Archive for July, 2008

Getting Shit Done

h1 Monday, July 21st, 2008


My mate KokoBWare recently gave me a personal productivity book called Getting Things Done by David Allen. It was actually pretty enlightening. I had been in search for such a system for some time but was never able to find it. A system that captured all tasks in my life, from creating Powerpoint presentations, doing my expense reports, to purchasing the toilet paper to wipe my arse with…and wiping my arse. Everything captured in one trusted reviewed list. I’m digging it. KokoBware: you’re not getting that book back.

As I reached out on the web this is a system many techies have been following religiously for the past few years. It’s been documented on many enthusiast sites like 43Folders, which is a tech/email look at GTD. In particular, there’s a talk that the author, Merlin Mann, gave at Google that gives you a good feel for what the system is all about.

Since productivity is a personal hobby of mine, I will share my adaptation of the system, called Getting Shit Done in the next few weeks as I implement it.

Run, ******, Run

h1 Friday, July 11th, 2008

Yesterday I ran in the JP Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge in Battersea park.

The race was a 5.6km race, which translates to 3.48 miles. I think this was the farthest measured distance I have ever run. In high school I remember getting on the treadmill for 30 mins on 6 but didn’t particularly enjoy it. This time around I ran for 33 minutes at a rate of 9.5 mins per mile. This is actually better than I expected, considering I have not been training or running. The only running I’ve been doing has been running out of toilet paper.

The finish line was my favourite part, I would say….sprinting that last 100 meters and not having to run anymore. I don’t know if I have it in me to do a marathon. Some people are made for running, others made for running out of toilet paper.

Ymail & Rocketmail

h1 Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

If you are loyal to Yahoo Mail for whatever reason, they have opened up a couple of other email domains for use: ymail and rocketmail. It’s a move to improve their registration rates I guess so if there’s a coveted id like “rockitwithyourcoccyx” that you’ve never been able to get, you can try again.

Still, not sure why someone that isn’t married to an existing Yahoo Mail account wouldn’t just create a gmail account. I have a couple of old arse Yahoo Mail accounts that I am totally married to. And by marriage, I’m talking love….and getting told to clean up after my crap….