motivation and disipline for the unmotivated & undisciplined

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Post » Wed May 18, 2011 10:17 am

When I saw this thread come up again I thought I would add the list program I found some time ago, and I see others have added some aswell!

I must say though that this one is quite nice, has helped me organise my project better.

http://www.dextronet.com/task-list-guru
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Post » Wed May 18, 2011 10:23 am

there are quite a few. I have to leave to work soon, so I can't look through all these yet, but there's quite a few, and I'm sure at least some of them are as good as they say and support subtasks. there's a bunch linked to in these threads:
http://webapps.stackexchange.com/questi ... h-subtasks
http://webapps.stackexchange.com/questi ... -list-apps

and I started reading the link dravenx, and i will finish later. definitely seems relevant, thank you.
and thanks everyone else for the todo list links. I think I'll migrate my list over to one of the free ones. I don't feel like paying even a few bucks if there are free alternatives, and it turns out the svn part of assembla is free I think. it's the projectmanagement stuff that has the monthly fee.
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Post » Wed May 18, 2011 12:06 pm

Todo Plug :?:
heh, ok app should be doable tho....
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Post » Wed May 18, 2011 1:42 pm

Wow I thought I was alone in the universe being that lazy, maybe it's the productive people who are wrong !!

Seriously, my major issue is that I can't get anything done. I have like trillions of projects scattered around my 3 PCs and I never finished them. That's not entirely true since I got some things finished when people were asking me to do them. I found me remedy but unfortunately, I can't do it alone.

I need PRESSURE!! Gimme a deadline with a clear task and you'll get that sooner that expected and in higher quality. Problem is that I can't give myself some deadline because it's too easy to push them back and in the end, forget about them.

That's mainly why I'm trying to get involve in community stuff like Contest and Community project, because other people expect me to do something, then I do something..

And I solved my general laziness in daily tasks by getting a girlfriend that makes sure to remind me what I gotta do.

Just registered to Toodledo by the way. But I'm pretty sure I'll never visit my account to check my task...I should make a post-it to remind that to me, and make a task to remind me to check my post-it.
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Post » Thu May 19, 2011 3:06 am

So I think http://workflowy.com is the best one I've found, its absolutely perfect for me, its already helping me so much. Has a fantastic UI, and all the features I need.
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Post » Thu May 19, 2011 7:57 am

[quote="alspal":2q2gdy5z]So I think http://workflowy.com is the best one I've found, its absolutely perfect for me, its already helping me so much. Has a fantastic UI, and all the features I need.[/quote:2q2gdy5z]
thanks alspal. this is the one I'm going to go with as well. there's no way I can do time estimates and due dates at this point. I do like being able to prioritize, but the simplicity here is key, superminimalist. Also, none of the other sites worked well on my android phone, and the ones that had apps that synced with them had apps that were inexcusably annoying to use, where the whole time I'm just struggling to get it to do something simple because of buggy horrific ui. This one works like a charm on android, all features, and has the first mobile version of a page I don't have to scoff at and quickly change to the desktop version

thanks again. now I'm back to having everything free. which is just about what I can afford right now :)
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Post » Thu May 19, 2011 9:14 am

One of the main hurdles I run into is knowing what I need to work on. I am at a stage in my project that I have never reached before, and as such I really don't know what I should be working on to progress, sometimes I don't know how to achieve what I want, and even worse is not knowing what I need to be trying to figure out how to achieve.

I have a feeling that once I finish off one project, when I have a more complete idea of the 'whole' of game making that I will be a lot better off.
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Post » Thu May 19, 2011 11:20 am

Yeah, steven, that's one of the great things about these todo lists. I've quit around that stage many times before. Just brainstorm what's keeping your game from feeling complete, put all these steps down on workflowy.com(or whichever). each one that can't be finished in a single sitting, think of all the steps to complete it, and put those as substeps, if one of those is too large break it down again into substeps. Even if the step is "ask on scirra forum how to do whatever. When you sit down to work, choose from your toplist which you'd like to work on next to work on.. Even when you think you have a clear idea in your head about how to proceed, getting it out of your head and onto a list you can trust to be around when you need it frees up your concentration, and helps you to focus more thoroughly on the next task at hand
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Post » Thu May 19, 2011 11:28 am

Looks like I'll be adopting that workflowy as well! Sweet simplicity.
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Post » Thu May 19, 2011 3:05 pm

Awesome awesome thread. I've been using a version of the two minute rule for the past 3 years and it's amazing. If it takes less than two minutes, do it now. With everything in your life. If I have a million little things to do (calling credit card companies, gassing up the car, replying to an important e-mail, etc.) I can't focus on my project. But if all those things are done, my brain is clear and geared to work.
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