Thursday, January 29, 2009

The last of the Mac productivity hack blogs?

Today I discovered John Chandler's Creativityist blog and quickly added it to my Google Reader subscriptions. The whole field of "life hacks" and "productivity tricks" has taken some abuse of late, even from the great Merlin Mann, who practically invented the genre. No one else seems to be writing much about nifty information and task management software and the cleverest ways to use them any more; the prevailing theme nowadays seems to be how tinkering with productivity systems is a waste of time. Point taken, but my own system still doesn't do everything I want, and there's still plenty of room for fresh ideas. Recently John has written about GTD contexts and weekly reviews, compared OmniFocus and Things, and written several posts on writing and creativity. I'm looking forward to more.

Friday, January 23, 2009

English supremacists lose one in Nashville

The more time I spend in the post-Bush era, the better I like it. Congratulations Nashville!