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Merlin Mann | Sep 5 2005
PigPogPDA - PigPog Creativity Wiki [Introduction]
Read on for details of a clever system for turning a Moleskine Reporter into a kind of über-notebook, in which capture, processing, and related work are handled using sticky-note flags and some light templating.read more »
Merlin Mann | Jul 19 2005
Merlin Mann | Jul 15 2005
This is very cute—turn an old Zip disk cast and some custom-printed templates into a sexy little Hipster PDA variant or a mini-tickler file. Clever!read more »
Merlin Mann | Jun 17 2005
Interesting article on ways to jumpstart your brain into action by changing something physical.
This doesn’t surprise me a bit, and if it’s all true, it might confirm my hunch that sitting still and staring at a screen all day is a recipe for lethargy, lame thinking, and productivity inertia.read more »
Merlin Mann | Jun 16 2005
More cool Hipster PDA templatesread more »
Merlin Mann | Jun 15 2005
As long as we’re on a run with Quicksilver tips, here are a few of the ways that I use Quicksilver that include pieces of the program that many folks aren’t familiar with yet.
Note that these are intermediate to advanced tips, so, again as ever, please look over the documentation (such as it is) and my setup guide—make sure you're using the latest version, read up on Quicksilver, load up on plugins (available via “Preferences > Plugins” in the Tiger version), and make sure you’re running in beta mode before asking for help.read more »
Merlin Mann | Jun 14 2005
A hacker who wishes to remain anonymous has answered my prayers by creating a modest one-line AppleScript that lets you pipe input from Quicksilver into a new Entourage Task with zero cruft—no Category, no Project, no date, and no reminder. Perfect for fast capture any place, and something I’ve craved for over a year.read more »
Merlin Mann | Jun 2 2005
Danny's Greasemonkey script bugs you every few minutes to see if you really still need to be surfing the web.read more »
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 10 2005
As Mr. Gruber mentioned yesterday, 2.0 (Tiger) versions of Safari have added the ability to
These may not seem revolutionary on the face of it, but as someone who’s already committed them to Safari muscle memory, I can assure you they’re wildly useful. A few random examples.read more »
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