Project refocus and reset in 2020 – Career, SideHustle, GA

This will be the GoTo post for a major refocus and reset in 2020:

Status 20200809 – CoronaVirus (COVID-19) is having a major negative impact on health and economy. First responders (Doctors, Nurses, Social Workers, etc) are experiencing stress/anxiety/burnout.

Career/Income Status
Long-term IT consulting work at DavidCo is now sun-setting. Needing to pivot to a new path, and be of help/service to current worldwide pandemic. Needing to find new source of income, now.

Addressing first responder burnout with intervention and my niche
Web-Site –
Master in Social Work degree enables me to: register with BBS; take the Ethics Exam; and receive an ASW certification. Then, working under LCSW supervision, providing behavioral health services to clients/patients while building hours towards LCSW. Niche intervention is hypnotherapy.

Side-Hustle (Hypnotherapy)
Web-Site –
Being a Certified Hypnotherapist, with additional training in Therapeutic Imagery, and Heartmath HRV equipment, I can offer vocational/avocational self-improvement for clients. Examples are: passing bar exam; fear of flying; fear of dentist; general stress/anxiety. Any medical etiology can be covered by requesting a medical referral.

General Aviation
Web-site –
Objective is to earn enough money between new primary income of clinical social work, and side-hustle income, to afford flight training and supplies towards: BFR, EMT, IFR.

Productivity Integration – SecondBrain with GTD
I’m using a legacy WordPress site that will explain my current implementation of GTD (Getting Things Done) and how Tiago Forte’s SecondBrain would be integrated. This site will also include the various apps I’m using, including some updates/changes that may affect my future implementation. I tried using WordPress P2, but encountered too much drama trying to figure out how to create menus (for some reason). I always like to find ways to improve my management of data/knowledge, so we’ll see how this goes.

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APIs – configuring Google APIs and troubleshooting

XREF to Evernote: Learn; ITIL – API Scripting. Within this is my placeholder for what my API (Client ID and API Key) are kept.

Desired Outcome:
-Understanding, configuring, troubleshooting and test APIs
-Intro to scripting
-Analyze response codes in test HTTP server locally on Mac

Action Support
Old to New:

-Followed the Quickstart guide to create an API and do a test on my Mac. Started from this site —
-Followed these instructions for Browser Quickstart –
-I have a Mac with OSMojave
-Local Python version is 3.x
-I have several Google Accounts with GoogleDrive enabled
-Created the index.html file and inserted the code from the site. Placed file within one of my GoogleDrive folders
-Modified the index.html (using TextEdit) for Client ID and API – entered from what I had stored in Evernote
-Started the WebServer on local Mac, at terminal prompt with: python -m http.server 8000 Keep in mind that I have Python version 3.x
-Within terminal it looks like this:
(base) Pauls-MacBook-Pro-2:API Tests PaulGarth$ python -m http.server 8000
\Serving HTTP on port 8000 ( … – – [26/Oct/2020 14:57:41] “GET / HTTP/1.1” 200 – – – [26/Oct/2020 14:57:51] “GET / HTTP/1.1” 200 –

-I’m seeing a couple things:
-When it says to load the URL – http://localhost:8000 in browser, I don’t see any web-page load. I see the contents of the index.html file loaded.
-Documentation said that first time through it would prompt to authorize access – didn’t see this
-Within the terminal, you can see “200”. I think this is a positive sign, but need to understand these codes more
-I had downloaded the credentials.json file and placed it in the same folder as the index.html file because not sure what it is for

Questions to answer:
Note: I followed instructions here –
Q: Did I create the API correctly? (Client ID, API)
Q: Did I run the webserver correctly? – python -m http.server 8000
Note: Within this website, it gives additional details on the http server –
Q: What is the return code of 200 mean with terminal for http server?
Q: What is the credentials.json file that is created and how do I use it?
Q: For Managing APIS Credentials within API Console, how do I navigate this site? What am I looking for? Do I need to activate something? Note: There is something about a free trial and $300 of free credit.
Q: In order to use Google API’s, even for testing, will I be charged at some point?
Q: Did I authorize access for Google? Didn’t see this.
Q: What does this mean – After the initial user authorization, calls to gapi.auth.authorize that use immediate:true mode obtain an auth token without user interaction.
Q: How to navigate the Google Developers Console help documentation, that I found with:
Q: How to use the Google APIs Client for JavaScript documentation, that I found with:
Q: How to use the Apps Script API reference documentation, that I found with:
Q: What do the various troubleshooting tips at the bottom of these document mean?
Error: origin_mismatch
idpiframe_initialization_failed: Failed to read the ‘localStorage’ property from ‘Window’
idpiframe_initialization_failed: Not a valid origin for the client
This app isn’t verified.
Q: Have I gone too quickly into playing with APIs, vs spending more time with basic Python programming?
Q: What are the various resources mean within Apps Script API found here –

I found here –

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Categories and Tags in new website for productivity

I created just to have a specific website for reviewing various productivity systems, approaches, apps, strategy, etc. This is not about actual Projects and Action Management, but the best practices for creating an external trusted system.

What’s on my mind is how to create Categories and Tags that mean something useful.

XREF to –

Categories – Broad groupings of topics

Tags – Associative and related content to the category; much more specific topics

I’d like to look at this from perspective of David Allen’s Control and Perspective. Maybe it makes sense to have Categories within Control and Tags within Perspective.

Another idea is to look at Categories and Tags from an end-to-end flow approach. As posts are created, there are various phases within the lifecycle – planning; in-process; pending; someday/maybe.

What’s more important is coming up with a Category/Tag system that serves the purpose of the website. The basic idea is to introduce and integrate various terminology and strategy from David Allen (GTD), Tiago (SecondBrain), Apps (PocketInformant, Evernote, Notion, WordPress, etc). I’d like this website to be usable for both myself and someone new to productivity.

What am I focusing on? What is meaning of it? Use DA’s workflow map.

This is another topic, but a focus on checklists, so I’m approaching each post with an identical end-to-end flow.

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Tiago Forte extension of GTD

I came across Tiago Forte, who has created various workflows and extensions from the foundation of GTD. Looks like he has streamlined all the different apps that people typically use: gmail; task manager (pocket informant, things 3, omnifocus, etc); Evernote; Notion, etc.

Here are some things I’ve done, newest to oldest:

-Added the email address to my gmail contacts, so I can send email directly to PocketInformant Inbox for processing into my Task Manager. I have multiple gmail accounts, so completed this for all of them. Theoretically, I should have one portal for all gmail/email accounts, but I haven’t quite done this yet. It’s relatively easy on iPhone to view ALL email accounts, though.

-Reading the first webpage — h

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Resolved – Uploading media (jpeg files) – error

My goal was to upload a JPEG file to make it the image on my homepage.
Received this error when attempting that: Unable to create directory uploads/2020/08. Is its parent directory writable by the server?

-For my domain name, confirmed the webspace folder name
-Within the webspace folder, under /wp-content/uploads I’m seeing various folders (with the year). In this years folder it’s only going up to June, and this is a August.
-Each folder has security of 705
-Within Settings, Media, Uploading Files, Store uploads in the folder: /homepages/31/d247466593/htdocs/paulgarth/wp-content/uploads
-Note: Maybe this is not entered correctly. Will cross-ref against another website.
-Checked against another website I have where I had successfully uploaded a JPEG file. Within the media settings it has: Organize my uploads into month- and year-based folders (check mark next to it)
Note: Website that was working is WordPress 5.5, and the website I’m having issues with is WordPress 5.4.2
-Upgraded site I’m working on to 5.5 – no difference
-Folder was: /homepages/31/d247466593/htdocs/paulgarth/wp-content/uploads
-Changed to: wp-content/uploads
-Note: Got this message: Document upload directory changed, but existing uploads may need to be moved to the new folder to ensure they remain accessible.
-Note: That worked!!
-Made the JPEG file my Home Page header; cropped; done
-Troubleshooting marked completed and now resolved

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