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Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2009-08-15, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,267
Posted By bigcloits
update

By February or March of 2009, my GTD habit was slipping, and I think the halo effect was the number one cause. The halo effect just grew and grew, like the Blob, until I was no longer bothering to...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2009-01-23, 07:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,463
Posted By bigcloits
Youch, pricey! Too rich for my blood. Iím...

Youch, pricey! Too rich for my blood. Iím getting enough things done without that. ;-)
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2009-01-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,463
Posted By bigcloits
Yes, thatís a major advantage I wasnít even...

Yes, thatís a major advantage I wasnít even thinking of when I did it at first!
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2009-01-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,463
Posted By bigcloits
Where we find that, Randy? Iíve never come...

Where we find that, Randy? Iíve never come across it.
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2009-01-14, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 9,884
Posted By bigcloits
I usually set a sensible start time, so that the...

I usually set a sensible start time, so that the action is out of my face until it makes sense for it to be in my face. That broke the recurring action code for me.

I use a wider interval between...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2009-01-14, 08:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,463
Posted By bigcloits
Maybe both goals can be achieved, somewhat. I...

Maybe both goals can be achieved, somewhat. I killed my hierarchy recently, so I have an amazingly simple/flat list of projects compared to before. But, to make that effective, I also rely heavily...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2009-01-10, 07:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,463
Posted By bigcloits
That was definitely my experience, too. And...

That was definitely my experience, too. And therefore ...

I wonder ... (no-bad-ideas brainstorming mode here!) ... I wonder if it would be effective to begin in OF with a list of projects only...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-01-10, 06:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,062
Posted By bigcloits
Thatís certainly what me brain crave. Just a...

Thatís certainly what me brain crave. Just a simple bread crumb trail. Thanks for weighing in, Dennis.

Paul
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-01-09, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,062
Posted By bigcloits
where o where is a project in the hierarchy?

So an on-hold project appears for review and I think ďthat should really be a someday/maybe projectĒ ... but wait, is it maybe already in that folder? How can I tell? I canít tell. Precious...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-01-08, 07:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,646
Posted By bigcloits
Thanks, Dennis. If you donít know how to do it,...

Thanks, Dennis. If you donít know how to do it, and with no other replies in the last day, it probably canít be done! A mild shame. But I agree, itís pretty much good enough just to save it as a...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2009-01-08, 07:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,173
Posted By bigcloits
If you are, man, you are seriously getting things...

If you are, man, you are seriously getting things done. :-)



The exercise of being a bit brutal with the pruning of the active projects list has proven to be valuable to me in itself. It is...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2009-01-07, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,463
Posted By bigcloits
help me help someone implement GTD piecemeal

Iíd like to help a friend of mine with some tips on how to implement GTD incrementally. He is an entrepreneur and father of a young child with some health problems. Heís a classic case of someone...
Forum: OmniFocus 1 for Mac 2009-01-07, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,646
Posted By bigcloits
show only projects due for review

I canít think of way to display ONLY projects due or overdue for review.

Of course itís easy to sort by next review, collapse all, and then only expand the categories ďdue last weekĒ and ďdue...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2009-01-07, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,149
Posted By bigcloits
Here’s a specific response to your question...

Here’s a specific response to your question Jennifer, just something quite particular that jumped out at me yesterday as I was creating a new project and defining its first couple actions.

I knew...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2009-01-07, 09:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,173
Posted By bigcloits
Yes, thatís still how it feels! A couple...

Yes, thatís still how it feels!

A couple days on, Iím finding some mild hunger for hierarchy is developing. Nothing compared to the hardcore hierarchy I had before, but some craving. Itís still...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2009-01-05, 07:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,173
Posted By bigcloits
I killed my planning mode hierarchy, and it is good

I had a complex project hierarchy ó lots oí folders and subfolders. Last week I flattened that hierarchy almost completely, and Iím rather happy with the results.

I have about two dozen active...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2009-01-05, 07:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 44,194
Posted By bigcloits
I evolved something almost exactly like that. I...

I evolved something almost exactly like that. I call my review checklist my ďmorning metaĒ, and itís actually a nicely typeset .pdf ó itís typographic strength is somehow emboldening to me, makes my...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2008-12-29, 07:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,267
Posted By bigcloits
Thanks, SO! What a rare sentiment in a forum. ...

Thanks, SO! What a rare sentiment in a forum. Usually people are too busy flaming to offer compliments on writing skills. Iím touched and, as always, impressed by the congeniality of the OF user...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2008-12-29, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,257
Posted By bigcloits
I donít believe there is a viable workaround, no....

I donít believe there is a viable workaround, no. I think that all of the currently do-able cures described here are worse than the disease, at least in terms of mental overhead. How hard is it,...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2008-12-08, 06:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,267
Posted By bigcloits
bigcloits

I donít think itís a bad thing, just an awkward thing. I agree that the new ideas that arise as you work are valuable, and probably the only way many of them can happen.



But thatís the...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2008-12-08, 06:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,267
Posted By bigcloits
Thanks. I felt clever when I thought of it. ...

Thanks. I felt clever when I thought of it. Itís nice to feel clever for a moment.



I think I would find myself ignoring that just as readily as I ignore the voice in my head that is trying...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2008-12-05, 07:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 9,267
Posted By bigcloits
the action ďhalo effectĒ

One action ... becomes 12 tangents.

It amazes me how often I act on something thatís due with the intention of returning to OF soon to choose something else to do thatís due ... but I get...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2008-12-02, 11:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,426
Posted By bigcloits
Yeah, Iím really making good use of that strategy...

Yeah, Iím really making good use of that strategy as well now. Canít recommend it strongly enough. Also, the combination with Growl is particularly potent: just a gentle nudge when the action...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2008-12-02, 10:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,724
Posted By bigcloits
Amen. I love OF ... I think. But some days itís...

Amen. I love OF ... I think. But some days itís hard to tell, and Iím amazed and a little shocked at how I still routinely end up that quintessential OF dead end where I canít see something that I...
Forum: Applying OmniFocus 2008-12-01, 07:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 12,724
Posted By bigcloits
Smart idea. Thanks, Iíll give that a try. ...

Smart idea. Thanks, Iíll give that a try.



Iím sure youíre right. Itís probably more of a subtle UI question ó something about the UI makes me squeamish about using the notes extensively.
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