Author: LeoJweda

  • Do Not Copy and Paste Code!

    If my coworkers read the title they’d think my blog got hacked. I can almost be called a proponent for copying and pasting code. I don’t encourage it but I do do it quite often. My philosophy is: copy and paste code, pay attention, and fix whatever problems you introduce later That is until now. So […]

  • UX and Dogfooding

    I woke up this morning thinking “I need to focus the task text box when opening the new task screen”. It’s minor, it’s not significant, and I’m not sure it would annoy many users if that feature wasn’t there. The reason why it matters though is that part of Getting Things Done® (GTD®) is called a […]

  • GTD and the Eisenhower Matrix

    Woohoo! First project to get a post other than the initial post introducing it! After a day’s worth of work I am able to add tasks to a list of tasks in the Inbox tab. Doing a bit of research about what attributes I should have for each attribute I decided on urgency, importance, and […]

  • Project: Outside Tasks

    When I was an undergrad at Trent University I used Google Tasks to organize my to dos including my assignments, quizzes, and exams. Since then, I read Getting Things Done (non-referral) by David Allen which I really liked and I started following the philosophy in organizing my to dos. I also followed the official Evernote for Mac Setup […]

  • Project: Motorized Blinds

    Introduction My current apartment’s blinds have a ball chain to raise and lower them. There’s a gear at the top that the chain turns which in turn turns the rod on which the blinds roll. If I put another gear at the bottom and turn that with a motor, that would open and close the blinds. […]

  • Project: Catan

    I first saw Settlers of Catan during a games night inDecember 2014. My lab mate who explained the game to me told me to create an account on PlayCatan because he and my other lab mate play it there during lunch. Whenever I was in the lab during lunch I would join them for a game. About a year later, PlayCatan which […]

  • Project: Blog

    I was scrolling through my list of podcasts to find something interesting to listen to on my walk to university when I found SE Radio Episode 245: John Sonmez on Marketing Yourself and Managing Your Career which seemed particularly applicable to me considering I am finishing my Master’s soon and could use some advice on the subject. In it John Sonmez, […]