Computer Backgrounds to Focus by

Recently someone at a coffeeshop noticed the desktop background on my computer and asked if he could have it. Kind of an odd request, but…okay. Then I started showing him the others, why I made them, why they are significant to me, and how I use them. At this point I realized I was basically dictating a blog post. So […]

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Nu Rulz: If -> Then of Life

I’ve been a productivity junkie for at least a decade now. Am I more productive? Sure! Am I happy with my productivity levels? …That answer is still a resounding “No”. David Allen, Mark Forrester, Tim Ferriss, Leo Babauta, Stever Robbins, etc. all have fantastic systems. At this point I gotta admit, I have ample empirical […]

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Your Productivity Throttle

After trying dozens of full-on productivity systems and hundreds (thousands?) of little productivity hacks over the last decade, almost none of them worked for me very long. Some time ago I noticed that almost none of them work permanently for most people. Hmm. It took me a little while to figure out why. Now, after […]

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Two and a half computers

My backpack doesn’t look that big, but it is heavier than most. I need three or four bins to make it through airport security. The reason is that I am very often traveling with this much computational firepower inside. Computer #1: Sam Central This 13″ MacBook Pro is my main computer for all my personal, […]

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More on moron-proof email

I got a few questions on from last week’s post about the 5 things you can do with email. So here are some extra bonus email management answers, tips, and resources from yours truly. Folders Yes, I too used to have an intricate storage system for every email and struggle over where best to store […]

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