I try not to write about the details of my life that reveal just how cool I am. I don’t want to appear to be all braggy and stuff. But, in this case, my cultural transcendence is relevant to the point, so here goes: We bought a minivan three years before our first child was born.… Read more
Category Archives: tips and tricks
I’ve been up to my neck in OmniFocus since the earliest betas. Before that, I used the Kinkless GTD system that inspired it. I’ve stuck with the same basic structure of contexts and projects from the start, with a tweak here and there. I wouldn’t call it a rut, but it was a rut.… Read more
Last Monday, I took the morning off to spend time with my two youngest while my wife was at an appointment. After adventures in the Lego store, we were waiting in the parking lot to pick her up. To fill the time, I did my usual thing…I checked Twitter on my phone.… Read more
Soon after getting an iPad, I started thinking of how I could best use it replace printed notes when speaking in public. The first thought was to simply load my notes in Pages for iPad, but I wanted to be able to easily navigate through a document with the flick of a finger.… Read more
A reader emailed me asking me about quick access to the Thesaurus from within Scrivener:
I find it handy to be able to shift+F7 to quickly access a thesaurus on the fly in other programs. Just wondering what do you do (& other writers) for a digital thesaurus. Do you have a 2nd screen alongside with external thesaurus running ??
As I described in the intro to this series, I have split my ideas bucket into two separate systems. It was a decision I didn’t take lightly as it violated my principle that one app is better than two for the sake of reliability and simplicity. In a later post, I’ll explain why Yojimbo is still valuable to me.… Read more
As I promised a few weeks ago, I have a few posts in the works with some tips on managing my workflow for web design. This would be the first of those…
I’ve been building websites for about 15 years, mostly for personal projects like this one. There have been some side jobs here and there, but it’s been in the last year that I’m doing significant freelance work to put food in my family’s mouths.… Read more
This is part of an ongoing series on Contexts where I explore some of the unique contexts I’ve been working with in my GTD system.
I will not look at my email inbox until after I have finished writing this.
What’s troubling to me is how much effort that will take! Can you relate?
A few recent experiences have left me thinking about my email habits:
- This spring, I was at a conference where there was no wifi.