December 16, 2007

So close!

December 16, 2007 - Categories: sketches, wordpress

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He loves to cook

December 16, 2007 - Categories: sketches

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Sketchblogging with the Nintendo DS Lite

December 16, 2007 - Categories: sketches

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Salmon steak with dill

December 16, 2007 - Categories: sketches

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Weekly report

December 16, 2007 - Categories: weekly

The week was full of starts and stops and starts again. I practiced
Christmas carols with Mike Tsang last Tuesday because I wanted to join
the caroling group for a quick whirl through one of the hospitals, but
I lost my purse on Wednesday and couldn’t make to caroling. (I got my
purse back last Friday, but I’m still waiting for all my cards to be
renewed.)

I went to several client meetings and I’ve been working on some of the
material they need, but I still don’t have access to a wiki I can put
them on. Still, they loved Google Calendar, and I’m glad I showed them
how shared calendars can be awesome.

And oooh, I got the DS Lite I ordered, and I’ve set it up for
sketchblogging. This makes me happy.

No progress on the Emacs book, though. I need to tweak my schedule to
make myself more effective.

And no cooking, either… =(

Goals for next week: Client work, think about job, mindmap chapter
outline and really start filing it in. Already halfway through the
month…

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Outline for task management chapter

December 16, 2007 - Categories: emacs, wickedcoolemacs

Why manage your tasks in Emacs

- [ ] What you might be using now
  - [ ] Your brain
  - [ ] Paper
  - [ ] A text file
  - [ ] A sophisticated task management system
- [ ] The power of customization (tell a story)
- [ ] Integrating with your non-Emacs life

Strategies for task management

- [ ] Top-down
- [ ] Bottom-up
- [ ] Combining both strategies
- [ ] The daily and weekly reviews

Choosing a task manager

- [ ] Outline-oriented planning, dynamic views
- [ ] Day orientation, more flexibility in prioritizing individual tasks, publishing, sharing additional information

Org

- [ ] A day in the life
- [ ] The basics
  - [ ] Working with tasks
  - [ ] Viewing your task list
  - [ ] Prioritizing tasks
  - [ ] Scheduling tasks
  - [ ] Viewing your agenda
  - [ ] Marking a task as done
  - [ ] Weekly reviews
- [ ] Intermediate topics
  - [ ] Clocking time
  - [ ] Repeating tasks
  - [ ] Working with projects
  - [ ] Working with tags
- [ ] Advanced stuff
  - [ ] Managing multiple identities
  - [ ] Estimating your time
  - [ ] Publishing your task list
    - [ ] Twitter task updates
    - [ ] Daily task list
    - [ ] Project summary

Planner

- [ ] A day in the life
- [ ] The basics
  - [ ] Working with tasks
  - [ ] Viewing your task list for the day
  - [ ] Prioritizing tasks
  - [ ] Scheduling tasks
  - [ ] Marking a task as done
  - [ ] Weekly reviews
- [ ] Intermediate topics
  - [ ] Clocking time
  - [ ] Working with plan pages
  - [ ] Task overviews
  - [ ] Repeating tasks
- [ ] Advanced stuff
  - [ ] Estimating your time
  - [ ] Publishing your task list
    - [ ] Private information in your tasks
    - [ ] Twitter task updates
    - [ ] Daily task list
    - [ ] Project summary

Wrapping up

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Oh, the weather outside is frightful

December 16, 2007 - Categories: sketches

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Status report: Dec 16

December 16, 2007 - Categories: sketches

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Gnus multi-pane tricks, or I heart Planet Emacsen

December 16, 2007 - Categories: emacs

The tips Joseph Miklojcik shared for reading e-mail in Gnus included this _really_ nifty thing that I hadn’t come across when I set up my Gnus before: multi-pane reading.

You know how modern news readers have a folder pane, a summary pane
and a preview pane?

Well, you can have that too.

(gnus-add-configuration
 '(article
   (horizontal 1.0
        (vertical 60 (group 1.0))
        (vertical 1.0
    (summary 0.20 point)
    (article 1.0)))))

(gnus-add-configuration
 '(summary
   (horizontal 1.0
        (vertical 60 (group 1.0))
        (vertical 1.0 (summary 1.0 point)))))

This is good stuff. =)

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