How I Keep My Lists in Order – Workflowy

Do you make lists? Do you use an orderly system on your computer or in a notebook; or do you scribble them out on sticky notes? In today’s information rich environment, the ability to keep lists, to-dos, projects and tasks in order is important, do you use lists for brainstorming, or shopping lists? Or how […]

iGIS – GIS for the iPhone

As a City Engineer, I deal with complex spacial data that makes the most sense when viewed graphically. For a lot of the information I need, I am reliant on GIS – Geographical Information Systems (and the City’s planing assistant who maintains the data) to interpret the interactions between property lines, utilities and all of […]

Historical Mining in Rossland on Google Earth

Technology changes everything, in this case, it brings an old map to life. My job as a City Engineer takes me into the past quite often, and the ability to use historical mapping as a tool to determine the cause of issues today can be quite important. Since Google Earth and Google Maps have been […]

GTD with Nirvana

GTD, or “Getting Things Done” is about the only way that I can stay on top of the multitude of tasks and projects that I am responsible for. Having a smooth online system is pretty key to improved productivity. For me it’s not about it being the only system, but one that compliments my index card based system.

The most promising software in recent months is Nirvana, which has been rolling out the features and listens to the community of users through blog posts and forums. Check out this video for a glimpse of the basic set of features…

MicroBlogging for Business

Image by urbanworkbench via Flickr A few weeks ago I discussed one MicroBlogging platform that I regularly use in a post called Twitter for Engineers. You know something is mainstream when the print media picks it up… Now, Brevity Is the Soul of Office Interaction – NYTimes.com One hundred forty characters — the exact length […]

DimDim – The Art of the Webinar

Last week I participated in a Webinar with users from across Canada. For my readers who don’t know what a webinar is, it’s like a seminar, but presented over the web. I’ve tried a few of these services, and the current leader by a long way is DimDim. With this service it is possible to […]