Over the last few days I been on a trip getting things done. It’s been totally cool to know there’s a bunch of things I want to get done and I’m just working my way through them.
One of the keys was to get going with iGTD. I cruised through the tutorials, read some other articles, created some contexts and projects. I use Quicksilver to quickly add a task and get it out of my head.
My favourite articles about iGTD were Michael Buffington’s “How I use iGTD” and My Personal iGTD.
Some of the small things I was able to note away and come back to later include:
- Updating my software links in the sidebar – I should add iGTD!
- Adding a link to All Mankind in the sidebar
- Removing that annoying Sociable tooltip – the one that obscures the bottom of the post when you accidentally hover over it
- Making the font size bigger on my photoblog
- Subscribing to Grammar Girl on iTunes (did you notice I spilt an infinitive earlier?)
- Fixing my .htaccess so that the rewrite from /blog/ wasn’t mixed in with the WordPress permalink rewrites
I’m still working on the bigger tasks! By “jotting” things down and coming back to them I feel like I can get more done. I also don’t feel guilty about doing other things when I’m supposed to be studying and doing assignments because I’m not. I set asides segments of time for studying and other stuff. I also get a bit more reading of my RSS feeds done.
Some interesting things I’ve read lately:
- The Annoying Productive Guy At Work: Shaming Users One Color At A Time
- Image is Everything (only interesting if you want to know about image editing software for Mac)
- Htaccess, Apache, And Rewrites! Oh, My!
- Finally, the Information Revolution (below)