While I ran around with a Webos phone in my pocket, text files took on all the planning and list work. Back in the retro land of simple memo apps and little cloud syncing, I checked my weekly plan on other devices, then copied any immediate todos into a memo on the phone.
Those were the days.
Well, those were days.
Now that I am back in Apple-land I can get a (plus-sized) grip around the todo list app Clear again. I have to say, all this modern syncing is really nice when it works (and it has worked flawlessly for a while now). Clear has pretty much the features I need (multiple lists, optional reminders, Mac-IOS-sync) and nothing else. I still love the look and feel too. The multiple lists are actually not much of a requirement at the moment, because right now I only keep the immediate purchase list in Clear. I have a suspicion another list or two will eventually sneak in though, they tend to come and go in slow waves.
The phone also naturally brought Pokemon go back into my life. I have fun checking it during little downtimes, I walk around a little bit more and I keep feeling delighted by seeing so people playing games out and about in the world. A world with more games and more people in motion is definitely a better world.
However, this afternoon it suddenly hit me that I will never be able to finish Pokemon go in any way I can define "finish", not even if I was to pick a goal and actively work toward it. Collecting more monsters is my main drive, and with super-rare and continent-specific monsters out there I will never, ever be able to reach that goal. Gaining levels will also grow stale, or too slow, at some point. In short, unless they create a perfect stream of new monsters (and that is of course possible), rewards are likely to wear thin, perhaps very soon. I was actually just a little bit tempted to delete the game right away when I realized this.
Then I picked up some more items, caught a few monsters and hatched an egg on the way home.
All with a little part of me noticing that I would have got home quicker, with a bit more focus to spend on other things and a bit more battery left, had I not been playing the game.