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Nine Workspaces Where Famous Folks Get Stuff Done

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Really insightful look at where some well-known “knowledge workers” make things happen each day.  As someone who’s trying to embrace the Getting Things Done productivity method, the short interview with David Allen is especially intriguing.  Looking at all of the others that were chosen, their personal style is uniquely evident in each space.

(via Lifehacker)

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September 24, 2009 at 11:32 pm

For Writing Software, a Buddy System

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I did a fair bit of this during one of my internships in college.  Coding in pairs, along with effective use of the “Pomodoro” technique (to avoid overload) allowed me to learn more from the people I worked with.  It requires patience, but if you can take the time to try pair programming, you’ll soon wonder how you ever worked without it.

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September 19, 2009 at 10:31 pm

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Things GTD

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After trying to find a way to make up for not being able to sync To-Do’s natively (It’s already been done for Notes, To-Do’s seems like a logical next step…) and not being satisfied with the choices, I came across Things by Cultured Code. At first, everything worked well, basic functionality and even some advanced sorting features – Project support and Tags – were there. Thinking about the problem a bit more, there’s one place where the app still can’t compete with the heavyweights of the category: support for the Getting Things Done productivity method. I looked at OmniFocus – the heavyweight of iPhone To-Do apps and evangelized by one Merlin Mann – but it’s probably more than I need at this point. Instead I would really like to see something like an advanced ‘GTD Mode’ with support for Contexts (Use tags in ‘Basic’ mode and ‘Contexts’ for GTD). Cultured Code has a solid base to build on, I just hope they keep listening to the feedback and find ways to improve the app to serve those who can’t make use of (or don’t need) all the features of a full GTD solution.

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September 11, 2009 at 12:15 pm

Customers Angered as iPhones Overload AT&T

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Jenna Wortham, writing for the New York Times:

AT&T might be in the spotlight now, analysts say, but other carriers will face similar problems as they sell more smartphones, laptop cards and eventually tablets that encourage high data usage.

Finally common sense prevails over pointless outrage.

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September 3, 2009 at 10:49 am

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