• Seven Fold

    The band, at various times known as Verandah and more recently Kaboodle is now known as Seven Fold.

    Hoping that this name may last a bit longer than the others, I’ve taken the plunge and created a band blog.

    I’ve also invited the other band members to contribute to the blog, so hopefully it starts to record a bit of the continuing history of what we’re up to.

  • Clearing Your Inbox

    I read J.D. Meier’s Clearing Your Inbox post a few weeks ago, and thought I’d give it a try.

    I created two new sub-folders in my inbox - ‘archive’ and ‘indirect’, and added a rule for moving indirect emails:

    Apply this rule after the message arrives move it to the Indirect folder except if my name is in the To or Cc box

    I then moved all the items in my Inbox into the ‘archive’ folder, so that my Inbox is now empty.

    I’ve found that this does make a difference to using Outlook. Items only stay around in the Inbox for a few hours, and are either

    • deleted
    • replied to (in which case I can delete the original)
    • moved to the ‘archive’ folder

    I’m applying the same criteria to items in the ‘indirect’ folder too. One benefit is that Indirect items are almost always less of a priority, so I don’t need to check these as often.

    I also decided that there was no point in keeping old copies of server log emails I receive - so rather than copy them to my PST file, I just set those folders to permanently delete items older than 2 weeks.

    About the only downside was when I checked my inbox on my iPAQ, and got a shock that there were no emails at all. I thought something had gone horribly wrong until I remembered that this is how it should be now!

  • CodeCampSA Speakers

    The list of speakers for Adelaide’s first CodeCamp is now starting to take shape:

    • Greg Linwood
    • Greg Low
    • Mitch Denny
    • Dave Glover
    • David Gardiner
    • James Chapman-Smith
    • Peter Cornish
    • Paul Turner
    • Michael Baker
    • Michael Jenkin
    • Jey SriKantha
    • Ben Mackie
    • Jeff Headley
    • Evelyn Guell

    Some big names of the SQL and .NET worlds are there (and no, I don’t put myself on that level!)