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rhitakorrr
rhitakorrr

Missed my #writing this morning and had to shift it to after work, which knocked out any free time I’d planned between tasks (I’m writing this on commercial breaks of the new BCS episode).

More work on the #MidnightMurderParty editor tonight. I’d hoped to get more done than I did, but I got stuck on a bug for an hour, only to find out that I’d typed the wrong variable name earlier in the code. In any case, syncing a chapter from Docs now works, wrapping up the core functionality. Now comes a lot of smaller features, code cleanup, and prettying up the UI.

I got tired of #2Do not having a web interface, so today I started experimenting with #Trello as my todo list/planner app. The only thing it’s missing that I care much about is start dates, which I think I can manage with some creative Power-Up usage.

Anyhow, show’s over. Onto the next task!

belle
belle

Start dates are the best, and frustratingly rare. I’d love to know how you’re handling this in Trello!

03 May

rhitakorrr
rhitakorrr

@belle - The easiest way I thought to do it was to assign a due date for when it’s actually due and to use the Card Snooze Power-Up to hide/archive the task until the “start date.” Once the start date arrives, it will pop into the list you specified when you snoozed it (probably a Today list or a Started/Ongoing list).

In my case, I don’t feel like paying monthly to use multiple Power-Ups and I need repeating tasks, so I’m actually using the Card Repeater Power-Up to do both repeating tasks (like daily writing) and to emulate the Card Snooze Power-Up.

03 May

belle
belle

Aha, I didn’t know about the Snooze Power-Up but that makes a lot of sense! I actually can’t think of a reason to use that Power-Up except to simulate what start dates do… I wonder what they had in mind when designing that feature.

03 May

rhitakorrr
rhitakorrr

I could see it being useful in some other cases. Maybe you have a weekly repeating “Laundry” task, but your usual laundry day is busy so you snooze it until tomorrow. Or maybe, while working on a task, something higher priority comes up and instead of moving the card out of “In Progress,” you just snooze it for a couple days. I guess it depends on the workflow, but any scenario where having a card out of the way for a little bit would be convenient, snooze would probably be useful for.

03 May

belle
belle

Sure, those are good examples I hadn’t thought of.

03 May

rhitakorrr
rhitakorrr

I’m now experimenting with another way to do start dates in Trello that I just thought of using the Custom Fields Power-Up. Basically, add the start date as a custom field (displayed on the front of the card). Instead of hiding these cards, keep them in a Backlog list sorted by start date. The card with the soonest start date goes to the top of the list. That way, you only need to glance at the top of the Backlog to know if you should move something into Today/Ongoing. It’s a little more manual, but still pretty simple and has the added benefits of having custom fields (if you can only use one Power-Up) and being able to see what’s upcoming.

03 May

belle
belle

Probably too manual for me, but not a bad workaround if you’re good at checking that list regularly.

03 May

rhitakorrr
rhitakorrr

Since I keep the Today and Backlog lists next to each other and the things due soonest at the top of the backlog, checking happens almost automatically. Might get unwieldy with a lot of tasks, though. ¯_(ツ)_/¯

04 May