Useful Sounds No. 22: From David Allen to Paul Watzlawick, from Microsoft to user guidelines
30.01.2005 - 13:18 / filled under podcast
Update: Thanks to my personal editor for correcting - again - some of my usual errors and making suggestions for improvements. As usual, if you find my writing very stylish, clearly understandable - that's usually his work. :o)
Having to work the whole weekend instead of having free time sucks, and I refrained from recording a podcast yesterday - just to find myself grumpy about it the entire day and in the evening too demotivated to do one. So as not to repeat that error (as I have to go to work again today) I made my podcast first. :o)
Plus, the weekly schedule seems to work out best for me as a minimum of podcasting. Enjoy!
31 min, 21,7 MB (right-click and say 'save link as')
- managed to screw up the German recording the same way as the last English one - I'm learning, I'm learning ...
- Paul allows me to use the Futureshock song again! Yippie!
- inspiration for a topic was the ipodder-dev list: one of the next podcasts will be about user interfaces and keyboard support - one of my favorite topics. ;o) There are so many developers out there who don't even get the basics of Windows UI design right! If I like your application or your website: you have probably received mail from me already on such issues ;)
- Jeff Sandquist was the inspiration for this podcast with his posting about David Allen's appearance at the Microsoft campus. Jeff also started a wiki on GTD (or visit the GTD website).
- always been a fan of management books, especially time management - but they were (still are) so limited! Who has got a secretary these days? The quoted German author is Lothar Seiwert, and it is Ann McGee-Cooper (not Gopher).
- the Outlook plug-in for GTD has many features I would like to see in the current Outlook
- finally figured out what all those IT Conversations reminded me of: a meeting with Paul Watzlawick 10 years ago. Three apprentices stuck between one hundred managers.
- a quick overview of the German educational system (school and job), Wikipedia has an entry on
Education in Germany, Abitur [I will try to prepare an excerpt on that later]
- such presentations like David Allen's - why can't they be distributed at least throughout the company it is held in?
- Marc Cuban on IT Conversation
- was there really a Blog Business Summit? As if I would cross the Atlantic plus the entire continent just for a two-day conference ... The thing I will remember: Scoble did a keynote (learned this through his blog) and some good coverage with Chris Pirillo's from there
- Anyone knows where to get an old copy of "MS Guideline of User Interface" for cheap? I miss the copy I accidently left behind. :o(
- It's cold here - send warmth!
Feedback as always appreciated, weblog comments preferred. ;)