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-…

Web Site Backup

Backup Your Web Site Automatically in cPanel

One of the services I perform for web clients is periodically making backups of their web site. This includes backing up the web directory (all of their HTML files including WordPress and any accompanying theme files and plugins) and taking a backup of their site’s MySQL database. Rather than doing this manually, it’s easier (and…

Delete Accounts

Deleting Unused Accounts

With the birth of our son a year and a half ago, my wife and I have started to take a look at “housekeeping” tasks that we didn’t really care about in the past.  No, not cleaning floors or dusting lamps, but things like putting a Last Will and Testament in place and executing an Advance…