Getting Things Done

Is excellent book, and an ethos, and a good practice. Its just "common sense"? noo. Getting Things Done is an organizational method created by productivity consultant David Allen. I've friends who take this method to an almost religious level: they do appear to have lots of free time. There is a lesson there.

The book is informative, entertaining and is in my bag right now. Always useful to dip into. Buy it.. 2nd hand if possible, lets protect the planet.

"But Andrew," you'll say, "your last update was in March, what have you been doing?" "Getting Things Done," will be my reply, "by doing other stuff". That's not helpful I know: I had a lot to write, I just never got round to it. Sorry.

So this is a concerted effort to Get More Things Done. In 400 words or less. Why 400? That's the number. The budget. I'm sure there are many people who will appreciate that there are a load of things they'd love to do if budgets were limitless (or simply larger) but 400 is what I have to deal with.

So in-between website launch and today.. I've presented at Pubforum and Brightalk, attended a splendid Quest partner day, checked out the BCS site, written a number of articles at the Virtualization Practice, I've worked with UK government, connected with a great set of people via LinkedIn, joined the Mussel Club. I've signed up to services from Desktone, Evernote, Oxygen, Podio and Rackspace: thanks to those who recommended them, they're great.

I've started design work for an NHS Trust. Set-to on new designs for UK government departments. I've had the chance to team up with CentrixSoftware, Desktone, and Virtual Computer on new projects. Reviewed an excellent white paper on VDI IOPS. Been introduced to the Kelway's excellent service offerings. Had a ton of briefings around new technologies and services which I've written and will be writing about at The Virtualization Practice and

Things I will be mostly doing this next week include: reviewing MokaFive's BareMetal Player; installing Wanova's Mirage v2; sorting a dev team with XenDesktop; a Citrix briefing; sign up to Synergy, gently poking UK Citrix User Group sponsors and attending a British Computer Society meeting about Open Source Software.

I'm often writing on a train. This requires music. This blog was brought to you by Anthology (Disc1) by B.B.King.


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