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Things I learned the hard way: Transferring cel fone pix to computer

Phone: Samsung Alias. It has a micro SD card. What I want to do: Move cel phone pictures from the internal memory to the memory card and then transfer to the computer Problem: When I move all photos to card, take card out and then insert into USB card, connect to computer, do my file […]

The road to illumination

“The road to illumination is paved with bad assumptions.” (I coined that. Yesterday. Topic of conversation: Project Management, specifically defining all the pieces and parts of the project. And you know, discovering my assumptions about it. Including the bad ones.)

What I discovered while I was cleaning out my email inbox

The lastest Publisher’s Lunch Weekly with the book deal news — Merlin Mann of 43 folders has sold a book! Business/Investing/Finance founder Merlin Mann’s INBOX ZERO, exploring the popular myths about “email organization,” and provides an inspiring blueprint for managing our attention and making things that matter, to Julia Cheiffetz at Harper Studio, by […]

Freedom: Shut off the internet for a time

Freedom: A little shareware app for Mac OS that will shut off your network (read: internet) access for any time between 5 minutes to 8 hours. And once it’s off, the only way to get internet access back again is to restart the computer. Have downloaded it and tried it (briefly) on the laptop and […]

Lovingly handmade productivity pr0n

The art and craft of bookbinding meets GTD hipster PDA. Patrick Ng of Hong Kong shares his personal solution for keeping track of what’s what. [via lifehacker]

(seemingly stupid little Mac tricks) OmniFocus and Perspectives

Omni Focus has a new, small demo online movie: Perspectives (direct movie link). Or: How to set up a bunch of custom views of your tasks. So I’ve made some of my own custom icons tojump right to Stuff I wanna see allda time. I’m sure this makes no sense whatsoever, unless you’ve a) got […]

Mac OS: Recapturing disk space

Or, how I freed up around 2GB of disk space yesterday. GrandPerspective is an app that helps you find “hidden” large files. I found a 750 MB “empty” (really!) disk image with it, and a bunch of stuff hidden in my mail libraries. HawkWings helps with the mail problems, here. Getting rid of attachments on […]

9 simple little writing habits

Excellent advice.

Why airplanes are late

It’s very simple math: If, under perfect conditions, 60 airplanes can use a runway, but airlines have scheduled 70 or more flights for that hour, it is impossible for all 70 to use the runway during that hour. [via Jim Fallows]