Taskwarrior

Learning how to use Taskwarrior, a command line task manager.

OrgMode-ish VimWiki

OrgMode-ish VimWiki

I just wanted to see if I can do it without vim-orgmode. I can. Sort of. Using Vimwiki with TaskWiki for Taskwarrior integration. Not appearing in this image: vim-table-mode. Appearing but not relevant to the Org-ish experiment is vim-which-key. Completely missing: any sort of Babel code evaluation/tangling.

That agenda-ish task list is real cool but needs to show more info, like tags.

Taskwarrior Custom Reports

Taskwarrior Custom Reports

I made a priority task to cut down on the priority tasks, and here we are

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Taskwarrior Sync

Taskwarrior Sync

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A Quick Notes Script for Taskwarrior

A Quick Notes Script for Taskwarrior

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On moving your life forward

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.

Taskwarrior Editing Refinements

Taskwarrior Editing Refinements

In which I mention more ways to edit Taskwarrior tasks

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Yanick made me do it

Yanick made me do it

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.

Trying the Crystal Language

Trying the Crystal Language

In which I use Crystal for a simple shell task

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task add 'admit a mistake'

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

$ 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