24 March 2012

Task manager app search

I've been trying to find a good task manager that will sync my phone and my google tasks account. Best case scenario: multiple lists (so I can track projects independently), tags (I like to sort by type of task), deadlines, reminders, recurring tasks and no ads (hate how they slow things down and decrease security). I'm happy to pay a couple bucks if there's a solid free version I can test out. I've been reviewing the options in google play and these are my findings, and personal experience to date...

Edit: View the full page more easily here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AoQs6J3aWrFPdFUzRWYwT1BZUVNPa25VbXUycXUydUE&single=true&gid=0&output=html

22 March 2012

I know you from *somewhere*...

An encounter with social grace is always a good moment for me. Today, I ran into a department head when I was going out to lunch. I'd previously met him when I'd been visiting as an industry partner rather than my current persona of a slightly disoriented first semester grad student. I said a “hello” and slowed down past his table, and he stopped me, “I know I recognize you, but I can't remember where from.” After a quick refresh, he was very interested in how I was doing here. As one of those people who is great with faces and shamefully poor at remembering names (the faces are so effortless and the names such a struggle...what makes this happen?), I've often used a similar line to re-engage with people and wondered how it felt to be on the other side. I certainly preferred it to the minimal acknowledgement I was expecting, and it was nice to know he recognized me.