Streamlining my morning routine

December 17, 2010 | 1 comment

Every morning it goes like this (in this order):

  1. Turn on computer.
  2. Launch XAMPP; start Apache and MySQL processes.
  3. Launch Eclipse.
  4. Launch the Chrome offline web apps for Remember the Milk and Gmail.
  5. Launch Skype.
  6. Open a Chrome tab and launch the Tweetdeck Chrome web app.

It’s only just occurred to me, as someone who’s been writing computer programs to some degree since 1984, that I could script this, and go make my coffee while it’s all happening. Or at least, points 2 through 6; sometimes I switch on my computer to check my email or download some photos.

Sometimes, everybody needs to take a step back.

By the way, if you have a way for me to script my morning coffee, let me know.

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  1. Bedside coffee maker, and a remote control for the power switch on your PC?

    That way you could kick off both processes from bed, and only get up when everything was ready…

    Andrew Ducker December 17, 2010 (5:58 pm)

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