Personal Data Management Process

My Task/Time/Data Management Process

I get asked quite frequently about my task management workflow in general, and specifically how I keep projects organized and quickly/easily refer back to discussions in meetings or emails from months earlier.  Here’s a look at how I have things set up.  And I’ll add some additional posts about the actual setup of individual tools…

How many times have you been hacked?

How Many Times Have You Been Hacked?

Half of American adults had their personal information exposed to hackers last year alone. In a recent attack at the federal Office of Personnel Management, hackers stole the most sensitive personal data for 21.5 million people. The New York Times recently created a microsite that allows you to answer a few questions to learn which parts of your…

Karma Go Wireless Hot Spot

How Not to Launch Your Product

I recently (well, not recently, more like 294 days ago) purchased a Karma Go wireless hot spot device for use when I travel.  My in-laws didn’t have wireless connectivity in their home (they used dial-up until when they switched to broadband last year, and finally installed a wireless router a couple months ago) and on…

Cleaning out the attic

So True

“No person who can read is ever successful at cleaning out an attic.” — Ann Landers

The Stupid Appraisal Process

As we come to the end of the second quarter in the calendar, it’s time for many companies to start their mid-year reviews as part of their annual appraisal process.  I actually intended to write this article back in February when my company gave out annual reviews, but life got in the way and I…

Oliver Wendell Holmes


I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity. — Oliver Wendell Holmes


GTD Review: OmniFocus

Overview I recently switched to OmniFocus as my GTD application for Mac OS X and iOS.  Now, I realize this goes against my initial criteria for finding a new GTD system, which included a requirement that the system be cross-platform, but my computer usage — even at work — has shifted to almost entirely Mac OS…

ISS Flyover View

ISS Flyover Video

This is a great video from the International Space Station (ISS) during a flyover of the United States a couple of weeks ago.  It gives a wonderful perspective of their view and includes a nice sunrise at the very end.  At about 17,000 miles per hour, they see a sunrise/sunset about every 90 minutes.