My theme for the rest of the year is simplify and conquer, in other words if it aint working (or producing) don’t do it. So I’m in the midst of a GTD setup re-org, looking at all my tools, activities and removing anything that’s not getting me where I want to go. So the next time your tempted to sign up for the next piece of Web 2.0 slop or watch the world domino’s championship on ESPN 2, ask yourself is this going to get me where I want to go?
Merlin is mind sweeping…sounds painful
The idea behind the mind-sweep is to identify and gather everything that is making claims on your attention or is likely to affect the larger areas of responsibility in your life — everything that’s quietly burning cycles, stealing focus, and whittling away at your attention — so that you can then decide what (if anything) must be done about each of those things.
For da playa’s doing business in the city…thanks Emily
SF Wireless – A community-driven directory of cafes in San Francisco with wireless Internet access. Written in Ruby on Rails, and leveraging geocoding and Google Maps to show the cafes.
Ubuntu pro GTD and more Google calendar love
After this posting I am going to take a break from the web apps for a bit (although there are many more to go that I used to get things done) and start delving into what makes Ubuntu in particular good for GTD and general productivity, but in the meantime there is one more web app that I really want to mention.
Google Calendar was the missing piece of the puzzle for me. I looked at 30 boxes, airset and various other online calendar apps, but they always had one big drawback, other people I knew were not using them. Now most other people I interact with a lot (at least from the organizational side of things) do have a gmail account and now also have a google calendar account too – the fact that other people use it is the biggest selling point (now I can schedule events with other people).
Networking with the "M"
My Moleskine notebook is the perfect size for my conversation notes. The back flap is great for storing business cards and index cards. I’ve numbered every other page, which makes it easy to keep an index at the back of page numbers and contents. This was really handy when I used my Moleskine to keep lists of random things. Now that I’m using it for more chronological notes, I don’t need to update the index that often.
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