Sometimes when I’m out working with my laptop, I come across something that really needs to be dealt with when I return to my desk at home. Maybe it’s something I’ll want to file, maybe I need to delegate it, or maybe it’s just something that I’ll want to put into my inbox and process later. A really handy way to do this is to print to your home printer in offline mode. Then, whenever you go home and plug back into your docking station/printer out will pop anything you chose to print while you were out. No thought required, which fits neatly into my philosophy of making systems as completely fool-proof as possible.
November 9, 2007