RR Anderson, DIY Cultural Arts Specialist

Sep. 6, 2009 at 9:11pm

Getting Things Done Contextual To Do Lists (holistically expanded)

with CLOUD COMPUTED google Spreadsheets

It has been an age since reading Mr. Erik Emery Hanberg's Practical Guide to Getting Things Done (GTD) and I am happy to report these four (4) WORKING TO-DO LIST EXAMPLES of how you can apply Mr. Hanberg's GTD teachings to google spreadsheets for ubiquitous, eternal satisfaction.

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RR's MASTER CONTROL CONTEXTUAL TO-DO LIST


notice my to-do list categories have been adapted from Hanberg's design. My context classification categories are:
  1. Home
  2. Online
  3. Writing+Drawing Tasks
  4. Read/Review
  5. People to Phone
  6. People to Email
  7. Errand Quests
  8. Waiting for..
This screen cap makes a nice souvenir for a day in the life of a linear being--This instance taken about a week ago (to take the edge off...You should see the crazy stuff on there now).

WISH LIST

A serious artist makes every project an art project.  Your life should be one long running performance art piece.



INVENTIONS + WORKSHOP TASKS


Google spreadsheets overrides firefox's built-in spell checker and is a source of infinite torment.  

FAIR-GAME INVENTORY

The need for this list presented itself to me after cleaning out my grandpa's workshop post mortem.  Should help me keep track of things thrown up into the rafters, pushed far back in closets.  Perhaps in column C should be "Where is it?" 

Inventors: go green! Reduce Reuse, Recycle!


comments [11]  |  posted under advice, getting things done, inventions, lists, organization, tacoma, to do

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by NineInchNachos on 9/6/2009 @ 9:18pm
in the future it would be nice to link up a page in this spreadsheet with google notebook

www.google.com/notebook/

(hey try out the firefox/notebook plugin too...)

by L.S.Erhardt on 9/6/2009 @ 9:47pm
What's with the "Enemies List" entry @ B6 on the first spread sheet?

by Erik Hanberg on 9/6/2009 @ 10:54pm
Awesome!! A good looking GTD spreadsheet.

by NineInchNachos on 9/6/2009 @ 11:30pm
B6 is a reminder to write a list of all my enemies.

everyone should write an enemies list.
Just keep it secret unless you're looking for trouble.

by Mofo from the Hood on 9/7/2009 @ 12:23am
Oh man, with this post you're just beggin' somebody to steal your identity.


by Erik Hanberg on 9/7/2009 @ 9:17am
NIN,

As I said last night--good looking spreadsheet!

My only GTD concern is that some of your items look more like projects than action items--in the sense that they possibly have multiple steps.

So if you don't have paint to paint the studio, then "buy paint" should be an errand, and then later "paint garage" would be on there.

Similarly, "Enrich relationship with urban context" seems like a another project, where you might have "Walk the length of Broadway with my camera" or "Spend 1 hour messing around outside" as action items.

The idea is to do the thinking ahead of time, or at least get it on to paper. So that when you have time to start doing. You can just immediately pick up and go at it.

Still! Super awesome! I hope it's working well for you.

by NineInchNachos on 9/7/2009 @ 9:40am
Thanks Erik, You're right. I will add your helpful instruction to my to-do list and schedule an appropriate time to make the adjustments.

by morgan on 9/7/2009 @ 1:30pm
Erik: I just teaser in the TNT about your interview as the new (first?!) director for City Club Tacoma. Congrats!

by L.S.Erhardt on 9/7/2009 @ 10:03pm
Spreadsheets are for those too tiresome and weak to memorize all the tedious details and detailedly tedious memories of tediously tedious detailed plans.

by NineInchNachos on 9/7/2009 @ 10:56pm
I outsource my memory to the cloud and so should you.

by L.S.Erhardt on 9/7/2009 @ 11:03pm
My memory runs in the petabytes, man. No need to outsource, I'm keeping brain cells employed right here in Thorax-town.... supporting the local cellular economy.

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