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Tending to OmniFocus →
Stephen Hackett from 512pixels shared a few weeks ago how he keeps his system running well. Perform Weekly Review on iPad — every Friday at 4:00 PM Sweep OmniFocus Inbox — daily at 10:30 AM and 4:30 PM While I can see how this is helpful I am not sure these are the kind of tasks you want in OmniFocus. Sweeping OF inbox and performing maintenance tasks should be parts of a ritual,...
The Joel Test
Do you use source control? Can you make a build in one step? Do you make daily builds? Do you have a bug database? Do you fix bugs before writing new code? Do you have an up-to-date schedule? Do you have a spec? Do programmers have quiet working conditions? Do you use the best tools money can buy? Do you have testers? Do new candidates write code during their interview? Do you do...
Applying the iBooks Author tools to text from a hypothetical third book, I’m reminded of The Daily Prophet, Harry Potter’s newspaper David Sparks came up with a wonderful observation in his Apple’s Educational Event reflections post. New iBooks are indeed similar to newspapers in magical Britain. Think about it.
Why are software development task estimations... →
Ask your team how long it will take, then multiply their estimate by 3. There. Now you have a chance to make it.
Areas to consider
Physical Emotional Mental Spiritual Financial Family Community Service Fun / creativity / recreation A good list of areas to check from David Allen. This issue of “David’s food for thought” also has a list of questions that are helpful when doing an annual review, which is a bit overdue for me. Oh well…
fanboy: a derogatory term that means someone who is blindly and irrationally devoted to a product that I believe is inferior to what I bought when faced with a similar choice, and whose opinions and arguments can therefore be completely disregarded. You may still call me Apple fanboy if you’d like. I don’t really care if it’s derogatory.
Scrivener for business writing
Originally designed for writing fiction, Scrivener provides an integrated researching, organizing, and writing environment that makes the process of moving ideas from your brain to your screen faster and more efficient. Good article by David Sparks explaining how he uses Scrivener in his legal practice. I am not using Scrivener as much as I probably should, but I cannot imagine choosing...
The Rands Test
Do you have a 1:1? (+1) Do you have a team meeting? (+1) Do you have status reports? (-1) Can you say No to your boss? (+1) Can you explain the strategy of the company to a stranger? (+1) Can you explain the current state of business? (+1) Does the guy/gal in charge regularly stand up in front of everyone and tell you what he/she is thinking? (+1) Are you buying it? (+1) Do you know what...
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Queue posts – the main reason I picked Tumblr →
Completed drafts of my posts are being published automatically based on the time period and frequency that I set up, isn’t it great? This is the feature that sold me on Tumblr. I am not really that good at keeping regular writing schedule, but a thought of racing against the publishing machine sort of inspires me. For now, at least
5by5 | 5by5 Specials #4: Kindacritical →
Marko and Merlin have their own shows on 5by5 network, but it was rather good to have them join Dan for this special episode.
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