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Re: [Orgmode] Feature idea: Automatic clocking

From: Bastien
Subject: Re: [Orgmode] Feature idea: Automatic clocking
Date: Sun, 23 Aug 2009 12:30:21 +0800
User-agent: Gnus/5.110011 (No Gnus v0.11) Emacs/23.1 (gnu/linux)

Here is another approach to this auto-clocking question.

Maybe what you really want to track is not how much time you spend on a
specific task but rather how you distribute your time over the tasks.

In this case, you don't need to explicitely clock in and out.  You can
act as if a clock was always running┬╣ and then you register any action
you take on your Org file.  "Working on this X task" would just be an
action among others like "switching task X from TODO state to NEXT",
"closing task X", "Archiving task X", "Moving task X under Tree T", 

Thus, instead of automating the aggregation of clocked-in tasks, you
consider yourself always clocked in and you automate the logging of
stuff you do (from which you can extract clock information later.)

I guess this idea come closer to what Samuel had in mind when he talked
about "profiling".

┬╣ Actually, astronomers from this list could tell us that the universe
  is such a running clock in itself :)


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