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From: Christopher DeMarco <demarco@maya.com>
To: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Using the agenda to calculate how much work I have scheduled
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 21:56:08 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <20090115025608.GA11407@owl.prv.maya.com> (raw)

I want to have a realistic expectation of what I can accomplish in a
day.  So I want each TODO to have a time estimate of how long I think
it will take, and for the agenda to add them all up and tell me how
terrible my day is going to be.

First attempt: I found wonderful code on Sacha Chua's blog[1] which
does this, but org-agenda-get-day-entries seems to return *all* "TODO"
entries -- but I want to limit to entries which have only one state
("TODO", not "WAITING" or "DONE").  Is that possible?

Is there a better way of doing this, with my limited Lisp?  I have
looked at the Effort property, but I can't see how to use that from
within an agenda view -- and the ability to know "what time it is
now", and to therefore know how I fare in my daily plan, is important
to me.

Thanks in advance!

[1] http://sachachua.com/wp/2007/12/22/a-day-in-a-life-with-org/

Christopher DeMarco <demarco@maya.com>
IT Director
MAYA Group

             reply	other threads:[~2009-01-15 16:35 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 6+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-01-15  2:56 Christopher DeMarco [this message]
2009-01-15 17:01 ` Matthew Lundin
2009-01-16 21:39   ` Christopher DeMarco
2009-01-15 17:08 ` Manish
2009-01-16 21:49   ` Christopher DeMarco
2009-01-16 10:31 ` Olaf Dietsche

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