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Getting things done and life in general

Do you get that feeling that our lives are getting complicated as we get older? Well I read this marvelous book called Getting things done The art of stress free productivity. I highly recommend it. I am trying to apply all the things from this wonderful book. Let me see, Dev and I bought a big filing cabinet to organize all of our documents, we bought a lot of folders, we bought a labeler, notebooks (Moleskine) and we have an inbox, sort of. And for the techie in me, I found orgmode. orgmodeOrgmode is the best thing invented since sliced bread!
Getting things done (GTD) has this mantra that everything needs to be captured. By that we mean, any input such as telephone calls, emails, snail mail, and even random ideas that props up in our brain, needs to be captured. They call this capturing. So when we capture, we put all this stuff in a “to-be sorted” inbox. The idea is to get the “captured thing” and move on and continue whatever one is doing. One part that I haven’t gotten an optimum solution yet is the capturing while I am driving. I have driven long hours ever since I moved and Dev still lives two hours away. I was thinking that I could use my cellphone’s voice recorder function but I found out that this is not easy with an Iphone or an Android phone. I miss my Blackberry’s one button voice recording. I really miss that functionality. I wanted to go back to Blackberry. I read rumors that Blackberry might be switching to Android. I hope they do it. I also hope that my carrier supports it. textnowI recently switched to Textnow, which is a Sprint MVNO. So right now, I am missing a lot of this cool ideas, what I usually do is have Dev write the idea on my Moleskine if she is there beside me.

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Office 365 is coming and …

Our office is going to do a force upgrade of some sort these coming days and I don’t want to let go of one feature that I have gotten use to using. This is the journal timer in outlook. I was trying to look for a replacement but I cant find any.

Before I started this job, I was mainly using Emacs and Org for organising my projects and daily tasks and I know Org has this really nifty feature of clocking in and out with time stamps. Therefore , I might just go back to using Org however I am a bit apprehensive in how to integrate all my job related stuff since we are such a microsoft centric organization.

I guess I will figure it out . Whoever said that ” necessity is the mother of all innovation” is damn right.