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Merlin Mann | May 27 2005
This is a clever variation on the Hipster PDA that I picked up over on the HPDA wiki page. Use a cheapie, pocket-sized pad of restaurant “Guest Checks” to take notes. The hack is to use the kind with old-school carbon copies, so you’ll always have an archival copy of any notes you take.
Check out the full set on Flickr.
Merlin Mann | May 18 2005
Now shipping from Amazon and on its way to subscribers' mailboxes.read more »
Merlin Mann | May 14 2005
Cool home page for Creative Think. Oblique Strategies-like tips. Reload for more.read more »
Merlin Mann | May 12 2005
I’m really intrigued by GTDTiddlyWiki, which is a clever wiki for implementing David Allen’s Getting Things Done system. It’s fun to use and a bit of a technical marvel (tip: shutting off animations under “Options” greatly sped things up for me).
Since I’m in one of my periodic “No new tools!” modes, I’m really just playing with it right now, albeit enjoyably. But, from the popularity of the site, I gather that a lot of you are using GTDTiddlyWiki to implement your Getting Things Done system. I’m curious to hear how it’s going for you. Specifically:read more »
Merlin Mann | May 9 2005
"A calm technology will move easily from the periphery of our attention, to the center, and back...."read more »
Merlin Mann | May 7 2005
Great tips that are useful way beyond studying—really for any kind of work that requires your mind not to wander off on its own.read more »
Merlin Mann | Apr 27 2005
Jeffrey Windsor shares a great tip for making it easy to start work in the morning—by always leaving your work at a point where it will be easy, intuitive, and interesting to pick things back up. Instead of grinding away until you're drained and out of enthusiasm, quit while you're on a roll.read more »
Merlin Mann | Apr 25 2005
Danny asks: "When you have a regular, mind-crushingly dull task to do, do you have a little game you play with yourself to make it easier? What is it?"read more »
Merlin Mann | Apr 21 2005
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