Every morning it goes like this (in this order):
- Turn on computer.
- Launch XAMPP; start Apache and MySQL processes.
- Launch Eclipse.
- Launch the Chrome offline web apps for Remember the Milk and Gmail.
- Launch Skype.
- 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.