Hey 👋 welcome to my corner of the web.
Wondering who I am? See here.
I’ve had a website here for over 20 years and during that time – since it became a traditional blog, say 2002 – it turns out that I have published over 500 posts. Everything from inane one liners through to detailed technical how-tos.
Such classics as getting a Linux PDA online using Bluetooth and a Nokia 6310i (2003, this was really tough and it wasn’t worth the effort), the earth shattering news that I was switching this blog to WordPress 1.2 (2004), my notes on how to build a linux web server from scratch (2006, I wrote a lot of these), a picture diary of me making shonky furniture using a chainsaw (2012, a whole period of my life when I was doing forestry stuff) and so on.
Back then I was automatically sharing what I learnt in the hope that it might help others. I was also getting the benefit of having a (arguably with hindsight!) useful record of my thoughts.
At time of writing (Feb 2019) this blog is being brought back into service and once again the plan is to share. I am actively working on this but in the meantime you might want to check out my Instagram feed for updates.
Occasionally someone will get in touch to tell me that a particular piece has been useful to them. So below I’ve collated a few of these more popular posts, grouped into rough sections for convenience.
Mental health, positive thinking and mindfulness
In this busy world it can be easy to lose perspective. I argue that we could all consider learning how to:
Good diet & healthy living
News just in: a good diet & some sort of exercise regime is hugely important.
I use my own A.D.D. friendly OneNote based system which incorporates parts of popular systems like GTD , ZTD , Pomodoro as well as aspects of many more obscure ones. Here I’ve detailed parts of this home-spun system: I still use OneNote but my systems have been simplified hugely. These might still interest you, though:
- strong morning routine (this is quite long)
- week planning (essential reading)
- my OneNote workflows (video, 25 mins, OUT OF DATE)
- Crisis mode productivity system (includes worksheet)
Doing means working
We all know this, but it doesn’t make it any easier to swallow.
- Sometimes you simply have to turn up
And completely randomly…
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.
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