Monthly Archives: August 2009

Legacy Locker: Dealing With The Other Side of Your Online Identity

Legacy Locker is a safe, secure repository for your vital digital property that lets you grant access to online assets for friends and loved ones in the event of loss, death, or disability.”

Most people rarely like to think of their own death, or of being involved in a life-changing accident. That’s understandable. The ones who do tackle the grim possibility of a disabling event, or their eventual, inevitable end, and take steps to take care of their families in case something happens to them are the ones who think ahead.

Legacy Locker is an on-line service, along with other companies like Asset Lock and Deathswitch , that handles the privacy, storage and protection of your on-line assets.

You can store your user names and passwords to your Facebook, Paypal and all of your other on-line accounts, or upload scanned copies of important documents to your Legacy Locker.

After which, you can choose two trusted verifiers to back you up in real-life, and handle the contents of your Locker according to your wishes, in case something does happen to you. Continue reading Legacy Locker: Dealing With The Other Side of Your Online Identity

Unclutterer: Saving The World, One Mess At A Time

“We hope we can make getting and staying organized fun and informative.”

The writers of Unclutterer succeed in their hopes by providing thoughtful, high-quality articles and cheerful advice on home and office organization, not distinguishing their offerings between, “the helplessly disorganized who would lose their heads if they weren’t attached, and pack rats looking to put their stashes on a diet, but also for obsessive compulsive neat freaks looking to squeeze even more order into their lives.”

Unclutterer shares a truly impressive range of articles on maximizing your space, whether office or living –and streamlining your stuff with it– so you’d be less stressed due to reduced mess, and enjoy a more efficient work environment.

The site has product reviews, reader questions and organization tips and strategies on topics like books, cable clutter, inherited clutter, office organization and technology. Continue reading Unclutterer: Saving The World, One Mess At A Time

DIY Planner : For The Inner Strategist In You

Having mentioned capture journals before, some research we conducted on journaling immediately brought DIYPlanner to our attention.

“DIYPlanner.com is a community site whose focus is on paper-based productivity, planning, journalling and creative techniques.” The site offers official (and free!) D*I*Y Planner kits, and tons of printable templates to suit your productivity needs and styles. Their items range from formal Moleskine journals to free one-page printable, foldable pocket-planners templates for those who prefer really, really streamlined portability in their To-Do lists.

DIYPlanner also offers handbooks and how-to’s, public forums for discussing productivity (not just in business but in all aspects of life),inspirational images, and a lot more.

The forums have simple rules “Be nice, try to help each other, and don’t be afraid of sharing your advice, no matter how wacky or unorthodox it may be. After all, inspiration may lurk in the least obvious places, even for something as seemingly mundane as time management.” Continue reading DIY Planner : For The Inner Strategist In You

MakeUseOf.com: So Many Tips, So Little Time…

MakeUseOf is a popular blog that introduces lesser known websites, detailed computer tips, and download recommendations that aim to help the visitor and subscriber be more productive.

Their goal is “to guide you through the web and tell you about hot websites that you have never heard of, free alternatives to popular software programs, and all kinds of “how to” tips for Windows, Mac and Linux computer users.”

With almost 100,000 subscribers and roughly 3.5 million pageviews a month, MakeUseOf is also included among the ranks of the most popular technology blogs on the web, according to Technorati.

MakeUseOf has also garnered recommendations from highly respected technical websites and was mentioned in PC Magazine, having been included in their Top 100 Websites for two consecutive years.
Continue reading MakeUseOf.com: So Many Tips, So Little Time…

Fun Stuff: Wearable Chairs, Freebies and Zombies

And now for more light-hearted stuff (just to show you that our resource section isn’t all about pain and owwies.)

Go see Nada, for “the chair you wear.” Seriously, how can you resist a tagline like that? For the perfect posture, the end to your daily slouch, see their ingenious answer to combat the boneless slump afflicting so many computer users today. Their Nada-chairs even went into space.

For the weekend hobbyist, inveterate dabbler or the frugal do-it-yourself-er, go to Tom Miller’s Woodware Designs. He offers “plans for low-stress computer furniture you can build,” and also has free plans available for desks, steps-stools, shop furniture and more.

Zombie Squad is the world’s premier Non-stationary Cadaver Suppression Group. There is nothing we can say to fully express the sheer brilliance of this site, so we’re letting their introduction speak for them: Continue reading Fun Stuff: Wearable Chairs, Freebies and Zombies