Tag: Productivity

  • 3 Simply Elegant Tools: redux

    A year ago I wrote about a few tools I was then using to make blogging simpler. I’ve updated the original post 3 Simple Elegant Tools because in that year I’ve added a few more clever apps to my digital toolbox and tossed others. It’s probably also not a bad idea to revisit and revise…

  • Give a damn day … avoiding the food miles

    It’s the first of the month, so today is the second ‘give a damn day’ where I nudge myself out of my self-absorption into an outward focus on things that need attention … things at least, that I can deal with. I’m a great believer in personal responsibility, and little things building up over time…

  • Twitter … a whale of a tale

    Perhaps it’s only me, but has anyone else noticed the sudden ‘arrival’ of Twitter as the mainstage social media player in the past week or so? It’s a must-have app it seems. There has been a flurry of activity and chatter which has included the creation of a niche blog called TwiTip. Problogger Darren Rowse,…

  • My Desktop Organising Hub

    Who would have thought it! After all of my experimentation with productivity apps and services … my favourite is probably still the big-hitting and awfully smart Omnifocus … I’ve come to rely more and more on my Mail application. It’s now pretty much my organising hub. How did this happen? Well, a couple of things.…

  • The Blog that Writes Itself

    Updated August 29 2008. About a week or so after my return from abroad, all traces of my summer vacation had disappeared from the embedded FriendFeed post which I had set up … the remains of which appear below. I removed the feed because it kept updating, keeping pace with the social networks and posts…

  • Comments as Inspiration

    Where to begin on this one? I seem to have done little apart from read comments this week, and then trackback to the blog posts that spawned them. That was an interesting exercise in itself, and as is the way of blogs, one of Tony Karrer’s recent posts on eLearning Technology tracked me back to…