“I’m the kind of guy who will spend half a day working out a way to avoid doing something twice.”
“Yup, I can relate to that. I just did that yesterday.”
Frustrated with his struggle to conform with the world of time sheets and seeking a better way to manage his time, Michael Hunger built himself a LEGO time tracking system (hat tip to Gil Y). Contrived? Not really… it actually seems like a very nice tactile/intuitive method for time management. Of course once he did that, he needed to write a Java app which would allow him to use a webcam in order to count the bricks and record them into… time… sheet… software.
POSTSCRIPT: Pleased with his success and the attention garnered from over-developed, under-challenged minds on the net, Michael decided to extend the idea into a LEGO Project Management System. This was approximately one year ago, and it appears the great LEGO-as-temporal-data-capture-system movement has fizzled. This is the other part of the behavioral pattern, you see. The guy who resists the time sheet is often the same guy who resists the notion of carrying everything to completion. No offense, Michael. At this point I’m verging on the autobiographical.