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Merlin Mann | Mar 15 2010
John's article, advice, and success story about doing smart backup is exactly the reminder that a lot of people need to hear right this second. Because, it's impossible to overstate the importance of automated, redundant, and rotated backups. Trust me. You will need them all. Soon. Repeatedly. Forever. Always.
Worst of all, every stupid cliche about backup that currently makes you roll your eyes in exasperation will be visited upon you tenfold if you're not using some flavor of the anal-retentive system nerds like John and I live by.read more »
Merlin Mann | Feb 1 2010
Two of the best things on my Mac now sync programmatically and without the need for either spit or baling wire— that means syncing with "the cloud," syncing with my iPhone (App Store link), and, by extension, syncing with every computer I own via the game-changing Dropbox. Yes. Big.
If you live in text files and crave seamless, no-brainer syncing (that doesn't require growing a neckbeard), that little icon represents a milestone in the evolution of simple, low-friction workflows.read more »
Merlin Mann | Jan 27 2009
Here's a video of my presentation, "Toward Patterns for Creativity," from earlier this month at Macworld, here in SF.read more »
Merlin Mann | Jan 23 2009
Merlin’s First Desktop Tour on Vimeo (Full HD Version)
After a recent “Most Days” episode, several people asked to see what all's in my menu bar, so I made this little video using ScreenFlow. It's a “proof of concept.” A “pilot program,” if you like. Again: an experiment. (Hint: this looks way better in full HD)
Watch this space next week for more info on these apps, plus discount codes and more.read more »
Merlin Mann | Jan 21 2009
Merlin Mann | May 2 2008
And, if you're in a real "grab the shovel" mood, don't miss his link to a metric buttload of GTD apps.
As ever, though, friends, just remember: GTD's power is in what it does to your approach and to your thinking; it's not about magic beans and doo-dahs. Never allow yourself to obsess over tools to the exclusion of actually completing tasks. This is about action.
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