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 ‘done.sh’ 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 todotxt.com.
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. 🙂
I have migrated my site to wordpress. Blogg technology has moved on but the neBlog software that Drew and I wrote hasn’t. Neither he nor I have the time to hack away at it so I am moving on.
I am also in the process of moving away from coldfusion and into php. I feel that PHP has far more quality open source applications and I’m tired of writing everything as I need it. I don’t have time for the… “I need a blog, better get writing” …stuff anymore.
I was just informed of an interesting string on the webappsec list serve talking about a MySpace.com xss virus.
Now this is a new concept… viral code attached to a cross site scripting attack, and because it was used on such a hi profile community site it seems to have gotten a bit of attention. Read this link for more info.
Whats up people?! Wow its been a long time since I have posted to this site. I just looked at the logs and see that a TON of people are visiting for some reason; so I ‘m going to start posting all regular and stuff.
Man, a lot has happened since my last posts. I got a new gig as a linux administrator at an awesome local data center. The people I work with are amazingly cool, the environment is WAY laid back and the work is kinda fun.
My company, GuardianLogic, Inc. is doing some amazing stuff. I almost have metaguard (our login mechanism) ready to start selling. I have received a few emails asking about it already and the slowly growing traffic to the site is encouraging.
I just got published! ColdFusion Security Best Practices just ran in this months issue of ColdFusion Developers Journal. I have a few follow up articles that will be released on different cf news sites as well as a maillist and rss feed on ColdFusion and web application security. Check out guardianlogic.com for that (in a couple weeks).