22 Aug 2011

The Road Ahead

Over the last few years, I’ve slowly been enjoying my day job less and less. It went in one direction as I went in another. Still, it was a decent source of monthly income, and while it was challenging work, on one level it was at least easy to keep on doing it, day after day. […]

9 Jun 2011

Fantastical adds better Alfred support

FAO Mac keyboardistas. I am very much enjoying Alfred as a Quicksilver replacement; it’s a great app with great support. With easy Fantastical support as well, it’s even better. Now I just kick off Alfred and type “f tomorrow 10pm Ian’s party” to add a new appointment to my iCal calendar. Nice. preppeller: Just a […]

19 Aug 2010

Five Obscure Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

Yes, it’s a list post, with a prime number of items, to boot. Sue me. Here’s five of the more obscure Mac keyboard shortcuts I use, plus some bonus tips for good measure. If you know about all of them already, you’re probably really über-geeky (umlaut tip: hit Option‑U to prepare an umlaut; it’ll then appear […]

11 Aug 2010

An Experiment in Time

Several people have asked me how I Get Stuff Done™. I think I’m going to start a little series of blog entries about productivity, time, energy and wotnot. I’m no expert in this, and I probably fail more than I succeed. But sharing both the successes and the failures might help, I guess. One thing that’s […]

2 Aug 2010

Merlin Mann on Time and Attention

I feel like a doctor… and I feel like periodically I get this stream of people who are almost dead from a brain tumour the size of a volleyball, and they mainly want me to find out where they can get bigger hats. And with all of my might, I try to say to them: […]