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May 31, 2019 12:08:32

Morning Fuel n' Tabs

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Jeff Riddall

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Following on @brianball's post, I do not start most days with coffee as I decided a long time ago it doesn't seem to do much for me. My go to morning beverage is either a hot lemon water or herbal tea with a half teaspoon of honey, which I sip on from a silver and black insulated travel mug as the morning progresses, along with a glass or two of straight up H2O along the way. Weekday breakfasts are generally pretty sparse with a hard boiled egg, energy or nutrient bar. This week I've been working on a trial box of Human Food, I recently received via a Kickstarter project. Well worth a look if you're after a nutrient-rich, all organic, plant-based bar. Weekend breakfasts are generally a different story. It's all about balance.

On the browser front, I almost always have wayyyy too many tabs open, thinking each one contains some critical info or task I will get to eventually. I fully realize this may not be the most efficient process. The first tab is actually the OneTab Chrome extension, which contains miscellaneous content I've gathered over time, which I would eventually like to get to, but may just end up removing due to neglect. Moving to the right, which in my mind roughly denotes level of priority I have corporate email and my calendar, though the calendar often moves farther right as I open tabs from within my email and I eventually scootch it back. Then I have a Google Drive folder and a Slides doc with some product mocks I am collaborating on. Several JIRA tabs are visible, each with specs for some snippet of functionality and/or a view to our entire backlog, which is as long as both of my arms combined. Then I see my personal email which I check in on from time to time as meetings and other tasks allow. We are in the process of combining a couple of platforms into one so there are tabs open for both of those for reference, testing or actual use as we tend to drink our own champagne i.e. use our tools internally to help guide our digital marketing efforts. I see Facebook and LinkedIn sitting side by each, which are likewise checked every hour or two, depending on the number of notifications highlighted. Interspersed amongst all of these "functional" tabs are generally four or five others housing industry articles to be read or shared internally or externally depending on the quality and relevance of the content. All the way over to the right is a tab for our CRM, which I occasionally need to check into if I've had a customer conversation or need some background on status. And so this is just the current browser, which is a little cleaner than normal. I also presently have Slack (which shouts at me every now and then), Tweetdeck (with a few personal and corporate-specific filters), Word and Powerpoint running in the background.

Documenting all of this makes me kinda dizzy. Think I need to go grab another glass of water.

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    @Rawhead - I use OneTab as well -- it's more of a magic wand to close tabs without the dread of losing a multi-tab process I was engaged in.

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | May 31, 2019 09:30:06
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      @brianball Ditto dat.

      Jeff Riddall avatar Jeff Riddall | May 31, 2019 14:17:15
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