This post is very much inspired by Kris’s Girl Geek Sydney talk several months ago titled Do ALL the Things! From her talk, I decided to try two of the ‘Productivity Hacks’ that I felt was most applicable to me: Pomodoro and Inbox Zero. Neither of these were new to me, though I had never sat down [...]
A few days ago, a friend asked me if it was possible to do mail merge with GMail. No out of the box solution came to mind, but a bit of Googling revealed that it would be possible with a bit of scripting – in Google Spreadsheets! The scripting I speak of is Google Apps [...]
During a random conversation with a group of friends, we realised that all of us wanted to blog regularly. Thus began the idea of a ‘Poison blog’. So, to avoid the wrath of the deadly poison post (which apparently can cause a horrible death) below is my first contribution…in the form of a book review [...]
You are now reading the first of my “Sandbox” posts The idea of this “Sandbox” is that there are so many cool things on the web that I keep seeing and wanting to learn/try out. I’m very much a hands-on learning person, so the sandbox is going to be a collection of my random explorations [...]
Don’t ignore your dreams; don’t work too much; say what you think; cultivate friendships; be happy. ~The Top of My Todo List by Paul Graham Believe it or not, we are almost halfway through 2012 – just one more month to go! The passing of time still often gets to me – I find it [...]
Firstly… Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone! Believe it or not, we are near the end of 2011. As the year draws to a close, it seems to be the time when we reflect on what has happened throughout the year – or at least I do.
A lot has happened in the past year – in some ways you can say it’s been like a roller coaster ride. Some of the observations below are in some ways obvious, but I would still like to write them down here to share and to serve as a reminder for myself.
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… many CokeUnleashed coupons were collected to obtain the long sought after 1500 piece ‘Coca-Cola’ Puzzle. An unknown number of weeks later the long awaited puzzle finally arrived. Not long after it’s arrival, two crazy friends took up the challenge to assemble it. After roughly five [...]
If P, then Q. P. Therefore, Q. If P, then Q. Not Q. Therefore, not P. ~Detecting Cheaters by Bruce Schneier Detecting Cheaters has been on my “to read” list for quite some time now, but only got around to reading it a few days ago. I found it quite interesting, so going to give a [...]