Peter 'Happy' Thomas (happypete) wrote,
Peter 'Happy' Thomas
happypete

Acknowledgment of Reality

My scheduling tools of choice:
  • PDA when mobile
  • Laptop running PlanPlus for Outlook when at the office


My current work situation:
  • Both Laptop and PDA forbidden
  • Another automation tool for scheduling and tasking
  • Access to my Outlook calendar, tasks, and contacts limited (web interface, secondary network, locked-down workstation)


The result:
  • Appointments I make at work [say, early morning meetings] not getting in to the PDA
  • Appointments I make at home [say, doctor appointments?] not getting in to the work calendar system


So, I went to the FranklinCovey store at Tysons Corner and bought an inexpensive compact binder, some filler pages, and some blank, pre-punched, perforated pages that PlanPlus for Outlook is designed to print to. A little experimenting with "manual duplex" and print job options later, and I have filler pages [with known appointments as of now] loaded up in the binder for the next two weeks.

Hopefully "SneakerSync" will work well for me. If you make an appointment with me or set me a task and I don't stop and write it down, enter it in my PDA, or create an appointment or task [as appropriate] in Outlook, you may stare daggers at me or make little throat-clearing noises, ['Song may perform the stompy-feets dance if that works better for her], Glance Significantly at whatever scheduling tool is available to me at that moment, etc., until I get the hint. This goes double for you, prettypammie: you may force compliance by Whatever Means Necessary.
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  • Farewell

    photognome died of heart failure yesterday. I don't have words right now.

  • My tweets

    Tue, 11:00: Pulling a full 250 KW and over 1,000 miles per hour charge rate at the new Reston teslamotors #SuperCharger. @ Wieh……

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    Fri, 19:57: Mixed meat meatballs, sauteed vegetables, loaded mashed potatoes with da_valentine and friends @ Corolla, North Car……