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Getting Things Done Software Systems (Part 1 of 2) (Download Squad)

Aug 14th 2006 3:11PM On the Palm, I use KeySuite. It works nicely with Outlook on the PC and overcomes a lot of the limitations of the Palm PIMs. I also use a "methodology" called "Contacts as Projects," which is described in detail here:

Once you get it set up, it works very well.

I also use Clear Context on my PC.

Live at CeBIT: Intel press briefing -- Origami is dead, long live UMPC (Engadget)

Mar 9th 2006 7:11AM So, anyone want to guess how long it'll take for someone to port Linux over to this thing. Origami is dead, indeed.

Ted Leonsis is blogging (or "How I met Ted") (The Jason Calacanis Weblog)

Feb 11th 2006 6:04AM I did a double-take when I saw the little graphic in this post. For a minute, I thought this was a political post. Notice the resemblance?

An alternative PDF reader (The Office Weblog)

Dec 31st 2005 5:59PM I tried Foxit a few months back and experienced a weird problem: the program would close, or shut down, on me all by itself. I'd have a pdf open, be reading it, and...poof! would just disappear. I'd re-launch the program, re-open my PDF, and within a few minutes it would disappear, again. And, it wasn't any particular PDF that caused this behavior.

That, and the fact that it doesn't handle DRM'd PDFs (all the ebooks I buy at Amazon are PDFs), prompted me to stick with Acrobat 7.0. I've never really had a problem with Acrobat other than the fact that it gets very sluggish if I have several PDFs open at the same time.

Top 10 things to do for mom's PC over Thanksgiving (Download Squad)

Nov 23rd 2005 11:50AM "Friday 5 a.m. Wal-Mart run"...? Best Buy all the way, baby!

Leadership is about details (or "What if Giuliani was President right now?") (The Jason Calacanis Weblog)

Sep 3rd 2005 12:09PM Have a look here: and here: and here: It's another perspective. It probably won't change anything for those of you who are intent on continuing to compare Bush to Hitler, but it points out some things that many (especially those outside the US who have followed the news on networks like CNN) may not have been fully aware of. For example: "From a reader: "Sir, "I am seeing and reading all the commentary about the "slow" Federal response to Katrina and, perhaps its my background as a military logistician (retired now for a number of years), but I'd like to offer a few observations. As we say in the military, no plan survives first contact with the enemy. We plan, pre-position and prepare and then have to adapt to the chaos of battle Clausewitz dubbed the "fog of war." While the shameless mayor of New Orleans sounds off like an aggrieved pimp on the radio, a military operation, involving both Guard and active duty, that dwarfs our invasion of Panama has been gathering and underway since Tuesday. I saw the first alert orders go out Tuesday. (The President, BTW, issued disaster emergency declarations even before Katrina made landfall.) The first order of business for any operation, relief or military, is assess needs, routes of ingress and egress, etc. We're looking at a disaster area covering 90,000 square miles--this is not just New Orleans. Moving the right supplies and people to the right area in the right order is complex, even with a fully functioning communications net and an intact road network. Here we are, 96 hours after landfall, and thousands of troops, tons and tons of supplies, and a fleet of warships are there or due to arrive shortly. This is no small feat. "It should be noted that Gov Blanco was slow to ramp up the LA Guard--you don't simply call a Guardsman and tell him to report in two hours. By law, they can take as much as 72 hours to report so that they can get their affairs in order. If they show up sooner, great, but the point is, while all media...obsess over the Fed's performance, the flaccid response of local and state authorities in Louisiana made a daunting task even tougher. The Guard and military, for example, rely on local authorities to provide some idea of where victims are, and, as we have heard, Nagin's office didn't bother telling FEMA that Nagin had directed people to the NO Convention Center. Likewise, CSAR and medical units are not combat outfits. Having to bring in more troops to quell the animalistic behavior of some (and that behavior, BTW, broke out before the rains even stopped, though Blanco and Nagin didn't seem to care) means the flow of supplies and evacuees is slowed. "In any event, I hear a lot of people talking about the unprecedented scope and scale of the disaster, and, in the next breath, wonder what's taking so long. There is always room for improvement and this is not to say the Feds shouldn't take their share of knocks, but I've spoken with a number of military officers from other nations, including Third World states, who are studying here, and they are bemused by the spectacle of hand wringing and media panic. "As the subject line says, just my two cents' worth."

Real entrepreneurs don't raise venture capital. (The Jason Calacanis Weblog)

Feb 11th 2005 3:40AM I wonder if anyone else noticed the contrasting posts on "A VC." One day after blogging about a lunch meeting that was supposed to be off the record, Mr. Wilson blogs about how he kept his own new fund a secret (form his blog, anyway) for 18 months. A cynic might conclude that, to him, "your business is everyone's business, but my business is no one's business." Yeah, yeah, I know, he kept mention of his new fund out of his blog for regulatory reasons, but still...if I asked someone not to talk about a meeting we had, I would expect my request to be honored -- government regulations or no. Maybe it's just me, but I'm funny that way. You can see the problems it might cause.