David Allen is a charming speaker and his Getting Things Done is a compelling book. That’s not enough to convince me to run my priorities by file folder, so I am implementing a few moves in the spirit of GTD.
Allen says that clutter steals one’s attention. I’ve worked at pristine, almost zen desks Continue reading GTD, sort of
The Spanish ruled from 1521 until 1821 but their presence is palpable.
Beautiful courtyards hide behind walls.
The size of some of the trees here ia staggering.
All cities would benefit from having a central zocalo as a community center.
The Panamerica Rallue left town this morning. Vrroooom.
This time tomorrow I will be in Oaxaca, an ancient but impoverished city in the south of Mexico. The photo is of Monte Albán, the great cultural center of the Zapotec people which flourished 600 to 800 AD. Despite being conquered by Mixtecs, Aztecs, and, in 1521, Spaniards, many people in Oaxaca consider Continue reading Oaxaca
During my flight to Fairbanks and leisurely drive back, I was able to make a small dent in my reading.
I began with Patty Anklam’s Net Work, a comprehensive, business-focused description of how networks function and how to evaluate them. I’ve read lots of the social network literature, e.g. Barabasi, Continue reading You are what you read
I know. You don’t have enough time. Nor do I. Yadda-yadda-yadda. But consider: you can have thrills at your desk no one could imagine until quite recently. Our old-style time is being crowded out by great new stuff.
Remember A Man and A Woman, the award-winning movie written and directed by Claude Continue reading A la recherche du temps perdu
Some people are leery about Flickr because you come to depend on it, so all your photos are there, and what’s Plan B if Yahoo! decides to charge a little fee for storage?
Here’s the answer: FlickrBackup. It’s a free, open-source Java application. You tell it what set or collection of photos you want Continue reading Bulk Flickr downloads
On Saturday, Philip Dodds joined the almighty meta-programmer in the sky. R.I.P.
What a generous man! When the Internet Time Community was just getting off the ground, a question about the role of standards arose, so I emailed Philip, asking about the value of standards for learning. He replied almost Continue reading Philip Dodds, RIP
Tom Crawford is putting together an awesome conference that will take place out here at the end of January on visual thinking. It’s called VizThink. Take a look. Wouldn’t it be cool to improve how you think?
Our conversation got me thinking about the impact graphics can have. I took a sample of Continue reading Viz Think
Last Friday, Tony Karrer blogged about definitions of eLearning, joking about “eLearning (or is it e-Learning?”
In the early days, way back in 1998, it was always e-learning, with the hyphen. SmartForce was the “e-Learning Company” and Cisco’s John Chambers evangelized e-learning.
As eLearning Continue reading About the –