I just discovered xargs. With that, I think I've got enough queued up for another workflow hack weekend - haven't had one of those in a while.
On my list of things to do:
- Install the irssi plugins various people have suggested.
- Trick out my vim; go through vimtutor, learn some shortcuts, put in a nice theme, get expansion of fixed text working.
- Set up my homedir to pull all its stuff from git checkout. I've been incrementally moving towards having my life in version control for perhaps a year now, and it's been a good practice for me to continue - even if I never reach full VCS-age, it's making me clean up my workflow considerably.
- See again about switching from Thunderbird to offlineimap + mutt - I suspect this isn't actually going to happen (despite the awesomeness of vim text expansion) because, the more I think about it, the more I like being able to see my lists of subject lines in a pane alongside the message, and... well... ah, I should try it for a week and see.
- List (and centralize, where possible) my ticket queues.
- Mess around with xargs and whatever other cool command-line things I can find. I'd like to do GUI-Free-Week again someday, just to see how I fare this time around.
- See if I can switch from lettermelater back to a simple crontab with a bunch of mail commands; this is what I used in high school to send my parents letters home every once in a while - autogenerated from one of several default templates - so they wouldn't bug me so much. I think I will have to use offlineimap to make this work. (I'm certainly not running a mail server on my laptop.)
That's a pretty decent todo list; not sure what I'll get through, but we shall see.