana dropped by. We took a walk to Tribal coffee co truck and then had our dinner at our favorite place for Kerala food - Salt mango tree.

Amazingly soothing!

Amazingly soothing!

I worked on a script to parse my Logseq sleep log to chart my sleep timing and duration.

Here is how my sleep time has been changing over the weeks. You can see some stability (yet to be proved if this is substantial) after I got on new meds.

Sleep hours logged

Sleep hours logged

Sleep duration tracked

Sleep duration tracked

If you made it till here, you deserve some of the Orange cuteness.

    hands

hands

Sleeps like a baby

Sleeps like a baby

And Some blep for you

And Some blep for you