Helping Creative People Create

There’s a great post by Kathy Sierra on the effects of being “always connected” with applications like email, IM and more specifically Twitter. For those of you who don’t know, Twitter is a service that allows you to tell the world what you’re doing all the time. It’s like a tiny blog letting people know […]

So LifeDev has been accepted into b5Media, one of the largest (maybe the largest?) blog network in the cosmos. LifeDev will be camping out in the business channel over there, joining the ranks of great blogs like Slacker Manager, PimpYourWork, and Brian Clark’s famous Copyblogger. I couldn’t be happier. Why did I decide on b5? […]

Wishing that you could see your Backpack data when you’re not online?  Check out PackRat, (Mac only) the Backpack sync-er for your computer and Backpack.  Access and change your lists, events, and now reminders offline, and upon re-establishing connection, it all syncs up.  Brilliant. And that’s not all: there are going to be some big […]

I recently have been checking out the various “list” programs via Techcrunch that allow you to save items to your list, in hopes that your friends and family will buy what you want for a change. No more weird coffee mugs, no more sweaters that your dog wouldn’t wear. Now there will be no excuse […]

LifeClever has outlined two ways [link defunct] to quickly utilize, the popular social bookmarking service. Mmmmm. The coolest IMHO is the brilliant Quicksilver implementation.  I get a warm fuzzy every time I hear of a new implementation on how to use the brilliant Mac program.  (Considering this is coming from a Windows user, it should […]

Yes, it’s true. And scientists can’t explain why either. But according to a study in 1998, you can reset your brain’s sleep-wave clock. I’m not exactly sure what that means, but it sounds mysterious and interesting. There are 39 other useful sleep facts over at the National Sleep Research Project if this piques your interest. […]

DownloadSquad reports that Google’s been updating Google Reader with a few fixes and added features. First and foremost: An “Add to folder” menu after using the subscribe bookmarklet, the Firefox 2.0 subscribe button and the “Add to Google” button The “Feed actions…” menu lets you rename the feed and change its folders Some IE 7 […]

Kelly Forrister’s been really busy improving her productivity… by taking a vacation. I was also off email for 6 days–always a great experience for me to disconnect from the world that way. Sure enough, despite hundreds of emails upon my return, nothing was so urgent it couldn’t wait or be covered by someone else. When […]

Just when you thought GTD fanatics could take it any farther, Stefanos Karagos up and creates this cool GTD wallpaper for your desktop.� Now you’ll always know what to do next! Available in 3:4 and Widescreen

Interruptions are the bane of productivity, whether they come from other co-workers or your environment. While a distractive environment can severely hamper your ability to focus (email pop-ups in your taskbar, loud music, etc.), other people can be the biggest causes for a lapse in productivity. Part of the interruptions are mandatory, but a culture […]

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