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If you’re a Simpson’s fan, you’ll remember Principal Skinner’s advice to Bart Simpson in the episode, “Bart the Murderer:” Principal Skinner: Here’s a whole box of unsealed envelopes for the PTA!Bart: You’re making me lick envelopes?P.S.: Oh, licking envelopes can be fun! All you have to […]

If you’re a Simpson’s fan, you’ll remember Principal Skinner’s advice to Bart Simpson in the episode, “Bart the Murderer:”

Principal Skinner: Here’s a whole box of unsealed envelopes for the PTA!
Bart: You’re making me lick envelopes?
P.S.: Oh, licking envelopes can be fun! All you have to do is make a game of it.
Bart: What kind of game?
P.S.: Well, for example, you could see how many you could lick in an hour, then try to break that record.
Bart: Sounds like a pretty crappy game to me.
P.S.: Yes, well… Get started.

Ryan Carson of Carsonified suggests pretty much the same technique for tackling daily tasks, with the twist of counting points to weigh critical tasks more heavily. [Note: Skinner does use this system to save himself from certain death later in the episode, in case you think we're making fun.]

The system was inspired by an article on Printable CEO by David Seah which outlines the program in more detail. And because productivity nuts love a good web app, Rough Underbelly’s Geoffrey Grosenbach has written one to keep track of your score online.

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  1. Pst, that’s *Ryan* Carson, not *David* Carson.

  2. If you’re a Simpsons fan, you’ll have watched several hundred episodes a total of several thousand times, and remember quite clearly from the first two seconds of each of these shows that the word ‘Simpsons’ doesn’t have an apostrophe in it.

  3. Google spreadsheets with a rough underbelly. « Dragon Notes Tuesday, January 9, 2007

    [...] was pointed a new todo service Rough Underbelly from the Web Worker Daily blog . This service allows one to define todo tasks with different scores (10,5,2,1) and then one is [...]

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