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Wrike – My Project Management Tool of Choice

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Wrike.com is an awesome, awesome project management tool.  Blogging to pass on the love.

Why is it awesome?  Because it is light, makes no assumptions about my workflow, and is simple and intuitive.  Consists of tasks, arranged in folders (one-to-many), with dependencies (Gantt charts), integrated with email allowing for easy discussions and notifications, and time tracking to boot.  Currently, I use Wrike at JoMI along with FairSetup (my other project) allowing everyone on the team to, once a week, quickly review our activity and self-report on accomplishments/time allocation, which leads to short-cycle calibration within the team.

So far, Wrike has been particularly good at helping with the following:

  • workflow management – when I have a multi-step workflow, easy to track progress
  • prioritization – when people get overloaded, I am able to prioritize their (and my) attention
  • memory – things no longer get lost
  • rapport – making sure that we are all on the same page. This last one deserves more attention…

 

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Product Frustration: Logitec C905 WebCam Installation Made Me Angry

I was installing drivers and software for the C905 Logitech webcam.   When I came to the end, there is one big button: “Restart”.  I am in the middle of stuff, so I don’t want to restart.  Exit button is grayed out.  So I just do Alt-F4 thinking that that will just close it.  And my system just restarts.  Of course, all the stuff that was open was indiscriminately closed.  Why would you do that?  Logitech, that was a bad decision.  Please fix this.

For the record, generally I am happy with the quality that C905 provides.  The software could be a bit better, but it’s a good quality product…  and I’d recommend it if the developers had a little more respect for the customers.

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Netbook: HP Mini 110

Not very good.  Would not recommend.  Brief review follows.

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Unhappy with MozyPro

OK, as a business customer, I am becoming extremely unhappy with Mozy Pro.

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Mozy Pro – Backup Into the Cloud

Update: Unhappy with Mozy Pro (link).

Service: www.mozy.com

Overall, I am happy with them.  I had a hard-drive crash once, and was able to recover data.  Except for one thing…

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Barefoot Running – Five Fingers…

Holy crap!  How awesome is this!!!

http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/

So had a chat with my roommate Sara V today – who is serious about running.  What I didn’t know is that, apparently, Nike and such are generally low quality shoes.  Most running stores don’t even carry then and usually have someone who, matching you run on a treadmill, can tell you what sort of show you should get…

I think I want to get me a pair of those shoes…

Update: Got em.  Love em.

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