Some things don’t belong in the task list

By rickColosimo / June 27, 2012 /

Randomly happened upon this old 43Folders post on appending text via QuickSilver. Thinking about how fast that is for certain types of lists (books for library/amazon — and right, I know I haven’t put the library first in practice, but that’s exactly why I wrote it that way!; wines – but that seems like a…

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Followup: costs of poor sleep

By rickColosimo / May 21, 2010 /

A recent National Geographic article explored sleep and some of the problems associated with lack of sleep. Lack of sleep can be dangerous: … Harvard’s Charles Czeisler. He notes that going without sleep for 24 hours or getting only five hours of sleep a night for a week is the equivalent of a blood alcohol…

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When don’t you need an app?

By rickColosimo / April 11, 2010 /

Confession: I bought an iPad, the smallest wifi-only version. I wanted something that was more functional than my Blackberry Pearl but with a more convenient form factor than my laptop for use during parts of my commute. Here’s the question: I’ve been using Basecamp for internal (and now external) projects, and I had been of…

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Fauxtivation

By rickColosimo / January 27, 2010 /

What is Fauxtivation? It’s hiding the ball from your customers to try to create a motivation to engage with your company that they wouldn’t naturally have, i.e., don’t need and don’t want. Example: “emailing” travel reservation info that consists of a link to a website rather than, you know, the actual itinerary info. (Tip: that…

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