The simple rules to Time Management

The Simple Rules

  • “One Master” : Use one one master agenda, todo-list, etc. Using multiple will only make you lose sight of certain things.
  • “Within an arm reach” : This is close with the previous one, as you need to have that “One Master” close to you. If you don’t have your agenda with you, make sure you sync it to your master!
  • Clean Inbox : Keep your inbox clean! Set a rule where CC messages are moved to a seperate folder & apply the “Inbox Zero”-concept.
  • Think Modular : Thinking in an abstract way is sometimes hard for people. Yet group your tasklist into packages (milestones?) and make sure you only see the package you’re working on. This will have a wonderful psychologic effect as the mountain you have to climb may seem less high.
  • Time is the only constant : “I have not time” is possibly the most used excuse and I find it utter bogus! Time is the only constant in your daily world. It’s how you handle time and set the priorities. If you’re telling people you don’t have time; you’re telling them that you can’t manage it or that their request isn’t important to you!

Inbox Zero Concept
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  • Delete: just get rid of it (or archive it)
  • Delegate: get someone else to deal with it
  • Respond: if it takes just a few minutes, do it right now
  • Defer: put it on a todo list, archive it, and deal with it later
  • Do: handle whatever the email actually needs you to do
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ESXi on a USB memory key

Check out the following guide @ vminfo.nl :

Create an ESX 3i USB boot key

This guide will describe the basic steps to create your own VMware ESX 3i USB key.
I need to say that VMware is not supporting this way of running ESX, so be careful with this on
production environments.
When you want to use ESX 3i in production environments without the need of local hard drives,
contact your hardware manufacturer; like HP, Dell or IBM. They have supported ways to run ESX
on USB or SD cards.
Pre-requirements
• USB key of 1GB
• IZArc – http://www.izarc.org/download.html
• WinImage – http://www.winimage.com/download.htm
• VMware ESX 3i (ISO) – http://www.vmware.com/download/vi/

Blogversitary : part two

Almost forgot… I’m running this blog for two years now. It started out with a simple post, and it’s grown to 315 posts! So with this post a small shout to all the readers & fellow bloggers!

happy-2nd-birthday

Sidenotes
Running a blog for two years gathers up some spam too;

71,562 spams caught, 496 legitimate comments, and an overall accuracy rate of 99.847%.

Or utilizes a bit of bandwith;

on average this blog uses 1,5 to 2 Gigabyte of traffic on a monthly basis, where a lot of the presentations are even stored on other servers.

Technology progression

Fantastic video on the progression of information technology, researched by Karl Fisch, Scott McLeod, and Jeff Bronman, remixed
By the way, I did not create this video! Search on the names above if you want more info – they are responsible.