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A GTD Daily Review (for when time is short)

Have you ever been in a situation where new, time sensitive (i.e. homework due tomorrow) tasks are given to you on a daily basis, and no matter how elegant and streamlined your GTD system is, there just seems like there’s too much that has to be done? The Goal: A GTD System that provides quick organization and direction about what today’s Hard Landscape is (“Things that have to get done”), so you can...

End of semester clean-up

The semester is winding down.  Before you pile everything up and forget about it for the break, here are a few things to clean up now (while you still remember what it all is). Get rid of drafts -  Keep the final version of all your papers and projects, at least until your grades are posted, but delete and/or throw out any drafts you may have laying around.  They add no value and clutter up your hard drive and your...

Research vs Writing

A lot of people have the problem of getting an assignment and starting to write it straight away. The problem with this is that you do not yet have a clear idea of exactly where your writing is going. You do not yet have a plan. Researching will provide an insight that is difficult to achieve otherwise. Some people do not enjoy or understand exactly how to research. The following pointers will help: Search the Internet –...

Screencast: Surf Better with OpenDNS

One overlooked component that has to do with the internet is DNS. DNS stands for Domain Name System. What it does is transform easy to remember domains into their respective server’s IP address so you dont have to remember each website’s IP. Usually, your service provider provides you with DNS, but sometimes those servers can be slow which slows down everything because you cant start loading a page until you...

Predict your Grades with Excel

Your marks going into your final exam can both motivate you to study harder or give you some well deserved peace of mind. Sometimes this can be difficult to work out, especially if you are not mathematically minded. Thankfully this can be simplified using Microsoft Excel, and I will show you how. First, gather all the assessment that you will have over the year and insert it in a table using the following format:   In this...