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GTD

Personal Productivity with paper

, 2 minute read

I’ve been reading self-help and productivity books for years. I’m always interested in the latest gadget, method or trick that I can use that will help me ge...

after action report

After Action Report

, 3 minute read

I’ve been going through the Best Year Ever course by Michael Hyatt. On day two, he has you look over the last year and evaluate how it went. You are asked to...

agile methods

Ticket To Ride as Scrum

, 3 minute read

Ticket to Ride is a popular game by Days of Wonder. In it you try to create a connections with your train lines from one city to another. You create the conn...

apple pay

Pay by Touch

, 2 minute read

I’ve dug up an interesting post I made back in 2003 about Pay By Touch. It has very striking similarities to payment situations today.

appreciation

5 Love Languages

, 2 minute read

Showing appreciation is not a one size fits all endeavor

atom editor

What I Want From Atom

, 4 minute read

Atom is a great editor, but I’m not quite ready to jump in with both feet just yet.

belief

Belief

, 4 minute read

When working toward a goal, even the nebulous goal of “Success” in a specific area, one of the first things we have to do is believe in that goal.

best year ever

After Action Report

, 3 minute read

I’ve been going through the Best Year Ever course by Michael Hyatt. On day two, he has you look over the last year and evaluate how it went. You are asked to...

bias

Activity Monitors

, 1 minute read

I did an analysis of the different health monitors out there before I ended up buying a Fitbit One. Here’s the table showing the various features. Eventually...

blogging

Niche Down?

, 2 minute read

Should you niche down or not?

Blog Poster

, 2 minute read

Making future posts work on github pages is…complicated.

book_review

Book Review - Son of Justice

, 1 minute read

This is really just a quick look at the book and the impressions on it. It’s not a full review. I never read those things and feel like if I can get a quick ...

business

Niche Down?

, 2 minute read

Should you niche down or not?

children

Patience

, 2 minute read

Experienced players play the game differently

civility

Values Part 2

, 1 minute read

You’re the only one that can figure out what your values are

civilization

Values Part 2

, 1 minute read

You’re the only one that can figure out what your values are

code

Blog Poster

, 2 minute read

Making future posts work on github pages is…complicated.

coding

The Five Stages of Pull Requests

, 2 minute read

I’ve been back in the coding circuit for almost a year now, but I’ve never really been in a company that did pull requests as well as the team I’m currently ...

What I Want From Atom

, 4 minute read

Atom is a great editor, but I’m not quite ready to jump in with both feet just yet.

communication

Discord

, 2 minute read

This month I ran across a tool I think will make things much easier at work. Discord is a chat application much like Slack with a couple of different twists.

Conversation

, 4 minute read

I was listening to a podcast episode recently and one of the things the hosts discussed made me think about conversations I’ve been in and reasons for how I ...

conferences

continual improvement

Capture Tasks

, 4 minute read

Capturing tasks is the first step to productivity

Never Be Late Again

, 2 minute read

Your values determine your how to manage your time.

Draw Your Way to Happiness

, 3 minute read

Drawing can help you connect with your inner desires and help you plan your life and day.

Where to Start?

, 4 minute read

One of the most difficult things about personal productivity and improvement is knowing where to start.

criteria

What do you value?

, 4 minute read

What you value is shown more clearly by where you spend your time and money.

Delegation

, 11 minute read

How well do you delegate?

culture

Values Part 2

, 1 minute read

You’re the only one that can figure out what your values are

delegation

What do you value?

, 4 minute read

What you value is shown more clearly by where you spend your time and money.

Delegation

, 11 minute read

How well do you delegate?

development

direction

Buckle Down

, 2 minute read

Sometimes you just need to double down and decide what you really want out of life

disappointed

Disappointed

, 2 minute read

I tried a bit of an experiment this last week. I wrote a post two weeks ago and marked it for publication on the 9th, while I was out of town. Not only was I...

division of responsibility

dom parser

XML DB (2003)

, 5 minute read

I’ve dug up an interesting post I made back in 2003 about the SourceForge project “XML DB”

eclipse

Curating

, less than 1 minute read

I’ve been curating posts from my older blog. Here are a couple short tips I think may still be relevant.

exercism

Exercism

, 2 minute read

Exercism can help you level-up your programming skills

fantasy

Real Fans

, 7 minute read

A long time fan of Science Fiction/Fantasy speaks up on the Hugo Awards of 2015

fitbit

Activity Monitors

, 1 minute read

I did an analysis of the different health monitors out there before I ended up buying a Fitbit One. Here’s the table showing the various features. Eventually...

games

Ticket To Ride as Scrum

, 3 minute read

Ticket to Ride is a popular game by Days of Wonder. In it you try to create a connections with your train lines from one city to another. You create the conn...

gamification

getting things done

Buckle Down

, 2 minute read

Sometimes you just need to double down and decide what you really want out of life

Prune

, 2 minute read

Personal Productivity with paper

, 2 minute read

I’ve been reading self-help and productivity books for years. I’m always interested in the latest gadget, method or trick that I can use that will help me ge...

github

Disappointed

, 2 minute read

I tried a bit of an experiment this last week. I wrote a post two weeks ago and marked it for publication on the 9th, while I was out of town. Not only was I...

The Five Stages of Pull Requests

, 2 minute read

I’ve been back in the coding circuit for almost a year now, but I’ve never really been in a company that did pull requests as well as the team I’m currently ...

github pages

Blog Poster

, 2 minute read

Making future posts work on github pages is…complicated.

goals

Buckle Down

, 2 minute read

Sometimes you just need to double down and decide what you really want out of life

Inoculate

, 4 minute read

Do you have the willpower to reach your goals?

After Action Report

, 3 minute read

I’ve been going through the Best Year Ever course by Michael Hyatt. On day two, he has you look over the last year and evaluate how it went. You are asked to...

google pay

Pay by Touch

, 2 minute read

I’ve dug up an interesting post I made back in 2003 about Pay By Touch. It has very striking similarities to payment situations today.

habits

Systems

, 3 minute read

Systems are a hard thing to tie down. Ultimately they are just processes which you have in place to help you manage your work load. They could be as complex ...

hugo award

Real Fans

, 7 minute read

A long time fan of Science Fiction/Fantasy speaks up on the Hugo Awards of 2015

ide

Tools of the trade

, less than 1 minute read

There are a number of tools I find I rely on throught out the day. My intention is to make a list of them and talk about the pros and cons for each one in a ...

intro

Back in the Day

, 1 minute read

I’ve enjoyed the time, and while summer is coming to a close, I can honestly say, I’ve had one fun-filled summer I’ll never forget and could never have done ...

jawbone

Activity Monitors

, 1 minute read

I did an analysis of the different health monitors out there before I ended up buying a Fitbit One. Here’s the table showing the various features. Eventually...

jekyll

Blog Poster

, 2 minute read

Making future posts work on github pages is…complicated.

Disappointed

, 2 minute read

I tried a bit of an experiment this last week. I wrote a post two weeks ago and marked it for publication on the 9th, while I was out of town. Not only was I...

jobs

jvm

Curating

, less than 1 minute read

I’ve been curating posts from my older blog. Here are a couple short tips I think may still be relevant.

language

NLP

, 3 minute read

Words have power so

leadership

What do you value?

, 4 minute read

What you value is shown more clearly by where you spend your time and money.

Delegation

, 11 minute read

How well do you delegate?

Conversation

, 4 minute read

I was listening to a podcast episode recently and one of the things the hosts discussed made me think about conversations I’ve been in and reasons for how I ...

leadership styles

Leading From Behind

, 3 minute read

Many people are under the impression that you need to be in charge in order to be a leader. They’re wrong.

leading from behind

Leading From Behind

, 3 minute read

Many people are under the impression that you need to be in charge in order to be a leader. They’re wrong.

love

5 Love Languages

, 2 minute read

Showing appreciation is not a one size fits all endeavor

markdown

What I Want From Atom

, 4 minute read

Atom is a great editor, but I’m not quite ready to jump in with both feet just yet.

mastery

memory

notes

Blog Poster

, 2 minute read

Making future posts work on github pages is…complicated.

opinion

Leading From Behind

, 3 minute read

Many people are under the impression that you need to be in charge in order to be a leader. They’re wrong.

opinions

I’m Working for Others

, 2 minute read

I totally expect people to be offended by what I say here. It’s a given, especially on a day like today, when we as Americans celebrate Martin Luther King Jr...

paper

Personal Productivity with paper

, 2 minute read

I’ve been reading self-help and productivity books for years. I’m always interested in the latest gadget, method or trick that I can use that will help me ge...

payment systems

Pay by Touch

, 2 minute read

I’ve dug up an interesting post I made back in 2003 about Pay By Touch. It has very striking similarities to payment situations today.

pebble

Activity Monitors

, 1 minute read

I did an analysis of the different health monitors out there before I ended up buying a Fitbit One. Here’s the table showing the various features. Eventually...

pedometer

Activity Monitors

, 1 minute read

I did an analysis of the different health monitors out there before I ended up buying a Fitbit One. Here’s the table showing the various features. Eventually...

personal development

Niche Down?

, 2 minute read

Should you niche down or not?

Inoculate

, 4 minute read

Do you have the willpower to reach your goals?

Want success? Improve!

, 3 minute read

I recently heard a person say that anybody who is truly successul is pratically addicted to learning and improving. Couch the idea in whatever terms you want...

personal productivity

Personal Productivity with paper

, 2 minute read

I’ve been reading self-help and productivity books for years. I’m always interested in the latest gadget, method or trick that I can use that will help me ge...

Changing Your Direction

, 1 minute read

There are times in life when you need to take a bit of a break.

principles of success

Want success? Improve!

, 3 minute read

I recently heard a person say that anybody who is truly successul is pratically addicted to learning and improving. Couch the idea in whatever terms you want...

Belief

, 4 minute read

When working toward a goal, even the nebulous goal of “Success” in a specific area, one of the first things we have to do is believe in that goal.

process

Review Your Process

, 5 minute read

Outside the three major processes, this one additional practice can have the greatest impact in your productivity and in your life.

processing

Processing Your Tasks

, 3 minute read

Processing: The third key element of a productivity system.

productivity

Doing the bare minimum

, 1 minute read

Asking how much to need to do needs to be followed up with why you are asking that question in the first place.

Review Your Process

, 5 minute read

Outside the three major processes, this one additional practice can have the greatest impact in your productivity and in your life.

Processing Your Tasks

, 3 minute read

Processing: The third key element of a productivity system.

Tracking Tasks

, 5 minute read

Tracking: The second key element of a productivity system.

Capture Tasks

, 4 minute read

Capturing tasks is the first step to productivity

Never Be Late Again

, 2 minute read

Your values determine your how to manage your time.

Draw Your Way to Happiness

, 3 minute read

Drawing can help you connect with your inner desires and help you plan your life and day.

Where to Start?

, 4 minute read

One of the most difficult things about personal productivity and improvement is knowing where to start.

Personal Productivity with paper

, 2 minute read

I’ve been reading self-help and productivity books for years. I’m always interested in the latest gadget, method or trick that I can use that will help me ge...

project status

projects

Prune

, 2 minute read

pruning

Prune

, 2 minute read

real fans

Real Fans

, 7 minute read

A long time fan of Science Fiction/Fantasy speaks up on the Hugo Awards of 2015

relationships

Niche Down?

, 2 minute read

Should you niche down or not?

resolutions

ruby

sad puppies

Real Fans

, 7 minute read

A long time fan of Science Fiction/Fantasy speaks up on the Hugo Awards of 2015

sax parser

XML DB (2003)

, 5 minute read

I’ve dug up an interesting post I made back in 2003 about the SourceForge project “XML DB”

science fiction

Real Fans

, 7 minute read

A long time fan of Science Fiction/Fantasy speaks up on the Hugo Awards of 2015

sco

XML DB (2003)

, 5 minute read

I’ve dug up an interesting post I made back in 2003 about the SourceForge project “XML DB”

scrum

Ticket To Ride as Scrum

, 3 minute read

Ticket to Ride is a popular game by Days of Wonder. In it you try to create a connections with your train lines from one city to another. You create the conn...

silicon slopes

site news

sketchnotes

soccer

Patience

, 2 minute read

Experienced players play the game differently

sq3r

sublime text

What I Want From Atom

, 4 minute read

Atom is a great editor, but I’m not quite ready to jump in with both feet just yet.

success

5 Steps to Success

, 1 minute read

Success doesn’t come easy, but there is a pattern.

systems

Systems

, 3 minute read

Systems are a hard thing to tie down. Ultimately they are just processes which you have in place to help you manage your work load. They could be as complex ...

task management

Processing Your Tasks

, 3 minute read

Processing: The third key element of a productivity system.

Tracking Tasks

, 5 minute read

Tracking: The second key element of a productivity system.

team development

tech

Changing Your Direction

, 1 minute read

There are times in life when you need to take a bit of a break.

technology

Farmbot

, less than 1 minute read

There have been a number of interesting technologies I’ve seen this month, but the most interesting thing I’ve seen has been the farmbot. Interchangeable att...

Logitech k760 Keyboard

, 1 minute read

A while back I picked up a Logitech K760 keyboard. It’s standard sized wireless, solar keyboard and it’s been one of the best keyboards I could get.

text editor

What I Want From Atom

, 4 minute read

Atom is a great editor, but I’m not quite ready to jump in with both feet just yet.

ticket to ride

Ticket To Ride as Scrum

, 3 minute read

Ticket to Ride is a popular game by Days of Wonder. In it you try to create a connections with your train lines from one city to another. You create the conn...

time management

todo lists

Prune

, 2 minute read

tools

Tools of the trade

, less than 1 minute read

There are a number of tools I find I rely on throught out the day. My intention is to make a list of them and talk about the pros and cons for each one in a ...

tracking

Tracking Tasks

, 5 minute read

Tracking: The second key element of a productivity system.

training

true fans

Real Fans

, 7 minute read

A long time fan of Science Fiction/Fantasy speaks up on the Hugo Awards of 2015

udemy

Habits

, 3 minute read

I recently learned about something called the habit journal and it’s been a great additional to my routine so far. Habits in and of themselves are neither go...

unemployment

I’m Working for Others

, 2 minute read

I totally expect people to be offended by what I say here. It’s a given, especially on a day like today, when we as Americans celebrate Martin Luther King Jr...

update

Changes

, 1 minute read

I’ve been thinking this site needed a refresh. What you see is a newly minted and merged version of the site. I’m still using the same theme, but I’ve upgrad...

The Daily Struggle

, 3 minute read

Due to a lack of direction on my part, I’m looking for feedback on what would be most useful to people who read this blog.

Time Off

, less than 1 minute read

Just a note. I’m taking the next two weeks off and will not be posting any articles here until the beginning of the new year.

Changing Your Direction

, 1 minute read

There are times in life when you need to take a bit of a break.

webface

XML DB (2003)

, 5 minute read

I’ve dug up an interesting post I made back in 2003 about the SourceForge project “XML DB”

willpower

Inoculate

, 4 minute read

Do you have the willpower to reach your goals?

writing

xml db

XML DB (2003)

, 5 minute read

I’ve dug up an interesting post I made back in 2003 about the SourceForge project “XML DB”