All of us have a bunch of different backlogs — emails, todo tasks, articles to read. New backlogs get added all the time too — recipes to make, podcasts to listen to, places to see. While we keep working on our backlogs, the problem is, that we add to them faster than we subtract.
The book you just finished reading references others that are now on your reading list. After releasing your new project you already have a list of things that you need to fix in it. As you constantly move closer to death – the time you have is decreasing, but, your backlog is increasing, often exponentially. This is not sustainable!
So what are we supposed to do? Prune? Prioritize? Panic? I’ve been practicing an unhealthy balance of these three for a while and am increasingly getting comfortable with its constant hum bothering me. As long as I keep making new spreadsheets and projects on Todoist, I’ll be just fine 😅
I don’t use the service much, but really like the way they’ve written their Terms of Service.
I just installed
ansible and I see that
cowsay has taken over. Now to figure out which of my configs might be causing this.
prtksxna: The wiki wasn’t lying when it said that this channel was friendly 🙂
KartikPrabhu: prtksxna: people here write the wiki 😛
prtksxna: Note to self: People lie, wikis dont 😛
prtksxna: Wikis can’t, rather.
KartikPrabhu: “wikis don’t lie” new Shakira hit single
(with KartikPrabhu at #indiewebcamp)
prtksxna: yuvipanda: sleep!
yuvipanda: but… but… gdb
prtksxna: yuvipanda: SLEEP
prtksxna hits yuvipanda’s head with a bat
prtksxna dumps yuvipanda’s body in the Mandovi
yuvipanda: it’s ok
yuvipanda: the code works now
yuvipanda: and I understand most of it
yuvipanda: I can go to sleep
prtksxna: yuvipanda: You are dead
prtksxna: yuvipanda: And in a river now
prtksxna: yuvipanda: None of that matters
prtksxna: yuvipanda: This is afterlife IRC, not the real one
Fordrefect: prtksxna: you mean it’s not irl irc?
prtksxna Thodi see margin aur padding toh chalti hai yaar, kya karega itni real estate ka. Dalla sala.
(A little bit of margin and padding is fine man, why do you need to much real estate, are you an estate agent?)
Ford_Prefect prtksxna: which makes you a real estate developer?
prtksxna I landscape properties using CSS
Ford_Prefect transform them
prtksxna All our homes are HTML5 sir, would you like to see the markup?
prtksxna doctype html5: certified
Ford_Prefect What’s the super builtup <textarea>
prtksxna 150 characters sir, more that Twitter even!
prtksxna You’ll make the downpayment sir? You’ll get HTML today, and JS and CSS as you pay the installments
prtksxna Ford_Prefect sir?
Ford_Prefect Is the modular.js kitchen included?
prtksxna Yes, sir, with backbone.js sariya (iron rod)
prtksxna And angular.js fans
prtksxna We have an ember.js fireplace too
prtksxna but that is for the single page apps, they are slightly expensive
Ford_Prefect Is that bootstrap scaffolding I see?
prtksxna Yes, sir! Bootstrap 3. And all the signages in the society are pure Glyphicons
prtksxna (We only use the best)
prtksxna Sir, you won’t be running IE would you?
Ford_Prefect No, but I hope I can let my firefox run around the complex
prtksxna Sure sir, we even have a swimming XUL 😛
Ford_Prefect prtksxna, I like you
Ford_Prefect So responsive
prtksxna Oh thank you sir, its my job to respond to all media queries
prtksxna not sure what to write though :\
anexasajoop Kuch bhi likho
anexasajoop Phir main bhi kuch bhi likhoongi
prtksxna phir woh kuch likhenge
anexasajoop Haan ji
anexasajoop Whattay game!
prtksxna tshirtman: Is this the only way to make the device vibrate? No wrappers yet? https://gist.github.com/tshirtman/4719140
brousch prtksxna: Feel free to contribute a vibration wrapper to plyer https://github.com/kivy/plyer
tshirtman prtksxna: that’s the only programatic way i know, but you could put your device in a microwave to make it vibrate, of course 😀
prtksxna tshirtman: lol
prtksxna brousch: I see
tshirtman of course the feedback() call is the important thing here 🙂
brousch for desktop OSes we could turn up all the fans, spin up the hard drive and CD-ROM to make it vibrate
prtksxna brousch: MacOSX does that automatically from time to time 😛
tshirtman brousch: oooh, good idea
tshirtman bonus points if there is an old printer or (glorious!) a floppy disk slot
prtksxna This feels more like kernel panic than the good old vibrate…
brousch Maybe just open and close the CD-ROM tray quickly
prtksxna Hmm, makes me wonder, there should be an API to increase the temperature of the device. That’ll help in games 😛
brousch prtksxna: Turn on the GPS and peg the CPU?
prtksxna is bothered by the lack of ‘end’ or ‘}’ in Python. Code just hangs in mid-air :\
tshirtman prtksxna: haha, you’ll get used to it 🙂
tshirtman it’s magical, code just hangs in mid-air 😀
geojeff yeah, that’s a good one
prtksxna tshirtman: hehe
tshirtman geojeff: ^^