Fargo is a simple idea outliner, notepad, todo list, project organizer.
Files are stored in Dropbox. They are accessible anywhere Dropbox is. You can share files with other users, or publicly.
The HTML5 local storage in the browser/real files in Dropbox combo is a great idea. And, since Fargo outlines are plain old OPML files, they’ll work with all sorts of existing mobile and desktop outliners.
As a long time fan of outliners myself, I have to say that is a pretty neat idea that is very well executed.
Introducing the new definitive eBook guide for those considering becoming an Apple Consultant — So, You Want To Be An Apple Consultant… (A Minimal Guide). The basics of everything you need to know to are covered here. From why this is the perfect time to do it, to what you need (and don’t need) to do so, and even some hard truths about being an independent consultant today, it’s all in here.
In addition, this eBook is a “living” guide. It will be updated as more questions, feedback, thoughts, and topic ideas not yet covered come up.In the works are topics such as:
- Caveats, Disclaimers, and Pitfalls (Oh My!)
- Apple Consultants Network (To Join or Not To Join)
- Getting Paid (Invoicing, Nets, and DeadBeats)
As updates are made, those who have purchased a copy will receive notification of future versions available free download.
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Apple Consulting — A Minimal Guide
Yep. Pretty much sums it up.
The truth is that there is a whole wealth of customers out there just waiting for you. They have no one else to turn to. You coming to their home is cheaper than any of the larger consulting firms that don’t really want their business anyway. And, it is more convenient and personal than going down to the Apple store. What they really need is someone they can trust who is willing to help them find a solution.
As I said in my original post, they need a Frustration Removal Agent and Simplifier of Difficult Things. They don’t have anyone like that around or, if they do, it is a their slightly nerdy nephew who they feel bad about always having to call for this stuff anyway. They want to pay someone and not feel bad. They want help finding a solution from someone that does this for a living. They want you.
Have you ever thought of being a Mac Consultant? Well, I’ve been one for almost 20 years now. My original post about it three years ago has become one of the definitive posts on the subject (seriously, search Google for “How to be a mac consultant” and my post will be right next to Apple’s consultant page). In this updated “living” post I plan to dump all of my current thoughts about it and keep updating it as more thoughts and subjects come up. Stay tuned.
Update: To give you some idea of what I mean by “living”, this post has doubled in size since I first posted it this morning. Adding tons of info based on reader feedback.
As my wife said over a year ago, “Nope”
Put to best use, Inbox Zero is merely a philosophical practice of learning to be parsimonious about which and how many inputs we allow into into our lives—and, then, to responsibly but mindfully tend to those inputs in a way that is never allowed to hinder our personal commitment to doing the work that really matters to us.
A roundup of examples of people opting-out of smartphones (including my prediction about this very thing).
Reader, ernesthon, submitted his desk. This is just beautiful mid-century example of an elegant, minimal workspace.
The desk was custom made with American Black Walnut in San Francisco. The chair is vintage teak from Norway. The table lamp is also vintage; I replaced the orignal paper shade with gold-interior black fabric. The other task lamp is from IKEA!
And a wonderful interpretation of what mid-century means to him:
I’ve only recently become enamored with this style, which is recently enjoying a resurgence in popularity both in decor and in architecture. To me, mid-century design represents the optimism of society during that era - the great expansion of the middle class and the realization of the “American Dream”.
Holy cats that is beautiful. How could I not reblog this? Stunning.
Notice, we don’t really have 400 – or even 100 – messages to deal with. We really only have 2. Two messages that require our response. You might be thinking, “oh, Garrick – 2 messages is so cute. I’m a very serious high powered executive – and I have hundreds of messages daily requiring my response.” Two, I say. Two. Any more on a regular basis and you may be using your unread count as a status symbol. So, for the next 1500 words we’ll agree there are only 2. Cool? Cool.
There is so much truth to unpack here. The quote above is just one of them. The rest is a must read.
The Writer’s iPad is an ebook for writers who want to get the most out of their iPads. It doesn’t matter if you’re writing novels, articles, games, technical literature, screenplays, or even blog posts, this one’s for you!
As one who has written a book on an iPad, and still does a ton of my writing on one, I feel qualified enough to be able to vouch for this one. It is a pretty good overview of the tools, methods, and advantages of using the iPad as a serious writing tool. Worth checking out.