Do I Have To Do Everything Around Here?

My time is limited. Between work, sleep, eating, training, washing and tidying up, it’s hard to find time for anything. There are simply too many things to do. Many of these things there’s no avoiding. Trust me, I tried skipping sleep. It doesn’t work very well! Other things, however, you don’t have to spend timeContinue reading “Do I Have To Do Everything Around Here?”

Not Now, Email

Procrastination is vastly different from owning your time. Not every task can (or should) be done straight away. When an email comes in, it tries to bite into my time. Some emails are real time sinks. Those lead into forms or tasks I would have to perform to address them. If I actioned them allContinue reading “Not Now, Email”

A Filing Cabinet in My Pocket

Having your important files everywhere is a huge convenience. I lost count of the number of times I needed my passport, a recent proof of address or my CV handy. In all of these cases I was grateful for Dropbox. Dropbox is a cloud storage service owned by an American startup of the same name.Continue reading “A Filing Cabinet in My Pocket”

A Hidden Stash

If you own a Nespresso machine, this is for you. A Nespresso machine is pointless without coffee capsules, or pods. I typically have between 50 and 200 pods at any given time. Having this many pods requires a storage solution. I have tried many storage options in the past, and considered many others. All ofContinue reading “A Hidden Stash”

Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You

I often get calls when it is least convenient. I don’t want to just hang up, because it feels rude. I don’t want to let it ring, because it is annoying. I could flip my phone to silence the call and let it go to voice mail. But then the caller doesn’t know why IContinue reading “Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You”

Who’s In Charge?

I remember as a kid we’d have batteries everywhere. Most commonly, they’d be in the fridge, so they’d last longer. When you’d need one, you’d pick up a random one and hope it still has some juice left. More often than not, it didn’t. It is a bit surprising to me that you could stillContinue reading “Who’s In Charge?”

There’s Electricity in the Air

Every time I charge my laptop or my phone I feel like I’m back in the ’90s. I find myself plugging and unplugging them on a regular basis to keep them going. This is a problem because it wears out their USB-C sockets. Over time, the connections become sensitive and only work some of theContinue reading “There’s Electricity in the Air”

People All Over the World, Join Paper

Sometimes you want to keep a pile of paper sheets together. And sometimes you can’t help but wonder why stapling a few sheets together is so hard. I still remember the school secretary applying her full body weight to staple our exams. When it comes to small expenses, I prefer to invest a little moreContinue reading “People All Over the World, Join Paper”

Post #35, Version 317

I often find I want to go back to older versions of my documents. Whether it’s my CV, excel sheets with my balance or document templates, older versions are useful. Maybe I deleted something I shouldn’t have. Maybe I want to understand why I made a change. Sometimes I’m just being nostalgic or curious. IfContinue reading “Post #35, Version 317”

Oh, Phone, Where Art Thou

Have you ever lost your phone? I have. I sometimes find myself distracted and I simply forget where I left my phone. This happens to me more than I’d care to admit. Luckily, most people would happily return your phone to you if they found it. They just need to know who to return itContinue reading “Oh, Phone, Where Art Thou”