Noise reduction

Ever since Google introduced Priority Inbox, the important emails have been more successful than ever in getting my full attention on time (or at all). But that doesn’t mean that emails marked as less important don’t have to be dealt with sooner or later. Over the past couple of weeks I’ve made it my mission to unsubscribe from of all the emails I receive periodically, but don’t really read. Mind you, this isn’t spam, just noise. It’s maybe a weekly digest from a random Web 2.0 app I took for a test drive months ago and haven’t used since. It’s a Google alert or perhaps a mailing list about a topic I’ve lost interest in by now. It’s also a bunch of server status reports, stats I don’t really follow, newsletters I rarely read, coupons I never use and the list goes on and on. Being a fan of the Inbox Zero technique I find the result quite liberating and cathartic and I highly recommend the exercise to anyone dealing with email overload.

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Hello universe!

So here it finally is – my own place to vent and share, but hopefully there will be more of the latter than the former. Since I spent all of my inspiration for the night on designing* and setting up this¬† blog, I’ll simply let a song that just happens to be in my play-list speak for me:

Greetings humans, I am Ziltoid…the omniscient.
I have come from far across the omniverse.
You shall fetch me your universes ultimate cup of coffee…
Black!
You have five Earth minutes,
Make it perfect!

— Ziltoid the omniscient

Hm. On second thought, perhaps I shouldn’t let the ultimate 4th dimensional guitar hero** speak in my name. But I fully endorse his quest for the ultimate cup of coffee.

So, dear Reader, thanks for stopping by, and I hope in the future I’ll leave you more entertained than bored and more inspired than creeped out.

* The lovely twitter bird logo is “Burdy”, work of Tad Carpenter.
**¬† If you don’t already know Devin Townsend’s work, check him out.