Tuesday, June 30, 2009

It is amazing what a Google Images search on your own name turns up.

Someone in Japan used my Lotus Notes Export to Excel code and credited me on their blog. http://nsfl10n.blog9.fc2.com/blog-entry-3.html I'm just a bit amazed at the reach that application had.

Not only that, but who knew Lotus Notes was being used in Japan?

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

How to better focus on your job in three easy steps

(I'm assuming you're a Windows XP user running Outlook, so Mac/Linux users maybe you can do this in two or one steps?)

1. Click Start > Control Panel > Sounds and Audio Devices.

2. On the Sounds tab, scroll to New Mail Notification in the list of program events.

3. Change the Sound to be played option to "(None)."

Congratulations, you've broken your Pavlovian chains and are free to concentrate on your project tasks without the need to check email every time you hear a ding.

In future posts, I will demonstrate how to logout of Facebook, set your cell phone's ring mode to Silent, disable your instant messenger alerts, and turn off your Twitter client.

UPDATE: Apparently in Outlook 2007 you're better off going to Tools > Options > Email Options > Advanced Email Options, and unchecking all the items under "When new items arrive in my Inbox". You really have to focus to eliminate these distractions.