Person-based OmniFocus context triggers with Launch Center Pro.

During a discussion with some fellow OmniFocus friends in a Slack channel, we talked about how great it would be if contexts that we assigned to people could trigger when we’re with them automatically. While there isn’t a good way to do this yet, I thought about it a bit and made what I would … Continue reading “Person-based OmniFocus context triggers with Launch Center Pro.”

Embracing contexts and perspectives in OmniFocus Pro.

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been really trying to take my OmniFocus use to the next level. I know that I haven’t been applying the true power of the application to my workflow, and so I’ve been making a concerted effort to learn about and implement the aspects of it that I’ve either not … Continue reading “Embracing contexts and perspectives in OmniFocus Pro.”

Using Drafts, Reminders, and Slackbot as a task management system.

I know, this sounds like a fever dream. Stay with me. I promise it’s headed somewhere. Over the summer, I made the decision to split my work and personal tasks between two separate systems for a lot of reasons. It’s stuck, and I’m really happy with that decision. I also decided that in terms of … Continue reading “Using Drafts, Reminders, and Slackbot as a task management system.”

Summer explorations, part two: The serpentine path of satisfaction.

Part one of this series is here. As I said in the last post, splitting task data was something I’d not done before, and it became a very interesting scenario. I toyed with the idea back in July, but it was purely a theoretical thing, a thought technology and not much more. It didn’t stick … Continue reading “Summer explorations, part two: The serpentine path of satisfaction.”

Summer explorations, part one: A feeling of relative control.

Summer traditionally seems to be a great time to muck around with my systems and workflows. Lots of people are away, so the office gets these nice little lulls where I can sit quietly for bits of time and ruminate. We’re on the cusp of a new iOS release–and new hardware–but nothing is happening quite … Continue reading “Summer explorations, part one: A feeling of relative control.”

Using Slack as a personal information center.

At this point, we can probably all just admit that Slack wins all the things. It’s an absolutely fantastic tool, with great support and constant updates, and it just seems like it’s headed in all the right directions for almost every kind of user. Sure, there are things we’d all like to see changed (managing … Continue reading “Using Slack as a personal information center.”

Broken bones.

I’ve been dealing with some stress lately. Work is busy (duh), but we’re also beginning a construction project to renovate our home. Which means dealing with banks, insurance companies, and work crews, while keeping two small children housed and occupied. And we’re moving out, which means packing, total chaotic messes, and uncomfortable transitions (for all … Continue reading “Broken bones.”