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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Task status at a glance with Ambient Devices

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 by Emily Boyd

Ambient Devices Weather Beacon glowing with task status

This week's tip has made me jealous; it has to be one of the coolest ways to view your task status. RTM user aroussos explains the awesome hack he posted this week on the Tips & Tricks forum:

In my continuing quest to have the best task/life integration, I took a big step and ordered an Ambient Devices weather beacon in the hopes that I could link its color status to the current status of my task list. I'm happy to report that after a couple hours of code hacking, I am now able to glance at the color of my weather beacon and ascertain the the urgency and content of my task list.

How neat is that? aroussos has documented how he did this over on the forum, so if you're interested in having your own beacon that glows to indicate your RTM task status, check out his posts. Thanks for sharing this cool hack, aroussos (you're the Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week :)

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