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2016.01.20
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Joe Buhlig

My Dvorak typing speed is picking up and I’ll be launching a new discussion in two days. Once that’s out, I’ll be going on a code freeze.

When I started my business I made the shift from three 27” monitors to just a laptop screen. That shift has taught me a few things about how I work.

Dictation is becoming more and more commonplace, and as the software behind it continues to get better we’ll likely see it become a bigger part of our daily lives.

2016.01.13
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Joe Buhlig

I’m looking for a good way to promote online discussions. I share my idea about it and give an update on Dvorak. And what about masterminds?

Nerdy Mac users are known for customizing their machines. Between keyboard shortcuts, Spaces, and third-party apps, you can effectively set up a computer that is perfect for you and unusable by someone else.

I’ve had an interest in the Dvorak keyboard layout for a couple years now. The concept makes sense to me and I’m finally doing something about it.

2016.01.06
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Joe Buhlig

After an awesome break for Christmas and the New Year, I’m back with a slight change and format to talk about my switch to Dvorak, the bloated web, and resolutions.

With 2015 completed, we’ll start seeing numbers roll in summarizing what happened throughout the year. So I thought I would pull together this site’s numbers for 2015. It’s been a ride.

A lot of time and effort go into writing a book. It gets even harder when you need to collaborate with your editor and make revisions.

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It takes time to develop consistency in a task management system. I forget. I climb back on the horse, but fall off again. It looks easy - and it is at times - but other times it feels like one more item on my to-do list.

2015.12.23
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Joe Buhlig

Take time off this holiday season. And try not to spend too much time doing support for family. Also, don’t miss out on the discount for Working with OmniFocus.

In previous roles I worked on data analysis and visualization. When you boil it down, that just means I was well versed in Excel and building charts.

I’m thrilled to give you a gift for Christmas this year. I’ve wanted to do something like this for a long time and the opportunity is finally here.

2015.12.16
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Joe Buhlig

Location based lists have a lot of uses. In this episode, I talk about the main ways I use them and how they’ve helped me in the past. There’s also some follow-up to my time tracking mechanism.

We’re sneaking up on the annual goal setting push. It’s exciting to sit down and dream about what you want to do next year. But what if your life moves and changes too fast for annual goals?

I currently have 217 snippets in TextExpander. That’s likely not a big number for some people, but for my forgetful mind it’s a lot. To keep them straight, I use a simple nomenclature for my snippet abbreviations.

2015.12.09
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Joe Buhlig

The way people structure their morning routine can easily dictate your motivation for the day. But what happens when you can’t control the circumstances around your morning? What about kids?

Ideas are sometimes hard to come up with. But what happens when you have so many that you get lost? You have all these ideas begging you for attention and it becomes unclear which ones you should take on and which ones you should let go.

I had never thought of myself as a creative person until recently. Math and science have always been my strengths, so the arty side never took center stage.

2015.12.02
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Joe Buhlig

I’m starting to track my time. I’ve struggled with this in the past, but now I want to tie it to dollars. I want to know where my time is best spent.

2015.11.18
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Joe Buhlig

I have more ideas than I can keep track of. And this is the whole of my creative process from idea development to storage.

It’s time for a confession: I’m addicted to my phone. I want to check Twitter every five minutes and find myself refreshing Feedly every ten. And I hate it.

A great asset behind OmniFocus is the community of people willing to share and ask questions; and one place to enjoy the resources this community creates is at Learn OmniFocus.

2015.11.10
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Joe Buhlig

A quick overview of how I see the higher Horizons of GTD and why they are important. Also, I talk about why I think our babysitter is awesome.

Numerous times I’ve said that being able to put off work is an important step of being productive. And when you have a big push, it’s even more important to stop.