Tutorial: How To Create Your Own URL Shortener 52

I’ve been thinking about posting this for a while now. Then came the announcement on Sunday, from URL shortening service tr.im, that they are shutting down, effective immediately. It brought to light the issues with relying on the cloud. Admittedly, this is not as devastating an announcement as your trusted e-mail, or even photo hosting, ...

Revaluing Time & Attention

Merlin Mann, a smart & funny guy who has some helpful advice about managing Time & Attention for the fellow Knowledge Workers among us.  The slides are excerpted from a 45-minute presentation, distilled to the major points. Who Moved My Brain? Revaluing Time & Attention View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. (tags: creativity productivity)

You’ll Lose Sleep Over This

Since Daylight Saving Time has been expanded, it is no longer the bellwether of Spring it once was — and certainly doesn’t feel like it here on the East Coast.  But, in any event, it happens tonight, and (seemingly) longer days are ahead. Spring ahead, suckers!

Image Stabilize Your Camera… For A Buck

Clever trick using physics to keep your camera steady and put an end to blurry shots. $1 Image Stabilizer For Any Camera – Lose The Tripod

Control Your Finances In 2008

Get Rich Slowly offers a mostly-common-sense-but-still-informative article for making the most of your money in the new year. Of the tips offered, I would emphasize maxing out your Retirement Savings now. As in right now. As in a tomorrow morning trip to HR. The sooner you start saving, the exponential advantage you’ll have in creating ...