Daily Archives: February 26, 2009

Lotus Notes for GTD!

I was listening the the net@night podcast the other day and heard a great episode where David Allen (of Getting Things Done fame) mentioned that he uses Lotus Notes for managing his task lists.

I’m a long-time Notes user – even before I worked for IBM, my previous company used Notes, so I think I’ve been through from around version 4.5 to 8 now (and I really should get around to installing 8.5!). I’m not going to be a fanboy about it, but I have to say that it’s getting better all the time… and the fact that we have folks like Mary Beth Raven actually discussing the application design choices on her blog, and interacting with users as she does so, has clearly improved things.

Nevertheless, I was both surprised and pleased to hear that David uses Notes as part of his GTD process. I’m curious as to how he does so! By the way, he’s on Twitter, too.

Shout out social!

My friend, colleague, blogging buddy and Opportunity Australia Ambassador Jasmin (aka the remarkable wonderwebby) is spearheading the social media drive around an event called Shout Out Social:

Shout Out Social is a community organised and created art exhibition to be held 14th -15th March 2009, raising awareness and funds to help women free themselves from poverty.

Jasmin invited me to contribute some images to the Flickr pool. The idea is that you either include a ‘word that matters’ in the image, or in the description, for the cause you are ‘shouting out’ for. I’ve contributed a number of photos – here’s my “shouting out for friendship” image 🙂

Keeping them clean

The event itself is in Melbourne which is a little far for me to travel, but I’m looking forward to seeing media and how my work contributes to the cause.

It’s a fantastic campaign and a great idea for an event. Please take a moment to explore Jasmin’s sites and contribute.