Not enough time!

I'm feeling vexed. I have several projects I'd like to work on, but just don't have the time at present.

I have big plans for Simon, Time Out, Caboodle, and my other apps. Each has a long list of great feature enhancements for the next several versions.

Plus I'm working on a semi-secret new project that includes an iPhone app and Mac app that sync via a web app. That is somewhat vexing in itself; it takes time to develop quality software, so that time delays updates to my other products. (I do plan on sneaking in some updates soon, though.)

To top it off, I also do contract work for a client in New Zealand, and am currently working on a major update for that, with a fixed deadline that pushes other work aside. I might do an iPhone app for them, too.

I work seven days a week, doing Dejal customer support mostly in the mornings and development in the afternoons and evenings. But I wish I had more hours in the day so I could do more — or more precisely, get things done more quickly. I'll get to everything eventually, but just not as quickly as I'd like.

I have a really high-tech scheduling system, consisting of printed pages for each quarter of the year, and Post-It notes of different colors for each project:


(The gaps are reserved for safety margins, if things take longer than expected, as they often do, and for bug-fix updates.)

This is mounted near the ceiling on the wall in front of me, so I can easily see it whenever desired. It is frustrating when I have to move the Post-Its around due to things taking longer than expected, though... and more so when I have to push a project off the end of the year.

It should be noted that these Post-Its only represent significant updates and new projects; bug-fix updates and very minor updates can be snuck in at any time, as needed.

But enough moaning... I've got work to do!