I’ve been using email for over 35 years (no typo) and I’m still surprised by the clever new ideas I see in the best email apps. Email apps can add an email to a reading list, or turn it into an item in your to-do list, or add an event to your calendar. Many have features for smart sorting of your email and to “snooze” an email for later. Many are beautiful and thoughtfully designed with gestures for touch-screen devices.
But what’s best for me is not necessarily what’s best for you. Below I run through some basics about email and make some recommendations for good apps to try.
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June 20th, 1986 I started a new adventure at a new job and in a place that would become home.
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I wrote a short thing about our long journey together creating and building Square Peg Foundation. It’s over on the Square Peg blog:
A Journey, Together
I’ve occasionally thought about grabbing this domain, dariusdunlap.com, for some time. As I was getting some new things setup on my various blogs, I realized that now was the time.
More will appear here over the coming days, including some of the archives from my old consulting business website and other stuff.
I’m working to articulate what this will be. I’m learning toward making my professional presence here, and so limiting it a bit. We’ll see.
For now, welcome!
The One You Feed is a show I often listen to on my hikes or while doing chores around the house. It starts with the parable of the two wolves. You know the one. They have great guests and it’s always an interesting conversation.
The guest this week is our friend Kristin Neff, who my wife and I met because of our work at Square Peg Foundation — especially with Autism.
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Let’s see if this mention goes back to my withkown site:
(Sorry about the misspelling.)
After the update to wordpress 4.4 beta, activating a certain plugin caused wordpress to fail, delivering empty pages. After fixing that, I’m going back through to test a few things to be sure stuff is back to ok.
At indiewebcamp, and my first step is to audit all the stuff I have and find the holes and any problems.
Conversations on depression have been flowing around the tech community for the last few months. It’s important, and many people have written about their experiences. There is some wonderful, helpful, and deeply personal insights out there.
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In the mid-80’s I took my second tech job, at a company called Silicon Graphics, Inc.
SGI, before it officially contracted its name to “SGI”, was a fantastic place to grow and learn. It was intense and focused, and my modest technical know-how in Unix, TCP/IP Networking, and Computer Hardware matched well as the company grew its Unix workstation business and more customers connected computers to Internet Protocol networks. I was soon a main contact point for the most intractable problems from customers, and the Customer Support representative to new product introductions.
The focus and intensity made for arguments, some that probably would seem to outsiders as knock-down, drag-out fights. But a friend from those days put it well when he said, “We fight with each other, but we fight to make a great product.”
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