Pocket Unread Articles

Read Later Process

I use Pocket to store my “read later” articles that interest me as I peruse my Twitter timeline or browse the web.  I’ve written about this process in the past.  I tend to hoard articles for later reading; it’s a personal flaw that I readily admit.  Unfortunately, between work and owning a toddler, I’ve noticed…

Trump and the Lack of Resistance from GOP

Despite its name, this post isn’t actually a rant about Donald Trump.  It’s actually just an admiring observation about our legal system in a tweet posted by one of my favorite people on Twitter. Nothing in our system is self-executing. Trump can transgress every law and custom we have until enough people summon the will…

January Certifications

Busy Month

It sure has been a busy New Year so far.  January was especially hectic as we started to pack for our move to North Carolina in a few weeks.  In addition to this, I headed down to Orlando to get my Scrum Product Owner certification, which involved a two-day course in managing product development in…

Presidential Election 2016

Thoughts About the Past Election

The world (or at least much of it) was caught off-guard a couple of weeks ago when millionaire reality TV actor Donald Trump won the US presidency.  He ran on a platform of (what he describes as) success as a businessman and “draining the swamp,” or clearing out all the politicians in Washington DC so that the elitists won’t…

GTD Process Flow

Weekly Planning & Review

Inarguably, one of the most important pieces of the GTD methodology for time and task management is the weekly review.  This critical ritual involves the practitioner ensuring that inboxes are emptied, reviewing his or her lists and making necessary adjustments to projects and tasks so that contexts, priorities, next actions and other elements are accurate.  All…

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Review: 1Password

I started using Siber System’s RoboForm Password Manager in 2007 after a colleague recommended it.  I tried their free version briefly and then happily shelled out $20 for a license.  Since then, I’ve had different passwords on sites and have increasingly made them more complex over the years.  When I decided to leave RoboForm, mostly due to…

Dashboard Perspective

Using OmniFocus for GTD

I’ve been using OmniFocus for about a year now and it seems like the right time to post a comprehensive review of it and how it’s worked for me.  I’m an extremely diligent GTD (Getting Things Done) practitioner and frankly, both my personal and professional lives would be a mess without it.  GTD is a time-…