December 16, 2013

TIL that super-productivity is the way forward


I popped in to work again today.  Sunday is becoming less the ‘day of rest’ and more the ‘rest of the to do pile’… nonetheless, the day has been productive.  Super-productive even.  My inbox remains empty, my desk is clear, and my mind with it.

It’s like my entire week is now a Kinder Surprise - waiting to be unwrapped with the toy inside representing my freedom through a laughable to-do list.

I’m looking forward to this week.  It has been a while.*

*except Tuesday.  I’m having a wisdom tooth removed.  Ouch.

December 10, 2013

“ The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse got the cheese! ”

December 7, 2013

“ Noli timere ”

Seamus Heaney’s last words (via a text)

December 7, 2013

TIL emptying my inbox motivates me


Yesterday was Friday. Whilst everyone in the office were content that it was the end of the week (read: TGIF), I thought to myself “only two days left ‘til the end of the week”. I was behind on work. Being ill for two days didn’t help. So I went in today. Coffee on. Breakfast to go. Ready to work.

To my surprise I managed to get a good 14 hours in. During which I managed to complete all the outstanding tasks, get ahead of the game, and ultimately cleared my inbox. Over 1000 emails. So pleased.

Just a week ago I was tempted to declare “email bankruptcy” - deleting the lot on the assumption that if something was important, it would be sent again! In the end, not needed.

This was a bad week.

Today was a good day.

December 6, 2013
December 5, 2013

“ Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. ”

Nelson Mandela

December 5, 2013

TIL that some people aren’t festive

I’ve always loved Christmas, though I suspect much of my fondness stems from being thoroughly spoiled each December as a child. Nevertheless I do love it. The music. The tree. The gifts. The atmosphere.

But… not everyone shares my penchant for all things festive! I met someone today who won’t even put a tree up, write a card or give a gift. Claiming “it’s all just an elaborate way of wasting your hard earned money!”

A real life Ebenezer Scrooge.

Ho ho no!

December 5, 2013

“ Computer science is no more about computers than astronomy is about telescopes. ”

Edsger Dijkstra

December 4, 2013
December 4, 2013   1 note

TIL that you can’t iPad a magazine

I’ll blame it on the fact I’m (overly) tired today, but shamefully need to confess that whilst reading the January 2014 edition of Wired magazine (which arrived in the mail today), I double-tapped the page hoping to zoom in to the image and get a clearer view.  The links didn’t work either.