RescueTime – Not For Me

I’ve been testing out RescueTime, a service that tracks and plots your computer usage. The idea is that it’ll give you an idea of what’s wasting your time.

You install a small app and let it run. Every few minutes, it uploads usage stats to, which you can access at any time to check out your usage. It’ll also email you a summary every week.

I used it for a few weeks, and to my surprise I learned nothing new. I know what I spend most of my time using (Safari and the terminal, mostly). I know what wastes my time (YouTube and Fark, mostly, which I’ve now blocked).

It was a worthwhile experiment, though, and you might want to give it a try if you’re curious about how you spend your time. It certainly functioned well.

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