Getting Things Done isn’t just about lists, or 20 simple steps to make your life amazing GTD is a set of tools and methodology that can be used by anyone to bring some control back to their lives.
When you implement GTD you develop an awareness of what is going on in your life, and the demands that are being made of your time. The number of these demands are what leads David Allen to compare GTD to a martial art, as you are constantly in combat with all of them.
Batch files (.bat) are a set of commands that are sent to the command line. They can include limited flow, and do support variables. Windows XP onwards has slowly improved the function of these files.
They can be edited in any text editor (for some history see edlin). If there is a particular command you wish to stop running in a batch file then you can use the command REM at the start of the line which will then cause the operating system to treat whatever appears aftewards as a REMark.
So in the batch file below
REM DEL *.zip
the command to delete all zip files (del *.zip) would not run as the REM command in front of it
E-nails have a subject line – please use it. The subject should be specific and aid the other person in processing your e-mail.
Also consider who your recipient is. If you are emailing finance then don’t just put ‘Invoice’ in the subject line – but something about more descriptive e.g ‘invoice for front office from Staples (invoice no:3512)
Replying to an old e-mail may be the easiest way of ensuring the mail is correctly addressed, but if you are starting a new topic or discussion ensure you put a new title.