Public Next Actions

Like everybody, I have a big things I want to get done, and lots of promises I’ve made to people that I want to make sure I keep.

I keep track of everything I need to do with a ‘to-do’ list.  (For a long time, it was my mail).    When the list gets bigger I get scared because there is a lot to do in very little time.  This means that the size of the list is an interesting thing in its own right.

This page is going to show two things.

  • My live, read-right-from-cloud to-do list
  • The pictures that show how the size of the list changes over time.

 

The  how and why I made this so it can be seen by everyone are written up here.  (there was also some press: New York Magazine, Esquire, Lifehacker, The RescueTime Blog, Livehacker (again), Boing Boing, and a large number of places that steal all their stuff from Lifehacker and Boing Boing).

Fear Charts

The picutre below changes every half an hour to give the live size of my ‘to-do’ list.

Things that have been in the list for more than a week are the red line, more than three days the purple, and more than 24 hours the green (the blue is the ‘current’ state).

 

 

Words

I put this page thought ‘Simple Writer’,  and the only problems were:  list, mail, Charts, and purple.

The List

ContextMinutesTaskDate Added
0 0 ------------------------------ 17-05-03 16:54
y 10 Brainstorm on books into issues 17-05-03 14:29
0 0 ------------------------------ 17-05-03 16:02
h 10 Pick a WWW invoice, find all the receipts for it, and export it 17-04-22 18:32
y 10 Design the tinkerbell for Flwoers for Turing 17-04-24 15:25
t 10 Screenshot all the VA expenses (including foiloi 71) from scratch 17-04-25 00:00
t 30 Write blog about the 'postcodes of your usual delivery locations' 17-04-25 00:00
y 20 Do last VA invoice of 2016-2017 17-04-25 10:10
y 20 Make a list of all the things to change about the Flowers for turing site 17-05-01 00:00
t 30 Plan fianance for 2017/[removed] 17-05-01 00:00
y 60 Watch this [removed] and EMAIL BACK 17-05-02 08:02
y 10 Map supply teacher issue 17-05-03 00:00
y 10 Make sure Each box in OBF tinkerbell is an issue in gituhb 17-04-24 00:00
y 20 Read [removed] 17-05-01 00:00
y 20 review the video that came in 17-05-01 00:00
y 10 Map project to design a house 17-05-01 07:57
y 10 brainstorm work out how many camps you for the rest of the year and how you can work on them 17-05-03 00:00
h 20 spend some time making the internet connection in the shed faster 17-04-24 00:00
h 10 Put the three boxes together and talk to §e:U2FsdGVkX19GIIDtjIyBbk4ndCOBPwl0M6nkasV+t8A=§ about putting the system back together 17-04-24 21:20
b 3 Move back pain notes from pacesetter to notebook 17-04-25 00:00
h 10 Brainstorm on Ospray protocal again 17-04-26 00:00
h 5 Floss 17-04-26 00:00
y 10 Do something genuinely nice for §e:U2FsdGVkX18omT7Y+CmPmx9c+7ZSm4II+2MbraTDafA=§ 17-04-26 00:00
h 2 Use nose hair trimmer 17-04-27 00:00
b 3 Ping §e:U2FsdGVkX185ckY4f6i7KM0Ep1xV1oFokpRKJcmv1Y8=§ 17-04-27 00:00
h 10 File Evernote stuff 17-04-27 00:00
y 10 Make sure the only things on 'Reminders' are adendas for lists coming up 17-04-27 00:00
y 20 Draft blog on SHINE report 17-04-27 08:50
h 5 Floss 17-04-28 00:00
b 3 Publicly thank someone 17-04-29 00:00
h 10 Use Face strip 17-04-29 00:00
h 5 Floss 17-04-30 00:00
h 10 Completely empty crate 17-05-01 00:00
o 20 Find next cheque 17-05-01 07:57
h 10 Fix Bike brakes 17-05-01 08:00
b 2 Drink 1L of Water([removed]min) 17-05-02 00:00
h 5 Floss 17-05-02 00:00
g 5 Check the last time §e:U2FsdGVkX18GrGsEXsSONyfUmsNVmILYQg5ltb8zeT8=§ called you 17-05-02 00:00
t 10 Look though occasional event plans to see if there is anything coming up 17-05-02 00:00
b 0 ------------------------------ 17-05-03 00:00
b 2 Drink 1L of Water([removed]min) 17-05-03 00:00
y 10 invoice RHUL for printing costs 17-05-03 00:00
h 3 Fix plugs for charging watch. 17-05-03 14:46
g 20 Make test file for the multiple projects bug in watson 17-04-27 11:20
b 10 Brainstorm: unlockables for ahabits 17-05-01 07:58
b 10 Brainstorm climbing twice a day 17-05-01 07:58
y 5 Find a place for 'is this making you happy', in scarface 17-05-01 08:00
b 10 Brainstorm on the idea that angry is replacing smart as an identiy 17-05-01 08:01
t 10 write sample email for asking teachers for data 17-05-03 00:00
b 3 ask §e:U2FsdGVkX18j+5yiaarDVXr5ruDoTwZHg+08gfJwFKSWRZfbJtHTt3zq4I7RMJ/n§ 17-05-03 12:53