As it is that time of year once again I am pondering about my resolutions for the year coming up as I say good-bye to the year that has been. I realize that for the past year, I have not done so great on previous resolutions. So, I say revolutions above kind of tongue in cheek and playing off the recent AT&T commercial, but I also fully realize that most of my current resolutions are really going to be revolutionary in nature. So, without more chatter, I will get going with the New Year and the promise going forward of accomplishing things this year on a grander scale.
I had a realization just a little bit ago. You see, of late – I have encountered a lot of hangs in my browser sessions. Granted, this is usually when I am doing my morning thing of catching up on the world and few hundred little tasks that I and such that I like to check on and such, no small number of which by default use Flash to power the website. I had noticed that the hang-ups always occurred on flash enabled pages and seemed to occur much more often on my laptop, compared to my desktop, which with additional memory I figured was where the problem is (even with my realization, I still believe this is where the problem resides).
In the process of growing your Twitter following? JustUnFollow is the tool you need to leverage. At a basic level it pulls allows you to pull up a list of people you follow who do not follow you. I have found this useful from the standpoint of a LOT of folks on Twitter tend to play the follow you to get you to follow them game. Once you follow them, the next move in the game is for them to stop following you.
What is Zipwhip? An awesome app that does nifty things for you with SMS, or text messaging if you would rather reference it more commonly. It ties into your phone number and lets your receive your text messages on other devices. That in itself is a cool feature. Think about it, I am blogging and my wife sends me a text about something. Instead of digging my phone out when I hear that little whistle, I instead get a little pop-up on my screen.
If you have been reading this blog over the last year or so it will come as no surprise that I like Wunderlist as a to-do list that works. At least it works the way I like to work. I am still a bit disappointed by the lack of a native Linux application, but the web version has been working fairly well for me. In addition, there is the really required version for me over on the iPad, which lets me take it with me to meetings and such or even out to the shop (garage) when I am working on a sequence of steps to accomplish some largely project. And of course the client that does run on Windows or Mac based operating systems seems to be pretty good, though I can only claim either as a casual user.
Just a quick little post… there are several posting challenges that I am planning on participating in that are of course coming up in the next month or two. Namely there is is the NaBloPoMo that takes place in November (concurrently with NaNoWriMo) and another couple of others that I am going to detail more that are taking place in October. However, the one that has caught my attention more than any other is a 100 Day Challenge for the end of year.