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Keith Bloemendaal
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Done right, the charcuterie board is an awe-inspiring sight. There are the meats, in a smorgasbord of cuts, cures, and flavors. And then there are the mustard and pickles and crusty baguettes, and the fact that we get to eat it all with our hands. In a world where fine dining typically comes with dainty cutlery and elegant plating, charcuterie speaks to a different, gloriously primal, kind of indulgence. Here are the items you need to know.
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“Being your own boss is great. You get to choose which 18 hours of the day you work.” ~ Unknown Entrepreneur
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In trying to reorganize my #productivity I have brought back +Evernote and am searching for simpler ways to do things with it to be more productive and organized.

This is an interesting article that helps me at least get the Notebooks under control, I still have a lot of work to get tags in order.

I used EN with a file system hierarchy in mind similar to how I have organized on my computer most of my life (since computers). Trying to change that around and get everything in order will take some time, but I am committed now.

I finally have a GTD (© DavidCo 2001) system that works. And all I’m using is Evernote.
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Interesting concept to master #inboxZero  in Gmail.
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Just delete everything as soon as it arrives. :D
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Complexity is the enemy of efficient execution. The more we can simplify things, the more efficient we can become and the better the results we will achieve. Here are three tips to lowering complexity and driving efficiency.
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Not true. The Soviet space program used valve technology so no chance of shorting out. However pencils could not be used in NASA's electronics driven modules so pens were essential. This shows that innovation is only useful in its own system. copying may not be the solution. You innovate what you have aimed at your own needs and outcomes desired.
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Great new iOS keyboard by Google:
 
Google Releases Gboard (Google Keyboard) For iOS

Google has jumped aboard the iOS keyboard bandwagon with Gboard, an iOS keyboard with (you guessed it) Search integrated right into it.

Search for anything on Google and share it straight to any app; Search for emojis instead of scrolling to find the right one; Search for and share Gifs; all without ever leaving the app you're typing in.

This one is sure to make even Android users, myself included, jealous. This may be one key step towards solving the issue of 'app fatigue', where we need too many apps and need to switch between them too often to get stuff done and to get the information and content we need to share.

#GoogleKeyboard #Gboard #MobileApp
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I used to get excited about these from both Google and Apple, not so much anymore...


Here's the best stuff Google announced at its biggest press conference of the year today. ​
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+George Palmer​ We're still at the beginning of the adoption curve with these technologies. People don't realise the impact they will have. Give it a few years and they'll become as indispensable as Smartphones...
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Cleaned Out Evernote

So, this has taken me most of today to accomplish because I had 37 folders and hundreds of tags, but I have simplified how +Evernote works for me and ended up with this:

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!nbox This is my default folder, and the notes in there need to be addressed and moved (I haven't done that yet today, obviously), I guess you could call it the catch all, like that one kitchen drawer everyone has and when they don't know where to put something, it goes there! The ! instead of an I keeps that notebook at the top at all times.

Actions This will be notes I need to take some sort of action on. My idea is to forward emails using the Evernote email option to here because some action needs to be made. Once that action is taken, then I can move it to the proper Notebook.

Projects I build homes (and am starting a brewery/pub), all of my notes and files for these projects can be found here. Anything from email correspondence, plans, plots, engineering, pictures, etc...

Reference If it doesn't belong anywhere else, it goes here.

Someday Stuff that doesn't need immediate attention.

Waiting I am waiting on someone else to do something.

Trash Obvious...

Before implementing this system, I used Notebooks like folders on my desktop, and had a hierarchy of them in Stacks. This setup simplifies that system and concentrates on use of tags/search. This also makes it easier for me to remember my folders when I am forwarding emails and scanning attachments.

Tags

I probably had 150 or more tags. They were so random and made absolutely no sense. I now have 9 tags. I do nest tags under those though, eg: dbh tag (Dutch Built Homes) has all my projects, plans, invoices, forms, etc... nested under it. Ultimately, I now have 27 tags though, 11 of which are named after projects I am working on.

As part of my purge, I deleted over 850 notes from a previous job I had and no longer needed.

Now, to add as much of the files and emails to the correct notebooks and tags then keep up with it daily/weekly. 
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Applescript to Create Import Folder for Evernote

This was one of my favorite discoveries when I first became a power Evernote user. Basically, the script allows you to scan docs directly into Evernote then deletes the pdf so it isn';t taking up room on your hard drive. Love it!
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Giving +Evernote Premium Another Go

I've been using #Evernote  for a few years, and even wrote an article once about how I use it to manage my construction projects. Last year I decided to try and handle my PM without it.

I'll be honest, I have missed it. After seeing their ramped up efforts in marketing recently (they actually post more here and other networks now, as well as send emails again) and then the integration with Google Drive ( https://blog.evernote.com/blog/2016/05/12/evernote-and-google-drive-deliver-a-smarter-way-to-work/ ) that someone pointed out to me, I became again intrigued in the platform.

I admit, my files are probably the most unorganized I have ever had them. I miss sending emails with attachments straight into the notebook they need to be in. I miss the Apple script I used to scan files straight into the notebook they needed to be in, never even taking up space on my computer drive. I miss the beautiful interface and powerful search functions in the Mac app.

I hope the Drive integration moves quickly to Mac/Apple devices, that would seal the deal for me.
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Would love to know more about how you do that!
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The more you can see the job from the employee's perspective, the better you'll understand how to get more done.
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Selling working from home.
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Looks like Anonymous has set there sights on stopping Hillary from being elected.
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Home Builder | Beach Bum
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I live in Carolina Beach, NC., love to network, addicted to my iPhone 6, am a Father and a workaholic.

 

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Built a business from $0 to $50k per month using only SEO and Social Media
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We had reservations for 6:45 after getting married earlier in the day. We arrived about an hour early and sat at the bar for a few cocktails, the staff was unbelievably hospitable, and the bartender made some wonderful bourbon recommendations. We were seated promptly at 6:45, she ordered a roasted filet (medium) I ordered a grilled NY Strip (medium rare) and we shared an order of the gratin potatoes and mixed mushroom. Everything was perfect, and maybe the best steak I have ever had. Oh, and the bread with the crunchy salted crust! WOW.
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Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
I play at this course 1-2 times a month, it has truly come a long way in the last decade. GPS on ALL golf carts, NEVER cart path only, and the best hot dogs ever at the clubhouse!. The staff are all very friendly and helpful, and the course is well kept. My favorite course this side of town.
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reviewed 6 months ago
One of the most knowledgeable and professional teams in the area! I have worked with Buddy and his team for over 100 transactions of homes we built and no matter the circumstances, they pull through with solutions!
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reviewed 6 months ago
Always nice rooms, comfortable beds, and friendly staff. I do wish they would leave a couple of regular glasses in the rooms, the dixie cups only last one drink before they are leaking from the bottom. Do that and you get 5 stars.
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First time going to the Bowl, have been going the the Burrito Barn since I first moved here, this was a great experience with great food and awesome people. Will definitely return!
Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
Oh. My. God. I had no idea this place existed! I went with my brother on his wedding day last Saturday and was blown away by the experience! With careful hands and a gentle touch, these ladies do not disappoint! Well worth the money!
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For the most part had a good stay, need fridge in room for late night cocktails and snacks though! They tried to double charge me for valet parking but removed it when I brought it up. Overall good stay, great location walking distance to everything downtown have to offer!
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