Double Your Productivity with a Serial Workflow

While there's something to be said for multitasking, a serial workflow—completing one task after another in order of priority—can be much more conducive to getting your work done. Splitting your attention between several tasks at once can slow you down compared to knocking off one focused task after another on an… » 11/12/07 12:00pm 11/12/07 12:00pm

Use FeedCrier to Read Feeds Via IM

Get your favorite site feeds via FeedCrier, a service that delivers updates to your instant messenger client. No download is required; just type in the username for AIM, MSN, Jabber, or Google Talk, along with the website you're interested in getting updates from, and you're done. This would be a good way to get the… » 11/11/07 4:00pm 11/11/07 4:00pm

Use Bookr to Share Your Photos

Publish your Flickr photos (or any other Flickr photos that catch your fancy) on your site or blog with Bookr, a fun little Flickr toy that turns your images into a flippable book. Just add the pictures, add a caption, and you're through. Want more Flickr goodness? Try the ten most useful Flickr Greasemonkey… » 11/11/07 2:00pm 11/11/07 2:00pm

Import All Your Yahoo! Calendar Events

If you've been using Yahoo! for all your calendar needs and want to switch over to Google Calendar, tech tutorial site Tech-Recipes has written up a step by step how-to for this process—which can be a bit overwhelming for those folks new to this whole online calendar/importing business. If you're the designated tech… » 11/11/07 1:00pm 11/11/07 1:00pm

Use PicURLs to Find Buzzworthy Photos

Flickr is not the only place to find really good photographs. You can also use PicURLs, a site that aggregates the most popular (or buzzworthy) pictures from a variety of social networking/bookmarking sites (Digg, Reddit,, etc.). Each picture is thumbnailed with a quick link to the originating site and… » 11/10/07 2:00pm 11/10/07 2:00pm

How Do You Track Your Business Expenses?

Work productivity site Web Worker Daily has an interesting article on the bare bones of tracking your business expenses (especially timely as tax season—believe it or not— is right around the corner). Here's the bottom line: » 11/10/07 1:00pm 11/10/07 1:00pm

I must confess that I'm not as organized as I'd like to be with this, but that's where you…

Keep Clutter Down With the Like In, Like Out Principle

Keep the clutter to a minimum with financial blog Wise Bread's principle of "like in, like out": » 11/10/07 12:00pm 11/10/07 12:00pm

You could also try the or follow the to get rid of your clutter. What's your best declutter strategy? Please share in the comments.

Use Twitter Timer to Set Task Reminders in Google Talk

Use Twitter Timer, a simple bot program to send yourself reminders through Google Talk. Technology blogger Amit Agarwal has written up a very simple how-to that takes you through exactly what you need to do to accomplish this; for instance, I just set up a reminder to take my youngest to ballet today. For even more… » 11/10/07 11:00am 11/10/07 11:00am

Make Your Media Consumption Greener

Make your technology habits more ecologically friendly with technology blogger Steve Rubel's simple writeup on how to go "media green." For instance: instead of buying printed books, try listening to audiobooks. Subscribe to RSS feeds rather than paper-heavy newspapers and magazines. Download movies (via a variety of… » 11/10/07 10:00am 11/10/07 10:00am

Stream Digital Music to Your Stereo with Squeezebox

If you've got gigabytes of music you want to play from a central server in your living room—without keeping a big ugly PC there—the Squeezebox network music player's for you. A Squeezebox is a shiny black box that plays the digital music saved in virtually any format on your computer over your home wireless network,… » 11/05/07 12:00pm 11/05/07 12:00pm