Getting Things Done

I’d imagine that most people haven’t heard about this thing called Getting Things Done (GTD), but it seems to have gathered loads and loads of web press in recent months. Basically it’s the latest popular method of organizing stuff you need to do, so you can do the things you want to do. I’d recommend it for anyone who’s looking for a way to update or change their habits and stuff. The process is fairly simple and revolves around making lists of things for each project you’re working on and knocking things out one at a time. No multi-tasking and no dithering about.

Saying that, though – I haven’t read all the stuff there is about it because I’ve been making lists for years. I forget who first told me, but I figured out on my own ages ago that if I wrote something down I wouldn’t have to remember it. Pretty simple, really, but I guess people need to be reminded of the simple stuff 🙂

The other cool thing about GTD is that there’s loads of web resources for it that you can get, most of them for free, and it’s generally pretty easy to follow. Here’s a bunch of links about GTD, if you want to know the basics of it check out the Wikipedia link about it.

OK one more time on the climate change thing

Whether or not you’re ‘taken in’ by global warming, the facts are clear that temperatures are rising, sea levels are rising, etc., etc. Most scientists agree that people are the cause of the recent accelerated rise in temperature, but believe what you will.

I’ll put it like this, then: decide what to do to protect the environment by protecting yourself.

  • Don’t want to continue paying high prices for gas/petrol? Drive slower, drive less often, ride a bike, walk to the shops, buy a smaller car (listed in increasing levels of effort )
  • Don’t want to pay more for garbage/rubbish collections? Recycle and encourage others to do so.
  • Want to lower your water bills? Use a rainwater collection barrel for watering your garden/lawn.
  • Want to lower your electricity bills? Turn off things when you leave a room, use more LED or flourescent lighting, try solar-powered water heating and lawn lighting.

If you don’t want to ‘Save Our Planet’, try saving some money 😛

Posted on socialdiscussion.com by me earlier today.

And you though LARPers were nerds…

I hate to sound judgemental, but wow – a whole society/club/organization that is centered around re-enacting the Wild West? Call me crazy, but if I were to get into something like this I’d be more interested in the shooting part of it, not the costume/dressing up part.

If you don’t know what LARPing is, that’s Live Action RolePlaying..which, come to think of it, is almost like this SASS thing, except the weapons LARPers use are much lamer looking and couldn’t actually kill anyone. And it’s set in a fantasy/mythological setting, which, of course, is far less geeky than the Wild West.