As it turns out, I have way more to do than I actually have time for, between the things I want to do, the things I have to do, and the things that are OMFG if I don’t get this done I’m totally screwed. So I need to learn to prioritize and keep track of all the things I need to do. This is something I have a long and storied history of failing miserably at, and that needs to change.
Last night, I downloaded a copy of OmniFocus to see if that’s something I can make good use of. I look at it, though, and I get totally flummoxed. I’m hoping that spending some time watching the introduction video will help me make heads and tails of how to use it.
On top of that, I’ve about had it with my Treo. Even though it’s a great device, it’s been two months since I’ve been able to sync it with my Mac, so it’s worthless as a PDA at the moment. It hasn’t been able to do data connections in even longer than that (although I’ve not gotten off my lazy butt and called Sprint, they’ve failed to respond to any of my emails to tech support either, so I’ll call that an even split on the blame). And I don’t actually use it for voice calls.
The sync problem is three-fold… it quit syncing properly well before Leopard came out — and even before that, it liked to duplicate data on address book entries (I have entries that have their email address listed 12 times or more). I suspect an issue with the Missing Sync there, rather than the Palm itself. On top of that, the beta of the Missing Sync that’s supposed to make it work on Leopard still doesn’t sync for me. Not sure why yet. My enthusiasm for the Treo has fallen to the point where it’s hard to get up the energy to look into it in a meaningful way.
I’m sorely tempted to ditch it and get a basic cheap phone that’s smaller, and carry it and my iPod touch around instead; the touch’s PDA features are actually easier to use. I’m increasingly convinced that as soon as an iPhone with 3G wireless comes along, I’ll beg Sarah to let me get one.
In the meantime, I need to find better ways to keep up with the tasks I need to accomplish. We’ll see how that goes…