I find myself constantly fighting the urge to start new projects. I must remind myself that I HAVE to work on my paper which is due Friday at all costs.
I actually have to force myself to discard less important things because they actually have no bearing on my life whereas this paper means the difference between an A and a B in this class!
I was unable to fight temptations last night I made several scripts to help me out! First I created a projects scripts that maintains a pretty cool index of the different projects I’m working on at any time. I have cron jobs set up to move the relevant material to the server via scp so all the latest material is available to me (and you I guess) from the web.
I also whipped together some scripts and cron jobs that run certain apple scripts that control iTunes. These scripts mimick an alarm clock AND a sleep time (it runs itunes for 45 min then quits itunes). I’ll make those available once I get my projects script supporting multiple dirs! BUT NOT TIL I FINISH MY PAPER!!!! gah see how hard it is?
BTW The majority of the iTunes automation is by way of them.ws
Here is a SIT of the scripts: http://www.them.ws/stuff/docs/iTunes.sit
Here is the shell script that pulls it all together: http://www.them.ws/stuff/docs/itunes.txt
Those last two are CLI apps which are used in the iTunes script. They are very cool little apps which are used to control various aspects of OS X like switching, launching, and killing applications via the command line. Check em out!
I’m out ….. TO DO MY PAPER