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A New PigPog

We’re on a new host, with a fresh start. Sorry about the unfinished stuff, and all the new posts for RSS users.

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Portable Emacs-onna-Stick – USB Geekiness

I had quite a phase of using Emacs a while ago. One problem I hit was that I’d find a great trick for using it for PHP and JavaScript stuff at work, then forget to copy the stuff to home. Then, I found a nice code-folding trick at home, and forgot to copy that to […]

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Pilot Capless and Capless Decimo Review (AKA Vanishing Point)

Thanks to our bosses-to-be at Cult Pens, we are in a rather lucky position – being able to revew both the Pilot Capless (Vanishing Point to Americans), and the new Pilot Capless Decimo, which has just been released in the UK. Cult Pens have the first official stocks in the UK, and one of the […]

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Moleskine Notebooks vs Filofax – Cost Comparison

If you’ve decided on paper, but you can’t decide if you’d be better off with a nice leather binder ( Filofax, Dayrunner or similar) or with Moleskine notebooks, you’ve probably figured that the cost of the Filofax option is pretty offputting compared to a Moleskine. You may also have realised that the cost of Moleskines […]

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PigPogPDA – a Moleskine Hacked into a Complete System

An old post now, but still works – paper is like that. Uses a notebook as a simple GTD-based system.

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Parker 45 Fountain Pen Review

I had a few Parker pens when I was growing up, including a Jotter that used to belong to my Granddad. At the time, I thought they were very nice, classy pens. As I grew up, I realised that they were actually quite cheap, and not very good quality. That perception has stayed with me, […]

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A Mars A Day Helps You Work, Rest and Play

The strange story of my grandma and a famous slogan.

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GTD – The PigPog Method

A way of implementing GTD in a simple todo list app, avoiding a separate projects list.

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Doing GTD Without Doing GTD

Introduction I’m not really doing GTD any more. There. I’ve admitted it. That feels better. Why? Well, it’s just too much to manage for the stuff I actually need to track. I can’t use a single system, as work related stuff has to remain at work, and personal stuff has to remain outside work’s systems. […]

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GTD Introduction

GTD – Getting Things Done – is a book by David Allen, giving a series of principles for managing the day to day tasks and projects we all have to do. It is based on the idea that if we get everything that concerns us out of our heads, and into a single trusted system, […]