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December 31st, 2007

Downloadables: RocketDock

Is launching programs in Windows a pain in the neck for you?  I bet it is! That’s why there’s Rocket Dock, the single greatest piece of software.  Ever. (Says their website.)

From the RocketDock website:

RocketDock is a smoothly animated, alpha blended application launcher. It provides a nice clean interface to drop shortcuts on for easy access and organization. With each item completely customizable there is no end to what you can add and launch from the dock.

Now with added Taskbar support your minimized windows can appear as icons on the dock. This allows for better productivity and accessibility.

 Click here to download RocketDock.

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December 29th, 2007

Video Demo: Getting Things Done

Getting Things Done or GTD is David Allen’s system for personal productivity. I gave away a free copy of the audio book in a contest before. Here’s a summary of the book:

This video shows how you can create your own GTD notebook easily and more economically in lieu of the folders and containers suggested in the book. (Then again I think they weren’t meant to be taken literally). Here’s the video:

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December 28th, 2007

Tomorrow’s the Deadline for the New Year’s Resolution Contest!

If you haven’t entered yet, you can click here to find out more about it.

Contest ends December 29, 11:59PM MST.

Join now!

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December 28th, 2007

Pimping Bookmarks: Dealing with the boss

Your boss could be like your best friend or your worst enemy.  Here are some articles that will help you survive any relationship turmoils with your boss:

A 6 Step Guide on How to Earn the Love of Your Boss

Top 7 Ways to Make Your Boss Hate You

How to Suck Up without Looking Like You’re Sucking Up

20 Ways to Impress Your Boss

5 Ways to Disarm a Grumpy Boss

How to get the boss to like you

How to befriend a boss

OMG - My Boss Wants to Befriend me via my Online Profile

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December 27th, 2007

Cartoon Thursdays: Reducing stress


From Carol Simpson Productions’ workplace cartoons.

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December 26th, 2007

Gadget Wednesdays: Mobile Notetaker

Here’s a scenario: you need to take down some important notes, but you don’t have a computer around. Or, you know, you’re just more comfortable with a pen and a pad of paper. Isn’t it tiresome to have to type the entire thing all over again just to get down digitally? Not if you have the Mobile NoteTaker.

From the ThinkGeek Website:

Product Features

  • Instantly transcribe your written notes and drawings
  • Uses standard paper - no special paper required
  • Stores up to 50 A4 pages
  • Includes LCD to view and confirm input
  • Operates both in mobile mode and when connected to PC or notebook
  • Connects to PC/Notebook via USB cable (included)
  • Includes software for synchronization and management of stored files
  • Includes software for OCR conversion of handwriting into editable text
  • Writes directly into Microsoft ® Office applications (in Connected mode)
  • Allows file transfer over LAN, e-mail and instant messaging application (in Connected mode).

Pretty cool, huh?

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December 24th, 2007

Downloadables: Reminder Cube

for this week’s Downloadables, we’re featuring Reminder Cube - a feature-rich desktop calendar.

Here’s a brief summary from FreeDownloadaDay.com

Along with the standard ability to enter and edit appointments, you can also track longer-term projects with a searchable task list. A special “all day” window allows you to make notes that don’t apply to a specific task or appointment, but rather a whole day. Gone are the days of having to use poor old 8:00 am as the catch-all for notes for the day.


Click here to download Reminder Cube

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December 23rd, 2007

New Year’s Resolutions Contest: 6 Days to Go

What? You haven’t entered the Pimp Your Work contest yet? But it’s almost the 29th!  Plus, the prizes will help you get organized, remove clutter from your life, and make you get things done faster.  Click here for the mechanics of the game.

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December 22nd, 2007

Video Demo: Make MS Office 2007 Documents Open in Earlier Software Versions

The annoying thing about MS Office 2007 is that it saves files in a completely different format from earlier versions of office programs such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc. So if you create a document at work on your MS Word 2007, you can’t open it properly at home on your MS Word 2003.

This video demonstrates how you can easily solve this problem (with the exception of not using Office 2007 at all):

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December 21st, 2007

Pimping Bookmarks: The job hunt

Whether you’re fresh out of college or you’re looking to switch jobs, here are some handy articles that will help you get through the job hunt as painlessly as possible.

How to budget for a job hunt This is something that only a few people do, thinking they can easily get a job after they graduate.  I don’t care if you went to the Harvard Business School, you need to work on this budget before you even graduate.

The job hunt - a shotgun vs. laser approach.  An interesting look on two different approaches of looking for a  job.

The 10 rules of job hunting.  Excellent tips collected over at Free Money Finance.

How to construct a killer resume from start to finish Look over your resume with these tips in mind before you print out a gazillion copies.

Master the interview process.  Over at Interview Chatter, Darlene McDaniel has such a vast inventory of interview related articles.  Here are the ones job hunters can benefit from:

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