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Jonathan Davis
Attends University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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MPU's with there own websites or blogs, what hosting and such do you use?
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PS: I also have a virtual server (Debian) running at Hetzner: I use this as a "buffer" for BTSync and other stuff, where I need a root server. Hetzner offers the best price/performance imho. 
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Have a 2010 white MacBook and thinking its time to upgrade to an SSD. What have been your experiences after upgrading to am SSD?
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I too concur. SSD's make so much difference in older computers (made my 2011 mac mini into a fire breathing monster), and I'll never go back. I got mine through macsales.com. They really take care of their Mac customers.

By the way, apparently the price of SSD's are going to start fall and the capacity is going to climb, so that by next year HDD's will start being completely outdated. I hope for everyones sake that this comes to be.
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Love the latest episode with Kourosh Dini talking about task management. Has anybody purchased either of his books? Curious how people's workflows changed after reading them.
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+Jonathan Davis The one problem I have with this episode is that it's going to make me buy a pro subscription. :)
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Omnifocus users, I'm using Omnifocus and loving it. Sometimes though I don't finish all my task for the day. The next day I get caught up with what I'm doing and forget about my other tasks that are past due. How do I prevent this?
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Of course it’s hard for me to know your situation, but I’m a teacher and have spent many years as a student (unfortunately before I discovered the magic of OmniFocus). My thought is: I agree with +Paul Kondo. If your due dates really are due dates, and you’re missing those, then you probably have bigger problems than where things show up in OF. So my guess is that you are setting due dates that reflect when you would like to have things done, but not always when they actually really really have to be done. I have done this myself in the past, and it made me feel like I was always behind on everything.

What works for me, at least right now, is to have 2 perspectives: one that I call “On deck” which shows anything that is available and remaining, and one that I call “Prioritized” which shows anything that is flagged or due. Whenever I get a chance, I go through “On deck” and put flags on things that would be nice to get done today, or soon, so that they show up in “Prioritized”. Things that are actually due will also show up in “Prioritized”. That way, I have a list every day of things that either have to get done that day, or would be nice to get done. The last step is to go through “Prioritized” and either turn off flags for things I know won’t get done anytime soon, or push the start date out further, so they show up again later when I think I might have time. Ideally I will end up with a list of only a few (like maybe 3 or 4) things to work on. I will even put start dates to later in the day, so that I don’t get distracted by less important things.
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People that have Scrivener and Ulysses, what do you use each of them for? Trying to figure out where they belong in my workflow and love the scheme of Ulysses.
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I am working on a graduate degree. I use it with DevonThink, DevonAgent, and Sente.
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Those that use Lightroom primarily for photos, will you utilize Photos for Mac for your iPhone photos?
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No, will stay with Lightroom. Photos ist just a toy compared to LR.
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How do people backup Dropbox?
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I see Dropbox as a tool for work in progress (across devices) than for final storage/archive. Because of NDAs, legal restrictions and else (personal concern), DropBox sees limited use.
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How are people backing up there photo collection with Google Photos?

I'm exporting all my photos to JPEG from Lightroom on to a folder on an external drive then selecting all the photos and then uploading. To my understanding I otherwise would have to go folder by folder to upload.
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I've kind of gone about it the crazy... Takes a really long time way of just the app on my phone. As far as I can tell it goes into the photos app tells it to download the file then uploads it maybe. I haven't actually gone onto my laptop to re download a file and see the size... So I wouldn't recommend it. Plus, it doesn't do background downloading as far as I can tell (or at least not a significant portion). It's taken a long time, at about 3,000 photos of 17,000. I just have been looking in the app and at all of the new creations it makes and spending time looking at old photos and it is backing them up as I do it. Like I said, probably not how I would recommend. For me, I'm not really using it as a back up, more interested in the classification part. I figured if I'm working on a project, and can't find the photo I'm looking for, just search in google for the "things" in it and hopefully find it along with when it was taken and then I could find the full resolution on on photos. It's pretty cool all of the creations it makes. After its fully backed up, I'm probably going to go back and see if I can export a lot of them back to photos.
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I've started getting back into finding uses for Launch Center Pro, what are your uses for it?
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Hehe, I realised that I was somewhat regularly adding certain reminders to omnifocus (especially charging devices that don't regularly need charging - hello Pebble, FitBit and Kindle!), plus certain shopping things.

There's a lot you can automate with DayOne too - I'm exploring Gifttt at the moment too for some other things in addition to LCP/Workflow options :)
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Anyone else in love with Spark Mail by Readdle software?
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Exactly +Nikki Hahn
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People that use Papers 3, what's your workflow?
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I'm also interested in workflows for Papers 3.

The only thing that I do is to use a hazel rule in my Downloads folder that automatically imports pdf files with a specific tag into the folder that Papers 3 scans for new papers.

Also, I have a keyboard shortcut (cmd+ ;) which I use to quickly assign tags for files.
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Not as much Mac based but thought this community would answer it. What does everyone use for physical inboxes?
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I have a nice one. It is several hundred square feet, has windows, a coffee maker, and I can put everything in it!
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Education
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    2012 - present
  • De La Salle Institute
    2008 - 2012
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Photography Keeps Me Out of Trouble
Introduction
 I love taking photos and enjoy every minute of it. When I take photos, I feel that it is that precious time to myself. I can shoot what I want and am free to see the world through my own lens.

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  • photography
  • real life
  • street photography
  • black and white photography
  • Nik Software Users
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  • Chicago
  • USA
  • College Student
  • Beginning Photographer
  • Runner
  • Photoshop
  • Apple
Quotes I Like:

"You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it."-Robin Williams

"A true photograph need not be explained, nor can it be contained in words." -Ansel Adams

"Knowing how to do everything is not the goal. Knowing that you can learn is everything."-Scott Rinckenberger (part of Chase Jarvis team)

“Be the person your dog thinks you are.”-Chris Rudolph

“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” -Henri Cartier-Bresson

“Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a good crop.” -Ansel Adams


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