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Dealing With Information Overload Using Read It Later and Paperdroid Pro

Dealing with Information Overload Using Read it Later and Paperdroid Pro

Sometimes it is difficult for one to live in the modern world with the myriad distractions and the constant barrage of information from every electronic device and online service. While some of this information is clearly superfluous to our occupations and the well-greased machine of our life, other nuggets of thought-provoking brain candy can enrich even the most mundane knowledge worker’s daily routine.

I do not mean to sound like a technological apologist, but the fact remains that in order to get through my daily work, I need to rely not only on my own bag of tricks, but also the Pandora’s box of the World Wide Web.

So, how am I dealing with this constant flood of nigh-impossible-to-organize knowledge distractions? Not very well up to this point, but the tide has been changing for the better in the recent weeks.

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Worthless Genius Podcast Season 2 Episode 1

What’s this? A new Worthless Genius Podcast Episode?

It’s been forever since the last episode of the Worthless Genius Podcast, so bear with me as I get back into the swing of things.

In this weeks episode, I touch on the following topics:

Thank you for tuning in to the Worthless Genius Podcast. I hope you’ll stick around for Episode 2 of Season 2. Next episode will have a bit more flair, as I get used to Soundbooth and the overall workflow process.

Feel free to contact me through the link above. You can also find me on Twitter and Facebook. And remember to leave some comments here on this post letting me know what you think!

Or you can download it here: mp3 format

The Search For a Better Tag Line

Looking for a new tagline

I’ve been attempting to change some stuff around here on Worthless Genius, and I came to the conclusion that I need a better tag line. Though the current one does apply pretty well to what I talk about here, I think it’s about time to switch things up, and maybe head in a new direction.

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Results of the Google Wave/Voice Invite Giveaway

This weekend, Worthless Genius posted a contest where participants could win a Google Wave and Google Voice invite. Quite a few people entered, but in the end, there were only three winners:

The winners were chosen with the super-scientific MySQL query shown here:

SELECT comment_author, comment_author_email FROM `wp_comments` WHERE comment_post_ID = 1465 ORDER BY rand() LIMIT 3

results of random mysql query for winners
Congratulations to the winners, your invites are on the way. Thanks to all those who participated, and stay tuned to Worthless Genius for future giveaways.

Google Wave/Voice Invite Giveaway

photo of donatello action figure

It’s that time again!  Worthless Genius has 3 Google Wave invites + 3 Google Voice invites to give away.  That’s right, it’s free!

All you have to do is comment on this thread and tell me who your favorite Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle was out of the group.  Keep this to the original 4 please, as far as I’m concerned Venus doesn’t count.

3 lucky winners will each receive both a Google Wave and a Google Voice invite.  That’s like having double candy for Halloween!

What are you waiting for?  Enter already!

Comments on this post will be disabled at 12:00AM (Midnight) Eastern Time on Sunday, November 1st. The three lucky winners will be announced on Monday, November 2nd.

Entries have been closed, and the winners will be announced later today (11/2/09). Thank you to all who participated!

Writer’s Guilt



Every creative person before me has identified and dealt with a little issue that I’m going to call Writer’s Guilt.  Writers Guilt occurs in two distinct–yet definitely intertwined–forms.

It occurs to me that everyone with a creative pursuit must go through this ordeal and come away making a choice in either direction.  I have yet to make that choice, and end up doing 50% on both sides of the coin, rather than picking one and going full force.

What can I do about this?  Let’s first identify the two sides of the story, then we’ll do a little research to find out what ways other writers suggest to get past this social and personal road block.

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Office Cleanup – For Real This Time

About a year ago, I posted an article about how I was going to clean up my office surroundings.  This went completely into hibernation, and nothing was ever done to complete this monumental task.

That is, until yesterday.  Check out the before and after photos below.
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