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Archive for the 'Time management' Category

Remember the Milk

Sunday, March 11th, 2007

I’ve been using this Remember the Milk website off and on since being introduced to it in early February (thanks Jeremy). What is it? Take a gander over on their website and you will see, the focus is on providing a tool for users that will make it easier to organize and remember things. Such [...]

Managing your Email

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

I’ve posted about this a few times already. While the “12-steps” pokes a little fun, it’s unfortunately true. A couple of my favorite snippets from the 12-steps: Deal immediately with any e-mail that can be handled in two minutes or less but create a file for mails that will take longer. Again with the files. [...]

Context switching… it’s harmful. How can we “get things done”?

Sunday, January 21st, 2007

We’ve got a problem. These days, there are no shortages of interruptions. Cell phones, pagers, email, IM, RSS feeds, blogs, and now twitter. As a developer in a rather small team, at any given time I’ve got several projects I’m working on. Each with a relatively significant duration. In other words, I’m busy, and I [...]

It’s time for Google Calendar!

Friday, April 14th, 2006

Well, I’ve been speculating about this for quite some time, I’m happy to see it’s finally arrived! That’s right, Google has released it’s Calendar and as expected it is integrated with Gmail. Excellent!

Increase productivity with fewer distractions

Tuesday, April 11th, 2006

Behind deadlines, behind on email, behind on housework… you name it we all face the crunch at one time or another. Some more often than others. Personally, I find the housework piles up more than my email, the projects more than the housework. Sometimes it’s a classic case of procrastination but often it’s simply too [...]

Email management, productivity and sanity

Monday, April 10th, 2006

I have been following 43Folders for quite some time now, I specifically find the InboxZero series essential for those asking yourselves how you can manage your email better. For those who don’t have a problem with your email, either you’re good at managing it or you simply don’t get enough. ;) At my last job [...]