Trello Pt. 2
Recently I posted about how I was trying out Trello and thinking about switching from Basecamp.
Well I pulled the trigger and made the move and I am glad I did. For starters I can add way more projects than 10 and for free.
Second I can organize my to do items in by their status by utilizing Trello’s system of lists and colored tags.
I felt organized with Basecamp but with Trello I feel like I am even more organized.
So far the only thing I miss is the ability to email my projects and attach those emails to individual to do items or to do lists. Trello does have the ability to email a project but it creates a new card when you do. You can’t attach an email to a card.
Speaking of cards. Trello is doesn’t use the terms projects and to do’s. Projects are called Boards and to do’s are Cards which can actually have to do lists with in them as well as file attachments and activity such as comments and actions that have happened on that card. So I guess the best way to describe cards is to say they are small projects with in a board.
If you are looking for project management software then I highly urge you to check it out.
So I am a Basecamp user and I love it. But I have another kid on the way and I need the ability to add more than 10 projects. Well as nice as Basecamp is, it can get costly. Enter in Trello.
I signed up for an account tonight to see how it works and to check things out. Well I must say, so far so good. I am really liking it so far. It has a nice interface and the workflow is easy and logical. It uses boards which are made up of cards. Cards can have discussions, files and to-do lists in them. The cards are organized in each board using lists. It’s actually a very logical setup.
I am going to use it a little bit more before I make the switch. But things look promising. The only part I’m not looking forward to is migrating all my projects and tasks over to Trello from Basecamp. There is quite a bit.
My son had to have a procedure this past Thursday and while my wife and I were nervously and patiently waiting in the waiting room I started browsing the web on my phone to pass the time. I came across a tweet about Chromecast. After reading the associated article I thought that this was pretty cool but was hesitant to order one because it is so new and had limited features.
Well yesterday I decided to order one but was unfortunately too late. It is on back order. I can’t remember the last time a product like this went so fast. I am, to say the least, very excited for it to ship and arrive so I can start checking it out.
I recently started a project at work using WebRTC. I will be wrapping up the first part of the project this week but I am definitely hooked and want to learn more about it.
To start off I used Google’s public STUN server, we setup our own TURN server and we also used Firebaseio.com for the signaling server.
In addition I found a repository of some very thorough WebRTC experiments on GitHub.
A separate website was setup with demos and explanations as well.
These were a great help for the project I am working on.
Next I want to learn from the ground up and build my own libraries just as this gentleman did. I will keep updating as I move along.
Snowden is not a hero
I don’t believe that Snowden is a hero or a leader. I do believe his release of confidential NSA data was the right thing to do, it’s his actions afterwards that I have a problem with.
Let me be clear I don’t agree with the actions of the NSA or the charges of espionage either. Someone being charged with espionage means that they are an enemy of the state or a foreign agent. Snowden is neither of those.
My problem is how he released the classified information and then hightailed it out of the country. I can understand why. But a true hero and leader will take action and then accept the repercussions of those actions.
Anyways that’s just my two cents on the topic and of course my opinion may change over time as more information comes out and the story evolves. But despite everything Snowden broke the law. It doesn’t matter whether he was right or wrong. You do the crime you do the time. I would hold him in much higher regard if he accepted the punishment. In a sense he would have strengthened the cause by being arrested and charged. Where as now there is a strong possibility that this could blow over in the coming months and everyone will just forget about it.
… I am loath to close. We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and hearthstone all over this broad land will yet swell the chorus of the Union, when again touched, as surely they will be by the better angels of our nature.
Abraham Lincoln, closing of first inaugural address