I really enjoyed this book. The author created a vulnerable protagonist who succeeds in the mammoth task of clearing a cemetery, against entenched opposition and distractions. I found the relentless progress through careful and difficult work inspiring. The engineer grows through the pages and the quality of writing and detailed observation of his inner struggle [...]
Category Archive for 'Productivity'
Some time ago I wrote about a couple of applications that were enhancing my Gmail experience, and since then, I have discovered three more that are helping me manage my inbox. I suppose for many people, email is just email. However, as a small business user, I get a lot of emails, and many of [...]
I’ve been a fan of Gmail for some time. I love its powerful spam filter which seems so much more effective than anything else I have come across, and the seemingly endless capacity to store my mail and make it available for search is really useful for me when running a small business and needing [...]
Well … Vlingo!
I’m not quite sure what to say really. But it is impressive - at least, I think so. It has certainly cut down the typing.
I have blogged before about how various iPhone apps were available to enable a user to use voice to interact with software on his or her phone. For some [...]
I’m a child at heart, and I love playing with new software. Occasionally I discover new toys that seem too important and enjoyable to put aside. About three weeks ago I discovered Evernote and have been using it (playing with it) ever since.
I was sceptical at first. ”After all,” I thought, “Evernote is only an [...]
There was a pile of dog poo on the pavement.
As they walked to work, four men trod in it and messed up their shoes.
The first man felt very sad. He looked at the mess and smelled the smell and said to himself: “You know, this just about sums me up. This always happens [...]
OK. A quick techie post - the kind I feel compelled to make from time to time. Boring and annoying for those who do not share my interest in these things, and for those millions out there who have somehow managed to survive so far without an iPhone.
I find myself doing it more and [...]
It doesn’t exist. It doesn’t really.
I can say that now, though earlier in my life I would agonize for weeks, months even, looking for it. Now, in my professional life I regularly see people who are looking for it. Sometimes we make a little headway and they leave partially convinced that it [...]
Whenever someone asks me to fill a form in about my employment I delight in causing confusion.
“Are you employed, self-employed, or retired?” I am honestly able to reply, “All three!”
Although it confuses others, it is quite clear to me. I retired early from my career and receive a pension for 30 years of my labour. [...]
It’s been a good week for users of Gmail (Google Mail). I must admit, I have been a fan from the beginning. Before the arrival of Gmail I had other internet mail accounts, but the arrival of Gmail seemed to take the experience into another league. Free webmail, accessible from any computer already existed, but [...]