A while ago a followed a link to an interesting e-book titled "Time Management for Creative People" by Mark McGuinness. I quickly printed a copy for reading at home and dropped it into the briefcase. Several weeks later (so much for time management), I finally read it last night and found a nice set of suggestions and ideas for better managing your "creative" time.
The book brings together several suggestions in a nice combination, including task prioritization and to-do lists, blocking out your most creative time, and some concepts I hadn’t seen before like "do it tomorrow".
If you find the book helpful, check out the wishful thinking blog as well.
If you want (or need) to follow the latest action in March Madness, check out the NCAA Tournament mobile website, brought to you by Yahoo!:
The direct URL from your mobile phone is: http://m.yahoo.com/ncaa.
Update: For the most current data (all of 2008), please see Top Mobile Websites for 2008.
Last September, I reported on the top 20 mobile
websites that readers of my mobile website list
(Cantoni.mobi) were clicking on. Since six months
have gone by, I thought it was a perfect time for an update.
Today I present the “top 30” mobile websites as recorded on
Cantoni.mobi. These results are captured by my MyBlogLog
community widget which reports on not just page views, but
links clicked exiting the site.
either disabled or not present is not tracked. Regardless,
the overall trend should still be accurate.
Over the last 6 months, we recorded a total of about 180,000
links that were followed (an average of about 1,000 per
day). Here are the top 30 mobile websites, in order:
- CNN Mobile
- Google Maps
- American Express
- Wapedia (encyclopedia)
- PDA Animated Weather
- Flickr Mobile
- Mobile Stream Center
- The Onion
- Mobile MapQuest
- Mobile speed test
- Mobile DrinkBoy
- Car and Driver
- TV Guide
- Gas Buddy
- SKY.fm Wireless Edition
- FOX News
If you haven’t yet seen the “Explanations in Plain English” series from Common Craft, you really need to go check them out. The latest in the series came out this week: “Twitter in Plain English“.
[ Visit the Common Craft site to view this video. ]
Common Craft created a simple but effective presentation method using paper cut-outs and a whiteboard to explain technical topics. If you liked this video, visit their site to watch explanations of social networking, online photo sharing, RSS, and even Zombies!
Part of my motivation for finally upgrading this site to the latest version of Movable Type was to allow comments to once again be possible. Among other problems, the comment spam handling was limited, so real comments were getting lost in the noise.
With the upgrade complete, I think I’ve got it set correctly to take anonymous comments that don’t require registration or even an email address.
With that I have a favor to ask: if you’ve got a minute to spare, could you come visit this entry on my blog and leave a comment? Thanks!