Close To Productive

07 Feb

For decades I’ve been a list maker, I have a list of lists on my reminder app and some list items have subcategories. Nerdy I know. It’s an attempt to organise and prioritise jobs, to see progress (sometimes) or to just add other things to the bottom that have already been done to cross em orf and feel empowered.

Maybe this is an indication that I am starting to nest in my new abode. I have a list of things I’d like to get ‘sorted’, not quite sure how yet.

  • Sort tall cupboard contents
  • Hang pictures
  • Reorganise wardrobe & cupboard contents
  • Source wall mounted tv, and get dvd player
  • Weed and organise desk drawers

Until I can get help with those, I have been at my desk šŸ˜± (I know, shocking). Desk work in general has been very neglected over the past couple of years for numerous reasons and general procrastination tendencies.

Before moving house, loads of my cds were uploaded to the iMac as I use the natty Remote App to play music, and I have dropped hundreds of images, photos, vids and graphics that need cataloguing. Before any of that can start I had to wrangle the updates and the Apple TimeMachine back up. It (iMac) initially protested, I informed it of its birth and parentage, threatened it with the metaphoric trusted rusty chisel up the USB, then I left it to stew in the corner. It did at it was supposed to, like the petulant toddler it is, so now I can move onto getting stuff done (allegedly).

So over the next few weekends I plan to, although with the decreased dexterity in my right hand/wrist/arm/shoulder I may need to invest in a track pad. Still the “Mac List” is something like

  • Roughly sort photos into four categories (graphics/cats/fam/others) before closer cataloguing and naming
  • Add album art to albums added to music catalogue (aesthetic & easy search reasons)
  • Consider additional iTunes backup method (in excess of 20 gbs)
  • Ensure backups of website coded pages are up to date versions
  • List website housework and new page needs

But before any of that I really must get on with crocheting the gear stick knob hat (don’t ask, well you can, but I have weird friends).


Posted by on February 7, 2023 in Life, Projects


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4 responses to “Close To Productive

  1. menhir1

    February 8, 2023 at 8:53 pm

    Your famous lists, some items of which, make me feel I should elongate mine! It’s a useful way to focus, even if one doesn’t get through all daily tasks, nor the longer term ones. Your additions of jobs done, to see them ticked off… are not the only one, moi aussie.

    At the risk of repeating myself, I have to admire your ability with I.T. I adore your interrelationship with your technology, swipes, shakes and the unmentionable usb trick. The epithet, if it’s not broke, don’t fix it does it apply? xxxx šŸ™‚


    • AnneMarie

      February 10, 2023 at 1:14 pm

      It’s lovely when a list item has sub points because it’s like lots of little ticks showing progress before the satisfying big tick of completion.

      As for the epithet, with technology and time things change, software gets upgraded, additional things need adding to webpages, it’s not a static stand alone thing. I do think that device capabilities have become so complex and sophisticated that there will always be glitches when a bot suddenly says “it no worky when this happens”.


  2. snowbird

    February 13, 2023 at 5:55 pm

    Goodness, good luck with those lists, especially the techy one. I laughed at the idea of adding completed tasks to the list to cross off. I’ll give that a

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    • AnneMarie

      February 13, 2023 at 5:59 pm

      It works! Technically it might be considered ‘cheating’ but really it’s acknowledging what tasks have been done you forgot to put on the list šŸ˜‰



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