I've been practicing (and advocating) a "piling" (as opposed to a "filing") approach to email for years. It works incredibly well for me, and I suspect that it would work well for most people, if they could let go of their arcane and labyrinthine folder structures and just try it.
Agent of Chaos
There's a scene in The Dark Knight, where Bruce Wayne is talking with Alfred Pennyworth, his butler and trusted advisor, about the escalation of organized crime and the emergence of the Joker. Always one to dole out wisdom through harsh truths ("Why do we fall, Master Bruce?"), Alfred responds that through his alter ego, Batman, Bruce is to blame for the chaos that has engulfed Gotham City.
Better site searching with Edge
If you're like most people, then when you want to find something on the web, you open a browser tab, go to your favorite search engine (Bing, Google, Duck Duck Go, whatever), enter your search terms, and see what comes back. Web 101 stuff, sure. If you're a bit more web savvy, then perhaps you …
Bring Bing to Your Desktop
With the world going online, there's a lot more interest lately in tweaking our digital backgrounds. Whether it's your PC desktop, your phone's home screen, your online meeting virtual background, or even your TV's dashboard, we're suddenly very aware of the images at which we're staring for hours each day.
My hot take on the current Zoom video conferencing debate.
The Road Ahead
If you're a long-time follower of this site, then you know it's like that flower that blooms only once every seven years. Yes, that's the flower that also smells like a rotting human corpse, but we're getting lost in the metaphor. The point is, it's time for a rebirth. Both for me professionally and for this site.
Take (Web) Note
This post discusses how to send any web page to OneNote using Edge's Web Notes feature.
The Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter
A look back at my crazy obsession with Windows Media Center and HTPCs in general and look ahead to how I'll be doing things in the future.
This is how you remind me…
OneNote is an awesome note-taking solution, but as a reminder tool, it sucks. A note isn't the same thing as a task, and I'm angry with myself for conflating the two, but OneNote makes it stupidly easy to do.
Like Father, Unlike Son
Boba Fett works for all the reasons that Jango Fett - and by proxy, the prequel story arc - fails. He's not trying to be cool, but he just is. He's not the focus of Episode V, but he steals every scene he's in. The fact that he's a bounty hunter makes complete sense, given the …