Normally, it’s not a good sign if you think people are reading your mind, but sometimes it can be convenient. I’ve been using a spreadsheet to track my time for a while now, but it’s not reliable because I forget to enter time once in a while, and a bad record is more frustrating than no record at all. I did a quick search of existing time trackers–at least those that were free or cheap–and decided I could do a web-based one fairly easily. I sketched out what it would look like and the basic functionality, and decided someday I would put it together. Well, as always, wait long enough and someone will do it for you. Enter the Slim Timer.
I’ve been playing with this for a couple of days now, and it works like a charm. Simple, usable, and very functional. I’ve learned my lesson, and rather than writing a scraper, requested that the creator include RSS feeds. Not necessary for most people, I suspect, but I have been gradually trying to collect life indicators via RSS.