Recently, I’ve been trying to increase my productivity, and make sure that I’m spending my time as wisely as possible. I’m currently reading Getting Things Done by David Allen, which I would highly recommend for anyone interested in this topic. Aside from that aspect, I’ve begun adapting the Pomodoro Technique to my own needs and have found that really successful. The Pomodoro Technique is basically 25 minutes of intense focus, followed by a short 5 or so minute break. Then rinse and repeat. Here’s how I’ve adapted it to work for me, and maybe you can adapt it as well:
Archives for July 2011
Do you remember all the names of the Pac-Man ghosts?
Here they are in modern 8-bit art:
25 animators worked for 5-months to create the most elaborate stop-motion animation I’ve ever seen. If you consider the magnitude of this project, it’s inspiring.
350,000 Post-It Notes were used.
But, there’s more to it than 25 animators, 5-months and 350,000 Post-It Notes. It was an experience.
There was also more than 30 thousand spontaneous messages left by visitors.
Here’s the video:
It’s a shame.
I am amazed at what some Internet users are using for web based email.
Yesterday, my wife was shocked when she received an email from someone who was still using:
[Editor’s Note: This is part of the “To-Do or Not To-Do: My Search for To-Do Task Management” series.]
My first week of reviewing to-do task management, I used Todoist, and I thought that was a lot like Google. After using GQueues for this past week, it hardly seems like it!
GQueues looks and feels even more like a Google application, in both look and function.
If you write a lot, chances are you value a good writing app. Sure, Microsoft Word and apps like Ommwriter work great, but they fail to incorporate themselves into WordPress, and using them just adds one more step before you can hit that wonderful ‘Publish’ button.
Thankfully, WordPress 3.2.1 incorporates a revamped fullscreen mode, and a little trick will set you up with the best minimal writing app for zero money.
Ready? Here we go…