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Merlin Mann | Mar 3 2005
Handy little tip to avoid unnecessary drill-down, plus a plug for an old Mac evergreen.read more »
Merlin Mann | Mar 2 2005
Excellent ALA article on use cases for non-nerds....I wish all clients were smart and patient enough to walk through this level of detail before they started choosing new drapes and doorknobs.read more »
Merlin Mann | Feb 28 2005
NetNewsWire is one my favorite Mac applications. It's a beautiful RSS/Atom reader with so many wonderful features that it's easy to lose one of it's smartest ones in the lights.
I've talked recently about the value of setting your email program's "autocheck" frequency to something more realistic than "every minute," as so many folks currently do. It's an easy way to minimize distraction, plus it encourages the smart habit of "ganging" email work into focused sprints of activity—rather than dashing away from whatever you're doing every minute or two like Pavlov's drooly puppy.
NetNewsWire has a setting that supports this same good habit in your site surfing habits. Under "
Merlin Mann | Feb 25 2005
Merlin Mann | Feb 24 2005
How much do I love my readers? So much.
Despite my initially flipping the bozo bit by asking for technical support about installing Remind, Mike responded with one of the most useful emails I’ve received in a year. So good, that I asked him to move a couple things around and turn it into a full-length guest feature for 43 Folders. So he did.
Many thanks, Mike. I'm still getting my head around a lot of this, but already see many uses for this. Fellow Unix noobs: this looks like a pretty good first project, eh?read more »
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