Cover image of 2Time Labs Podcast
(1)
Education
Training

2Time Labs Podcast

Education
Training
Read more

Looking to learn something useful from a productivity podcast? Tired of the stale "interview-the-author" format which just regurgitates stuff you have already heard?Join me at the 2Time Labs and listen in as we attempt to create a new product, service, tool or aid in real time. It's not an interview, but a joining together of minds where my guest and I use everything we can find to craft something new you can use to improve your productivity.Sometimes we hit the mark... sometimes we don't, but you be the judge! Along the way, we have a fun time reinforcing ideas you know and showing you a few you don't. Even when we don't quite meet the target, it's a hell of a ride whether we succeed or fail.It's like nothing you have ever heard!

Read more

Looking to learn something useful from a productivity podcast? Tired of the stale "interview-the-author" format which just regurgitates stuff you have already heard?Join me at the 2Time Labs and listen in as we attempt to create a new product, service, tool or aid in real time. It's not an interview, but a joining together of minds where my guest and I use everything we can find to craft something new you can use to improve your productivity.Sometimes we hit the mark... sometimes we don't, but you be the judge! Along the way, we have a fun time reinforcing ideas you know and showing you a few you don't. Even when we don't quite meet the target, it's a hell of a ride whether we succeed or fail.It's like nothing you have ever heard!

iTunes Ratings

1 Ratings
Average Ratings
1
0
0
0
0

iTunes Ratings

1 Ratings
Average Ratings
1
0
0
0
0
Cover image of 2Time Labs Podcast

2Time Labs Podcast

Read more

Looking to learn something useful from a productivity podcast? Tired of the stale "interview-the-author" format which just regurgitates stuff you have already heard?Join me at the 2Time Labs and listen in as we attempt to create a new product, service, tool or aid in real time. It's not an interview, but a joining together of minds where my guest and I use everything we can find to craft something new you can use to improve your productivity.Sometimes we hit the mark... sometimes we don't, but you be the judge! Along the way, we have a fun time reinforcing ideas you know and showing you a few you don't. Even when we don't quite meet the target, it's a hell of a ride whether we succeed or fail.It's like nothing you have ever heard!

Warning: This podcast data isn't working.

This means that the episode rankings aren't working properly. Please revisit us at a later time to get the best episodes of this podcast!

Rank #1: Ep 62 Creating a Storage Decision Tool p3 w/Ray Sidney-Smith

Podcast cover
Read more

Have you ever wondered if you are using the optimal blend of storage tools: cloud, external hard drive, SD, device storage, etc.? How can you know? Are there gaps? Given the fact that each person is different, they may benefit from using the same principles? But how can they find them and use them? Tune into Live Lab #4 to find out how to design a tool on these specs.

This is the third of a three part series of conversations with Ray Sidney-Smith.

Try the Storage Decision Tool here. http://www.2time-sys.com/the-design-of-a-storage-decision-tool/

Make a contribution at my Patreon link here: https://www.patreon.com/francis_at_2timelabs

May 20 2019
59 mins
Play

Rank #2: Ep 61 Creating a Storage Decision Tool p2 w/Ray Sidney-Smith

Podcast cover
Read more

Have you ever wondered if you are using the optimal blend of storage tools: cloud, external hard drive, SD, device storage, etc.? How can you know? Are there gaps? Given the fact that each person is different, they may benefit from using the same principles? But how can they find them and use them? Tune into Live Lab #4 to find out how to design a tool on these specs.

This is the second of a three part series of conversations with Ray Sidney-Smith.

Try the Storage Decision Tool here. http://www.2time-sys.com/the-design-of-a-storage-decision-tool/

Make a contribution at my Patreon link here: https://www.patreon.com/francis_at_2timelabs

May 13 2019
1 hour 14 mins
Play

Rank #3: Ep 60 Creating a Storage Decision Tool w/Ray Sidney-Smith p1

Podcast cover
Read more

Have you ever wondered if you are using the optimal blend of storage tools: cloud, external hard drive, SD, device storage, etc.? How can you know? Are there gaps? Given the fact that each person is different, they may benefit from using the same principles? But how can they find them and use them? Tune into Live Lab #4 to find out how to design a tool on these specs. This is the first of a three part series of conversations with Ray Sidney-Smith.

Try the Storage Decision Tool here. http://www.2time-sys.com/the-design-of-a-storage-decision-tool/

Make a contribution at my Patreon link here: https://www.patreon.com/francis_at_2timelabs

May 07 2019
1 hour 33 mins
Play

Rank #4: Episode 59 Building an Email Calculator with Michael Einstein part 3

Podcast cover
Read more
Ever longed for a tool that could give you feedback on the health of your email inbox? Listen in as I take on the challenge of creating one from scratch. Here in the third and final episode in this series, I continue working with Dr. Michael Einstein to create an email health calculator. We take the lessons learned from the prior discussion and start by listing a hierarchy of concerns. They are listed here from 1-5 in rank order.
1. How many days of stored email are accumulated?  (read vs unread, subscribed vs non-subscribeds) 2. How old are these message? (read vs. unread) 3. How unique are these messages? (subscribed vs non-subscribeds) 4. How fast are they entering? (incoming email) 5. How complicated are they by being threaded?
During the hiatus since the last episode, I drafted a weight for each measure and after playing with the tool we would be using, producing the following formula which we discussed in this episode.
  • 0.25 x Left Behind Index (i.e. (Total messages in your inbox - unread messages-tagged, read messages)/incoming email each day)
  • 0.20 x Number of Days Surprise Index (i.e. unread messages – unread subscriptions email)/incoming email each day)
  • 0.20 x Total messages older than a day)/incoming mail each day
  • 0.20 x (Average age of non-Subscription messages/days)
  • 0.20 x ( .50 x Average age of Subscription messages/days)
  • 0.10 x Incoming Email each day / messages removed per day
  • 0.20 x Threaded messages
The final input into the calculoid app used the following weights which were simply scaled so that they would sum to 1.0:
Field 1  - 18%   Left Behind Index [i.e. (Total messages in your inbox - unread messages-tagged, read messages)/incoming email each day)] Field 2 - 14%   Number of Days Surprise Index [i.e. unread messages – unread subscriptions email)/incoming email each day] Field 3 - 14%   Total messages older than a day)/incoming mail each day Field 4 - 14%   Average age of non-Subscription messages/days Field 5 - 7%    Average age of Subscription messages/days Field 6 - 11%   Max(1, incoming email/150) Field 7 - 7%    Incoming Email each day / messages removed per day Field 8 - 14%   Threaded messages x #average active participants in each thread Want to support the work at 2Time Labs? Here's my Patreon Link. Patrons receive a number of benefits including early access and followup conversations related to work like this.
Jan 25 2019
57 mins
Play

Rank #5: Episode 58 Building an Email Health Calculator with Michael Einstein part 2

Podcast cover
Read more

Ever longed for a tool that could give you feedback on the health of your email inbox? Listen in as I take on the challenge of creating one from scratch.
Here in the second part of LiveLab 02, I continue working with Dr. Michael Einstein by delving into the formulae that would be at the heart of a sound email health calculator. It's no easy conversation to follow - you will probably need a paper and pencil. Months before I called Michael, I devised the following formula in my very first attempt. Score = the sum of: 1. 5.0 max(0, [2 x (total messages-unread messages-tagged messages) [ 2. 0.5 x (total messages - unread messages - incomplete tasks recalled) 3. 5.0 x (unread messages - incoming email per day)]/10) 4. # minutes spent
This is where our discussion started. It moved quickly and resulted in this formula which we produced in the first part of this episode. Score = the sum of:  1. (total messages-unread messages-tagged messages)  [more importance]  "BlindSpot measure" 2. # read messages * (age in days -1) [more importance]   "Morgue Measure" 3. # unread messages/ # incoming email per day [more importance]  "Backlog Measure" 4.  # threaded messages / # total messages  [moderate importance] 5.  # raw threaded messages [high importance] 6. # subscription email older than a day / # total messages older than a day  [low importance]
We took a break for about a month, then reconvened to record the second part of this episode. During the discussion, we agreed on the following elements. Score = the sum of: 
1. (total messages-unread messages-tagged messages)  [more important] 2a. # read non-subscribed messages * (age in days per message -1) [more important] 2b. # read subscription messages * (age in days per message -1) [more important] 3. # incoming email per day / ((#unread subs--sqrd> + #unread nonsubsc) [more important] 4.  5.  # raw threaded messages - for non-subscribes using geometric growth [high importance] 6. # subscription email older than a day / # total messages older than a day  [lower importance] Our next and final conversation didn't take place until 10 months later. It's captured n part 3, episode 59.

Want to support the work at 2Time Labs? Here's my Patreon Link

Jan 24 2019
1 hour 31 mins
Play

Rank #6: Episode 57 Building an Email Calculator with Michael Einstein part 1

Podcast cover
Read more

Ever longed for a tool that could give you feedback on the health of your email inbox? Listen in as I take on the challenge of creating one from scratch.

Here in LiveLab 2 I invite Dr. Michael Einstein to help me build a brand new kind of tool - one that would provide users with an automatic diagnosis of their inbox health.

In this episode (the first of three), we work on the underlying assumptions that such a tool must include...and discover along the way there are *many*.

Plus we start to look at the elements we think should be measured in preparation for the next episode in this series which focuses on the actual formulae which the tool would use.

It's a far-reaching, one of a kind conversation which starts off in wobbly fashion as we're not sure whether we will be successful.

Here's the link to the original calculator I created which we used as our starting point.

Can't wait until the final episode to see the end result? Here you go - a link to an interactive calculator of your email inbox health.

Want to support the work at 2Time Labs? Here's my Patreon Link

Jan 23 2019
1 hour 45 mins
Play

Rank #7: 56 Creating an Auto-Scheduler Comparison Part Two - Melanie Wilson LiveLab 01

Podcast cover
Read more

Part Two - No-one has ever made a full side-by-side comparison of existing auto-schedulers. In this episode we attempt to create the very first one, plus a decision tool for choosing between the 6 most popular apps in this genre as of December 2018. AI powered and cloud-based, these programs are gaining in popularity, especiallyamong productivity geeks and the busiest one-percent.

Show Notes

Can't wait until the end of Part Two? Here are the two outputs produced from the series of 2 episodes.

1. A Decision Tool

2. Comparison Table

Plus check out Melanie's new book  - A Year of Living Productively can be found here.

Want to support the work at 2Time Labs? Here's my Patreon Link

ScheduleU.Org

Shownote links - https://goo.gl/m7gZxu, https://goo.gl/qpM8me, http://psychowith6.com/ayolpbook, https://goo.gl/HVLEY5

Dec 14 2018
1 hour 1 min
Play

Rank #8: 55 Creating an Auto-Scheduler Comparison Part One - Melanie Wilson LiveLab 01

Podcast cover
Read more

Part One - No-one has ever made a full side-by-side comparison of existing auto-schedulers. In this episode we attempt to create the very first one, plus a decision tool for choosing between the 6 most popular apps in this genre as of December 2018. AI powered and cloud-based, these programs are gaining in popularity, especiallyamong productivity geeks and the busiest one-percent.

Show Notes

Can't wait until the end of Part Two? Here are the two outputs produced from the series of 2 episodes.

A Decision Tool

Comparison Table

Melanie's new book  - A Year of Living Productively can be found here.

Want to support the work at 2Time Labs? Here's my Patreon Link

ScheduleU.Org

Shownote links - https://goo.gl/m7gZxu, https://goo.gl/qpM8me, http://psychowith6.com/ayolpbook, https://goo.gl/HVLEY5

Dec 13 2018
1 hour 30 mins
Play

Rank #9: 54 Introducing a New Format - a Live Lab!

Podcast cover
Read more

On this unique episode I introduce a brand new format here at the 2Time Labs Podcast. It's called a LiveLab and it's a recorded discussion between me and an invited expert as we attempt to create a new interactive product, service or aid which will make your life better. Listen in as I describe the reasons for making this very big switch.

The ProductivityCast Show - The weekly show about all things productivity

Dec 10 2018
30 mins
Play

Rank #10: 53 Augusto Pinaud on Managing Low Priority Tasks

Podcast cover
Read more

It's tempting to spend all your time focused on your highest priorities, but in this episode Augusto Pinaud argues the opposite. For those very busy people with hundreds of tasks, managing low priority items takes a special approach. It's a technique perfectly suited for the top one percent of busy people.

The ProductivityCast Show - The weekly show about all things productivity

Support this podcast on Patreon, or by liking/rating/commenting on iTunes, Google Podcast or your podcast player of choice.

Dec 03 2018
31 mins
Play

Similar Podcasts