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Time Spend, is Time Earned #TimeManagement

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People are amazed when I say I can spend at least 40 hours a week behind a computer, outside of my regular 9-5 job. Now I have a nice little proof of that from ‘s usage page.

Software Usage On Wakoopa

Software Usage On Wakoopa

The blue is all Internet, the brown Utilities and the purple is Office. It’s funny to see the last 6 weeks reduced to a simple graph, yet it is quite accurate in the depiction of my time. Most of my work does consist of using Internet for research and Utilities such as for my development work. The Pareto principle holds for this graph too, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.

Application Usage On Wakoopa

Application Usage On Wakoopa

As I was writing this I had a look at the presentation I put online last week and I saw that this data could also be used to assure yourself that you are meeting your targets. However this is all after the fact, where as with most of the Time Management techniques it is important to be able to change your actions while you are in the flow.

In my experience, and that of many others, evaluating the Time Management Journal takes some time to master. And in all honesty that is not where most can be won. The Time Management Success Journal is the place where most can be won, it should produce a graph similar to the one above. Obviously this would be tailored to the specific categories that were chosen.

SO how are you getting

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 26, 2009 at 8:37 am

Time to work on my dreams? #LifeHacks

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I’ve always been spending time on Time Management, I developed my own techniques and have borrowed some from Randy Pausch. I’ve been developing my own presentation for a lecture to be given to a group of beginning developers and systems administrators, and have adapted it for my blog.

You can find it on Blogger: Time to work on my dreams?

For more information have a look at Randy Pausch’s lectures:

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July 15, 2009 at 8:53 am

The Essential Business Traveler #business #travel

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I’ve been travelling professionally for a couple of years, I’m no expert like my friend . He’s starting a blog on cultural differences when working in other cultures and how to mitigate the risks involved. (Something like that, right Remco.)

Inspired by his idea I put together a series of slides to help the first time and seasoned business travelers to prepare for their trip. Again a case of not being able to post this on WordPress, so find it on my Blogger. The Essential Business Traveler. Enjoy!

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July 13, 2009 at 10:29 am

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43 Things personality quiz #books

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June 21, 2009 at 10:21 pm

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Remember The Milk #lifehacks

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Remember the Milk is a task oriented system which you can use for your reminders. Sometimes you want to make sure you are reminded of a task, so you can integrate it with your web applications, such as Gmail, Google Calendar, Twitter or NetVibes. With your regular office suite with rss feeds and ical.

And when you upgrade to the paid service they provide you with iPhone, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile software so you can manage your tasks on the go.

Source: LifeHacker

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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

July 28, 2008 at 2:09 pm

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Happier than God?

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I am a lifehacker, and am always seeking ways to make positive changes in my life where I can. I know it’s a little touchy feely, but any change to improve is a chance to learn and the other way round. I was send a link to DailyOM by a good friend, who though I could benefit.

So I started the course “Becoming Happier Than God” developed by Neale Donald Walsch. And one of the tasks is to write entries in a journal. So here is my entry:

The purpose of my life is to do what I enjoy, not to reject opportunities or leave the ones that come on my path up to chance, and most importantly to create opportunities for myself.

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July 24, 2008 at 4:45 pm

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Non Daily Habits

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I have trouble remembering to do things, like going to the gym, and when I do I generally procrastinate, like hanging up the washing. *stops writing blog and goes to hang up the washing* For myself I set alarms, calendar items and reminders, for me it’s easier to remember things I do daily than anything I do on an irregular basis.

So imagine my joy when I read How to Maintain Not-Quite-Daily Habits. The article contains 5 pieces of advise to make it easier to keep your habits:

  1. Make it daily anyway
  2. Use placeholder habits
  3. Chain Habits
  4. Make specific commitments
  5. Turn habits into appointments

Another thing I have in the house are whiteboards, they aren’t just for developing ideas and giving presentations, but also as handy reminder pads.

I can’t remember where I got this, possibly from LifeHacker.

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July 13, 2008 at 6:55 pm

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