I am a firm believer in David Allen’s GTD (or Getting Things Done) and have been searching for a nice and easy to use task tracking system. I am also a huge fan of all things gui-less so naturally I started coding series of scripts for the purpose and GeekTool to display todo’s on my desktop.

Initialy it was nothing more the following line added to my .bash_profile

alias todo=’echo $1 >> ~/todo.txt’

But before long I found myself wanting to write a ‘’ script to remove items. At that point I realized I had to implement a numbering system, use copious amount of awk and sed and spend far more time than I cared to on the project.

At some point I recall briefly reading about something similar on digg. A quick google search lead me to

What a system this is! Combined with GeekTool I have an excellent way of staying organized.

Rather than explaining how it works I embedded an example video for you.

Now all I have to do is implement a system that uses DUE:MM/DD and a cron’ed script to alert me via growl when something is due. Ahhh, if only I had some free time. 🙂

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