Author Archives: thall

We should stop letting in presidents from shithole golf courses like Mar-a-lago.

January 13, 2018

Switching to Google Photos from a Dropbox Photo Library

Five years ago I went all-in and migrated my ancient iPhoto library to generic files and folders on disk inside of Dropbox. I wanted something I could access from anywhere, and – perhaps more importantly – was future-proof. I liked this solution so much I started writing a book about it and even made an […]

In case anyone was wondering, I’m now posting my tweets first to my blog and then letting Micro.blog cross-post to Twitter. Owning my own content is the new hotness in 2018.

January 4, 2018

My wife and I were talking about an older Baseball player we hope gets traded to the @SFGiants only to discover he’s five years younger than us. Heh. “Old”.

January 4, 2018

Permission to Forget

I think it was David Allen who said you can do anything you want, but you can’t do everything you want. It’s ironic how an attempt to do everything will actually keep you from doing anything. —Shawn Blanc A few weeks ago, I tweeted that I had reached “OmniFocus Zero”. I pulled up my available […]

Happy #4 to my amazing, kind, funny, crazy, most favorite boy in the world. Love you forever.

January 3, 2018

GeoHooks

I’ve always been fascinated with geo technologies and location based services. When I worked for Yahoo!, I was always bugging Tom Coates and Gary Gale about all things geo – including the sadly ahead of its time FireEagle web service. Anyway, for the last two years I’ve been tinkering off and on with an idea […]

Moving to a More Comprehensive Weekly Review

Your weekly review is probably the key to keeping your trusted system running smoothly and most importantly out of your mind. For years, my review was little more than going through my list of projects every Sunday morning and making sure each was in an acceptable state. But after reading Kourosh Dini’s wonderful book Creating […]

Can the Cloud Be Your Only Backup?

With the news today that CrashPlan is exiting the consumer market, many folks are beginning to scramble looking for the next best backup solution. I can tell you right away that’s BackBlaze. It’s simple to setup, costs only $5/month/computer, and has the best-behaved-Mac-like software of any of the major backup providers. Download it, install it, […]

Creating a Daily Standup Perspective With OmniFocus

Like many of you in the software industry, every morning at 10am my team has a standup meeting. It’s meant to be a quick five minute meeting where everyone says what they accomplished yesterday, what they’re planning on doing today, and if anything is blocking them from moving forward. If done correctly, it’s a super-fast […]