If you want something done right, do it yourself. If you just want the damn thing done, let somebody else do it -- somebody from TaskRabbit, an online service just launched in the ATX, that connects the busy/lazy with the skilled-but-underemployed, who'll take care of errands and odd jobs as long as they don't get too Complex and Stack up in your Archives.
Pricing works reverse-auction-style, allowing you to suggest what you'd like to pay, then take bids from fully vetted suitors hopefully willing to undercut each other for the privilege of doing your dirty work, which is exactly how Norm MacDonald landed a role in a feature film.
Among the things you can't or won't do that their users can and will are cooking, grocery shopping, fixing computers, photography, home repair, event help, and even conducting research -- extremely valuable for shaving minutes off your 183 commute.
Since Austin's about to enter the 10 days of the year where out-of-towners desperately need local manpower, there's already a list of SXSW-related options, like pouring free drinks at parties -- one task nobody will complain about even if it isn't done right.