Category Archives: Productivity

Why I’m not using my Google Voice number

I have a Google Voice number (originally from a Grand Central beta invite.) I love the concept, but I don’t publish my Google Voice number.  Why am I passing up on making use of cool technology that can route my calls … Continue reading

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Blog post from Scott H Young on Deadlines

There is an interesting post on the Scott H Young blog about deadlines. See the full post at Scott H Young >> Budget Your Time: How to Use Deadlines. Scott covers what deadlines won’t do, what they can do, and … Continue reading

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cut it out! (junk mail and telemarketing calls, US)

A little while back we were receiving at least 10 pieces of junk mail (unsolicited US postal mail) and 1-2 telemarketing calls per day. I found three things you can do to significantly change this. I’ve shared these instructions to … Continue reading

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mobile web access, I can stop at any time

Quick update. I’m using my Treo 650 to access the web pretty much every day. Still in a “pull-only” model, and I think that’s working out. I do find myself checking work email more often than I probably should, but … Continue reading

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taking the plunge, mobile web access

In my post about the BBC story on ‘The rise of technology addiction’, I mentioned I didn’t have access to the web from my phone. Well, now I do. My wireless carrier was offering a plan that included more minutes … Continue reading

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BBC story on 'The rise of technology addiction'

When I read this BBC News article, my first thought was “I can stop at any time.” “One major consequence of this phenomenon is that the line between work and private life is much more blurred, now that e-mail and … Continue reading

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wishful thinking is no substitute for common sense

July 3rd I wrote the post “Sometimes recharging just isn’t enough“. When I first had car problems, friends and family suggested maybe the alternator on my car was failing and that I should have it looked at. Ignoring their advice, … Continue reading

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Do you stretch regularly?

At 3:00 am yesterday morning, I woke up with a pain in my left leg. I think my hamstrings were so tight they cramped. It took a few minutes of trying to walk around and stretch before I could get … Continue reading

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Sometimes recharging just isn't enough

Saturday I went to a family gathering about 2 hours away from my home. Had a great day until the drive home. I was about 1/2 hour from home, signalled that I was changing lanes when my car experienced some … Continue reading

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Lesson from a porcupine, watch your reaction

Last week I was driving along one of the back roads near my home. When I rounded the corner, I found a porcupine crossing the road. He saw my car and started running. I had already moved left to avoid … Continue reading

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