Now that I'm unemployed, it's harder for me to organize my time. So I've started using time tracking software, where I track every minute of my working day in one of several categories ("noodling around", "goofing off", "coding Funes", "job search", and two contracting assignments I'm on). There's a million of time tracker programs out there, but I settled on the AllNetic Working Time Tracker. It's simple, free, and integrates nicely into Windows (tray icon, senses when I'm away). It's still a bit buggy, but overall it's good.

I'll report later what I've learned running this, and if it's not too embarassing share some of the data (no goofing off in the past three days!).

  2001-10-22 07:00 Z