tools

Octopress

Ready for it? Here comes the obligatory “Why I chose Octopress” post.

I love the concept of static web sites. Back in the mid-90s when I created web sites for a living I wrote two types of web pages: those whose URL ended in .html and those whose URL ended in .cgi. Every time I typed “emacs index.cgi” I knew I was opening myself (and my clients) up to potential security holes and reduced page performance versus static .html pages.

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My Tools: Productivity (Evernote)

This is the first of what I hope to be many posts describing my current favorite tools. For this post, I’ll focus on Evernote. Here goes:

For many years I wanted to like Evernote. The allure of the cross-platform, cloud-based, indexed, document-friendly organization tool was pretty powerful. But every attempt I made to incorporate it into my daily routine failed miserably. I was addicted to a long habit of paper notes and to do lists. There is something about the process of writing with a pen that fixes the words and ideas into my memory, and I missed that too much whenever I’d attempt to transition to an electronic system.

I finally found a solution that works for me!

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