time management

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Andrew Mellen is a consultant, speaker and author who helps remove "stuff" from people's lives.

I watched a couple of videos of him speaking. He's entertaining, and has some interesting things to say and ways to get his ideas across. Not a lot of what he says is new to me, but there are some nice angles which made it worth my time to re-watch them and take notes.

These are my notes and thoughts.

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Ok, so I haven't been writing here at all. Why? Well because I have too many different "systems" out there which each get a piece of my attention. So sometimes one of those systems suffers.

I do actually have 40-50 people a day who read something within this blog. While that isn't the quarter million a month from the good old days it's still some people who might care. Or not, I don't actually know. There's no real social aspect to blogging like it seems to exist elsewhere. Well that's something I'll ponder over sometime later. I'm antisocial anyways, so it's low priority.

So seeing as there is at least "some value" in this place, I really should be thinking about it more often. So that's why I'm back and why I'm writing this.

I suppose I may as well do one of my huge essay pieces, since there is just so much background which would need to be understood for a reader to actually "get" what I'm going to try to get across.

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Update: [[Five Things]] is meant to help with this sort of thing.

So at some point you migrate from little scraps of paper to sheets of paper.

Then you migrate to notes in your computer.

Then you migrate to a documentation system.

Then you migrate back to notes in your computer.

Then you migrate to one big note.

Then you categorize your notes.

Then you review and prioritize your notes.

All the while, your notes have been gathering strength, preparing to assault your free time.

You open the flood gates .. and .. nothing happens.  The very notion of a list is intimidating, and actually "doing" anything is based on inspiration.  Priorities have shifted around so much over the years that looking at the list just gives a lot of "yeah, that ought to get done one of these days" instead of the burning-hot passion there used to be.

Archivism >

Ok, I'll admit it.  I really like system archaeology.

It's like some strange combination of a system administrator, grey hat cracker, security expert, information archivist, hacker, propeller-hat role.  I don't know how to explain it.

And I've been doing it on my own system.

For years.

  • Note that "digital folklore" (native web culture, etc) is not related.

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I've gone through a couple of primary browsers across a couple of different operating systems and operating system versions.

What's even more unfortunate is that I've had multiple backups where there were different changes to different versions of things.  Fortunately I've been semi-active on keeping my links lists up-to-date, otherwise I might have bookmarks from 1998 in Neoplanet from back in my 16-bit Windows days.

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