Today’s post will be a compilation of several random tools — some web based (such as wordpress and google), some not (pens), how i’m dealing with email and rss feeds, and a small kvetch on the weather at the end.
Because I lost a good half hour to it this morning, Google Image Labeler is strangely addictive.
I didn’t know about most of these keyboard shortcuts. Thanks!
One of my goals for today is to finally get my inboxes down to 0 and all emails that I can quickly process dealt with and the others ‘next actioned’ (if I want to talk GTD). I’ve cleaned out 3/6 and will shortly embark on the personal inbox which has messages from two years ago. If I owe you an email I’ll try to consolidate into just one message. I only have 500 some messages to process. And that doesn’t count my gmail account(s).
Another goal is to get my RSS feeds to a reasonable, processable amount. I’ve been unsubscribing left and right. It doesn’t mean I don’t love you, it is just too much. I really don’t need to be subscribed to all of the feeds I am, no matter how interesting they are. To that end I’m attempting to format my posts so that the first few words give a good indication of the rest of the post.
I seem to have fallen in love with this fountain pen. Does anyone know if a shop in NYC sells it since it’s a non-US design (why do I only like the pens that are not produced in the US)? I’d like to hold it first, though it does appear to be quite an affordable fountain pen. I also love these pens or these (.25mm) or these(.3mm) or even a uni laknock .5 for all other things. While I’m at it, my favorite pencil is a Pentel Graphlet 0.3mm (PG503). Why do I like such small pointed pens and pencils? I don’t know. I find I write neater with them.
This weather has me very unhappy. I always have cold hands and feet. I’m wearing two pairs of socks and am about to put a third pair (the other pair of hand knit) on. Since I’m working from home today I’m wearing my wool clogs but I worry that I’ll have to pull out my snow boots just for the warmth — or move my office back to bed and curl up with the electric blanket. I am super-affected this year because of the pretty drastic fluctuations in temperature. I like gradual decreases and increases.