A year ago I wanted a better way to outline books for review purposes, and wrote about The Fast Book Outliner (FBO). I used it on a few book outlining projects, and while it was an improvement I still found that it still felt physically awkward to use. If I’m reading a book, the note-taking [...]
I was putting together a development plan and bid for a new project, and found myself using my Gantt Chart Spreadsheet, weekly version to visualize how the project might take. That’s when I discovered that I hadn’t set it up for an arbitrary starting date. So I fixed it. The new weekly version is available [...]
I’ve added A4-formatted versions to the Fast Book Outliner page. Chrome web browser users: I have noticed that Chrome’s built-in PDF viewer does not draw the dotted lines correctly. If you download the PDF files and view them in Acrobat Reader, the lines appear correctly.
There are a LOT of books I have been meaning to review or otherwise deconstruct into happy nuggets of insight, but the process of doing a comprehensive review takes me many hours. Most of those hours, I find, is taken up in the reading and re-reading of the material, noting where key phrases appear and [...]
The Resource/Time Trackers, AKA Resource Scheduler and Task Quantizer, are designed to track multiple projects using a clipboard. After my initial tests, I thought it was too cumbersome for my own needs, but a few die-hard project managers out there still use it. The latest request was a couple weeks ago, so I’ve shamed myself [...]
A couple of requests came in for a weekly version of the Gantt Excel spreadsheet. As it happens, I’d solved a similar problem a couple months ago when making the spreadsheets for my Groundhog Day Resolutions review day 3. So I dropped in the logic from those spreadsheets into the Gantt Excel spreadsheet, et voila! [...]
With the help of the testers in my super-secret A5 Testing Lounge, I’ve created a set of smaller-sized Emergent Task Planner sheets in both A5 and US Memo (aka “half letter”, which is a piece of US Letter folded in half). Because everyone had different needs, I ended up making three variations of it; in [...]