keeping track of the (dumb) things I do
Last week, I was thinking about how sometimes I do something I have to do and then feel great, and sometimes I do something I have to do and then feel lousy. I decided I should keep track of what I do and how it makes me feel. (I have some dark predictions, but am trying to hold off until I have more recorded.) To do this, I needed a way to record the facts, and it needed to be really, really easy to use. I’d never take the time to say “I did something” if it was a hassle.
I decided I wanted to run commands something like this:
rjbs:~$ did some code review on DZ patches :)
So, I did some code review and it made me happy. Then I thought of some embellishments:
rjbs:~$ did some code review on DZ patches :) +code ~45m ++
I spent about 45 minutes doing it, it was code, and this was an improvement to
my mood from when I started. There’s a problem, though:
:) isn’t valid
shell. I solved this by making
did with no arguments read from standard
input. I also renamed
D. I also think I might make it accept
emoji, so I could run:
rjbs:~$ D haggled with mortgage provider 😠 +money
Later, I’ll write something to build a blog post template from a week’s work, maybe. I’m still not sure whether I’ll keep using this. I need to get into the habit, and I’m not sure how, although connecting it to Ywar might help.
Anyway, the code is a real mess right now, and it kind of stinks, but D is on GitHub in case it’s of interest to anyone.