To-Do list saga, part one

Preface: I wanted to chronicle my struggle to find a personal productivity system. I expect this will be an ongoing series … I’ve had issues with to-do lists for years. I finally had a decent system in place for a couple years using notebooks. I entered stuff easily, checked it Read more…



A week off of social media certainly helped make me feel better. I took the time to focus on getting some things done on my to-do list, take care of “me”, and decide how to proceed. Social Media is too important to quit completely. I keep tabs with too many Read more…

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My Heart Hurts

I’m getting worn down by the political world again. I need a break. Too much hate, anger, accusations, finger pointing, and power struggles. I’m going to do my best to stay off social media for the remainder of the week. I’m going to focus on work, family, reading, and taking Read more…


Todoist vs. TickTick

To-do list showdown!

I’ve been using Todoist for several months and am really starting to develop and trust my system with it. However, I had recently been hearing a lot of hub-bub about TickTick and decided to take a look at their offering and compare it with Todoist. I didn’t pick a “winner”, I merely compared offerings in several categories and then gave a few pros and cons of each. I compared the premium offerings of both primarily in the web version but also on my Android phone (running Android O); this offered the best oranges-to-oranges comparison. My goal was to give people the tools to decide which of these two tools best meets their needs or fits with their process. If you don’t plan to pay for either premium version, I suggest you continue reading, decide which features are most important to you, and then compare the free versions of both (here and here). Without further ado …



My Three Words for 2018

Like many people, I never fully subscribed to New Year’s resolutions and only halfheartedly created them. Since I never really took them seriously, I pretty much doomed them to failure. Rather than continue something that didn’t work, I just stopped the practice altogether. Recently I read about the concept of Read more…


Cybersecurity Advent – Day 24

Today’s Cybersecurity tip is: watch this video series This is it, you’ve reached the final tip. Today’s tip is a pretty passive one and won’t require much effort on your part. I’m sharing a video series with you. Varonis, a company specializing in insider threat software, published a series of Read more…


Cybersecurity Advent – Day 23

Today’s Cybersecurity tip is: monitor your accounts Even with all the settings we’ve tweaked, browser plug-ins we’ve installed, and common sense in the world, you still might get hacked or there might be a breach in some service in which you have no control. Rather than rely on the institution that has Read more…


Cybersecurity Advent – Day 22

Today’s Cybersecurity tip is: report any issues We can agree that no amount of security will keep you perfectly safe, right? That is to say, except completely staying off the internet and not using anybody with online connectivity … but that’s so user-prohibitive that it’s not very feasible. At any Read more…