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  • On moving your life forward

    Oct 30, 2019 at 5:49 pm

    via Art of Manliness: Stop Living Life “Paycheck to Paycheck”

    When you metaphorically live life “paycheck to paycheck,” you do just enough each week to maintain your current existence. You take care of the urgent and outstanding tasks the neglect of which would disrupt the status quo, but you never take action on things that would improve and progress your situation.

    Even with Taskwarrior to help me tackle my TODO list, I feel the pain of living “paycheck to paycheck”:

    I have the numbers to show that I'm getting lots done. Somehow I feel like I'm treading water. There's always more. Both the great ideas and the big goals grow stale as I address the urgent issues that must be done now.

    What is the recommendation to get out of that loop?

    All it takes is completing one single to-do — one single task that moves your life forward, even slightly — each week.

    Okay, I can do that. Well, sort of. I'm still trying to build some kind of idea what “forward” means for me. However, I can make a point of completing one task a week that's been pushed aside by the high-priority, immediately-due attention grabbers at the top of task next.

  • Yanick made me do it

    Yanick made me do it

    Aug 30, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Inspired by yenzie to add a point estimate UDA to my Taskwarrior tasks.

    Yeah, I know. I need to add a post to the series. I will. You can see I have some catching up to do.

  • task add 'admit a mistake'

    Jul 3, 2019 at 9:18 am

    My glance at the Idea Bucket only worked by luck. The +LATEST virtual tag is for the latest task in the system, not just the latest in the filter. I want the newest report, which lists tasks by freshness, then limit: to control the number of tasks reported.

    $ task '(+idea or +learn)' newest limit:1
    
    ID  Created    Age Mod Project Tags     Description
    180 2019-07-02 19h 19h Site    idea ops automate permalink switches
                                              2019-07-02 for when I do a mass change, create aliases of old form
    
    54 tasks, 1 shown
    

    Okay right. I threw some new ideas in the last few days. Better set a higher limit.

    $ task '(+idea or +learn)' newest limit:3
    
    ID  Created    Age Mod Project Tags             Description
    180 2019-07-02 19h 19h Site    idea ops         automate permalink switches
                                                      2019-07-02 for when I do a mass change, create aliases of old form
    176 2019-06-28 4d  4d          db learn         json1 extension for sqlite
    175 2019-06-28 4d  4d          javascript learn set up entropic for Node
    
  • Checking in on my idea bucket

    Jun 29, 2019 at 12:52 pm (Updated Jul 3, 2019)

    $ task '(+learn or +idea)' count
    117

    I know I won't get to 90% of these, but I'm glad to have Taskwarrior for jotting them down.

    Curious about the latest? I want to try out the entropic package manager for (mostly) JavaScript.

    $ task '(+learn or +idea)' +LATEST ls
    
    ID  Tags             Description
    177 javascript learn set up entropic for Node