I've let my mess go
174 entries
Started Jun 8, 2020

Prepared my desk for tomorrow’s work. I’m not clearing it today because tomorrow’s a special occasion.

Now that I do a sweep of my desk everyday, I find myself back to sticky notes. The old ones get swept up and I verify any leftovers for validity.

Remembering now to clean up my notes and random papers at the end of the day.

I like that feeling of tying everything up, feeling like I am removing the cruft from my desk and being “done” with the task in my head.


Current status of desk. I have some TODOs on a notepad I want to deal with. Also keyboard situation for swopping between Windows and Macintosh desktops isn’t ideal.

I did get the area in front of the mon tidy though.

Thinking on what my ideal desk environment is, I want to feel like I’m visiting. When you use a public computer lab, you spread all your documents and peripherals out, and everything is packed up when you’re done for the session. I want to have that relationship with my working area.


Took all my recycling that was sitting in the middle of the floor for the past couple of weeks and put them in their place.

It's easy to let stuff spill over, but having to tidy up for the Robo at least helps with that. I think starting tomorrow I might try taking daily phots of my desk status to force myself to do a sweep every day.


Cleared out a bunch of browser tabs today. I had like 20 tabs on Photogrammetry, but that's something I don't really have the bandwidth to learn about right now.

Created two shell aliases to log gifts I've gotten and want to give to others.


Testing out a few integrations to give myself notifications for new RSS feed updates. Surprised that there’s not too much out there.

Keyboard Maestro seems to have the ability, but I’m still trying to learn how to put together the right pieces.

Another one, “RSS Bot” on the Mac Application Store, works most of the way, though a bit basic. There’s no filtering or highlighting specific fields.

Might be a fun exercise to build one.


In the digital realm, I finally updated my work laptop from Mojave to Big Sur. Things are taking some getting used to, but the jump was made once I saw that my budgeting software was ported o ver through the use of a hack.

There ‘s not too much wowing me so far, but being on the latest is helpful to trying software that uses SwiftUI. Will be fun to try that out on MacOS once I get some time.

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