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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Handling Those Orphan Files
A friend asked about the
changes I was making to be more productive.
“What did you do to
your computer? Make it run faster?”
No. Let’s be honest.
For most of us our computers run as fast as we need them to. If yours exhibits
and uncharacteristic slowness you should check to see if too many “cookies” or
other system factors are slowing down your processing.
Now, I’m not smart enough
to tell you how to do that.
What I did to be more
productive with my computer was filing or deleting all those “I’ll just drop
this document here and come back and do something with it later” files.
I had a screen and
document file full of bits and pieces
So, I started doing five or eight at a time.
Filing or deleting them as appropriate. When I was watching television I’d do
them during a commercial. In the office, after finishing a few I’d go back to
working on a bigger project.
Handling a few of these
orphan files at a time is getting me cleaned up.
Mike Collins is president of The Perfect Workday Company, an information company based in The Research Triangle Region of North Carolina. He presents 100+ programs a year for organizations such as IBM, American Express, Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals and The John F. Kennedy Special Warfare School and Center.