Evening Reading

Oh, hey. Yeah, this "Evening Reading" thing isn't my usual gig, but I thought I'd jump in and see what's what. Garnett is out for the podcast. Brian is out sick. I'm going a little out of my mind. So, it's a good time to get a conversation going.

I've recently started buying pieces of my "gaming rig of the future." The rig itself being built in the future, not necessarily from the future. Although, that would be awesome. But it'll get really old when the computer disappears into another time every time I type the numbers "88." Oh, and by the way, "Go Leafs Go!"

From The Chatty
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    October 14, 2010 5:01 PM

    Anyone actually do inbox zero stuff?

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      October 14, 2010 5:05 PM

      Does it count if I just archive everything? My inbox is always empty!

      I calculated I received 730 work emails since Tuesday of last week. This does not include any spam, email list bullshit, etc.

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      October 14, 2010 5:07 PM

      I make good use of outlook's "unread mail" (all mail read? Hit F5 and the folder is magically empty) and "for follow-up" special folders, but other than that my inbox is full of everything

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      October 14, 2010 5:24 PM

      My inbox is zero unless I have to action on something.

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        October 14, 2010 5:50 PM

        ugh

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          October 14, 2010 5:59 PM

          you have to merge synergies to control the marketspace

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            October 14, 2010 7:18 PM

            ping me later so we can brainstorm some new paradigms

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        October 14, 2010 6:16 PM

        Same here.

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        October 14, 2010 6:27 PM

        My inbox is zero unless I have to process a do action on a facilitation exercise act procedure

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          October 14, 2010 6:40 PM

          haha i didn't even notice the typo

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        October 14, 2010 7:25 PM

        you mean actionable targets with a trigger?

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      October 14, 2010 5:30 PM

      I try hard to keep my inbox minimal; otherwise it's too easy to forget to respond to people, and then you're cleaning things out 3 months later and you realize you're a jackass. I hate that feeling. So I try to keep it very low, and I use GMail's Priority Inbox so that I can put Stars on messages that need attention/replies.

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      October 14, 2010 5:30 PM

      I usually try to maintain it. I have a folder for archived mail, and one called follow up for mail that I need to respond to, but requires more than 5 minutes of effort. Anything in the inbox that doesn't get moved to the follow up folder, I'll respond to immediately and archive.

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      October 14, 2010 5:45 PM

      At work I get far too much email every day to have a chance at that.

      At home I don't get enough interesting email from people I care about to move it all elsewhere.

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      October 14, 2010 5:54 PM

      I have category zero at work, it's awesome. I use Outlooks color categories, with about 4 categories, "not important" = delete, "I need to do something", "Delegated", "Done" and one "Need to be able to find again" for information and links and stuff.

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        October 14, 2010 5:54 PM

        all incoming mail get's categorized as soon as possible.

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      October 14, 2010 6:20 PM

      I wish. For three weeks out of the month, I get daily reminders that my Exchange mailbox is almost at the 250mb limit that I'm allocates before I can find enough old correspondences to delete that it dips back into safe territories.

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        October 14, 2010 6:23 PM

        I have a 25GB limit in Exchange now :D

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          October 14, 2010 6:29 PM

          12MB represent

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            October 14, 2010 6:32 PM

            What? Surely that's got to be an outbound limit, not your total inbox size. That wouldn't even contain a single email for some of the stuff I get.

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              October 14, 2010 7:13 PM

              http://yfrog.com/6hmainboxg

              my company is poor. my correspondence to clients is sent "on behalf of" client account name so it doesnt save in my personal box.

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                October 14, 2010 7:21 PM

                Your name is there, want it nuked?

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            October 14, 2010 6:33 PM

            Holy shit, if the USN did that our faces would explode. I could go down to lunch and be over that.

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        October 14, 2010 6:33 PM

        250 megs? My inbox is like 8 gigs.

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      October 14, 2010 6:51 PM

      Yep, I read stuff on my personal and work accounts when it comes in and then archive it to the relevant folder. Messy inboxes drive me nuts.

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      October 14, 2010 6:56 PM

      Yup.

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      October 14, 2010 6:58 PM

      I'm over 800 E-mails behind at the moment.

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      October 14, 2010 7:15 PM

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      October 14, 2010 7:26 PM

      Yep, I only get about 40 a day though.

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      October 14, 2010 7:31 PM

      I never delete email, storage is so cheap now. Is inbox zero some sort of movement? It sounds catchy...

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      October 14, 2010 7:34 PM

      yes,

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      October 14, 2010 7:46 PM

      on gmail no, I have 12742 items in my inbox. On outlook at work, yes.

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