Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.

12/17/2008

ToDo on your desktop

Filed under: Criticism, Marginalia, and Notes,Geek Work,Red Herrings — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Tiger which is terribly early in the morning or 5:43 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waning Gibbous

I love todo lists!

It may surprise some of my readers who know me in RealLife, but I love todo lists. I don’t know how I’d get through my day without them, actually. I’m sure it confuses people when I tell them I’ll work on something and spin around to type into a terminal window, though, since I use a super simple, text-based todo list, which I’ve actually mentioned before.

Well, I don’t have anything to confuse them less, but, if you’re like me and love having your todo list visible, then this program is for you! The author refers to it, confusingly for me, simply as ToDo, which also happens to be the name of the BASH script I use for the same purpose. However, unlike the program I use, this one puts your todo list into your Windows Desktop! How cool is that? Now, you can have your digital todo list right on that beautiful Desktop Wallpaper that you spent hours finding and choosing. Yea!

Oh, and in case you didn’t get it from the description, this is a Windows only program. Sorry Mac users!

8/29/2008

Ultimate Grocery List

Filed under: Advice from your Uncle Jim,By Bread Alone,Criticism, Marginalia, and Notes,Life Goals,Personal,Red Herrings — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Tiger which is terribly early in the morning or 5:31 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waning Crescent

I love lists!

No, really, I love making lists. Lists help me make sure that I’m not missing anything, whether it’s an important step in a process or an essential ingredient for dinner. Now, I’m trying to be healthy, so I make a grocery list before I got shopping for two reasons. First, I’m copying from the Men’s Health Grocery List, which is all healthy. Second, it helps keep me from allowing binge items into my cart. If I can stick to the list, I can keep the super-yummy cupcakes with that wonderful whipped-lard frosting out of my pantry when I’m feeling lonely, which somehow translates to being hungry. Sorry, I got a little distracted there.

So, as I was writing, I love lists, in particular lately, grocery lists. Naturally, I was excited when I saw the SmarterFitter Blog Grocery List Template for Healthy People. It’s available in both PDF and Excel format and covers most everything. Well, everything except meat. You’ll have to add that in yourself, but everything else is mostly covered in this fairly comprehensive grocery list template. And, if you grab the Excel version, it’s very easily customized to fit your personal habits and preferences.


Advice from your Uncle Jim:
"The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place, but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment."


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