Tuesday, October 26th, 2004
My colleague from New Zealand, Michael
, and his boys have
provided an answer to a pressing question about time management and its
measurement. The question, posed by my daughter, Emily, went like
Dear Mr. Sampson, My name is Emily Mack I am 7 years
old. I live in California. My favorte days of the week are Wensday, Monday
The things that I like are playing, Computers and writing stories.
I have a question to ask your boys. Does your clock run clockwise?( left
In the picture you will see our clock.
Michael's son, David, was kind enough to post this response
along with a very helpful photo, in order to help clarify how time is measured
Monday, October 25th, 2004
I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival
of the Treo
, from PalmOne. The TREO is
an ideal match for my Pylon
allows me to keep my Lotus Notes E-Mail, Contacts, and other databases
in sync with my mobile devices. While I probably won't send too many e-mails
from my phone, I love the idea of having my Lotus Notes databases replicated
to my handheld so that I can access all of my information in one place.
(See my previous thoughts on this topic.
I should point out that the Pylon iAnywhere server is device independent,
so I can (and will) keep profiles for multiple devices (e.g. Tungsten C,
Treo 650, Pocket PC) and then just pick and take whichever device most
suitable for my needs or happens to be closest at hand.
Back to the real story: Palm Infocenter
is reporting the announcement
of the Treo 650 SmartPhone; Treo central has a hands-on review
of the unit, as well. Wondering about price? Treo central has some information
on that, too. The Treo 650 looks like a good unit, I'm ready to buy two,
and to encourage my clients to do the same.
Sprint has just announced service
for the Treo 650 on their network and I am sure that other carriers will
be quick to follow suit. There seems to be some concern about whether (or
not) the Sprint offering will allow the Treo 650 to be used as a wireless
laptop modem. The current buzz is no. If that's the case, I'll be
moving to AT&T's Edge network. I have faith in our competitive economic
system; I know that other alternatives will emerge soon.
For me, I'm immersed in a few key client
projects, so the blogging will be light. Big plans in the works for eProductivity.NET,
but those will have to wait another month or so, until I complete some
of my present commitments.
Thursday, October 14th, 2004
Tonight, Kathy and I will celebrate our
50th wedding anniversary. We were married 15 years ago, but we learned
that the 50th
anniversary is such a special celebration that we now celebrate it each
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.
I am equally delighted that when I proposed to my kindergarten
, she agreed
because tonight, we get to watch that classic movie once again.
Thank you, Kathy, for being my wife. I'll always be your prince charming
and I look forward to celebrating for many years to come.
(Disney fans, see if you can you spot the hidden Mickey)
Thursday, October 14th, 2004
Last week, we took a group of 60 home school
kids and their parents to California Adventure
for a 1/2 day overview
of California history.
We were delighted by the turnout from
our local home school community. The staff and tour guides put together
a wonderful program in which the kids got to experience the sights and
sounds of California's rich heritage. After the tour, the kids were able
to enjoy the rides in the park with their friends. That night, Kathy and
I took our girls to our favorite place -- can you guess where?
Tuesday, October 12th, 2004
Nick Duffill, of Gyronix, (co-creator of
ResultManager - a visual GTD Dashboard for MindManager) has just joined
the blogging community. His new blog is called: Beyond
Nick plans to focus his blog on visualisation for professionals, but I
hope that he branches out (OK, pun intended) into other areas too. He's
an interesting guy with lots to say. He also likes robots -- which says
a lot in my book.
As I have previously posted, I'm in the process of working ResultManager
into our Jr.
Nick's been a great resource for me and has generously provided his software
and remote training to us along.
If you are familiar with Mind Mapping, Mind Manager, and the GTD methodology,
take a look at ResultManager
a powerful tool to help you visualize your projects and actions. Here's
a brief overview
by Chuck Frey, of InnovationTools
I've added Nick's Blog to my RSS reader and I'm now anxiously awaiting
Nick's next words.... (hint)
Welcome to the Blogosphere, Nick!
PS. Looks like this month will have me focused on client projects and new
deployments of my eProductivity
template for Lotus Notes
Between these activities, life, and coaching the team, my own blogging
may be a bit sparse for the next few weeks. Stay tuned, though. Lots more