Posted by sh1mmer on Jan 20, 2007 in General
So I just signed up to Paypal mobile because they sent me an email saying that if I sign-up and send 25p to the charity Shelter I could win a year’s worth of rent payments. Aside from the fact I like giving random acts of kindness when I can, no rent for a year would be nice too. (I promise this is going somewhere)
So I login to the site and activate my account. To do this I choose a pin and Paypal call me, not text. Surprising, thought I. More surprising, though, was the quintessentially British (but clearly automated) voice talking at me. “Please enter your mobile pin and then press hash”, no pound keys in my country!. The best bit though, in response to my pin “Just a sec while a look that up”, something more British I have never heard. Internationalised to the max!
Humour, paypal, internationalisation
Posted by sh1mmer on Jan 20, 2007 in Mac
It’s no surprise that I scrum, given my previous posts about scrumming. While I like using Quicksilver to make notes, using the Quicksilver logger was proving too much to remember. Instead I am back to using an application I have used before.
Onlife poles a list of the applications you are running to ask them what they are doing through out the day. It then displays this in a handy graph.
You can click on individual items to see that item in a pane (for example emails or web pages) or hover to get a summary of what it was you were doing. The current version has excellent Applescript support, so you can extend Onlife to log anything which is available via Applescript. This is really useful because I can see what I did during the day, and at least feel guilty about time wasting, even if I don’t do anything about it.
My tip, though, don’t show your boss what you do. That’s probably not going to help you.
Scrum, Mac, Productivity, onlife, gtd, gettingthingsdone