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Category Archives: PIM
I had to clear out my workplace. It was quite interesting to revisit the digital and physical traces of so many years. It started with little slips of paper, to capture data from telephone calls or other little notes, piled up in a drawer. They were best simulated by plain text files.
After the upgrade to Windows 8.1 (taking several hours), I found several annoying problems. Continue reading
After returning from vacation, I noticed how quickly I skimmed my RSS reader, and this alarmed me. If an item does not resonate with me immediately, it could also mean that I just don’t understand its context quickly enough.
Cleaning up my repositories, showed me that my bookmark collection has lost much of its relevance. If the links aren’t digested right away, they won’t be useful later, either. Read more about my filing and cleanup strategies.
Many bloggers have listed their Top Ten Tools. Here is my list. It mainly consists of very basic tools, and I use them often for other purposes than the standard ones.
For syncing my office and home materials, I use a very primitive method, but it preserves me a sense of space, and it helps me keeping a work-life balance.
“Different people seem to have different levels of task switching that is tolerable or even enjoyable.” And these different people exhibit very different styles of multitasking, some of which seem plausible to me.
Bold, italics, and underline each fulfill a distinct role, and underline is ideal to indicate all kinds of relationships or links. But unfortunately, underline is underused. Why is it so unpopular? Perhaps because it is the markup of teachers.
Explaining blogs or other collaboration/ personal productivity tools is not easy. Often, they are a mixture of similar ones. Here is my attempt.