If the prospect of putting a line through the final item on a lengthy to do list is close to nirvana, then you’re probably trying to deal with inbox anxiety, that constant battle to keep your email under control.
I’m with you. The number of unread items in my email inbox steadily grows mocking me, like my own person national email debt clock. Although I haven’t had to make any bailouts (Select All > Delete). Yet.
Impatient? Skip the pre-amble and go straight to the solution.
I’m no camera maestro, but I do like to take a few snaps when I’m out and about. Despite the potential glamourous locations of recent trips to Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York, there was precious little time for sightseeing.
Still, I did discover one new trick whilst mucking around with the Custom White Balance feature of my trusty and battered Canon Ixus 100 IS.
I blame Twitter. After being sent a link to an intriguing product in the depths of Amazon, I got sucked into a world of bizarro goods and their reviews.
Check out ten of the best with a taster of their reviews. And make sure you’ve got nothing planned for the next hour or so.
Who blinks first. Or rather types. Something. Anything. The bigger the document, the blanker the page. A sea of white pixels taunting me with their emptiness and the urgency of the document whose deadline is approaching or more likely just past.
Believe everything you read?
It’s been one of those days, in fact one of those weeks. Knee-deep
in unexpected documents that demand total concentration. Six pages of
contract terms and conditions. Anyone? No, I thought not. Much to do
before the fun stuff.
And whilst we’re at it, add a spot of
post-swine-flu cough (OK, OK, a chest cold) that’s slowly moving your
lungs from their rightful place to the open atmosphere, much to the
disgust of your colleagues. I’m a joy to be around, no, honestly.
Procrastination can be a wonderful thing.
Honestly, bear with me on this. Whilst I am furiously working away on the website for Chinwag’s new media department, the Twhirl client that sits on the far left-hand side of the screen constantly refreshes with the stream of consciousness that emanates from the people I follow on Twitter. Some people call them Tweeps, but I’ve clenched slightly just typing that phrase, so I won’t.
Sometimes, just sometimes, this can lead to voyage of discovery of something that gets the old noggin’ ticking over. So, join those dots…
There’s something pleasing about a website that does exactly what it says on the tin (á la Ronseal). Maybe this is a trend that’s been happening for a while, but a handful of sites have recently come across my radar.