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An issue management system for my life

Some people make schedules. I say, hah. (I also say, that'd be great if I could ever manage to stick to one.)

However, I have something better. Take a look:

That's right, I've installed an issue tracking system for my life. Some of you, my Faithful Readers, might recognize this as a Trac page. (I've blurred out the actual tickets because they're kind of personal.) Now, I organize my life by creating tickets and as I accomplish the tasks, I close them.

The best thing about this is that it leaves the schedule open. The onerous list of stuff I need to do sits there waiting for me, gently guilting me and reminding me, but it does not demand action. I get to it at my own pace. It works for me.

Someone sharp-eyed and good at reading blurred text might notice that I list my anxiety level about the task in ticket's Severity field. (Column two to the right of the blurred one.) That helps keep me grounded and in perspective.

Tags: issue_management, life, tickets, trac
Last Edited: 15 May 2019, 9:01 PM
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