Smartytask might be my new GTD love object

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Having written a GTD-centric app for Windows, interviewed David Allen more than a few times and being more than a little, well, obsessed, with productivity, I’m trying something new out this weekend, and it’s looking very, very good: http://www.smartytask.com. I’ve been using Things from Cultured Code on my Mac, iPad and iPhone for while, but […]

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Words can’t hurt you. Lack of words can.

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Louis Grey had a great post Thursday – Information Streams Accelerating the Attention Crisis – on something a growing number of people I respect are worrying about, like Tom Foremsky, and Hutch Carpenter. This isn’t the old run-of-the-mill “information overload” issue people have been whinging about since Gutenberg started printing books, or since big honking “mini-computers” started spewing reams of […]

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MicroISV Digest 10/20/2010

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Community News: Paul Morey, founder of MiddleClick has just started releasing demos on the Tutorials Page of his Windows app launcher program – one per fortnight for two more months. Paul thereby demonstrates 3 things: How nice snappy videos can sell a good product, how to keep prospective customers coming back to your site and […]

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MicroISV Digest 10/11/2010

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(Editor’s note: It’s high time I restarted the MicroISV Digest, so here goes. But this is only going to be interesting if you send me your microISV, startup, indie, whatever-you-call it, news. News like in you’ve launched, you’ve gotten your 1,000th customer, every microISV should read this post kind of news. Not I do PR, […]

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Walking back what I said about Amazon AWS.

In case you missed it, yesterday I was more than a bit pissed off at Amazon AWS S3. Actually, I hope you did miss it, because I was wrong and they were right, and I lashed out in frustration. Here’s what I though happened: Out of the blue, Amazon S3 changed something so and neither […]

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When Amazon Clouds rain B.S.

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I’m in the process this morning of learning a core truth about Cloud infrastructure, and the process is not a pleasant one. Pat Foley (who’s in Boston at the Business of Software Conference right now, the lucky dog) and I do a podcast each week, and for the last 18 months we’ve been hosting the […]

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And now for a bit of entertainment…

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If you love science fiction (and what dev doesn’t, we live it everyday), I strongly commend to you Nathan Lowell’s “A Trader’s Tale from the Golden Age of the Solar Clipper”, starting with Quarter Share. No aliens will suck on your brains, cities explode, computers come alive or Industrial Light and Magic- grade special effects. Just […]

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Little nuggets of startup wisdom…

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Can be found at Startup Quote (thanks Victor!). Also, I plan to reanimate the microISV Digest Monday, so if you’ve got some microISV news, please send it my way at bob.walsh@47hats.com.

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Optimizing Search Engine Rankings with Microsites

Note: This Guest Post ran back on July 21st, 2009: so why post it again? Well, I just rechecked the two sites Dennis talks about, with Google Instant Results on: Java-Logging.com had slipped to #7, but dotNETLogging.com was still the #1 result. Over on Microsoft’s Bing, Java-Logging.com was #4 and .DotLogging.com – in Microsoft’s own […]

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Xmarks the spot

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So Xmarks, the bookmark synchronization startup is going out of business. There’s a long and illuminating post here by Todd Agulnick, CTO & Co-Founder about why despite having 2 million user and growing at the rate of 3,000 new users a day, they are folding up shop January 10th, 2011. It’s a sad story, one […]

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