Open Browser Tabs 8/1/21

Back again with my blog post to close out any open tabs I had leftover from the week. Is Expressive writing the way our of your post-pandemic Funk? Unless you’re a creative writing hobbyist, professional communicator, or dedicated diarist, chances are good that most of the writing you do is dry and functional. But according to science, limiting your writing life to memos and emails is actually a big missed opportunity. How to make the shift from tactician to strategic advisor If your goal is to advise leaders and clients, become a CCO or agency head, mentor others and earn a higher salary, learn as much as you can about business and finance. These Exercises Will Help Reduce the Damage Living At Your Desk Does At this point, we all know (or most of us do) that sitting is the “new” smoking, and that our tendency to leave butts attached …

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Open Browser Tabs 7/17/21

I’m trying a little experiment. I was on vacation a couple of weeks ago and closed all my browser tabs. I kind of liked starting the next week with a blank browser open. There was no cruft left from the week before and gave me a clean canvas to start my next week. I would often use Tab Snooze to do this, but found my self procrastinating to the point where I just killed tabs. So for the next few weeks, I’m going to keep track of the tabs left open and start for the next week. For the week ending July 17, 2021. These are tabs left open in my browser. LinkedIn Headline Tips for Job Seekers A headline can not only help you land your next job, but it can help you get noticed by recruiters and establish your brand as an expert in the field. Understanding Static …

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History of TopTray

So yeah, welcome to TopTray.com. What is it? Good question. I’ve owned this domain for over 20 years and I still can’t answer that question. I always thought it was kind of a catchy name, harking back to the days when you had filing trays on your desk. Usually, the top tray was your physical inbox. Things in the physical inbox were new things to look or new work. Thus TopTray.com = new things = my code playground. Just visit the archive.org history of toptray.com, and it won’t make much sense. Mostly it has been a canvas for trying new things, proof-of-concepting for ideas and such. In the beginning it was kind of an experiment for anonymous-but-public messaging. Like a forum, but more like a stream of consciousness. In retrospect, I like to joke that I invented Twitter before Twitter did. But it was always just a front for me …

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