Productivity Power Links 12-02-08

  • Yup even the mighty Crackberry desktop software can be vulnerable…A “critical” security vulnerability has been found in the BlackBerry Desktop Software in a knowledge base article (see KB16469) published by R.I.M. on Nov. 27th, and confirmed by Secunia, a leading vulnerability intelligence provider. (via blackberry news)
  • Pimp out Google Reader with Helvetireader…Jon Hicks from Hicks Design has released the Helvetireader skin for Google Reader. Helvetireader takes a minimalist approach, masking many of Google Readers abilities, creating a simple and very easy to read interface to Google’s excellent RSS feed reader. (via the apple blog)
  • The ultimate geek overnight bag? the ZÜCA bag is my new best friend for when I need to travel for a week or less. These are the reasons why I think the ZÜCA bag is great: The insert bags. I don’t always use each and every one of the insert bags, but I use most of them. I put my shoes and belts in one, my shirts in another, etc. They keep shoe crud from getting on my clothing.(via unclutterer)
  • Still living in your moms basement and have never kissed a girl? Got multiple Twitter accounts? Well here is a little relief…Splitweet allows the Twitter users to compose a list of accounts and distribute their tweets, choosing their release in one or more of their accounts. You can also follow your following tweets from all of your managed accounts in Splitweet. (via e-hub)
  • Yes our geek prayers have been answered, you can now watch Joost on your iPhone or iPod Touch! Television and movie streaming service Joost officially finds its way to the iPhone and iPod touch. Joost started out as a desktop application, was quickly overshadowed by online offerings like Hulu, then recently moved to the web in an attempt to keep up with the competition. With its new iPhone/iPod touch application, Joost is back in the drivers seat, beating the likes of Hulu to Apple’s popular mobile devices. (via lifehacker)
  • Ms. Tharp your thoughts on creativity…Creativity is not just for artists. It’s for businesspeople looking for a new way to close a sale; it’s for engineers trying to solve a problem; it’s for parents who want their children to see the world in more than one way. Over the past four decades, I have been engaged in one creative pursuit or another every day, in both my professional and my personal life. I’ve thought a great deal about what it means to be creative, and how to go about it efficiently. I’ve also learned from the painful experience of going about it in the worst possible way. I’ll tell you about both. And I’ll give you exercises that will challenge some of your creative assumptions — to make you stretch, get stronger, last longer. After all, you stretch before you jog, you loosen up before you work out, you practice before you play. It’s no different for your mind. (via simon says)
  • Productivity rituals? It’s not uncommon for successful and productive people to have rituals: small things that they do on a regular basis. For instance, getting into the car and saying a small mantra for safe journey, or getting up in the morning and making your coffee first thing. (via fresh focus)
  • Patrick Ng is one of the most elegant dudes on the interweb and in this post he shares how he gtd’s…As an advocate of David Allen‘s GTD practice, I constantly look for ways to improve my productivity and organize the million things around me.  Inspired by Merlin Mann‘s hipster pda, I set out to create my very own version I called mind.Depositor. The index cards I use have to be 4×6 in. since anything smaller will increase my writing pressure and makes me feel confined.  The cover has to be leather because of the love of my Midori Traveler’s Notebook.  (via scription)


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