Time Bandits: Saving Time with Technology

>> Wednesday, May 6, 2009

We are all bound by ball and chain to a clock of one kind or another. Appointments to keep, meetings to attend, sleep to catch up on. Centuries have made little headway on how we measure or regard it. The sunup to sundown method has long been replaced in most societies by a plethora of technologies. When was the last time you were at a loss for what time it was? Computers, televisions, cell phones, stoves, microwaves, car dashboards all blink the hour and minutes of the day and have all but made the timepieces of old extinct. Remember watches? I haven't worn one for years.

With all the constant reminders of how late we (usually) are how do we bend the rules just a tiny bit? Simply, with the same technologies that keep us on a short rope.....with our gadets.

TiVo has made it possible to be in two places at the same time. You can watch the softball game and not miss the final episode all the while skipping those annoying commercials.

Check your feeds and email subscriptions. Purge anything you don't take the time to read.

Rather than bookmark an entire site, use Mozillas add-on "Scrapbook" to save only the relevant page. It allows you to saves content, allows annotations and will keep the tendency of wandering to various other sites or pages at a

Consider hiring a personal assistant - with the advent of companies like Elance and YourManInIndia

What are you're waiting for? How do you cheat time?


New Sister Site: Elm City Beat, New Haven

>> Sunday, May 3, 2009

If you've noticed the posts here went MIA for a short while....we've been hard at work on a local site focused on New Haven happenings. We thought we owed you an explanation and wanted let you know we're back!

Elm City Beat features stories and contributions from you...the people of New Haven. With news about New Haven neighborhoods, people, events, dining, business, arts and culture. We'll try and leave the politics to the pundits since other sites cover government far better than we could ever hope to.

Send us your photos and news tips and let us know what you like--and don't like (nicely). Tell others about us to help us build our online community into a viable resource for you.

Check it out and let us know what you think at Elm City Beat


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