Amy loves to accompany the children at church and she loves the Ragtime piano music at Disneyland. (You can see where this is going...) Thirty minutes later she returned with a church ragtime score.
I'm proud of her. I'm just not sure our music pastor will play it in church though... Perhaps for a Sunday Ice Cream social.
Today, for the 20th time, Kathy and I will celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. We were married only 20 short years ago, but we learned that the 50th anniversary is such a special celebration that we now celebrate it each year.
I am grateful to the Lord that He has given me the desire of my heart and that He has blessed me with a Proverbs 31 woman - a wife of noble character.
Thank you, Kathy, for being my wife. I love you with all of my heart!
T-Mobile and the Sidekick data services provider, Danger, a subsidiary of Microsoft, are reaching out to express our apologies regarding the recent Sidekick data service disruption. We appreciate your patience as Microsoft/Danger continues to work on maintaining platform stability, and restoring all services for our Sidekick customers.(Emphasis, mine)
Regrettably, based on Microsoft/Danger's latest recovery assessment of their systems, we must now inform you that personal information stored on your device - such as contacts, calendar entries, to-do lists or photos - that is no longer on your Sidekick almost certainly has been lost as a result of a server failure at Microsoft/Danger.
I know that service disruptions happen al the time - that's why I rely on Lotus Notes. I rarely see them. As far as T-Mobile and Microsoft spinning this, I would classify this as a little more than a "disruptuon" and a lot more than an "inconvenience".
Full text of the announcement via Vowe
LS10 Business Development Day Session Proposal:Now, it's time for me to turn my attention to my upcoming at KMWORLD. I'll be moderating a panel of experts on personal KM with my colleague, Allan Crawford. We'll also be presenting a workshop on high performance knowledge work.
"How to Win New Business and Keep Your Customers from Switching to the Dark Side"
LOTUS KNOWS that when business tools become “personal,” productivity increases and when personal productivity increases so does the productivity of the workgroup and the organization. In this session, you will learn how Lotus Business Partners are winning sales and keeping customers from migrating to Outlook by showing them how to get things done with Lotus Notes and Foundations.Come and see how Lotus Business Partners are leveraging the power of Lotus Notes 8.5.1 and best-selling author, David Allen's "Getting Things Done" (GTD) methodology to deliver quantifiable productivity gains, win new business, and fend-off competitive displacement.
David Lawrence, President Smart technology Enablers
Eric Mack, Founder, ICA.COM, Inc.
I decided to propose a similar BOF for LS10:
Birds of a Feather/Community of Interest Proposal:
Getting Things Done with Lotus Notes - Making Notes Personal
LOTUS KNOWS when tools become “personal,” productivity increases and when personal productivity increases, so does the productivity of the workgroup and the organization. This community of interest will explore ways to make using Lotus Notes more productive by making it “personal.” This interactive discussion will bring together expert and novice Lotus Notes users to share how they are using Notes for personal information and action management.
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Based on the positive feedback we continue to receive, I felt that it would make sense to offer a session that will build upon the successful sessions that I presented in February with David Allen. I decided to keep the title the same because it clearly communicates the theme. If you read the justification, you'll learn more about what will be presented. For those that missed last year, it will provide a good foundation and for those that did attend, there will be some new content as well.
Best Practices Session Proposal:
Lotus Notes and Me: Maximizing Personal Productivity with Lotus Notes
Most people think of Lotus Notes as an "organizational" tool; that’s the way it’s marketed and it’s often the way organizations deploy it – as a top down solution. Seldom do you hear about Notes being used for "personal" productivity or knowledge management. As a consequence users see Notes as a “company” system and not “their” tool. Lotus knows when tools become “personal,” productivity increases, and when personal productivity increases so does the productivity of the workgroup and the organization.
Lotus also knows my Inbox is overflowing; I could be better organized; and my real work is outside the inbox. This session will show you how you can use Notes coupled with proven best practices to become more productive and get things done.
Why I think it is important that this session be included on this year’s Lotusphere agenda:
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This survey course will impart a basic understanding of technology and productivity as they relate to organizational frameworks. The importance of information technology and the vast amounts of data available can provide a highly useful and productive tool for attaining strategic and competitive advantages, but it must be viewed based on the value of the information produced by various technological tools.
This is the third time I have taught this course and I'm really really enjoying the opportunity to share what I have learned with the next generation of management students. It's fun to give back.
I'm also reviewing our unified task management strategy. As you may know, David Allen is a BIG proponent of a single unified inbox in which to collect your stuff. The eProductivity design team is working on making it possible for you to drag and drop anything onto a sidebar context and manage it in Notes, GTD-Style, with eProductivity. This means that you'll soon be able to manage external links (e.g. web and mobile) as part of your eProductivity system.
I want to thank Stephan Wissel, a long-time eProductivity user and tireless champion as well as a relentless pursuer of sidebar views from eProductivity.
Read: Sidebar widgets for Notes 8.x, coming soon!
The media landscape continues to change as a result of convergence of devices, communication, and technology. This updated video was prepared in partnershp with "The Economizt" in preparation for the Third Annual Media Convergence Forum.
My real interest was to explore how I might improve upon the on-device applications from a productivity perspective. What I found was that the onboard apps leave much to be desired - especially tasks and memo (reference).
I use eProductivity for Lotus Notes, along with several reference databases. The first reference database is mapped as my personal Journal, so it syncs automatically with the BlackBerry. The BlackBerry only provides native support for one "MemoPad" database on the device. I'd like to get my other reference databases to Sync with the BlackBerry as well. When I used to do integration with the Palm, I used products by Sybase and CommonTime with great success. I know that there are many equivalent options for the BlackBerry. Ideally, I'm looking for something that if I recommend it to a client they won't balk at price or complexity to deploy.
Are you synching additional discussion/document/reference databases with your BlackBerry? If so, which sync tool are you using and how is that working for you?
Glad to be part of an awesome community of yellow folk.