Software Idea: Automatic ScreenShot Journal

Every N seconds, a windows service takes a screen shot of your desktop and saves it as a thumbnail. At the end of a week you can use this to determine what you were doing at any point in time. You can then quickly allocate periods of time to certain projects/project tasks in your timesheeting software.

Note that this is *not* a big brother style application where the screen shots are sent off to some managerial person who can then fire you for playing winnable solitaire Whack Your Boss too much.

Gus points out that you could also watch a high-speed animation of your week, particularly if N is small enough.

Timesheeting, by the way, is the most unenjoyable activity in the world. Its very existence is proof that a powerful and malevolent force, just beyond the flimsy barriers of reality continually warps the universal fibril.

If I wasn't so lazy I'd forward this idea to the LazyWeb...


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