Friday, May 21, 2010

Random Task in Outlook

So maybe you have 20 minutes available and you want to do something, but you're not sure what. Or you have a tendency to delay the tasks you don't like to do. I find that leaving some decisions to luck is sometimes the best solution.

This VBA code will make Outlook select a random task from you to-do list, and then based on your feedback give you positive or negative reinforcements. In this case, if you do the task it shows a simple message and marks the task as complete, while not doing it displays a random post from Fail Blog. It was tested with Outlook 2010, but should work with any Outlook version that supports RSS feeds.

Please note that I will not be held responsible for any loss of productivity as a result of navigating Fail Blog!