IT management

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    Sciral Consistency keeps you on top of tasks without bossing you around

    Posted July 12, 2012 - 11:57 am

    Repeating an action every day is a common way to forge it into a lasting habit. This approach works for some habits, such as a simple exercise routine (say, the Fitness Ladder described in The Hacker's Diet). But other actions can't be repeated daily, and don't need to be as rigid: For example, you can't water your houseplants every day, and nothing bad would happen if you watered them in slightly irregular intervals as long as you didn't forget to do it for two weeks straight. That's when habit-forming gets tricky, and where the $10 utility Sciral Consistency shines with an interface like no other.
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    How to extract your LinkedIn contacts

    Posted October 14, 2009 - 4:38 pm

    A new service from Open Xchange allows you to both import and export your contacts and collaborate on calendars and documents across the Internet, all using open source.
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    How to use Twitter-like services for online discussions

    Posted September 16, 2009 - 8:43 am

    Twitter can be useful to build quick and dirty intranets, or set up real-time status updates without having to maintain an Instant Messaging desktop client running in the background. But it doesn't always fit in with enterprise IT needs, and here are a bunch of different products that can work in these situations.

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