Something tells me that this page is a fake…


My favorite:

The day before yesterday on the late night shows, I saw Jay and Conan make fun of workflow diagram gtd . They beat a horse so dead it wasn’t even funny anymore.

Yeah, I’m sure Jay and Conan really made fun of “workflow diagram gtd” right after they got through ripping on “php accelerator zend”.

This crap just pollutes the Web and search engines in particular. Makes me wish that there was a special attribute for the <a> tag which would allow you to create a “negative link” to a site – e.g.: doesn’t render in the browser but counts negative in their PageRank. Kind of like rel=”nofollow” with extreme prejudice. Of course these people probably have so many of these pages that it wouldn’t be practical to root them all out and thus the burden is on the search engines to find ways to detect and neutralize this crap.

Update: I looked at the site again and apparently the content is dynamic and changes randomly, with each version being more absurd than the last.

Now attempt to listen to this for a minute. If I were to shave workflow diagram gtd on my head, what will I look like? It’s perceivable that you do not know what I look like so you just can’t even begin to imagine an accurate vision of my head. It is not me but you it’s you for a second. How would you look?

Productivity Tips For Avid Blog Readers

From To-Done! | Productivity Tips For Avid Blog Readers:

Information overload is one of the biggest hurdles you’ll have to deal with on the road to being more productive. There is so much out there and it’s so damn easy to spend hours sorting through your favorite blogs and Web sites… I went through a phase where I really felt overwhelmed by the amount of news coming in and amazingly huge number of unread items I’d have. I decided shortly thereafter to put into place some kind of rules, and a process, to keep control of all the information. I needed to do this so that I could stay sane and keep focused on my work.

This is a dilemma that I’ve run into with blogs. Even though feed readers like Bloglines and the like make it really easy to track a bunch of different sources, it’s essentially allowing a lot more input into your life and another potential avenue for procrastination. It’s very much like mailing lists, which are another example of something that can be seductive productivity-killers.

My strategies to minimize this are:

  • Ruthlessly prune out stuff that isn’t giving you a lot of value or entertainment. I recently deleted a whole bunch of feeds, including Slashdot, which is just about useless to me.
  • Read the mobile version of Bloglines on my Treo when I’m waiting around not doing anything. This way it’s not really using up productive time anyway.

Deer Park – that’s a good browser

I was wanting to mess around a bit with SVG today and so ended up downloading Mozilla Deer Park Alpha 2 for Mac OS X.

In case you don’t know, Deer Park is the code name for the trunk development of Firefox and is basically a preview of Firefox 1.5 (see the roadmap for more details). Among other things, it features performance enhancements, a redesigned Preferences dialog, SVG support, drag and drop reordering of tabs, and a new software update system. For the full scoop, check out the release notes.

I backed up my Firefox profile before installing of course.

I am impressed with it so far. The SVG support is nifty (although incomplete and buggy) but what I really liked was that it seems to take up about half as much memory as Firefox did on my PowerBook. Nice.

For those of you who did not grow up on the East Coast of the U.S., the title of this post is a play on the old Deer Park Spring Water ads (“Deer Park – that’s good water!”).


You may have noticed a new widget in my sidebar that shows my most popular external links, courtesy of MyBlogLog. Hopefully it’s kind of interesting and might help me to see what kind of stuff my readers are interested in.