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Category: Personal


I struggled for years to keep up with my inbox and none of the endless variations of GTD helped. When I found Yesterbox it immediately clicked and now I easily keep up. I am replicating this post here in case the original ever vanishes (again). One final note: To do this in GMail there is […]

Efficient Editing With Vim

Translations of this article are available in German (Effiziente Textbearbeitung mit Vim), French (L’édition efficace avec vim), Italian (Vim e Gvim: usarli in modo efficiente, and Chinese (高效使用vim). Content © J. McPherson “To me, vi is Zen. To use vi is to practice zen. Every command is a koan. Profound to the user, unintelligible to […]

GTD Gmail Filter Tricks

One of my favorite blog posts of all time on Gmail GTD techniques is this one by Neil Dixon (Edit: Link is dead. Use this blog post instead). Using this technique means that if I want to manage a todo list in combination with my email GTD workflow, I have to check two places to […]

Joining the Tautology Club

Hunter Haugen is a sys-admin/hacker of 10 years turned DevOps in an attempt to understand, play, and ultimately win The Game. Sorry, I mean The Game. My current battleground is a little open source company called Puppet Labs in the home of open source, Portland Oregon. My theatre is the world (it’s in my job description) — […]