Warning: mysql_query(): No such file or directory in /home/dalepike/standupeight.org/wp-content/plugins/Calendar/Calendar.php on line 437

Warning: mysql_query(): A link to the server could not be established in /home/dalepike/standupeight.org/wp-content/plugins/Calendar/Calendar.php on line 437

Warning: mysql_fetch_array() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /home/dalepike/standupeight.org/wp-content/plugins/Calendar/Calendar.php on line 439

Warning: mysql_query(): No such file or directory in /home/dalepike/standupeight.org/wp-content/plugins/Calendar/Calendar.php on line 452

Warning: mysql_query(): A link to the server could not be established in /home/dalepike/standupeight.org/wp-content/plugins/Calendar/Calendar.php on line 452
Stand Up Eight » Productivity
Looking glass
Navigate/Search

Archive for the 'Productivity' Category

Information Overload

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

I wonder if researchers in the future will look back at this time in history and shake their heads in wonder at the barrage of beeps, bloops, and chimes that we subjected ourselves to. Most days I feel that I suffer from a self-imposed ADD–I can only focus on any given signal for a short period before I’m lured away by a new message or update in some application or another. I find it hugely comforting to use a program like Scrivener, a word processing application that allows you to block off everything else as it takes over the screen and presents you with its calming emptiness. Boy, it sounds like I need some therapy. Hey, look! Someone updated their blog…!

abilify tablets
acai canada
online accutane
discount aciphex
acomplia rx
actonel usa
actos plus
aleve arthritis
cheap allegra online
alli pills
altace dosage
antibiotics uk
aricept and diabetes
arimidex nandrolone
benefits of ashwagandha
astelin buy
cheap atacand no prescription
buying atarax
augmentin best price
avandia prescription drug
avapro 150mg reviews
compare flomax to avodart
side effects of Bactrim
buy benadryl
benicar usa
What Is Biaxin Used for
online buspar
Cardizem Side Effects
what is celebrex
buy celadrin
order cephalexin online
ordering cialis from canada
cheap cipro online
Corda Cla
buy clarinex
bisoprolol asthma claritin
clomid description
generic clonidine
cheapest colchicine
coreg tablets
coumadin canada
Cozaar Cough
creatine magnapower
crestor nephritis
Cymbalta Weight Gain
cheap cymbalta online
depakote medicine
buy diclofenac
mail order differin
Yeast Infection Diflucan
diovan valsartan
dog doxycycline dose
effexor withdrawal
flagyl withdrawal
flomax warnings
discount glucophage
buy hair loss treatments
hangover price
what is hoodia
cheap keppra no prescription
order lamictal
lamisil
grand rapids lasix
levaquin canada
Levitra Side Effects
lexapro mg
lipitor usa
buy cheap lisinopril
Melatonin Safety
metformin uk
methotrexate
micardis description
lumbar steriod injections when to stop taking mobic
Candida And Pain Killers Motrin Tylinol
msm canadian medical journals
FDA alert regarding neurontin
nexium tab 20mg
nizoral no prescription
taking letrozole and nolvadex at same time
mail order omnicef
Bad Side Effects of Paxil
online penis extender
generic phentermine online
cost of phosphatidylserine
cheap plan b no prescription
buy plavix
side effects of pravachol
prednisone price
premarin pills
online prevacid
prometrium miscarriage
propecia xr
provera description
prozac help reduce cortisol
reglan on line
cheapest reminyl
weight loss acomplia rimonabant
risperdal uk
buy rogaine online
seroquel withdrawal
positive effects of Singulair
skelaxin information
stop smoking ear free
cheapest strattera
instant stress relief
synthroid and diuretics
tetracycline mg
topamax india
generic toprol
toradol roche without prescription
tramadol side effects
trazodone side effects
tricor usa
trileptal side effects
ultracet pills
cheap valtrex
Free Viagra Sample
voltaren medicine
buying vytorin
weight loss no prescription
wellbutrin analog
discount yohimbe
zantac neuropathy
zetia xr
zestoretic best price
zithromax canada
zoloft no prescription
zovirax withdrawal
smoking with zyban
zyprexa 4 years
zyrtec generic
cheap zyvox online

Tying your shoes

Tuesday, May 9th, 2006

On several occasions over the past few years I have been fascinated by the work of Ian Fieggen on his amazingly comprehensive shoelace site. A couple of weeks ago, I was wasting time…er…BROWsing through the site and came across a page Ian has written about the “wrong way to tie shoelaces.”

Now, tying shoelaces isn’t something I’ve really thought about for a long time. It only took a couple of minutes, however, to realize that all of the signs of an unsecure slip knot were exhibited by my hastily tied laces. Now, I’m not going to pretend that this caused me any large degree of angst, but I determined to learn the proper way to tie a knot and incorporate it. Piece of cake, right?

It boggles my mind how hard it is to UNlearn something as deeply ingrained as shoelace tying. I’m working on it, though, in part because it is so difficult. How do you tie your shoes?

GTD signal snapshot

Thursday, July 7th, 2005

I had someone ask for a picture of the GTD desktop signal in action, so here it is…

snapshot of the desktop signal

GTD desktop signal

Monday, June 27th, 2005

GTD Desk Signal thumbOne of the things I’ve found most challenging in my attempts to implement the Getting Things Done methodology is my annoying habit of tromping off into the land of Process/Organize/Review/Do while I’m supposed to be collecting (or any of the steps). To help myself remember what I’m trying to focus on, I made a little sign that I flip to the appropriate stage and leave in a prominent place on my desk. Here’s a PDF version of the file.

GTD_DESK_SIGNAL.pdf

If anyone is interested, I’d be happy to provide the original Illustrator file as well.

Adding to Remind via Quicksilver

Saturday, June 4th, 2005

After reading about Remind and its various related apps on the 43folders site, I thought it was a natural fit for Marlin’s earlier tips about appending text with QuickSilver. When I tried to do this, however, I found that Quicksilver doesn’t display hidden files by default. I’m sure they are as ugly as ugly can be, but here are a couple of ways I hacked together to make it work: (you’ll need to read the above-mentioned links for the context of this comment)

1- Invoke Quicksilver and type in the line of text to send to Remind. (Typing a period after invoking brings up the text entry mode).

2- Hit tab and type APP to bring up the “Append to text” command.

3- Hit tab again, then to navigate to a hidden file, type the parent directory (in this case, your home directory, which is represented by the ~ character) then hold down the option key while pressing the right arrow (or /). This will list all of the contents of that directory. Since we’re after the .reminders file, you can type REM to select the file (if you type a period, you’ll go to text entry mode again) or navigate to the file with your arrow keys or [QS junkie shudder] using your mouse.

4- Hit enter and you’re done.

ALTERNATIVELY:

1- Navigate to your home folder in the terminal.

2- Create a link (alias) to the .reminders file by typing ln .reminders reminders.txt

This will create a visible file called reminders.txt that points to the invisible .reminders file used by Remind (somebody please yell at me if I’ve broken something by doing this…)


Creative Commons License Creative Commons License