A lot of times, i have felt I have worked more than my body can handle but when I took toll of the tasks, it seems most of them were not completed or was in a very bad state. I was not sure where I was going wrong, I had a fair idea that my browsing was causing some damage to my time management but I was not sure as to how much damage it was causing.
To rectify this, I took it upon myself to create a simple application in .Net (C#) which would keep track of time. Initially I thought, let it run in my system tray and manually enter tasks one by one and the time on which I was working on it. It was a realistic idea but not for me, like i said, my laziness was getting to me and I wanted a way to automatically start accounting for the work I do in my computer.
The only way I could this was to write an application which keeps track of all the process running in my Laptop and and keep writing to an XML file. Then I will have to classify these processes using tags and generate a report based on that. I am still not sure how to account for the non-pc work I do but nevertheless this is a start for me. The things I want to keep track of is as follows
- Programming Work In Office
- Documentation Work In Office
- Programming Work at Home
- Documentation work at home
- Internet Browsing
- Track each site i visit and how long i stay there.
- Possibly how much was download for the duration that i stayed in the site.
- Reading work I do.
- Weekly meetings.
That’s it for now. I will soon post a list of feature that I am going to have in the initial version of the tool.