One of the greatest revelations of my adult life has been that I don’t have to finish every book that I start reading. When I was in school this wasn’t really an option without negative fallout. Even after graduation I found myself trudging through books that I had started but realized a few chapters in [...]
This has been one of my favorite Christmas images for several years. It just puts the whole commercialism of Christmas in proper perspective. Merry Christmas to all my online friends!
I have been wanting to remodel my home office for a year or two now but it just didn’t seem to be “in the budget.” I’ve been looking at office furniture during that time and also thinking about what I might like to do with the walls and floor. These things quietly sat on my [...]
Since I’ve been using TiddlyWiki as my primary task manager, I move text around A LOT. Selecting, cutting, and pasting text is still much better than shuffling paper, however. Except as noted, the keyboard shortcuts below work in textarea fields of any web page and not just for TiddlyWiki. Note also that these may not [...]
Quite often I work in multiple windows and need to see them together for maximum productivity. I love Alt-Tab but sometimes even that is too cumbersome. An example of when I need to see multiple windows at once might be when I am updating an HTML table on a web page with selected the tabular [...]
I had to send a document today via inter-office mail. I needed the recipient to mark up the copy with any changes. I thought this might be a good time to write about both sending good inter-office notes as well as how I track “Waiting For” items in TiddlyWiki.
You’ll notice in the example below 4 [...]
Have you ever wondered what what day of the week a holiday or birthday falls on but didn’t have a calendar nearby? Have you ever needed to know what the weekend dates for a particular month are to plan a dinner with friends, but didn’t have your Palm handy? Have you ever needed to know [...]
Recently I’ve been evaluating not only WHAT I do, but WHEN I do it. I’m finding that I’m much more productive at certain tasks when I perorm them at certain times. Like the writer of Ecclesiastes says, “There is a time for everything.”
For a long time now I’ve woke up generally around 5am. I would [...]
One of the first things I did when I was becoming familiar with Tiddly Wiki was to play with the tables layout and design a 2006 calender. It looks like this (reduced by 75%):
If you want to add one of these to your own TiddlyWiki, here is the code you’ll need:
|>|>|>|>|>|>|>|>|>|>|>|>|>|>|>|>|>|>|>|>|>|>|bgcolor(#cccccc): !2 0 0 6 [...]
The central part of a FranklinCovey system is the Weekly Compass. This is a tool that you update during the weekly review and plan. In a paper based system it is a strip of paper that is used to mark the current day. As you plan your week, you note what you plan to do [...]