I love giving gifts. I also love receiving them. Over the years, I have discovered a few basic rules about gifts. Good gifts. Both the giving and receiving. December is upon us, so I am sharing them in case someone finds them helpful. Getting the right thing, seeing the reaction of surprise, delight and happiness. […] continue reading »
going off-topic in a blog post doesn’t have to be a problem. A (short) evernote story.
Contracting is a busy life choice. Since I started, I have had significantly less time to write on my blog, and it makes me very sad. So whenever I have some quiet time when I am not drained, or when I’ve had an idea, I try to immediately write something that I could turn into […] continue reading »
Flat-hunting tool: Evernote
So I’m flat-hunting. With Evernote. How does this work? I get daily alerts I’ve signed up for SpareRoom’s early bird service, so I can be allowed to contact adverts that were posted on the same day. Every day, I get emails with all the new adverts that meet my criteria. I’ve set up searches, and […] continue reading »
Flat-hunting: an iterative process
The shortest blog post ever. I have a canned reply for adverts of flats. And I realised today that I’ve edited it nearly every other day a little bit. I’ve also edited my original “I’m looking for a room” post. Here is the updated version. If you’re bored enough, you can compare it to the […] continue reading »
Here are the insides of my notebook. How do you work?
My friend Peter Warwick-Mahoney, web developer extraordinaire (and a fairly awesome human, too) just tweeted about how a lot of his work starts on the back of an envelope, challenging the twittersphere to reply “how do _you_ work?”. I love learning about how people get things done, and quite fancied writing a reply longer than […] continue reading »