Some GrEaT productivity resources

gmail-blackbeltAre You a Gmail ninja? – An assortment of common and less-common Gmail tips, hacks, labs features, and smart suggestions for managing your Gmail world.  Organized into skill levels from white belt to Gmail master, this is a really dang comprehensive resource for Gmail users and […]

Tools I like very much

I’m a dabbler.  Always dabbling.  I have no qualms about handing over my username and password to any webapp that looks useful / worth 5 minutes of my time.  As a result i have A LOT of member accounts all across the internet.  Most of these new sites or services get tossed aside, either […]

Merlin Mann Lays It Out: Get Started!

hotdogsladies_tweetI continue to find Mr. Mann’s talks on the business of doing creative things thought-provoking and (yes, at times) inspiring.  He is of course talking to a contemporary generation of what he refers to as knowledge-workers, so the […]

Snippets make TextExpander amazing

TE_logoIf you re not familiar with TextExpander, it’s a utility which runs in the background on your computer all the time and does nothing, until you type out a predefined string of characters.  It then leaps into action, replacing those characters with a preset block of […]

Mac OS X Basic Training Session coming up – 6/29

beachballUse a Mac for work or play? Want to learn how to use it better?


New / Beginner Mac users
Recent “switchers” (just gave up your WIndows PC for a Mac)
Long time Apple users looking to pick up […]

How to be busy in happiness

…or rather, How to be Happy in Business.   Same thing right?  I really enjoy this Venn diagram representation of the balancing/juggling/dance that we do as we work our way through life.


Bud Caddell who keeps […]

In defense of distraction: the yang to your type-A yin

attentionThe irony of a 7-page article on our collective attention-span going down the tubes with our meds and artificial sweeteners is not lost on me.  Nevertheless.  I honestly and truly read this whole article, straight through, without ever […]

Inbox Zero: a new email frontier



I spent the entirety of last week uploading mail from user accounts into the Google.  and what i saw in the process shocked and frightened me!  i saw massive, bloated inboxes, overflowing with unread messages and one-off memos […]

Screencast: Learn about QuickLook

QuickLook is a spiffy new feature of OS X 10.5 “Leopard”.  In the following screencast i’ll show you how you can use QuickLook to work more quickly and easily on documents and email.

Click here to view the screencast.

Advice for Controlling Email Onslaught

How do you do it?!
Inquiring minds want to know!

A top 5 list from the website of my personal productivity guru Mr. Merlin Mann.  These are some easy and quick tips for improving the quality of our email communication.  Humankind has had roughly 10,000 years to master the written word, and we’ve had maybe 20 years […]

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