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Email consumes a pretty significant chunk for me. Email for my day job, email for my blog, email from friend and family, email for learning and professional development, email with offers from various retailers I use here and there. It adds up. I use my phone a couple times a day to read and remove […]Read more "Email Pruning"
The Way We Work Isn’t Working by Tony Schwartz ($19 @ Amazon) is a holistic approach to work and a work life balance. It covers exercise, nutrition, sleep, recharging in good detail, drawing lessons from a lot of deeper studies to support the recommendations in the book. The most interesting part, the one that resonated […]Read more "Book Review: The Way We Work Isn’t Working"
I’ve been thinking about my goals for 2010, ones that I’ve set and adjusted a couple times, and thinking more about what I want to do in 2011. I’ve been forced to reluctantly admit that I cannot do all the things I want to do. That’s perhaps obvious, but not easy. There are far too […]Read more "Not Enough Time"
I get a fair amount of email in a week; stuff about work, stuff for oPASS, stuff for PASS, stuff for SQLSaturday, various newsletters (technical and other), and a few that fall into miscellaneous – a link to an interesting blog post, an invite to lunch, etc. Lately I’ve been trying to reduce the volume […]Read more "Reducing My Email Workload"
This editorial is about the idea of being highly productive more than how to actually accomplish it. Most of us tend to do the work put in front of us in the way that we know how to do it, certainly not the worst approach. The problem is that unless challenged – say by working […]Read more "SSC Editorial: Becoming Highly Productive"
For years, ever since I was first required to be on call, I’ve made it a habit to check my email each morning when I get up, seeing if there are problems to solve. Not a bad habit, could even call it diligent, since it’s not a good idea to wait until you walk in […]Read more "Building Better (Different) Habits"
In our world sometimes it’s worth the time and effort for in depth tuning to get the machine to run at something closer to max efficiency, in other cases it’s just not worth the time or effort or cost, easier to just buy a new or additional server. It’s not easy to know which one […]Read more "Find Efficiencies or Add Horsepower?"