With a broken phone and Inbox by Google I went from 5000 unread messages to Inbox Zero in a week with some email bankruptcy and clearing out some tasks. It’s not about being anal and keeping things neat, it’s about recognising that you’re never going to reply to that email from 2 years ago, but … More Google Inbox and Inbox Zero
As a quick follow up to my post on the new process for endorsements following the demise of the paper counterpart driving licence. First, a clarification, the change in the DVLA is for the paper counterpart to the photo id licence, not the paper licence that existed before the photo id licences. Many people will … More Paperless and warning free
Inspired by The Getting Better Moment – You’ve Been Haacked , this is my story of my first job and a getting better moment. During my summer break in university, back in 1999, my local council, who part funded my university education, back in the days before student loans, found me a placement at a … More The Getting Better Moment
I don’t trust change. I know change is what we do, it’s why people need new software to do things they couldn’t do before, to sweep away the cobwebs and start everything anew. To change. For the better. The better what? Faster, more efficient, more user friendly. “Just better”. “An improvement”. “The new shiny”. “Make … More I don’t trust change
I’ve been thinking about productivity a lot recently, s you may have seen if you’ve been following me on Twitter. It strikes me though that the most important thing that generalises a lot of the tips is this: Avoid multitasking. Humans are notoriously bad at multitasking (and not just men, for those women sniggering smugly … More Productivity
In an attempt to steer my referrer logs away from the HTC Hero, I wanted to get back to something I mentioned on Twitter a while back. I want to talk about rabbit holes in your code. After a while, all code will have at least one rabbit hole in it. You know you’ve found … More Rabbit Hole Code
I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve stumbled upon the coffee-room solution to a big problem. I’m sure most people recognise the feeling. You’re sitting at the computer with a big problem staring you in the face, and you’ve been battling it for a couple of hours trying to find a solution. Then … More take a good, hard look at your first revision and just say to yourself, "gloves."