Happy 7th Blogiversary

Yeah, I know. Chasing the Wind has been sleepy for a while. My passion for pithy comments has waned somewhat, Facebook has replaced the blog as the social network, and I’m on hiatus from bible study teaching so there are no lessons to post.

But hey, I still own this domain name. 🙂

Toodledo

I’m still looking for that perfect to-do list manager. I really liked the Windows Mobile 6.1 syncronizing solution (except for the occasional hiccup that duplicated everything). But now that I’m using a Windows Phone 7, that solution is gone.

Right now I’ve settled on Toodledo.com which is working really well. It’s an easy to use, web-based to-do list. I link it up through Funky Mule’s Photondo (I know, weird name). It’s still a work in progress, but I’m hoping the upcoming 1.4 revamp and the WP7 software update will give me the speed and reliability I’m looking for. Right now I just use Photondo to add the todo list, then later use the Toodledo website to finesse it.

If I knew more about the GTD (Getting Things Done) method, I’d use it, but I don’t have time to learn it. 🙂 So for now, this is my solution.

This is a Link to a Typical Incendiary Blog Post

This sentence contain the actual link to the incendiary post, with or without comment from this post’s author.

This is a quote from that link to illustrate agreement.

This sentence contains a provocative statement that attracts the readers’ attention, but really only has very little to do with the topic of the blog post. This sentence claims to follow logically from the first sentence, though the connection is actually rather tenuous. This sentence claims that very few people are willing to admit the obvious inference of the last two sentences, with an implication that the reader is not one of those very few people. This sentence expresses the unwillingness of the writer to be silenced despite going against the popular wisdom. This sentence is a sort of drum roll, preparing the reader for the shocking truth to be contained in the next sentence.

This sentence contains the thesis of the blog post, a trite and obvious statement cast as a dazzling and controversial insight.

This sentence is an agreement or disagreement to the original thesis with an urging to read the original post in it’s entirety.