Action Journaling (AJ) is a way to quickly render journal entries and todo lists into plain ASCII text. I’ve worked on various aspects of these ideas since 1995, starting with “Marked Text” (MTX) a format for generating HTML. (To give credit, my original inspiration probably came from Setext, which was popular at the time.) The original… Read More


Thanks to list.js by @javve sorting and searching are now client side activities, cutting down on network traffic and server load. This is the new look! Completely fluid and mobile friendly (thanks to Bootstrap!). The input field is ready to start a new discussion topic. Note the upcoming meeting in four days mixed in with… Read More


On my personal site I’ve been enumerating the ideas that underpin PTM in the form of an Email Manifesto. A brief excerpt is included below. Email has become the lowest common denominator for electronic communication—frequently abused and massively overused. Much of our pain stems from asking email to do things it wasn’t meant to do. We should simply stop using email in these… Read More


TableTop is a lightweight tool for editing, sharing and converting tabular information. I wrote it as an alternative to unwieldy spreadsheet programs. Spreadsheets are primarily about numbers. TableTop is all about text! Tables are not spreadsheets. Why use the wrong tool? <smile>   The best way to learn TableTop is to start a new table…… Read More


After trying several different approaches to the all important activity lists, I came up with a consistent, simplified design that I intend to use throughout PTM. Features shown in this screen shot include: Threaded Discussion QuickType Entry Field near the top for efficient capture of important thoughts as you have them. Reverse Chronological Display based… Read More


Apple recently changed the way Safari behaves when you scroll down. Prior to iOS 7, the address bar and controls would hide themselves automatically once you started to use the page. You could force them to reappear by scrolling back to the top. As part of the big move away from skeuomorphism they changed this… Read More