Filling your calendar for the week, increase productivity! Mileage may vary

I like to ensure my calendar gets filled for the next week, this way I know what is happening and it is hard to book a last minute meeting to surprise me. I guess this is a productivity hack. If you book more than a week out then you can take whatever time you want that is open. Ideally no one books last minute but they do and it is really annoying to deal with....

June 25, 2018 · 1 min · Jon Bullen

MYN/1MTD and setting the Start Date in Outlook automagically.

If you are using Outlook and want to force the start date to be set with a due date in the future by default you can use a macros which automatically runs for any new task item. In the VBA editor (Alt+F11) open up ThisOutlookSession In the code window add the following: [code lang=“vb”] Option Explicit Public WithEvents Items As Outlook.Items Private Sub Application_Startup() Initialize_handler End Sub Public Sub Initialize_handler() Dim objNS As Outlook....

October 15, 2012 · 1 min · Jon Bullen

Using the 1MTD

So I have been using it for a while, pretty clean system overall. I have added contexts and trying to add projects to it. I want to avoid the tree in toodle do as it gets to complext to handle at the moment.

July 3, 2012 · 1 min · Jon Bullen

1MTD: The One Minute To-Do List

Yep, I was intrigued. Having used the GTD approach for a while and modifying it for my own use I saw this and thought I would have a look through it. I also noticed it was using Toodledo, a site that I had used to manage task previously as it is a faster on the go version than lugging outlook around. So, what is 1MTD? Firstly you can download the eBook free, or buy it if you like paper :) I will be going through the book and providing a summary below as a way to internalize the content....

June 8, 2012 · 5 min · Jon Bullen

Setting Outlook to use ISO values for week number.

If you want to set outlook to follow the ISO week you need to make the following changes: Outlook 2007 and previous Tools-> Options…-> button Calendar Options… Outlook 2010 File-> section Options-> section Calendar Set the following Options: First day of week: Monday First week of year: First 4-day week

October 24, 2011 · 1 min · Jon Bullen

Application Tracker

[caption id="" align=“alignright” width=“132” caption=“Photo by alancleaver_2000”][/caption] I have been meaning to upload this for a while. I use the Time Management App from An App A Day site. I have modified it a bit from the source, as it is GPL I have released my variation with source. It uses click once for deployment and modified the loging a bit. Go to the app tracker page to get it.

September 13, 2011 · 1 min · Jon Bullen

Automating OneNote with AutoHotKey to be a Journal V1.1

Here is Version 1.1 of the script, it has some logging and I have tried to make the config simpler. I use OneNote more and more in my daily work. I wanted to have the ability to make a journal function accessible from anywhere. Goal:To be able to hit Win+J and have OneNote open the right page and date and time stamp the entry. Outcome: When I hit Win+J it opens OneNote at the right week (I have one page per week with the heading of Week 1, Week 2, …, Week 52) goes to the end of the entry and inserts a line and then makes a check box with the date and time as the value....

August 8, 2011 · 3 min · Jon Bullen

Automating OneNote with AutoHotKey to be a Journal

I use OneNote more and more in my daily work. I wanted to have the ability to make a journal function accessible from anywhere. **Goal :**To be able to hit Win+J and have OneNote open the right page and date and time stamp the entry. Outcome: When I hit Win+J it opens OneNote at the right week (I have one page per week with the heading of Week 1, Week 2, …, Week 52) goes to the end of the entry and inserts a line and then makes a check box with the date and time as the value....

January 18, 2011 · 2 min · Jon Bullen

Enabling the query builder for outlook views

You can use an undocumented Registry key to display a Query Builder tab on the Filter dialog box associated with the View Summary dialog box. After you use the Query Builder to construct your query, you can then copy the Filter syntax displayed on the SQL page and paste it into your code. Do not attempt to add the Query Builder page Registry setting unless you are familiar with the Windows Registry Editor....

April 28, 2010 · 1 min · Jon Bullen

A Touch of Paper

With my new role come a lot of recording, now that I do not have a tablet PC (and the fact that tablet PC’s are not ‘there’ yet) I am using a paper diary. Now thoes of you who know me, no I have not gone mad! To be honest it feels good to be writing again, I have a nice A5 diary with plently of blank paper it it. A monthly calendar to mark anything down I need to and sections for tasks and projects....

December 11, 2005 · 2 min · Jon Bullen