“No inbox, mail myself” – app

New app idea: E-mail yourself without ever seeing your inbox.
Update: The app never made it to the App Store, read why.

Why oh why, you might say? Hear me out 😀

I have started using my inbox as my main unsolved task list and getting things done tool. The inspiration for this comes from the norwegian MD, Jørn. You can read about his concept “Inbox Control”, in norwegian, at innbokskontroll.no, or have a go at the google translated version.

With this method you start sending a fair amout of e-mails to yourself, and after about three self addressed e-mail I thought: “There must be an app for that” and there is.  Mail Myself!  will save you from these three steps: Continue reading “No inbox, mail myself” – app

Business Cards

Just received my new business cards from MOO, and I love them.

I’ve always wanted to order something from MOO since I have heard so many good things about them, and they definitely lived up to the expectation. The cards turned out great, they arrived fast and their e-mails are a joy (I’m a sucker for automatically generated e-mails that make me smile).

I’m Little MOO – the bit of software that will be managing your order with moo.com. It will shortly be sent to Big MOO, our print machine who will print it for you in the next few days. I’ll let you know when it’s done and on its way to you.

Remember, I’m just a bit of software.

So, if you have any questions regarding your order please (…) contact Customer Service (who are real people).

The picture doesn’t give the cards justice at all, you will have to ask me for one!  They need to be seen and fondled IRL.

If you are convinced, buy after clicking the link in this blogpost and I get a little cut 😀

Time tracking

Who knew renovating a house would take so much time? Everyone who has done it before, I guess, because they told me!

Did I listen? kind of. I’m not doing the hard labour myself; I am actually trying to build a business that doesn’t really revolve around home improvement. But it turns out there is much more to renovating than the manual labour. I kind of knew that too… The kitchen plan had already been ready in my mind for a long time. We will reuse most of the furniture, so that was also already decided on. However I hadn’t spent much thought on what material the bathroom ceiling should be, where exactly the electrical outlet should be, how many lamps there would be over the kitchen counter, how many cm the moulding should be or that it takes 8 weeks to get doors and floors delivered.

This year I have spent at least 33,75 hours!

Screenshot from Harvest

How do I know? I have finally started tracking my hours properly using Harvest. It is not totally under my skin yet, but it’s getting easier and easier. This is why I wrote “at least”, because sometimes I have simply forgotten all about it and how are you supposed to track those hours where you can’t fall asleep because “What material really is best for those bathroom floors?!?!?”.

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Screw work, lets play

screw-work

I love this book.

Why? Because it organized and validated what had been spinning around in my own head for such a long time.

  • I am not just a difficult employee, I’m a scanner.
  • I can do a million different projects and call it a portfolio career.
  • I’m not the only one who thinks work should feel like play!
  • I don’t have to get a job in a large corporation to be successful.

And neither do you.

Buy Screw work, let’s play  from Amazon or join the community at screwworkletsplay.com to read the first chapter for free!

I will be forever grateful to Terese who bought this on a whim, read it and thought it would be a perfect fit for me.

New year, new beginnings

You might be asking yourself “what is bGraphic?” or “what will bGraphic do?”. At least that is what I’ve asked myself over the Christmas holidays.

What I know

  • bGraphic.no is my digital home.
  • bGraphic is my employer.
  • bGraphic owns half of Appelsin.
  • bGraphic will make more movie apps for Mona.
  • bGraphic relocates to NY/Bosten/Chicago/Ocean Grove for 2 months this spring fall.
  • If I have a new idea, problem, product or service you will be the first to know!

Happy new year!

What happened to Cabin Fever?

The app has changed a lot since the sneak peak. It was a simple app with focus on the movie, now it’s more of a “How much stuff can we stuff into the app and still be able to make the christmas deadline” app. I’ll explain why…

As I should have known you cannot just wrap a movie in app clothes, this is against the rules.

2.21: Apps that are simply a song or movie should be submitted to the iTunes store. Apps that are simply a book should be submitted to the iBookstore

Continue reading What happened to Cabin Fever?

You thought I was special, didn’t you?

Many of my friends think I am very brave and special for not staying in the corporate universe of consultancy. They look concerned and a little baffled when I tell them I have no clue what I will make next year, but I’m sure it will be enough for the life I have chosen to lead.

But it seems I’m not that special; I’m just a part of a trend, at least according to U.S numbers. I must make a mental note to find numbers for Europe and especially Norway (where I live) as well. Continue reading You thought I was special, didn’t you?