April, 2005

  1. Automating Processes

    Note: this is one of a series of posts about the creation of the King Design web site. One of the things I’ve talked about in this series is how I’ve tried to make my life easier with the new systems I’ve put into the the new King Design web site. In this post I’ll…

  2. SVN as a Web Site Maintenence Tool

    Note: this is one of a series of posts about the creation of the King Design web site. The more I use Subversion (SVN), the more I like it. The initial ramp up to understanding how a source control system works (and how to work with it) is hard, but the benefits are definitely worth…

  3. Windows Tax

    The complimentary 90 day trial of McAfee that came with my Dell 700m expires today. They just sent me an e-mail reminding me of that fact and encouraging me to purchase a subscription. I don’t want to be the idiot riding in a car with no brakes not wearing my seatbelt, but I also don’t…

  4. Tasks Pro™ 1.5.1 and Tasks 2.5.1 Released

    I’ve released new versions of Tasks Pro™ and Tasks. These new versions are immediately available as a free upgrade for all Tasks Pro™ 1.5 and Tasks 2.5 customers. I would classify these as “non-critical bug-fix” releases. Tasks Pro™ 1.5.1 Press Release Tasks 2.5.1 Press Release These changes were made in both versions: The link for…

  5. Reading Comprehension

    I need to take the time to read things more carefully – even when I’m in a hurry. I thought the WordPress plugin competition was ending on April 15th, when really that is when it is starting (then it runs for 2 months!). I’d been busting tail to get my plugin ready – serves me…

  6. Lap Desk Upgrade Time

    With baseball season upon us, I plan to do more of my evening work relaxing in front of the TV. 🙂 I currently use an older generation IcePad (a rebranded Targus product I think). It is great for travel (and I’ll continue to use it for travel) since it folds up, but it doesn’t do…

  7. Around the web

    not getting things done – I’ve been reading a chapter at a time when I’m travelling. The birth of a new app – great press for Sam who is also a Tasks user. 🙂 Sidekick 2 vs. Treo 650 Woot! Tickets given for driving slow in the fast lane – Colorado da shiz-nit, yo! This…

  8. Mobility is Nice

    I got off a plane about a half hour ago and found I had a bunch of e-mails to reply to (good ones – mostly pre-sales stuff, not the stuff I’m trying to cut down on 🙂 ). Instead of heading out to the the car, going home and then replying to all the e-mails…

  9. Follow-up on E-mail Policy

    I’ve gotten some great responses to my proposed e-mail policy and I wanted to follow up on them. Many people have recommended responding with a canned reply or template. I actually already do this. I currently have 12 “templates” that I send out depending on the incoming e-mail. While this does save time, it is…

  10. Unrated Songs in iTunes

    I’ve been working on rating all my digital music recently (still a long way to go). Pretty easy in iTunes: Create a live updating smart playlist that contains all your unrated songs. Rate them as you listen (even easier with global keyboard shortcuts from Synergy). Only one problem, when you rate a song it is…

  11. WordPress Plugin Competition

    Mark Ghosh is hosting a WordPress Plugin Competition – great stuff! I had to kill a few hours on a plane last night so I used the time to write a little plugin I’ve been meaning to write for about 2 years now. I’ll be testing it here over the next week or so, then…

  12. New E-mail Policy

    I’ve reached a critical mass with incoming e-mail. In GTD, we are encouraged to doing something immediately if it will take 2 minutes or less, but responding to 50-100 e-mails a day really bites into the time I can spend actually coding. The problem is volume – I need to cut down the amount of…

  13. Around the web

    Boom Swagger Boom: Newsflash: Camino is fast! iPodlounge | iPodlounge Buyers’ Guide 2005 WebJunkie – Brad Jasper’s new web development blog. Stephan Lamprechts Notizen : Verwalten Sie Ihre Aufgaben online mit Tasks (German review of Use Tasks – translation by Babelfish) Scott Sanders’ simulacrum – dotnot :: blog :: Upgrading to Tasks Pro 1.5 Scott…