Another common hack I use is to hire people on oDesk and other freelancing sites for various tasks. There is no programatic way to shift my Amazon Wishlist to my local library. I could spend hours figuring it out, do it manually or just pay someone $1 in the Philippines to do it for me.
That’s from Steve Coast’s setup. The Setup is one of my favorite blogs.
Helluva interesting idea. Never occurred to me to get cheapo programmers to automate personal gruntwork (here’s his story about it). I have a fairly large backlog of ideas here. I shall investigate.