Adding a feature BlackBerry users have already enjoyed for a little while now, the S60 and Windows Mobile clients for Google Maps have now been imbued with transit directions, making it easier than ever to find the closest ratty upholstered seat with puke stains on it. Actually, that’s just a side effect of its real lease in life, which is finding the best way to get from point A to point B via various forms of public transit. Version 2.2, as it’s playfully known, also adds business ratings, user-generated search content, and generally makes things snappier, so it seems like a pretty obvious upgrade — particularly if you enjoy sitting next to a dude with a boombox who hasn’t showered in three days.
(via engadget mobile)
In the years since del.icio.us was acquired by Yahoo! it’s been hard to get why it remained such a red-headed stepchild. Despite an unbelievable lead in both mindshare, functionality, and ease-of-use (yeah, it’s been my preferred bookmarker for years), del.icio.us seemed to sit there while a dozen social bookmarking sites lapped it with fancier designs and (mostly superfluous) new features. Yay, Yahoo.
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Like microwave popcorn, but don’t want to risk chipping a tooth on one of the rock-like kernels that never met its potential? Get rid of unpopped kernels with a simple shake. After removing your popcorn from the microwave, carry the bag to a garbage can. Pull the bag open only enough that the opening is slightly larger than an unpopped kernel. Turn the bag upside down and shake the bag up and down vigorously for 10-15 seconds. Gravity will cause the unpopped kernels to fall from the bag and then out into the garbage, and the fluffy popped corn will remain in the bag. Enjoy!
The following is a list of nineteen free GTD apps for Windows, the Mac and Linux. Excuse me if I cheat by adding a web app here and there.
Of the free GTD apps for the Mac, this is currently one of the most popular. Many people swear by it. You can get both the stable 1.4 release and the alpha preview of version 2 for free. If you’re a Quicksilver geek, iGTD has some slick integration built-in. Get it here.
This is another Mac-based app. Some of its unique features include mini-wikis for each project (projects in the GTD sense, of course), and a focus mode that darkens portions of the screen so you can focus on getting organized. Get it here.
Chandler is an app for Linux, Windows and Mac platforms. It’s got a bunch of great features including collaboration, advanced calendaring, and multiple contexts. The only thing I’ve seen people really annoyed by is its occasionally sluggish performance. Get it here.
Frank Tomizuka has just posted a great tutorial on how to make your very own hipster PDA over at Instructables – the world’s largest “How To” website. For those of you that have never heard of a Hipster PDA, Merlin Mann introduced the idea over at 43Folders way back in September of 2004. If you’d like a decidedly lower tech solution instead of a high tech device this may be just what you’re looking for…
(via gtd times)
I happened figure out how to get somebody to pay me to work from home doing something I actually like doing, I am just lucky or is it unreasonable to expect to get paid to do something your passionate about?
There is this insane myth in our culture that if you do what you love, the money will naturally follow. It’s one of those deceptive half truths that often leads to humiliation.
The reality, however, is much more like this: if you’re dedicated, disciplined, and smart, and willing to make short-term sacrifices for long term gains, AND you fundamentally understand how money is made (i.e. and the ins and outs of successful business models and the business models of your competitors), then there’s a good probability that, if you’re selective about what you do, you can turn your passion into a money making venture. Whew.
This isn’t always the case, but it usually is. There are always . . .
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