General Gadget Excitement

Today I’ve been catching up with various “toys”: RescueTime – added their data collector to another machine, so now I won’t have big gaps on the days where I work from home. Time Machiner – sent various emails to myself in the future, and also to my husband for his birthday coming up. Haven’t sent one 5 years in the future yet, but I probably will soon. Mint – finally sat down to take a long hard look at this product, to decide if it might be how I want…

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Such a fun day at work! – Whrrl Release & WSJ Coverage

Today was a really great day at work – celebration of our latest release of Whrrl this morning. First off, every single meal was brought to the office. There were Top Pot Donuts for breakfast to celebrate the release, pizza from a company we work with for lunch, the yummy weekly French picnic in the app shack (red wine) and cupcakes that Emily made (and even let me frost a few!) and then a happy hour (more red wine) to catch up with the folks who have been traveling this…

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Detail Orientation: Broken Windows, Broken Business

When I worked for Expeditors, a book circulating through management called Broken Windows Broken Business was very popular. It talks about how making sure to fix mistakes and problems at the detail level will lead to greater overall success, using the clean up of New York city as an example. Broken Windows is more than just a metaphor, in New York it was quite literal – areas with real broken windows invited break-ins, graffiti, and a rise in other sorts of crimes. I am thinking about this today as I…

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