Archive for the 'organization' Category

Need a camera bag?

If you’re looking for a good camera bag for the Digital SLR and the lenses you got for Christmas, go read this article. Great advice in the article and in the comments.

I personally use three bags, depending on my needs for the day:

Case Logic SLR and Computer Backpack – I use this as my daily camera and laptop bag. It holds my Camera Body, three lenses, my flash, and laptop with chargers and iPod.

Tamrac 5612 Pro 12 Camera Bag – This is my all-purpose, carry everything with me bag that I use when I’m taking a long trip and want all of my stuff with me. Ample room for two camera bodies, assorted lenses, flashes, batteries, etc. All around great bag for a semi-pro or pro photographer.

Tamrac 5574 Expedition 4 SLR Photo Backpack – This is the first backpack I bought for my camera setup. Long story short, I don’t use it much since I got the Case Logic bag, but, it will do a good job for you, if you don’t need the laptop piece (which is what I wanted originally).

Getting Things Done with PHP

Getting Things Done with PHP


Productive Procrastination

HOWTO: Be more productive from Aaron Swartz dovetails nicely with Good and Bad Procrastination by Paul Graham.


The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint

This is definitely something I’m going to adhere to…

The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint:

“It’s quite simple: a PowerPoint presentation should have ten slides, last no more than twenty minutes, and contain no font smaller than thirty points.”

Why? Because it’s smart, and it works. Every presentation I’ve ever given that was more complicated than a couple of slides was a waste of my time and the audience’s… back to the basics folks.

Harnessing your interstitial time

Harnessing your interstitial time – spot on observations and tips for getting things done more effectively and efficiently when life throws a monkey wrench into your plans.


the Pocketmod

This is the coolest way to carry a notecard in your pocket that’s unobtrusive, but totally useful (more useful than just a handful of business cards). If you need to carry a quick method for taking notes with you at all times, get a pocketmod