It’s been a while but big daddy is back…
Gmail has added a feature that allows you to read mail from any other non-Gmail account within the Gmail interface.
To say this is convenient is an understatement. Set-up looks like a snap, and you can add up to five non-Gmail accounts.
Mac OS X only: A pre-release version 1.0 of previously-mentioned organizational software Inbox makes following David Allen’s Getting Things Done productivity system to the letter dead easy.
Rather than shoe-horning your current tools into your GTD system, Inbox is custom-built to help you GTD from the get go. Collect, process, organize and review files, notes, to-do’s and bookmarks all in the attractive Inbox interface.
Known to productivity enthusiasts as “GTD” (Get Things Done), David Allen’s system offers a powerful method to organize and manage information, commitments, and communications. Allen’s GTD system of organizing and prioritizing your inbox, to-do lists, and daily tasks can be extended to your entire workflow and whole life, says Kelly Forrister, Senior Facilitator with David Allen Company. Forrister coaches clients on how to harness this integrated system to get their inboxes—and their lives—under control so they enjoy peace of mind and a stress-free working day.
One of the attractions of GTD is its immediate applicability to the moment-by-moment stuff that shows up, that people have to deal with every waking minute, and that tends to distract us from what’s truly important. For many, the framework that GTD offers in “Projects” and “What’s the next action?” is tremendously valuable. This is the bottom-up approach to productivity and life management.
Everyone envies web workers. Sleep in, wear what you want, and slipper it to the home office to check email, then take a trip to the local Starbucks to read the paper and pretend to do work on the laptop. Follow me on a not so typical web workers day.
Have you ever wondered why Coke comes with a smile? It’s because it gets you high. They took the cocaine out almost a hundred years ago. You know why? It was redundant.
- In The First 10 minutes: 10 teaspoons of sugar hit your system. (100% of your recommended daily intake.) You don’t immediately vomit from the overwhelming sweetness because phosphoric acid cuts the flavor allowing you to keep it down.
- 20 minutes: Your blood sugar spikes, causing an insulin burst. Your liver responds to this by turning any sugar it can get its hands on into fat. (There’s plenty of that at this particular moment)