Apr 08, 2012 in Creativity
Jul 04, 2011 in Technology
Nov 25, 2010 in Productivity
I started work in a new technical communications role at a different company last week. To help me navigate the change, I also started experimenting with a time and task management method called the Pomodoro Technique. My new teammate has used it successfully to keep himself on track, and I look forward to experiencing the same improvements in my own personal and professional productivity.
This post lists helpful resources for the Pomodoro Technique, a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s.
Oct 25, 2010 in Society
Homelessness is a serious problem in many communities. The Tri-Cities (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody), a suburb of Vancouver, is working to build a temporary shelter for the homeless from donated specially altered shipping containers. Watch this promotional video, then click Continue Reading for links to more information.
Oct 02, 2009 in Creativity
The secret’s out. Donald Miller’s new book, A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, has just been released, and I am credited as a co-author. Click the ad to see the write-up.
Aug 26, 2009 in Personality
I should be thankful that we live in an age with running water, and proper waste removal. While on our tour of Fort Erie, the guide told us one of the reasons the Fort smelled so bad back in the day, was because they shared a communal chamber pot between the 200-plus soldiers and other residents. My mistake. I thought it was the laundry tub.
Jul 28, 2009 in Society
This society scares me. Just the other day I went to my friendly neighbourhood Save-On Foods to pick up some milk, eggs, cheese, lunch meat, and several bags of chips: potato, taco, and sun. For a change of pace, I went through the Changes Recycling Centre in the middle of the store.
My eye caught a sign plastered to the middle of the door, at the level of my nose, advising customers that they would not accept any bags with ants in them.
I was at first shocked, because in B.C. the correct protocol when returning recyclables is to be sure to rinse them first. Did customers really need to be told to look out for ants?