Plan My Week iPhone App—schedules your tasks for a week, depending on duration, urgency, and importance.
I developed the app because I was suffering analysis paralysis trying to develop the perfect plan. See this LessWrong post for a better description. My goals for the project are two fold − 1) Use automation to cure my planning analysis paralysis (success); 2) Release the app and turn it into a commercial product. (In progress)
Chess Machine Learning—Trying to teach a neural network how to play chess. I’ve written a couple of bog standard tree search programs, but I wondered if you could teach a NN to recognize and generate legal moves given a position. The eventual goal is to get it to play interesting, non computer chess; it doesn’t have to be strong. Probably not novel or groundbreaking, but ideas kept popping into my head so I just started coding :)
Is this similar to Things ?
It’s in the same domain. The difference is that, as far as I can tell, Things seems to be about ongoing task management, and you still need to set due dates for your tasks. The purpose of PlanMyWeek is that proposes a date/time for tasks, on a (typically) week basis. It’s meant to augment tools like Things, Calendars and Reminders.
The other difference, in Things (like everything else I’ve looked at) there’s no separation of urgency and importance, just priority. The problem there is that, while the urgent and important map to the highest priority, if you constantly rank your tasks in this manner, you risk “starving” the important but not urgent tasks, until they become urgent.