Chris Roberts


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Posts about Life

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Well - here we are again. About 19 months have passed since my last post and I find myself launching a new blog.

Whilst the previous incarnation was based on a platform of my own devising (an excuse to learn the then-new ASP.NET MVC platform), this latest incarnation is based on the Umbraco content management system (CMS).

New Year, New Look

A belated "Happy New Year" to everyone!

Whilst I'm not a big fan of blogging about blogging, I thought I'd take this opportunity to introduce the new look SolutionMania site!

Remembering Alan Turing

Even the deepest, most ingrained attitudes of entire nations can change by a surprising amount over time. Few things demonstrate this better than the story of Alan Turing.

The genius of Alan Turing is very well documented, but for those who aren't familiar with his work he was the man responsible for decrypting German communications during the Second World War. His contribution was such that many people believe his efforts were as important as Churchill's.

Actually Getting Things Done, Part 2

It's been about 5 weeks since my first post about "Getting Things Done" (GTD) - the book by David Allen about personal time management and productivity.

I have now successfully gathered and processed all of my 'stuff'. The fact that this post is 5 weeks later than my first post just goes to prove the point that I made in my first post; I was wrong to ignore the books advice!

Actually Getting Things Done, Part 1

"Getting Things Done" (or GTD) is a book by David Allen. It claims to provide the reader with a complete, flexible solution to the problem of personal time management.

As I seem to be getting busier (and more disorganised) every day, I often find myself wasting what could be productive time simply working out what fire needs to be put out next. As with many things in my life, I turned to the Internet for advice and GTD is what it seemed to suggest. So - I've taken the Internet's advice (it never lies) and decided to give the GTD method a try.