2021 goals: July progress

On August 17th, 2021 in Myself

At the end of January I set my goals for 2021 looking for a more productive year. This is my July progress report.

You can check those progress reports:

  1. 2021 goals: January progress
  2. 2021 goals: February progress
  3. 2021 goals: March progress
  4. 2021 goals: April progress

2021 goals

  1. Write down my projects and researches in this blog;
  2. Be able to have a daily conversation in Japanese;
  3. Have all my photos edited. Have some of them at Shutterstock;
  4. Have Home Assistant fully functional at home with some automations concluded;
  5. Have a NAS server running with all our data organized;
  6. Learn to write in Arduino and make some DIY projects;
  7. Do periodical physical exercises;
  8. Meditate;
  9. Read more books.

Overall Review

I completely lost track of my progress and goals. Work took me a lot of time and I stopped almost every activity, even writing on this blog.

What I could do better in August and September?

Focus on what I can accomplish. I’ll try focusing on meditation and physical exercises.

Write down my projects and researches in this blog

Goal for this month: 4 posts
Achieved this month: 4/4 (100%)
Total achieved: 14/48 (29.16%)

Be able to have a daily conversation in Japanese

As I said on my overall review, it’s on halt.

Goal for this month: 6 hours
Achieved this month: 0/24 (0%)
Total achieved: 0/288 (0%)

Have all my photos edited. Have some of them at Shutterstock

This activity is also on halt.

Goal for this month: 0 hours
Achieved this month: 0/0 (%)
Total achieved: 0/344 (0%)

Have Home Assistant fully functional at home with some automations concluded

New devices shall be implemented in the forthcoming months and further modifications will be done. I just don’t tick it as complete because there’s always something else to implement or edit.

Total achieved: 90%

Have a NAS server running with all our data organized

My setup is done and nowadays I have a LOT of cronjobs running every day/hour. I’ll talk about them in other posts.

Total achieved: 100%

Learn to write in Arduino and make some DIY projects

This activity is also on halt, despite my readings of DIY projects sometime.

Goal for this year: 6 project
Total achieved: 0/6 (0%)

Do periodical physical exercises

Goal for this month: 12 days
Achieved this month: 0/12 (0.0%)
Total achieved: 17/120 (14.16%)

Meditate

Goal for this month: 12 days
Achieved this month: 0/12 (0%)
Total achieved: 21/120 (17.5%)

Read more books

Goal for this month: 2 books
Achieved this month: 0/2 (0%)
Total achieved: 7/24 (29.16%)

Bonus activities

  1. I’ve been writing a lot, but only work stuffs.
  2. I slowed down my studies on coding, but I’m still doing it for work. Same for Pandas and Plotly.
Tags: 2021 goals

Gmail2Telegram

On May 8th, 2021 in Tech

My Gmail account is my main email. I get dozen (if not hundreds) of e-mails everyday. Most of them are already filtered with dozen of rules that I’ve been creating since 2006. But there are a functionality that was missing: alert me whenever an important e-mail arrives.

I tried using filters combined with notifications alerts on Android or IOS, but after struggling for sometime, I gave up.

Years later, on my “automation my life” mission, I decided to search for some Google Scripts that could ease my life. That’s when I found Andreas Hochsteger’s Gmail2GDrive. I gave a try and it worked flawless, nowadays many of my bills are saved automatically on my Google Drive making my life much easier.

Then yesterday I remembered of my long lasting issue of not being able to be notified of my important e-mails. As my studies on Python have increased, also my knowledge and use of Telegram API. So I thought that maybe I could join Gmail2GDrive and Telegram API and personalize a solution, that’s when I adapted Gmail2Gdrive.

I got the project and made it much simpler (not better, simpler in functionalities) and adapted it to work with Telegram. I set the script to run every 5 minutes and voilĂ , now I have my notification system working.

If you want to check it, go to Gmail2Telegram on Github.

Tags: automations e-mail Google Script javascript