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  • internet speed ?

    Few questions .
    i was wondering if you can give me some tips about some windows issues

    first i'd like to know if i can limit the whole internet speed on the computer

    and i mean by that the browsing and the upload the download including the torrent sharing system ??

    can that be done ?

    also if there is any type of skins that can be applied to Microsoft outlook ?
    "i heard that it isn't skinable yet i thought i should ask anyway "

    this one isn't concerning windows .. it's about blogging

    i use blogger and i like the Css features in it

    is there is any other blogging platforms out there that can provide me with that power ??

    thanks

    P.S i really like to know the first question most . it's really important as i have that brother and just can't stop downloading games and other trials

  • #2
    This thread seems quite irrelevant to GTD...

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    • #3
      So, let's make it relevant.

      Does anyone here use an internet-based tool as an integral part of their GTD process? If so, how? What advantages does it give you over a non-net tool, and what disadvantages does it have?

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      • #4
        OK. I'll play... I toyed with several of the net tools about a year and a half ago, but ultimately decided against them for a number of reasons:

        1. If my internet connection goes down (which is rare, but it DOES happen), I don't want to lose access to my lists.

        2. I don't want to have to "synchronize" a printout with my internet-based system during those times when I'm away from the computer.

        3. The user interfaces for most of the tools I've tried are just not quite as responsive as a desktop or handheld-based application.

        4. I already had a very expensive pocketpc sitting in the bottom of a drawer -- GTD was an excuse to use it.

        5. Internet-based apps don't seemlessly synchronize with the pocketpc.

        6. I like to have my complete calendar, todo list, contact list, and reference system with me at all times -- I love it when I'm out to dinner with a friend, and they say "What was that wine we really liked last time we were here?" or "When is Judy's birthday?" and I can pull out the pocketpc and have an answer!

        7. I keep some fairly private/personal info in my GTD system. I don't want to put that data on some anonymous server where I don't know the people who have access to the databases.

        8. Free services can go away at any moment without any warning -- and I'm too cheap to pay for something like this.

        When the iPhone came out, I thought again about using internet-based tools again (issues #7 and #8 not withstanding), but then I realized that the iPhone still can't access the internet from the subway.

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        • #5
          Do you work in subway?

          Originally posted by jknecht View Post
          When the iPhone came out, I thought again about using internet-based tools again (issues #7 and #8 not withstanding), but then I realized that the iPhone still can't access the internet from the subway.
          How many time do you spend in subway? Do you work in subway?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by TesTeq View Post
            How many time do you spend in subway? Do you work in subway?
            I often use the subway to travel around the city, and I try to use that time productively -- in other words, I fiddle with my lists during my commute.

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            • #7
              The reliability is the key.

              The reliability is the most important feature that makes paper superior to any electronic device both online and offline. So the paper-based system is always more trustworthy than electronic system.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TesTeq View Post
                The reliability is the most important feature that makes paper superior to any electronic device both online and offline. So the paper-based system is always more trustworthy than electronic system.
                The security is for me a very important feature to prefer electronic versus paper.
                If I forget my Palm at home I have nevertheless access to my data in the office.
                If I would forget or lose my Palm anywere, no data would be lost.

                Furthermore I haven't got any reliability issue with a decent Palm device. The battery lasts a week at least with my usage (I don't even know how long it lasts).

                Yours
                Alexander

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by hth View Post
                  The security is for me a very important feature to prefer electronic versus paper.
                  While my cards are in my pocket, nobody else can possibly access them. I don't have to sync them with a computer that can itself be hacked. I can securely delete an index card using a match, and that data cannot possibly be recovered.

                  So, how is electronic more secure than paper?

                  (On the other hand, I certainly understand your fear of losing your lists. That is a concern with paper, though one can always backup one's paper lists using a copier. Indeed, one should.)

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Brent View Post
                    While my cards are in my pocket, nobody else can possibly access them. I don't have to sync them with a computer that can itself be hacked. I can securely delete an index card using a match, and that data cannot possibly be recovered.

                    So, how is electronic more secure than paper?
                    I think of pickpockets or thieves. If I have my confidential information on an index card and a copy at home, the information is readable by anyone who has physical access to it. Off course it is a more theoretical risk that a pickpocket steals index cards in the hope of getting informations.

                    Yours
                    Alexander

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                    • #11
                      Maybe I'm wrong, but can't a pickpocket steal your Palm just as easily as index cards? And isn't a piece of electronics a more likely target for thieves than a few index cards?

                      Not that there's anything wrong with a Palm, of course. Just curious to see if I'm missing something.

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                      • #12
                        "No data loss" security.

                        Originally posted by hth View Post
                        If I would forget or lose my Palm anywere, no data would be lost.
                        I think that for Alexander (hth) the main aspect of the GTD system security is the "no data loss" security.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by TesTeq View Post
                          I think that for Alexander (hth) the main aspect of the GTD system security is the "no data loss" security.
                          I think I have to clarify the aspects:

                          1. Confidential information is password protected.
                          2. I use a multi-layer backup, so total data loss is nearly impossible. (The backup relies on tools which are already in use, so it doesn't cost any extra time except of the first setup or a restore in case of a loss.)

                          @Brian: A Palm is naturally a more valuable target for thieves. But there are further usablity aspects which lead me to the use of a Palm.

                          Yours
                          Alexander

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                          • #14
                            Palm's built-in password protection is weak.

                            Originally posted by hth View Post
                            Confidential information is password protected.
                            Palm's built-in password protection is weak.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by TesTeq View Post
                              Palm's built-in password protection is weak.
                              Thanks for this addendum. I use a separate encryption tool.

                              Yours
                              Alexander

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