Archive for the “Productivity” category

Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

by Dave on April 15, 2010

One paragraph into the introduction and I’m loving this book: “Our culture celebrates the idea of the workaholic. We hear about people burning the midnight oil. They pull all-nighters and sleep at the office. It’s considered a badge of honor (…)

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Highrise for iPhone

by Dave on March 25, 2010

The folks at Overcommitted have made the official iPhone app for Highrise. It’s simple and effective, as one would expect any 37signals product to be. I like that the app’s main toolbar matches itself to the color scheme you’re using (…)

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iPhone note nirvana

by Dave on March 11, 2010

I’ve never gotten much use out of notes on the iPhone because I dislike typing more than a few words on it. I’m slower with it than I am with a full-sized keyboard which is frustrating. Plus, the bundled Notes (…)

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OfficePod

by Dave on March 11, 2010

I’d absolutely love to have one of these in the back yard to use as an office. Beautiful.

Earning my PDPs

by Dave on March 1, 2010

American teachers* are required to stay current with the latest educational trends, practices and theories. In fact, the state has formalized the process by requiring them to earn a certain number of Professional Development Points, or PDPs, per year. My (…)

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Tags 2

by Dave on February 23, 2010

I used Tags 1.x and liked it. It’s not really an “everything bucket,” but a powerful tool when combined with search. Version 2.0 is a free upgrade for registered users or US$29 for a license.

18 inches of daylight

by Dave on January 11, 2010

Gale Sayers is a pro football hall of fame inductee and my go-to source of motivation. Watch the highlight reel above. He’s got an almost supernatural grace. Time and again he absolutely should have been tackled to the ground, only (…)

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Teux Duex web-baesd to do app

by Dave on December 10, 2009

Boom goes the dynamite.

Where's the underwear and Star Trek?

by Dave on October 19, 2009

You think working from home means watching Star Trek in your underwear? Grab your bat’leth, because those are fighting words. In the feast-or-famine cycle of self-employment, I’ve recently put on my Fat Guy Pants and pulled up to a traditional (…)

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Know what you're going to do

by Dave on October 13, 2009

As an independent worker, I’m learning to be the manager, technician and boss of Dave, Inc. The most important lesson I’ve learned is to never sit down in front of the computer without a list of what must be done. (…)

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