Shrink Life in General
So now and then I write about my workflow. Since email is the most important reason for diversion of my attention and often hard to handle due to the enormous amount of emails. This enormous amount of emails mostly caused by no or little email etiquette by some. Even email rules only helps a little. Even thought of ditching email altogether.
Some emails are important since they are tasks, other emails do have important attachments. Some should be linked to an event in my calendar.
Since years I’m used to work with “Getting Things Done” (GTD) principles. I tried several solutions to implement GTD in a workflow with the least different software programs. Tried it solely with Evernote, the secret weapon. It was almost the ultimate solution until IQTELL came to my attention.
IQTELL has everything in one app. You can convert emails to actions, assign them to projects and calendar events. Evernote is tightly integrated for reference material en inbox.It has a web app, as well as iphone and ipad, and android app.
In short it brings together email, evernote, calendar, actions and projects all in one app. Been using the last couple of years and finally found the right solution for my workflow. The video above is just one of many to show and instruct how to use IQTELL and they have quick support.
This is an interesting video since it uses video games to explain how your brain works. In this instance in video games. For instance Neural Prediction or the way you estimate a ball coming towards you so to be able to catch it in time. At least before it hits you in the face.
Neuroscience is used to explain this phenomenon. More about sensory gaming, level developing in games, lag and latency compensation etc. all in this interesting video. Finally it explains why we suck at video games(original blog post).
This abstract came up in my RSS feed, I was flabbergasted. Could that be true. Is it internet addiction or video game addiction all over again? Reading the full article showed the authors have very little to back up their suggested causal relation between twitter and psychosis. Other factors could more likely contribute to the episode. Moreover, another egg chicken problem.
Kalbitzer, J., Mell, T., Bermpohl, F., Rapp, M., & Heinz, A. (2014). Twitter Psychosis The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 202 (8) DOI: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000173
Things change, the way yoy think, feel and act will also change during your life. In that sense your digital footprint is always there. Start using the Internet at a later age usually has the advantage of being aware of temporality of things, thoughts and feelings. Students are usually not aware of their digital footprint and they need to be helped understanding their digital footprint. The have to know that it is an integral part of being a good digital citizen. Knowing that you leave behind as you conduct your digital life is useful – and can even help you in some scenarios. How do you delete your digital footprint (or more likely, a part of your digital footprint)? Perhaps their is a non flattering youtube video online or you’re finding too much of your personal information on the Internet. All likely scenarios for students who may not be well informed enough to not put their personal info into every site that asks!
A blogpost with an Infographic has you covered. It’s on Edudemic.
Not only can you clean up your digital footprint but you can also improve your online presence and make a great first impression. See how on Lifehacker.com
Potential employers, business contacts, and people you network with will look you up anyway, so why not make sure what they find is what you want them to know?
The marriage between hip hop and jazz is difficult. Robert Glasper is one of the experts trying to combine these two with great results. Enjoy this video. It’s over after tonight, the Nort Sea Jazz festival 2014 of which for me Robert Glasper was a highlight, together with Stevie Wonder.
Another highlight was the legendary Benny Golson, al ready 83 years old and still fabulous.
And last but not least another old man still up to the job Pharoah Sanders. Enjoyed his concert but also him leaving center stage when done with his solo or participation. The ultimate way to use older professionals to your benefit. Just let them do were they are good at! Don’t bother them with the rest, they can live with others performing very well.
Until next year.
Got inspired by the latest blog post of Tom Beek. One of our Dutch greatest saxophone players and composers. This video is in his post about North Sea Jazz festival tips. He has four more tips.
Here is my 5 cents, as a tip. Will certainly be going to Robert Glasper and the Metropole Orchestra
Walter Wolfman Washington & the Roadmasters, Big Easy
Tips are welcome in the comments.