All right. Thoughts after a day.
Rescue time’s “timing” doesn’t seem to always be accurate. Apparently they use some sort of heuristic to guess whether a person is AFK. Which is probably bad for my courses considering there a lot of staying in one place and reading over a lot of info at once. It also has embedded YouTube videos, and I think it’s counting the time I spend watching those videos as actual YT time. That’s going to be a pain if I don’t figure it out.
Trying to achieve two hours did help, though. Probably not enough to make sure I’m getting everything done in a week (12 hours a week definitely isn’t enough for all schoolwork) but it’s a start.
Part of my problem is getting stuck on what to do. I’m going to try to solve this by compiling the full list of things I need to do for school this week into one list, then get it ordered into “should be done by” date instead of their given due-dates. Once they’re organized, I’m going to send that to BaaS.
As this goes on, I’d like to utilize Todoist, since A. Beeminder has an integration, and B. I already paid for a year’s subscription a few months ago.
The next question would be - is Todoist something that could play well with TaskRatchet? With so many available tools, it may prove difficult to choose which to use. Maybe this will be a sort of journey like choosing a window-manager on my Arch install. I’ll just have to try different things until it works the way I need it to.
Speaking of window managers, I’ve been putting off reconfiguring mine. But if I’m not careful, I’m going to end up spending hours on that instead of things that are actually important. Same goes for my website. (I own both brettyance.com and brettyance.xyz but don’t look, because they’re hideous.)
I was having difficulty updating the website, so I continued testing by changing colors. So… it’s currently red-on-blue. Seriously, don’t look >_>
And now I’m going to make that list I was talking about.
Edit: I just remembered “FocusTime” is a thing on RescueTime. I’ll test that out while I make that list.