GTD-filter: I'm trying to organize my (academic) work life using GTD. I've read through the book, and it sounds like it can help me a lot. I am thinking of using my Macbook as my folder system, but I can't seem to find an app that works the way I want. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche
on Aug 3, 2007 -
I've just bought a new Motorola Q because I am keep on organisation; however, the tasks and calendar seems horrible and there doesn't seem to be any note function. Am I just stupid or is this thing totally lacking in functionality? [more inside]
posted by Knigel
on Jul 18, 2007 -
Photoshop Keyboard Shortcut: Anyone know the keyboard shortcut for "Fill path with foreground color"?
I can't find it anywhere and usually you can google and find something, so I'm thinking maybe there isn't one, and you just gotta click it in the paths tab. Thanks..
posted by 0217174
on Jun 4, 2007 -
I've tried a lot of personal organization systems, and have had varying degrees of success with each. I've yet to stick with any, however, so I'm trying to find a system that works for ME so that I can be productive more often than not. [more inside]
posted by SanctiCrucis05
on May 13, 2007 -
What free, open-source projects can I run in a privately accessible portion of my webspace that would be useful to me in terms of making things more practical in my own life (think Lifehacker-43 Folders kind of stuff)? I'd prefer Mefites' personal experiences with their own installs over linkage that you've seen but never tried — although I'll take either one. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on May 7, 2007 -
Is there a Mac application that can help me keep track of hours, dates, and time I spend writing? [more inside]
posted by agent99
on May 2, 2007 -
AutocadFilter: I'd like to change two shortcuts that aren't possible via the "aliasedit" command. [more inside]
posted by DenOfSizer
on Mar 8, 2007 -
I've bought and read most of David Allen's Gettings Things Done. I've also read a ton of things on line. But I'm still having a bear of a time wrapping my mind around GTD. I feel like I understand it on one level but I don't know how to fit it into my normal daily workflow. What is it that I am missing? [more inside]
posted by dgeiser13
on Dec 14, 2006 -
I'm on a Mac and my browser of choice is Opera. I was wondering if it would be possible to block a handful of sites entirely and only allow myself access on Sundays?
posted by mordecai
on Nov 27, 2006 -
What are the alternatives to exporting emails from Lotus Notes client to text files in order to share information. Is this best practice anyway? [more inside]
posted by razzman
on Nov 1, 2006 -
This summer I want to do some self-improvement in terms of writing skills (essays for university), study techniques, etc. Basically I want to maximise my abilities and develop the best possible studying routine. What books did you find helpful when you were an undergrad? Or what books do you wish you had read early on? [more inside]
posted by mjao
on Oct 26, 2006 -
I'm looking for a term for (and famous/interesting examples of) the crisis situation that occurs in an organization when the standards to which employees are held for "success" become separated (by management policies) from the ends that the organization is actually trying to achieve. In other words: Employee X "succeeds" when completing Y task, even though Y does not contribute to the effectiveness of the overall mission. For instance, Enron
. Is there a term for this? Something dissonance? Other famous examples?
posted by greggish
on Oct 18, 2006 -
ProductivityFilter: Help a work-at-home mother of two design a GTD-meets-FlyLady life management system. Very much [more inside]
posted by Andrhia
on Oct 7, 2006 -
Does anyone know any techniques for creating new habits.
I find it fraustrating that the habits I do have and don't want, are hard to break, and the habits I want are hard to establish.
Thanks [more inside]
posted by matholio
on Sep 26, 2006 -
Is there a windows application to darken the screen around your active window? [more inside]
posted by corpse
on Sep 24, 2006 -
How can I perfect my gtd system as a college student with a very specific set of tasks? [more inside]
posted by Ash3000
on Sep 18, 2006 -
Is it possible to monitor my own browsing habits and create statistics based on them, so I can be more productive? [more inside]
posted by thelost
on Aug 27, 2006 -
How can I rent two cheap offices in Boston or Cambridge? I'm on a budget, and am willing to be creative. [more inside]
posted by josh
on Aug 9, 2006 -
I am looking for a resource or advice on organizing files and folders on a shared hard drive. I am faced with 12 GB of files that need to be reorganized - many files and folders are out-of-date, irrelevant, or obsolete, and many were created by people who no longer work at my company for projects that are no longer active. I'm hoping to hear about a strategy that helps me methodically organize all of this data, archiving what's no longer needed and coming up with an intuitive filing system for what is. [more inside]
posted by pants
on Jul 26, 2006 -
Are there any studies which show a correlation between office productivity and website monitoring/blocking that have not been funded or produced by a website monitoring/blocking company?
posted by Jairus
on Jul 13, 2006 -
I want to compile a list of personal development and productivity sites. (Most are probably weblog-based, but that's not a requirement.) I'm looking for sites with real, practical information that you can use in your everyday life, sites that motivate you to be a better person, to try new things. Examples: 43 Folders
, Steve Pavlina
. Please point me to your favorites!
posted by jdroth
on Jul 7, 2006 -
Can anyone suggest good (and hopefully free) software that will prevent other applications from running during specified parts of the day? The idea is to block certain non-productive applications (media players, games, etc.) during the day when I should be working. Ideally it would allow me to specify which hours each program was blocked and to allow the programs to be unlocked with a password if needed.
posted by Mbarron2896
on Jun 22, 2006 -
How do you stay productive while working full-time when there may be elements of stress and burning out involved? [more inside]
posted by dino terror
on Jun 15, 2006 -
I work at a national retail store full-time, and the majority of the time when I'm not working the register it's all very simple stuff like straightening and folding clothes. It only takes maybe 15%* of my focus. I need suggestions for things to think about, mental games, and methods of mental improvement to take up the other 85%. [more inside]
posted by ElfWord
on May 18, 2006 -
Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional: I've got a document with several hundred links in it. Right now, they're all invisible; I'd like to change them all to dotted rectangles of a particular color. Is there any way to change the appearance of every link in the document simultaneously? "Make this the default appearance" doesn't do it; it only affects the links you make in the future. Help?
posted by logovisual
on May 12, 2006 -
Am I running any sort of risk by keeping my desk at work clean and empty, when every other person in this government office keeps theirs piled to the ceiling? [more inside]
posted by BruceL
on Apr 25, 2006 -
I'm looking for software that will help me make better use of the time I spend on my computer. It should help me stay productive and discourage procrastination. [more inside]
posted by koenie
on Apr 11, 2006 -
I want to (sometimes) delete all browsers on my Mac. But sometimes, I want them back. Help me. [more inside]
posted by terceiro
on Apr 2, 2006 -
I would like to build and host a del.icio.us clone on my Mac (Intel iMac running Tiger). It need not be accessible outside of my machine, although if you can advise me how to do that while still keeping my machine secure, that would be a very nice plus. I am able to build simple command-line apps in Unix and puzzle some stuff out, but I am very much not a l33t hax00r. Can anyone walk me through the process very simple step by very simple step? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Mar 31, 2006 -
Here's my idea: I am working on a project that requires me to write 1,000 words a day. As a motivator, I want to have a BIG display that counts down the number of words I have left to go. My first idea was to have an LED display, clock radio style, attached via USB that would somehow retrieve the native count from MS Word and display it (in reverse, since word counts up - but a countup clock might also be OK.)
Ideas on that would be great, but it also seems quite hard - so I thought maybe an Applescript that would simulate the display on my monitor would work.
How to do this, I have no clue.
posted by soulbarn
on Mar 5, 2006 -
I have a hard time staying organized at work. My problem isn't working on something, it's staying aware of the many projects and tasks that I have to complete, prioritizing, and staying on top of a project (and letting clients know that I'm on top of it, next step, etc.) There are multitudes of tools out there, and I have access to many of them.
What I'd like to know is what methods have you found that work for you with regards to your daily organization at work? Notebook, spreadsheet, Outlook, etc?
posted by adampsyche
on Feb 20, 2006 -
I'm looking for a web-based to-do application with a few very specific features, but, essentially, one that's almost a del.icio.us clone and is very much centralized not on categories, but on tags. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Feb 7, 2006 -
I am a Java programmer working for a reasonably large (read: not-so-quick-to-get-with-the-times) organization, and I'm trying to put together a case for having a dual-monitor setup for all our developers. [more inside]
posted by PWA_BadBoy
on Feb 2, 2006 -
What's the best wiki I can run on my
server and use as a public-facing "customer FAQ"? [more inside]
posted by subpixel
on Jan 24, 2006 -
I'm looking for web-based application that I can use to organize my todo lists. I need for it to be webbased and it also must have an RSS feed. Does anybody have any suggestions?
posted by hubs
on Jan 20, 2006 -
I ordered a HON filing cabinet (four drawer, vertical) and was assured that all HON file cabinets are heavy-duty. However, when it showed up the drawers were all squeaky and flimsy, and one doesn't close properly without being slammed.
My question - where can I get a dependably good, heavy-duty file cabinet that rolls drawers in and out smoothly, can take some weight, isn't flimsy, and generally will work well for a long time? I'd prefer four drawer vertical, beige color, standard office metal variety.
posted by mark7570
on Jan 6, 2006 -
I use David Allen’s GTD (Getting Things Done) system along with other productivity styles similar to it and spawned from it. I’ve organized many things in my life, but my computer files are still all over the place and don’t seem to have the same logic as my other implementations. I am curious if anyone has set up a GTD system for his or her computer files, or another system that works very well at retaining organization, short term and long term. I use Windows XP right now, but am curious about other operating systems as well such as Linux. I appreciate any tips or tricks that can be provided, thanks in advance.
posted by Knigel
on Nov 27, 2005 -