October 2013


Uncategorized Oct 22, 2013

I’m a little obsessive about data collection and retention. I’ve written a number of times about all the different backup systems I have in place to protect my data. And over the last few years the amount of data I’m collecting about myself (and family) has continued to grow. We’re taking exponentially more photos, posting many more status updates, and…

Choosing the Right App

Uncategorized Oct 14, 2013

Just a quick reminder that occurred to me today. Always remember to use the appropriate tool. Don’t be afraid to split your data across multiple apps and inboxes when appropriate. For example, I store all of my action items and tasks in OmniFocus. But last night I remembered I needed to buy water at the grocery store in the morning…

Finding Related Messages in Apple Mail

Uncategorized Oct 07, 2013

After migrating my company’s email away from Gmail a few years ago, I’ve become firmly entrenched with Apple’s on the desktop. Everything works great, but I do miss having access to Rapportive’s Gmail extension. It’s great at providing extra information related to the person you’re emailing with. To make up for this lack of functionality, I’ve created a quick…