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Old 08-09-2009, 11:32 AM   #1
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Track my time expenditure


I am sometimes not the most productive person, sometimes spend too much time making myself more productive. I would like to make myself even more productive by tracking how much time I waste making myself more productive by tracking how much time I am active on certain process, i.e. "Over the last 4 hours 10 mins, you have spent: 2 hours on firefox, 10 minutes on emacs and 2 hours on pidgin"

Any thoughts on any program to do this or a script which will enable it. Note that when I mean active process, I would mean ones that I am actually 'focused' on in the window manager (openbox currently). If it is in the background then it doesn't count

Old 08-20-2009, 11:20 AM   #2
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Is there no answer to this question? I would have thought this would be beneficial to a lot of people, especially people I know.

Thanks, Richard
Old 08-20-2009, 12:30 PM   #3
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If there's no answer to a Q on LQ, then, generally, that means that there's no answer. Sorry.

This is a better system than hundreds of people posting "Interesting Q but I don't know the A".

If you want to "make myself even more productive", then stop wasting time on non-productive things ( like searching for "productivity" tools that no one else sees the need to write )

Now, get busy on something you have been putting of. (For me, that'll be my tax return. Oh Noooooo! ).


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