Mr. Automate

I Automate StuffImagine that at the snap of your fingers, you could completely automate one computer process.Choose carefully - the magic only works with one process.I would absolutely love to know what that process is that annoys the stuffing out of you! Please let me know through the contact form.

Did you know that I attempted to automate humor?Humor Database

Life Management System 1.0


As you read through this, some ideas will seem good, others bad, others unworkable for your situation. This is all about sharing ideas, so take whatever you find helpful, and send me any ideas you think would help to improve my system. Thanks!My task management systems are heavily influenced by the Getting Things Done (GTD) method, as I've listened to the book 4ish times. I stopped counting.




Personal:I use Google Tasks to keep track of what I need to do within the next week or two. A lot of my personal tasks come through my Gmail account.When in the Gmail web app, I can easily right click any email, and click "Add to Tasks". Then I use the side bar on the right to update the task name.

The "Google Tasks" Android app has a widget that allows me to see and manage my tasks directly from my home screen.

Work:I use Clickup to keep track of everything work related. Many of my tasks come from my email inbox. In Clickup, when clicking on the 3 dots beside any list, you'll see an "Email to List" option. I've collected the email address off of my "Inbox" list, and set up a quick step to "Send To Clickup". This forwards the email, and archives it.Any tasks from meetings and other coworker discussions have to be manually entered.(AI, where is your magic already?)

Perfect Control

The purpose of the "Perfect Control" system is to... you guessed it... keep me in perfect control. I use a Google Sheet where everything-is-a-task. Doesn't matter how big or small. No energy trying to decide whether something is a task or a project.A lot of tasks are added to my Google Task list and never are seen in the "Perfect Control" sheet. It ends up the 1 month to 1 year tasks which are truly issues that need to be resolved. I occasionally have an idea on here that I really want to do, but from time to time I'll bump these off onto my "Ideas Master Sheet" whenever "Perfect Control" is getting out of control.

Idea Tracking & Journaling

3 minute system

This is a simple process I use whenever I need to get control of my task list. I set up a 3 minute timer and spend that much time on each of my open tasks. Most of my tasks won't be finished in this short amount of time, so my purpose is to...1) Define exactly what I am going to do next.2) Make it as easy as possible to get started. This usually means attaching links and related files onto the task.

Next 5 system

Once I have all of my tasks clearly defined (after going through the 3 minute system), I'm ready to execute.De-commercial break.I think the "Pomodoro Method" has a major flaw. You should NEVER stop working on a task right when you made it to "Flow state" just because a 25 minute timer went off. Getting interrupted by a coworker is bad enough, so why interrupt yourself? Makes no sense. If you have trouble 'starting' on a task, use the 3 minute method to gain clarity and make starting easy for yourself.Okay, back to the Next 5 system.It's simple. Just figure out what the next 5 tasks you need to complete are, and start working through them.Overwhelmed? Next 5.Clickup has a feature which works very well for this... "LineUp".Right click on any task > Add To > Add To LineUp.I customized my "Home" screen on Clickup so that the "LineUp" block covers the entire top of my home screen. When in Clickup, I can press "h" anytime to immediately jump "Home" to see my next 5 tasks.My personal task list is generally straight forward enough that the Next 5 system isn't necessary.

File Management

Digital Brain (Whiteboards)





Banking & Credit Cards

Automation Library

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Automated Humor Harvest

Enjoy some of the random results of my automated humor project.1 -
Good evening folks! I tell ya, this past year in lockdown has been rough. I think I held full conversations with my furniture just to feel some kind of human connection. The other day I caught myself pouring my heart out to the refrigerator like it was a close confidant. I was saying "Oh fridge, you really understand me. You keep things so cool."
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I was really excited for my blind date. I had heard so many great things about this guy - he was charming, successful, and down to earth. When I arrived at the restaurant, I looked around but didn't see him. Suddenly, I felt a tap on my shoulder. I turned and saw a man smiling and waving at me. But something was off...he had no arms or legs. He introduced himself as my date. I tried to keep an open mind, but things only got more awkward from there. When the waiter came over, my date asked for a bowl of soup. I watched in horror as he slurped the soup directly from the bowl on the table. That was the last straw.
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I love how fast food restaurants put calories on their menus, as if I'm in the drive-thru contemplating a salad. Yeah, sure, I'll take a kale Caesar salad with a side of deep-fried regret and a diet soda because, you know, balance.
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I love how people say, "Don't worry, be happy." Like, thanks, I'll just turn off my anxiety switch and flip on the joy button. If only life came with a remote control, and we could fast-forward through Mondays and mute our in-laws.
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Can we talk about coffee shop sizes for a moment? I walked into a coffee shop the other day, and the barista asked, "Do you want a small, medium, large, or venti?" Vent-what now? Is this a coffee or a fancy car? "I'll take a small, please. No need to upgrade my caffeine to a midsize sedan, thanks."
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I signed up for a gym membership recently because I heard it's a great way to meet new people. But apparently, all the new people are hiding in the bathroom stalls, because that's the only place I see anyone. I'm starting to think they should rename it the "Restroom and occasional workout facility."
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The company's cafeteria started offering free snacks to boost morale.
It was so successful that we've now rebranded as a Snackables corporation.
Our mission statement? "Taking crunch time to a whole new level."
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Why do drive-thru ATMs have braille on the keys? Are blind people just cruising around in their cars, hoping to randomly stumble upon the magic money machine? "Ah, here it is, I knew I'd find it eventually."

One Liners

I named my dog 5 Miles so I can tell people I walk 5 Miles every day.I told my suitcases there's no vacation this I'm dealing with emotional baggage.My wife said I had to stop acting like a flamingo. So I had to put my foot down.I went to buy camouflage pants yesterday, but I couldn't find any.I told my doctor that I broke my arm in two places. He told me to stop going to those places.I couldn't figure out why my seat belt wouldn't work, then it clicked.I spilled coffee on my computer this now has more buzz than my social life.I was going to come up with a joke about procrastination, but I'll do it tomorrow.I told my wife she should embrace her mistakes in the kitchen. She gave me a hug.I'm reading a book on anti-gravity. It's impossible to put down.Life is a series of unanswered questions, like why is it called a "building" when it's already built? And why do we park in driveways and drive on parkways?I hit a pothole the other day that was so deep, I'm sure I saw a family of gophers setting up a vacation home.I asked the librarian if the library had any books on paranoia. She whispered, "They're right behind you."I bought some shoes from a drug dealer. I don't know what he laced them with, but I've been tripping all day.I asked my refrigerator if it feels cold inside. It said, 'I'm having an existential crisis.'I tried to write a love letter, but it turned into a shopping list. Apparently, my heart longs for groceries.I ran for office on a platform of nap time for all. Surprisingly, my candidacy gained traction among exhausted voters.I asked my wife if I was the only one she'd ever been with. She said yes, all the others were nines and tens.Have you ever noticed that relationships are a lot like algebra? You look at your X and wonder Y.Two atoms bumped into each other. One said, "I lost an electron!" The other asked, "Are you positive?"