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From: Bernt Hansen <bernt@norang.ca>
To: Brian van den Broek <brian.van.den.broek@gmail.com>
Cc: Ippei FURUHASHI <top.tuna+orgmode@gmail.com>,
	emacs-orgmode <emacs-orgmode@gnu.org>
Subject: Re: defining a clocktable in a capture template with absolute timespan computed relative to today
Date: Wed, 02 May 2012 17:44:02 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <87wr4u9s2l.fsf@norang.ca> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <CAF6DajKuNXL3DBxTmbNVMhFsJMctM9jg0Jq3NxNb7cgcxOysqw@mail.gmail.com> (Brian van den Broek's message of "Mon, 30 Apr 2012 19:29:03 +0200")

Brian van den Broek <brian.van.den.broek@gmail.com> writes:

> After doing this for a while, I abandoned it as having too much
> overhead for how I am presently working. I am on leave from a college
> teaching job for this academic year, and most of the projects that I
> am working on are large ongoing ones that I want to work on each day,
> but don't have broken down into estimate-able subtasks. (For instance,
> I am writing a textbook; I want to spend at least 2 hours a day on
> that, and will keep doing so until it is done, but there are no
> detailed subtasks suitable for estimation.) There is little flux and
> it is easy enough to tell by use of the clock table alone how well I
> am living up to my intentions.

For this maybe try clocking the task in with an effort estimate of 2
hours and CLOCK_MODELINE_TOTAL property set to 'today'

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
* TODO Work on some task for 2 hours daily
:Effort: 2:00
[2012-05-02 Wed 17:41]
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

then you can easily see how much time you've spent on the task on the
modeline daily as you work on it (and what your limit/target amount is)


      parent reply	other threads:[~2012-05-02 21:44 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2012-04-17  8:57 defining a clocktable in a capture template with absolute timespan computed relative to today Brian van den Broek
2012-04-27  3:52 ` Ippei FURUHASHI
2012-04-30 17:29   ` Brian van den Broek
2012-05-01 18:45     ` Ippei FURUHASHI
2012-05-02 21:44     ` Bernt Hansen [this message]

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