Tag Archives: gtd

Don’t break the owl

Well, I’m struggling to create original content for the blog, but I’m doing my best to write every day (okay, not my best, it’s not the plan to kill myself for it… for now :). Seinfeld’s “Don’t break the chain” is a nice perseverance exercise, and here I am, trying not to break it.

I’ve also been dedicating at least a lesson everyday on Duolingo, and its awesome Android app. HabitRPG says I’m “green” with a score of 1.6 at it, so I guess it’s been ok. Plan to finish the English module, which I’m halfway through, and then starting a different language (perhaps German or even Spanish, to improve some of my beginner level). I highly recommend it if you’re interested in studying new languages, since it can evaluate some of your spelling (at the Web app), has reminders to bug you to study everyday (and avoid hurting the owl’s feelings) and is gamified, so you can actually compete with friends while studying. 🙂

I’ll put some subjects at my Keep so I don’t need to just write about something on the spot. I can do it, but lacks quality… anyway, baba, the chain lives to see another day.

Blogging from my ancient Android tablet

Hey there, this is the first post I’m attempting to deliver from one of my cheap tablets (this one being written from an Eyo net-tab, I guess, the name may vary, also looks nothing like the picture), through the amazing WordPress app. I’m typing at one of those mini USB keyboards residing on an imitation leather cover, and I must say that it’s not that bad…

Lately I’ve been playing with some JavaScript engine called JAWS, and a game is starting to take some form. >:) It’s being hard to blog, sometimes due to lazyness, other times to being quite busy (thank HabitRPG for that), but I’m trying… trust me! 🙂

Also been using Hibernate at a Java SE application, and I can’t say bad things about it (aside reproducing some JPA bugs with floating point numbers at MySQL, but nothing directly related to Hibernate), in fact, it indeed made my life much easier with the Netbeans plugin that does all the “low-level” SQL work leaving you with ready-to-use objects from database tables, and that’s simply wonderful! No need to re-invent the wheel everytime you start a new application. This way I can focus more at UI level programming and doing a much more polished job.

For tonight, that’s it. I’ll be back later.

PS.: The WordPress app sucks at dealing with links at edit level I’ll put the text links later.

Update:  even the wordpress admin panel is not hanling links correctly at WYSIWYG editor, had to place links directly into the post’s HTML.

HabitRPG, chain mail GTD

The last couple of days have been quite productive, mostly to a new kind of motivation, that came in form of achievements on a gamified GTD task manager. I’m talking about HabitRPG, a website/Chrome addon/Android app that rewards your character with gold coins and experience points at every completed task. I’ve rushed in and inserted most of my “expected” tasks, which can be categorized as Habits, Dailies and ToDos.

It can be a little confusing (and sometimes even buggy) at first, but there’s planty of help around a small but vibrant community. I’ll keep using it, it’s been a nice experience so far and I think it only gets better. 🙂