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productivity

Previewing Markdown files with Alfred

27 January 2016 — less than 1 minute read

I use Markdown whenever I’m writing or making notes. Depending on what I’m writing, I use either Sublime Text, Byword or nvAlt as the text editor. In most ca...

3 examples of where procrastination leads you

24 February 2015 — 1 minute read

On a merry dance that’s where. I’m very good at procrastination. In fact, I say I’m the world’s foremost practitioner on the subject (the procrastinator’s pr...

Annotating screenshots via Alfred

15 January 2015 — less than 1 minute read

A quick tip on how to quickly annotate a recently taken screenshot using an Alfred workflow.

Consuming more than I create

12 May 2014 — 1 minute read

I'm wasting my time. I read, listen and watch waaaaay too much 'stuff' instead of doing what I really enjoy. My list of subscribed blogs increased from 3 to ...

The benefits of checking mail once per day

15 April 2014 — 1 minute read

In the last 8 weeks or so, my job has required me to become a deleter of emails rather than someone who gets stuff done. This was a depressing realisation. I...

Goodbye Evernote, Hello nvAlt

27 January 2014 — less than 1 minute read

So, I've decided to wave a less-than-fond farewell to Evernote. I've been a paid subscriber since 2011 but I no longer use it as much as I did. The software ...

I can’t or I won’t?

07 January 2013 — less than 1 minute read

Back to Work’s intro to GTD series has been a good recap on the GTD methodology. With only 1 episode remaining (#99), one of the discussions poi nts from the...

The Busy Trap

14 November 2012 — less than 1 minute read

Tim Kreider’s “The Busy Trap” is one of the best pieces of commentary I’ve read this year. My favourite quote:

Valuable thinking time

27 September 2012 — 1 minute read

I like thinking. So much so it seems that after writing this introductory, 3-word sentence I stopped to think about whether I want to start this post in this...

Keeping your calendar relevant

30 August 2012 — less than 1 minute read

Very useful advice from Merlin in this week's episode of Back to Work on making sure that your calendar contains stuff that has to occur on that date/time. W...

Bartender

24 August 2012 — less than 1 minute read

Hmmm, an app that allows you to hide/organise your Mac menu bar icons? I'll take one copy please and thank you Bartender.

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OmniFocus

Searching Omnifocus 3

28 September 2018 — less than 1 minute read

OmniFocus 3 is out so I’ve updated the Search Omnifocus Alfred workflow so that it works with this new version and continues to work with OmniFocus 2.

Update on Search Omnifocus

14 December 2016 — 1 minute read

I made some updates to the Search Omnifocus Alfred workflow over the last month or so thanks to some user suggestions.

Updated Alfred workflow to search Omnifocus

17 August 2015 — less than 1 minute read

There’s a new version of the Search Omnifocus workflow that supports searching & listing contexts and searching nested tasks properly.

Searching Omnifocus direct from Alfred

29 May 2015 — 1 minute read

I spend too much time searching for stuff in Omnifocus. Whilst I can use ⌘-O to search for projects and folders within Omnifocus itself, searching for tasks ...

OmniFocus itch scratched

14 July 2014 — 1 minute read

Finally, FINALLY, after 18 months of the worst kind of procrastination, I am synchronising my Personal Kanban board with OmniFocus. Cue polite golf clap.

Exporting OmniFocus data using OmniVisualiser

05 October 2012 — less than 1 minute read

I pushed an update to the OmniVisualiser project yesterday (see this post for details). You can export OmniFocus data as OPML (as before) or as a JSON string...

Exporting OmniFocus as an OPML file

03 September 2012 — 1 minute read

I joined a OmniFocus/productivity Glassboard group last week. Michael Schechter's request for help (and subsequent blog post) on how to export data from Omni...

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Alfred

Searching Omnifocus 3

28 September 2018 — less than 1 minute read

OmniFocus 3 is out so I’ve updated the Search Omnifocus Alfred workflow so that it works with this new version and continues to work with OmniFocus 2.

Update on Search Omnifocus

14 December 2016 — 1 minute read

I made some updates to the Search Omnifocus Alfred workflow over the last month or so thanks to some user suggestions.

Previewing Markdown files with Alfred

27 January 2016 — less than 1 minute read

I use Markdown whenever I’m writing or making notes. Depending on what I’m writing, I use either Sublime Text, Byword or nvAlt as the text editor. In most ca...

Updated Alfred workflow to search Omnifocus

17 August 2015 — less than 1 minute read

There’s a new version of the Search Omnifocus workflow that supports searching & listing contexts and searching nested tasks properly.

Searching Omnifocus direct from Alfred

29 May 2015 — 1 minute read

I spend too much time searching for stuff in Omnifocus. Whilst I can use ⌘-O to search for projects and folders within Omnifocus itself, searching for tasks ...

Annotating screenshots via Alfred

15 January 2015 — less than 1 minute read

A quick tip on how to quickly annotate a recently taken screenshot using an Alfred workflow.

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workflow

Searching Omnifocus 3

28 September 2018 — less than 1 minute read

OmniFocus 3 is out so I’ve updated the Search Omnifocus Alfred workflow so that it works with this new version and continues to work with OmniFocus 2.

Update on Search Omnifocus

14 December 2016 — 1 minute read

I made some updates to the Search Omnifocus Alfred workflow over the last month or so thanks to some user suggestions.

Previewing Markdown files with Alfred

27 January 2016 — less than 1 minute read

I use Markdown whenever I’m writing or making notes. Depending on what I’m writing, I use either Sublime Text, Byword or nvAlt as the text editor. In most ca...

Updated Alfred workflow to search Omnifocus

17 August 2015 — less than 1 minute read

There’s a new version of the Search Omnifocus workflow that supports searching & listing contexts and searching nested tasks properly.

Searching Omnifocus direct from Alfred

29 May 2015 — 1 minute read

I spend too much time searching for stuff in Omnifocus. Whilst I can use ⌘-O to search for projects and folders within Omnifocus itself, searching for tasks ...

Annotating screenshots via Alfred

15 January 2015 — less than 1 minute read

A quick tip on how to quickly annotate a recently taken screenshot using an Alfred workflow.

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personal-kanban

OmniFocus itch scratched

14 July 2014 — 1 minute read

Finally, FINALLY, after 18 months of the worst kind of procrastination, I am synchronising my Personal Kanban board with OmniFocus. Cue polite golf clap.

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music

Drag Racer - 80’s sport theme classic

27 June 2020 — less than 1 minute read

I recorded a version of Drag Racer by the Doug Wood Band for The Socially Distant Sports Bar. They included it as the closing theme on episode 14 - brilliant!

The Builder’s High

16 January 2014 — less than 1 minute read

This post from Rands is an uplifting read on a cold and dark commute into work.

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writing

Why am I not writing?

18 August 2015 — less than 1 minute read

It’s a good question. Clearly, I am writing now but this isn’t what I should be writing, oh no. What I should be writing is what I’m calling The Book. I shou...

The Builder’s High

16 January 2014 — less than 1 minute read

This post from Rands is an uplifting read on a cold and dark commute into work.

Fear of the blank page

08 February 2013 — 1 minute read

I'm pretty confident that I know what I should - and shouldn't - be doing at a given time. I keep my OmniFocus setup clean, carry out daily reviews (some goo...

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kanban

How to visualise your team’s data

15 February 2016 — less than 1 minute read

I wrote a 4-part series for Equal Experts on how to start visualising a software development team’s flow metrics. It’s a step-by-step guide to get you start...

Results from a Kanban learning game

02 June 2014 — 1 minute read

I work with 6 experienced teams helping a UK government department build their new website. Some of the teams are moving moving from using Scrum to using Kan...

Notes from London Lean Kanban day

22 May 2014 — 1 minute read

I attended the London Lean Kanban Day on 28th April this year. I enjoyed the talks from people such as Chris Young, Liz Keogh and Chris McDermott.

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macbook

New MacBook Pro? Why, thank you sir…

14 August 2014 — 2 minute read

I picked up my new MacBook Pro yesterday. It's the 15-inch, 2.5GHz with Retina display with the storage bumped up to 1TB. It is nice and shiny.

Making the switch to an SSD

13 November 2012 — 3 minute read

My early 2011 15" MacBook Pro has been somewhat sluggish of late. Apps such as iTunes, Mail and Office take 10+ seconds to open and the whole system feels a ...

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backup

Goodbye LiveDrive, Hello BackBlaze

31 August 2012 — 1 minute read

I cancelled my LiveDrive account today (well, tried to). In theory, they talk a good talk (unlimited storage, excellent customer support) but, in practice, t...

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creativity

The Builder’s High

16 January 2014 — less than 1 minute read

This post from Rands is an uplifting read on a cold and dark commute into work.

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photos

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equalexperts

How to visualise your team’s data

15 February 2016 — less than 1 minute read

I wrote a 4-part series for Equal Experts on how to start visualising a software development team’s flow metrics. It’s a step-by-step guide to get you start...

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iphone

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slack

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talk

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macos

My macOS set up

04 September 2020 — less than 1 minute read

In apropos of — well — nothing, I’ve written about my current macOS set up. This is a 1 pager that explains what apps I use and, in most cases, why. It’s a b...

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