Lifehacker points to this blog post about how people are using GTDTiddlyWiki to get things done. I might not have spotted thi s were it not for mchicago‘s blog posting on the topic, but it’s very interesting. I’m quite impressed that so many people are doing this kind of thing as it’s something I thought of completely independently. I am in tune with the rest of the human race after all! Well, the extremely geeky minority of it perhaps.
GTDTiddlyWiki is a little different of course, in that you can edit it locally or even carry it around on a USB stick. That’s cool. What would be even cooler would be if you could sync an offline version with an online version. I’d rather have it online and most of the time I’m a few feet away from an internet connection, but for the times I’m not it would be great to have a local cached version. Perhaps a hybrid of GTDTiddlyWiki, an online TiddlyWiki and rsync would work. Perhaps even a client to run on a PDA or a java-enabled mobile phone… or am I going mad? Hey, it’s late.
Amazon used items
If I buy something second hand from Amazon I feel good about buying it because a) I’m recycling (well, reusing) and b) I’m spending less money. So when I was browsing Amazon (looking for David Allen’s book which inspired the uses of GTDTiddlyWiki) and came across a little box on the side that said “Used and new items from your wishlist” I went “ooooh! clicky clicky, go to checkout”. To see second hand items at very good prices which were on my wishlist was just too much to take and I went on a (very rare) spending spree:
Weaving the Web: Origins and Future of the World Wide Web [Paperback] by…, £1.75
Code 46  [DVD] (2005) Tim Robbins; Samantha Morton; Om Puri; Jeanne…, £6.99
The Day After Tomorrow – Two Disc Edition  [DVD] (2004) Dennis Quaid…, £6.74
A Beautiful Mind  [DVD] (2002) Russell Crowe; Ed Harris; Jennifer Connelly, £3.99
A Brief History of Time: From the Big Bang to Black Holes [Paperback] by…, £1.80
The only disadvantage is the postage costs involved in buying second hand items, and of course that it costs money at all, but other than that these are all items that I’d really like but probably would otherwise not have bought.
Congratulations Amazon, you beat me this time.
In other news…
Both lauperr and I washed our cars today, but this was no ordinary wash. For me, it was the first time I’d washed my car since I’ve owned it. Because of this, I was feeling guilty and gave Milliwig the whole works.
First shampooed, then rinsed, then wiped with a damp cloth, dried with a dry cloth, polish applied, left to dry, polish rubbed off and left sparkling, applied glass polish to all glass areas, made windows shiny and nice, applied alloy wheel cleaner and polished, used special blackening cloths for black plastic areas.
It looked so sparkly and nice (apart from the bits of rust) that I took photos for if/when I sell my car on eBay in a few months 😛 Hey, I may even get around to cleaning the interior before I sell it!
Edit: cool, APIs for the BBC