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Losing the Internet

February 3, 2011 21 comments

Things in life I find annoying - Losing Internet AccessThe other day I lost my Internet connection. This is what’s bugging me today!

While it was annoying I did manage to get a few things done.

It gave me the time to sit down and think about how I was going to start managing my time better. Since there seem to be so many others in the same predicament as me, this is what I came up with.

Write Things Down
I need to use one tool to track all the tasks I need to do. While I still plan on using the reminderfox tool, I will also write things down on paper.

Daily Planning
Every evening I plan to sit down and write my to-do list for the next 24 hours. I’m going to break this list down into two parts. What needs to get done and what I would l like to do.

Prioritize
Once I have my lists written, the next step is to go through them and prioritize them. Writing #1 beside the most important task and continuing through the entire list. Then I will tackle them according to importance. Not everything might get done but the most important ones will.
By working smarter instead of harder, I will get more done in less time.

Controlling Procrastination
I don’t know about you, but I tend to put off the big jobs which can result in more pain than it’s worth. The best way to tackle the big jobs is to break them down into bite-sized pieces that are more manageable. I’m working on this!

I may have lost Internet access and missed chatting with all my buddies but I gained the insight I needed to grab control of this crazy blogging life I’ve thrown myself into. I do love it so!

This should help in maintaining some balance in other areas of my life.

  • Health
  • Family
  • Financial
  • Intellectual
  • Social
  • Professional
  • Spiritual

While losing the Internet was a royal pain, I did reap some benefit from it. Have a few more things to do but as soon as they’re done I will be visiting my blogging buddies to see what I’ve missed.

Now there is nothing bugging me today!

🙂

Quote for today

Forget past mistakes.
Forget failures.
Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.
William Durant

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or not – Yahoo Trying To Unload Delicious, Not Shut It Down

December 18, 2010 Leave a comment

This is an update to yesterday’s posting Is Yahoo Shutting Down Delicious?

Boy, was I pleased when I saw that headline this morning as I signed into my Delicious account. You can read it here:

Yahoo Trying To Unload Delicious, Not Shut It Down

Nothing could make me happier. But now I have to go back to StumbleUpon and move those bookmarks over to Delicious. There’s only a few so it shouldn’t take me too long.

Lucky for me, I had problems with my Internet connection yesterday and I wasn’t online and doing a lot of bookmarking.

So something good came from not being able to get access to the Internet. Less work for me today.

This morning, it’s not about what’s bugging me today but

what’s putting a smile on my face.  🙂

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Is Yahoo Shutting Down Delicious?

December 17, 2010 1 comment

[Update: Yes]

This is what’s bugging me today.

I really just started using it a couple of months ago after signing up with them years ago.

I have 300 hundred bookmarks, 400 tags, and I have made sure to tag properly, create tag bundles, and subscriptions to make things easier to find and tag.

And then this happens. The first item when I signed into Delicious this morning,  is the  headline:

Is Yahoo Shutting Down Del.icio.us? [Update: Yes]

I was stunned. I finally start using it, and organizing everything, and now I have to find something else.

I haven’t seen anything on when they are shutting it down, but I’ve already made a backup of my bookmarks, so I don’t lose them.

Then I departed on a mission to find an alternative to Delicious.

Then, right in my lap, arrives an article with the 10 Alternatives To Delicious.com Bookmarking.

I thought okay, here it is, some writer was quick and put something out already.

Ran down the list, checked out some of them, decide upon StumbleUpon and proceeded to download and install on my FireFox browser.

Everything was going smoothly, registered at the site, set up a basic profile, started finding my way around, checked out the toolbar in my browser. And I said yeh, I could work with this. I was set, had a new bookmarking service, I could stop using Delicious.

Well, that’s what I thought, until I went to use one of my neat little shortcuts that I do with the right-click button on my mouse and it wasn’t there!   arrrgh.

I use it all the time.  This little FireFox add-on, Text2Link, lets me highlight any word or sentence, right-click and search Google and I’ve set it up so it opens in a new tab. I use this all day long and it was gone. Instead StumbleUpon was there. I had StumbleUpon in my toolbar, I don’t need it in the right-click and I haven’t found a way to get rid of it yet.

I checked a few other programs, and managed to change some options and I got my Google search back, but it’s not there all the time – instead StumbleUpon is and other features are missing. This has changed my whole routine. It’s no longer a simple click.

Looks like I’m on the hunt again for another bookmarking service. arrrgh!
StumbleUpon just won’t do it for me! It’s going to be uninstalled quickly. I want my right-click back!

This is what’s bugging me today!

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