Friday, December 31, 2004

GTD aka Getting Things Done

So I have been reading around on some blogs about GTD and the book. It sparked my interest so I bought the book. I mean who doesn't want to be more productive?

It started when I saw this post:

GTD: Breaking Projects Into Short Tasks

Which lead me to:

Getting started with "GTD"

And just today I found the following link, which I think sums a lot of what I believe in. I already do about half of the things Mark mentions but certianly I need to do the notebook thing more:

Getting Things Done!

Thursday, December 30, 2004

Newsgator Rocks!

I read a lot of blogs. When I say I read, I mean skim unless it's interesting. And I have tried various different RSS aggregators but my problem with the local versions that run on my machine (SharpReader, RSSBandit, etc.) is that I have too many feeds and they become a burden to run.

So if I want to update, it takes a big hit on my machine. This where services like Newsgator and BlogLines come in handy. They are server based and much easier to maintain. They both have similar features but I like interface of Newsgator better. On Newsgator can save entries in a clippings section and the manage folders functionality is also very nice. However, on bloglines, you can have a blog and one cool thing is that you easily have your feeds be your blogrolled w/o having to do much.

Anyways, both are cool but Newsgator is my homepage now for the last month or so. And one of these days, I'll post some of the feeds I read. BTW, the feed on the right side of this blog,, is actually coming from a cool feature in Newsgator.

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Desktop Sidebar rocks

This tool is pretty cool, check it out:

Desktop Sidebar

Lots of useful plugins like email, news, winamp, media player, etc.