The Importance of a Central Project List - Stepcase Lifehack. I can’t escape the fact that having a real centralized project list for the things I’m doing is helping.
I want to believe that I have tons of excess capacity in my brain. I want to think that I remember everything I’ve got on the go. Action Method Online. Change Up Your Study Spaces for Better Recall. Pros and Cons to Help You Choose a Desk Layout. Yes, I work (mostly) from my sofa.
And after struggling to keep work organized in the living room, I'm ready to buy a big girl desk and set up the home office of my dreams. But with an entire spare bedroom to work with, I've got the entire world of desk shape options in front of me. So which one to choose? Here's a helpful guide to the Pros & Cons of each. DIY Record Dividers. Stop Repeating Yourself: Set Up a Workplace Wiki. I'm glad its working for you guys, but by definition everyone who works at Gawker knows and respects technology. This is far from true at most businesses. I've seen two Wiki deployments happen in companies recently and they both were giant mistakes. FbCal.com - Facebook Calendar Generator. Calendar. It's your life. How to Stay Productive Working from Coffee Shops (or Anywhere Out of the Office) @MaxellDVD1: Well, it's not really that entertaining.
I administer my company's web and e-mail servers as well as the web app dev junk. I was in Boston for Red Hat Summit and went to a Starbucks downtown. I got a call about problems with our corporate site so I plucked my trusty laptop from my bag and, after a brief interlude getting connected to the wifi, got into my server. I found that someone had gotten in and completely screwed the httpd.conf up. I restored from a backup and started digging through the auth logs to see who it was. Our Favorite Office Objects: The Letter Tray as Laptop Stand. Sign me up for the cheap laptop stand group.
I found a beautiful wood letter box @ my local office supply store on sale for $10. To add height and slant, I bought a pair of cheap metal bookends, and slid the letter tray upside down on top of them. That was good, but the keyboard was just a little low for the tiny 10" netbooks. Top 10 Ways to Organize and Streamline Your Workspace. @MaxellDVD1: I dislike people using technological terms to describe non-technical actions.
Reboot should be Clean-up! Reboot should, as your tip suggests, mean to restart a computer. @MaxellDVD1: I think that 7 is the most important. Every day when I leave work, my desk contains: Re-Evaluate Your Office Gear to Simplify and Declutter. Uggg, my desk looks similar to the article's photo.
It's a matter of prioritizing the workspace. As you mention here: [lifehacker.com] Beat Your Filing Cabinet into Shape with a Filing System Workflow. I know this is a while ago but you might get it... Use the same simple system for paper and paperless with only three folders. Computer: eDocs, leave as whatever format you like. Everything else and stuff you think you might need ten years later - PDF. You need three folders. 1) Years, 2) Keep and 3) the built in recycle bin. Make up year folders under "years" i.e. 2010 for this year. 12 Desk Organization Tips. The Step-by-Step Guide to Digitizing Your Life.
Example: 8 steps to bake cookies. Mix dry ingredients, melt butter in bowl, add dry ingredients, mix at low speed, poor into pan, bake at 325 for 30 minutes, cut brownies, eat and enjoy. But let's say at the 2nd step, to melt the butter, you had to use an acetylene torch (it's really tough butter). Operating a torch isn't something most people have experience with so there are more detailed instructions below, for those who need them. I tried FreeMind and XMind and while you could sorta force it to do something like that, it would be better if it was a series of collapsible steps, rather than a mind map where everything had to hover around the middle. Hive Five: Five Best Mind Mapping Applications.
Tracks - GTD application on Rails - Download Squad. In my ongoing search for the ultimate software system for use with the Getting Things Done methodology, I've recently come across a real winner.
Tracks is a web application that was built from the ground up for the purposes of implementing a GTD system. Written in Ruby on Rails, Tracks offers the familiar Projects and Contexts organization system made popular by David Allen's Getting Things Done system, coupled with the sparse graphical design and easy functionality made popular by well-known Ruby on Rails applications like Backpack, Basecamp and Ta-Da List. Now I should mention that Tracks is not affiliated in any way with 37 Signals (the maker of the other three web applications I mentioned), but it's clear that the Tracks developers are inspired by what 37 Signals have done. Productive Talk: 43 Folders Meets David Allen on Odeo. The Perfect Mess. In an interview with Michael McLaughlin published in The New Writer’s Handbook (2007), Eric Abrahamson, co-author of A Perfect Mess: The Hidden Benefits of Disorder, says Your mess is perfect when it reaches the point at which, if you spent any more or any less time organizing, you would become inefficient.
When we see a perfectly clean, organized office, with it’s sleek glass-topped desk and a white MacBook centered perfectly atop the desk’s vast emptiness, we might find it cold, sterile, oppressive even. It’s not a coincidence that the Death Star’s halls are clean, white — and cold! Thunderbird gets GTD'd... « searching4arcadia. A few things came together for me this past weekend, and I thought I’d share a bit.
First, was MerlinMann’s discussion of the usefulness (or lack thereof) of e-mail folders. I agree completely with Merlin on this one- and I feel a hint of a running thread here- focus on The Work and not on Organization. After all it is “Getting Things Done” not “Organizing Things Nicely”. MVance / GettingThingsDone. 31 Resources on The best GTD resources - Listible! The page you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable. Please try the following: Make sure that the Web site address displayed in the address bar of your browser is spelled and formatted correctly. If you reached this page by clicking a link, contact the Web site administrator to alert them that the link is incorrectly formatted. Click the Back button to try another link. Productivity - lifehack.org.
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Like us on Facebook Close Open. ATPM 13.02 - Next Actions: A Survey of the GTD App Landscape. The 2001 publication of David Allen’s Getting Things Done stirred a revolution of organized, productive work environments for thousands. Allen’s system, affectionately known as “GTD” to those in the know, provides a framework for managing tasks, projects, goals, and, indeed, much of one’s life. As the GTD system spread in usage and popularity, dozens of tools and writings arose as a part of the GTD sub-culture. Blogs such as 43Folders and LifeHacker devote a significant amount of attention to implementing the GTD system. 25 Firefox Extensions to Make You More Productive. GOE: Getting Organized Experiment Programs 2007. Archive » Tough questions for your things. How to Declutter an Entire Room in One Go.
The Perfect Mess. Productive Talk: 43 Folders Meets David Allen on Odeo.