Archive for Productivity

Why you should Archive your emails when you’re done with them

There are two types of people in this world:

  1. People who archive incoming emails when they are finished with them, and try to achieve “inbox zero”
  2. People who leave all incoming email in their “inbox” forever but use “Mark as Unread” or Star/Flag message to indicate items still requiring action

If you’re a Type #1 person, you can stop reading now.

If are a “never archive anything” type person, I’d like to make a case for why you should become an “inbox zero” type person and archive emails when you’re done with them.

Read the rest of this entry »

My IKEA standing desk

I’ve been wanting a standing desk at home, ever since our old Elastic office had standing desks. The key though is getting it to be the perfect height, and not spending a fortune. After some careful measurements I determined that my standing desk surface should be exactly 40″ from the ground, so that my arms at ~90 degree angles would fall perfectly on them when I’m standing¬†(I’m 5’6″ or 5’7″).

Read the rest of this entry »