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Hi! I’m Devin and I work at Smartsheet. I’m sensibly impulsive, consistently non-committal, and passionately impartial.

Back from China

My throat is sore from the Shanghai pollution but it was worth it. China was awesome. I’ve got some pictures up on Flickr now. Click around and leave your comments. A lot of stuff I did wasn’t documented with photos so I will be making a China journal in the coming days. Now I’ve got a lot of catching up to do…

Traveling to China

I think the biggest piece of advice anyone out of college would give is to travel while you’re young (and in college). I’ve heard it a number of times. From friends, family, family friends, professors, etc. Having seen my friends study abroad for months at a time and knowing that my elders are wiser than I, I’ve realized that it’s time for me to travel. So, I’m going to China…

Indiefy Private Beta

Another cool site has launched. Indiefy is “a site devoted to independent bands.” It looks like an interesting place for independent artists to sell their music; the FAQ is here. If anyone is interested in a beta invite you can leave the first comment on this post or go sign up here.

HighRise Launches

I’ve been waiting for this day. A contact manager slash CRM for friends, family, anything you could possibly want. I hope to use this to keep in touch with the many people in my life. Check it out: and the launch announcement here.

GMail Todo Redux

It’s cool because it rhymes. So, you might remember my very simple GMail Todo List which I still use daily. What if I don’t want to keep GMail open to see what I need to do? Well, if you have Vista or some sort of desktop widget/gadget you can subscribe to feeds. Luckily, GMail has Atom feeds setup for your labels:

Review: P-Touch PT-18R Label Maker

Much like Lifehacker has featured some great geek toys lately, I had a neat toy come into my Inbox from ReviewMe (I was paid to review this labelmaker). I chose to play with this labelmaker because a) I needed an excuse to start re-organizing my file cabinet, b) I love to make labels, and c) this looked like a great product. I only want to write about things that you might find useful, too…

Wednesday Wisdom

Today is Pi Day. Nerds rejoice! If you don’t understand why, go ask Wikipedia. What’s your favorite non-traditional holiday?

Tuesday Tip: Get a paper shredder

I’ve put it off for so long. I always know I need to get a shredder and start destroying some documents. With 2006 taxes coming up I have no need to hold onto 2005 pay stubs, I’ve already reconciled to my W-2s. I have no need to hang onto old University bills, credit card statements, etc. In fact, here’s a guide on what you can trash. But, before you put it out on the curb you should definitely look a little closer..

Morning routines rock

Not a morning person? That’s fine, most people aren’t. Though, have you ever noticed that some of the most productive (and successful) people you know are early-risers? Sure, there are exceptions to this rule but in general, those that get up early use those first few hours to get their day started the right way.


I hate the (RED) campaign and everyone associated with it (both the consumers and the companies advocating it). Josh Spear has posted a neat little news clip about it. CNN says: