One more text editor to my collection. Hogbay software are doing a good job with this one.
Projects have a "done"
There is a difference between so called “areas of responsibility” and “projects”. The difference is in a definition of done. You can define what “done” means for a project (a process called “outcome visioning”), but you cannot have a “done” for an area of responsibility. I manage multiple accounts at work. Each account is my “area...
White t-shirts experiment
I’ll be trying something new for the next three weeks. I am going to wear a uniform of sorts to work. The “uniform” will consist of a clean white t-shirt and a pair of 501 jeans. I want to see if wearing the same things to work would lead to easier context switching. Each time I put a white t-shirt and jeans would mean “time to think about work”. Each time I change...
Time to drop or delegate
Ever found yourself in a situation, when you are overwhelmed with tasks and understand perfectly that you cannot for the love of God do them all? I know the feeling. In fact I know it too well. The thing is that I keep overestimating myself and taking more than I should. I guess here my bloated ego is to blame. Oh well. Anyway, here are two processes that supposedly help. Get out while you...
Dealing with tweets
Dealing with tweets you like or want to act on is a niche topic, and the process is rather unique for each and every individual. To tell the truth, I am quite proud of my current workflow, which I would like to share with you. Here it goes. Is this tweet actionable? Does it mention an article I want to read, restaurant I would like to visit or an idea I would like to explore? If YES, I...
D: Where do I store list of books I want to read, movies I want to see, music I want to listen to?
A: Separate Someday/Maybe list. Just make sure you use it, i.e. open it up every time you want to get a new book, select a movie to watch or an album to buy.
D: Where do I store delegated to-dos in the Things app?
A: Try tagging them with "Waiting for..." and phrasing them in a following way "%name %thing-you-delegated". If you do not want those items to be on your radar for a while, just put them into "Scheduled" a couple of days forward. Oh, and it's probably a good idea to check you active "Waiting for..." items daily and follow up if necessary.
Follow up with OmniFocus
For those of you using OmniFocus. You have access to an amazing tool. OmniFocus, unlike many before and many after, has so-called “Start dates” and understands plain English. So, next time you need to remember to follow up on the email, just add a task “Follow up %name re %topic” with start date e.g. “tomorrow”, which will add this task to your action list...
INBOX GROUPS & ACTIONS: 0 Inbox action groups: 0 Inbox actions: 0 FOLDERS: 23 Active folders: 17 Dropped folders: 6 PROJECTS: 210 Active projects: 54 Current projects: 50 Pending projects: 4 On-hold projects: 22 Completed projects: 92 Dropped projects: 42 SINGLE ACTION LISTS: 18 Active single action lists: 9 ...
In the recent years I watched a lot more TV shows than feature films. I don’t know exactly why it happened, but I guess some of the reasons below might have been of influence: Easier to consume. TV shows are generally shorter, which allows them to easier fit our busy schedule. Characters you learn to love or hate. Each TV show nowadays has a charismatic leading character, whom you love...
Challenged vs. Overwhelmed
It is said that each and every one of us enjoys reasonable challenge: doing something we have never done before, or quicker, or of better quality. There is however a fine line between being reasonably challenged and being overwhelmed with tasks, a line that is too easy to cross. For example, working under pressure of a deadline could help you stay focused on tasks at hand, but if the scope of...
Here are my personal rules for pub crawling. 1. No more than a pint of beer per person at each establishment 2. Each next establishment should be no father than 1 kilometer away from the current one. 3. New bar - new topic for conversation. Happy crawling!
Responsive Typography | Information Architects →
Most people can’t discern good from bad typography, but everyone can feel it These guys care about good typography, which probably made iA Writer, the app that they develop, my go-to writing app.