Pen and Paper

Notebook Geek

Yikes, has it really been four weeks since I last posted? Oops. To be fair, my daughter moved home and transferred to a local college, my son started his senior year of high school, and my wife started teaching a new grade at a new school. So, it’s been a Read more…

Blogging

Notion.so Dashboard

I started using Notion.so a few months ago, then decided to pay for a year subscription when they dropped the price to $4/mo. Since that time, I’ve really taken to adding notes, structuring things, working on projects, etc. It’s a work in progress (like everything in life), but Notion is Read more…

Blogging

Notion.so Weather Widget

I’ve been using a great little product called Notion lately. They have a limited free version, so I highly recommend you check it out. I loved the flexibility and potential so much that I paid for a year subscription. I’ll chronicle more of my usage on this blog later. But Read more…

Planning

Urban Planner … I wish

I’ve always been pretty fascinated with urban planning. When I was a kid, I would play with my Lego and Matchbox cars and build out a whole city complete with a freeway/autobahn. SimCity was one of my favorite games for a long time, and I love the slew of the Read more…

Productivity

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…

Android

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 …

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Blogging

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…

Blogging

4in44

Back in 2015 I tried a “Project 365” in which I would post a picture each day. I didn’t really have a theme, per se. Some days I posted something I’d done that day, other days it was completely random. My goal was just to post a picture every day Read more…