Joseph Hallenbeck
November 03, 2020

New in the Garden
(Sprint 24, 2020)

Filed under: Journal

Continued work in the Digital Garden.

On Unit Testing
Insights into when to use Test Driven Development (and when not), how to write good unit tests, and how to write tests that test behavior instead of implementation details.
Bullet Journal
Notes on my Bullet Journaling routines. The syntax, and how I apply it myself in my overall personal management scheme.
Annual Review
Very rough outline of my annaul review which will be coming up during the first two weeks of 2021.
November 03, 2020

New in the Garden
(Sprint 22, 2020)

Filed under: Journal

Continued work in the Digital Garden.

Quarterly Review
Step-by-step note on the quarterly review process used for summarizing the previous quarter and goal setting for the next.
Docker Networking
Detailed notes on how to navigate between the external and internal networks of local docker containers as well as configuring Docker for firewall management on Ubuntu using UFW.
Docker Sendmail for PHP
How to get sendmail for PHP working inside a local development docker container for testing outgoing e-mail from the application.
October 05, 2020

New in the Garden
(Sprint 21, 2020)

Filed under: Journal

Continued work in the Digital Garden.

Personal Productivity Routines

Added several new notes under the Personal Productivity Practices index including:

Nightly Review
Step-by-step note on my daily routine tha has evolved over the years from the basics of Getting Things Done by David Allen.
Fortnigh Review
Step-by-step note on a periodic review conducted each fortnight where I evaluate the past two weeks and plan out the next two weeks.
Five Line Journal
A method for quick daily logging that allows for reviewing not only today, but the events of the (up to) last five years.
Bullet Journal
Began a stub outlining the syntax behind my bullet journalling
Knowledge Management
A longer note detailing some of my research behind knowledge management – extracting, storing, and maintaining records.
Fibonacci Spaced Repetition
A quick back-of-the-hand technique for doing Spaced Repetition (SRS) that I am employing in my Japanese language studies.

Learning Japanese

Additionally, I started doing a deep dive into the Japanese language which has resulted in several notes outlining my techniques and learning thus far.

Strategies for Language Learning
Outline of strategies employed with my language acquisition
Japanese Hiragana
Mnemonics and resources for learning Hiragana.
Japanese Kanji
Mnemonics and resources for learning Kanji along with a dictionary of Kanji that I have learned thus far.

History and Outline of Damasca

Last, I worked on outlining my memory of the Damasca project – it’s precursor (Graal Online) and current efforts to revitalize the project.

History of Damasca
An outline of the Damasca project from 1999 to today.
Graal Online
A bit of a memoir covering my memory regarding the precursor to Damasca, Graal Online.
Damasca Classic
A little bit of a reference regarding the current conversation about where to go with Damasca.