Thursday, November 9, 2023

Email overload

 Some great ideas for handing EMAIL.

Email serves as our connection to the external world, but the sight of a multitude of unread messages upon opening your inbox can be more overwhelming than beneficial. Achieving and maintaining inbox zero, a concept coined by productivity expert Merlin Mann in 2006, goes beyond mere numbers—it's about minimizing the time your brain spends in your inbox.

Unsubscribe From Unread Emails: Many incoming emails are likely from mailing lists and are promptly deleted without being read. If these emails no longer serve a purpose, unsubscribing from them can declutter your inbox.

Delete Old, Unread Emails: Even after unsubscribing, there may still be a backlog of unread emails from months or years ago. Deleting them liberates your inbox. Using search functions to mass-delete emails from specific senders is an efficient way to declutter.

Delegate Emails at Work: For work-related emails that aren't within your purview, forward them to the relevant person and delete. Don't hesitate to request removal from email chains that don't concern you.

Snooze Non-Urgent Emails: Email platforms like Gmail and Outlook offer a "snooze" feature, allowing you to temporarily remove a conversation from your inbox until a designated time. This can be helpful for delaying attention to non-urgent emails.

Act Quickly: Promptly process each email, whether responding, deleting, or postponing for later. With practice, this becomes intuitive, reducing stress over every message. Most people don't expect immediate responses to emails.

Use Labels and Folders: For emails that require thoughtful responses but can't be addressed immediately, employ dedicated labels or folders. Organizing your inbox with a filing system makes it easier to manage.

Don't Feel Guilty: Recognize the value of your limited time and prioritize accordingly. Whether responding promptly or taking a few days for a thoughtful reply, the goal of inbox zero is to clear both your mind and your inbox. Find an approach that suits your needs without unnecessary guilt.

 See also

15 Clever Tips for Managing Email Overload at Work

Monday, September 20, 2021

Misdirection in social media

 Disinformation - false information deliberately and often covertly spread (as by the planting of rumors) in order to influence public opinion or obscure the truth. (Merriam-Webster)

Misinformation -  inaccurate, or misleading information that is communicated regardless of an intention to deceive. Examples of misinformation are false rumors, insults, and pranks. Disinformation is a subset of misinformation that is deliberately deceptive, e.g., malicious hoaxes, spearphishing, and computational propaganda.(Wikipedia)

Misdirection - the action of sending something to the wrong place or aiming something in the wrong direction. (Cambridge Dictionary)

 I recently listened to Dr. Bryan Ardis on a talk show and wanted to look at his webpage. I was told to go to I found on a domain site that this URL is taken, but I could still possibly buy it. So I looked at, thinking I might have spelled his named wrongly. led me to a site where I was given a number of search choices, one of which was Medical Doctors Nearby. I clicked on it to find that it led me to a site where i could be directed to Primary Care or Family Medicine. When I clicked on the link to Website, it took me to a wellness site for traditional medicine.

Someone is making money by using Dr. Ardis's name and MISDIRECTION.  The registration for the website was listed as private. 

The actual website for Dr. Ardis is


Monday, April 26, 2021

Apple Privacy


Apple’s iOS 14.5 is here and with it come a lot of privacy pop-ups. @joannastern offers some advice and spoke exclusively with Apple’s Craig Federighi about the decisions behind the feature. via @WSJ 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Distrust of the media

 Trust of the media is much higher among Democrats (73%) than Republicans at 10%. Independents are at 36%. On his podcast, Dave Rubin reported figures from a recent Gallup poll (Episode 569, The Blaze).

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

News Briefs - March 10, 2021


CNN tweet says CDC is 'giving limited freedoms' to fully vaccinated people — and a blistering backlash follows

French schoolgirl's accusations got her teacher beheaded, sparked violent riots. Now she admits she made it all up.

Friday, January 15, 2021

Historian warns about "digital ghettoization"


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Glenn Beck interview of Edwin Black.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Internet provider blocks Facebook and Twitter

Your T1WIFI is blocking Twitter and Facebook for subscribers who don't want the service, reported The Blaze. The Internet provider in Northern Idaho and Spokane, Washington, heard from many subscribers who asked to have the social media giants removed from their feeds following Facebook and Twitter banning of President Trump last week.