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 » GTD
Looking glass
Navigate/Search

Archive for the 'GTD' Category

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