I’m a software developer for The Omni Group in Seattle. I’m also privileged to help manage the internship program at Omni.


An Updated 1Password Emergency Kit

As part of setting up my retirement accounts and life insurance at Omni, I’d been thinking about estate planning issues like wills and living wills. Mike Vardy’s 1Password Emergency Kit reminded me that it’s important to make your passwords available to your family and executor. (Head over to Agile Bits for more info on 1Password.)

Mike’s kit is a solid basic document, but I was uncomfortable with some ambiguities in the wording. I also wanted to add blanks for recording log-in passwords for my devices. After all, if my hard drive is encrypted (and it is), then just having my 1Password master password wouldn’t do anyone any good.

Thankfully, Mike provided his document under a Creative Commons license. So, here’s my version, also under a Creative Commons license.

Curt’s 1Password Emergency Kit

Don’t fill this in electronically. That wouldn’t be secure. Instead, print it, fill it in, and store it in a secure fire safe or safe deposit box. (My understanding is that a safe deposit box won’t be accessible by your executor until after the reading of your will. If that’s an issue for you, then the fire-safe option might be best. I’m not a lawyer and nothing here should be construed as legal advice.)


Doing GTD Reviews with OmniFocus

The final post in my OmniFocus at School series went live on the Omni Group blog last week. This post covers how I use OmniFocus for doing regular reviews. After the capture habit, the review habit is the most important part of a successful GTD system. I hope the post is useful.


OmniFocus at School: Next Actions

We just posted the third entry in my OmniFocus at School series over on the Omni blog.

This one looks at how OmniFocus can help you pick the best task to do in the moment. I hope it’s helpful.


OmniFocus Contexts and Projects

I have a new post on the Omni Blog about using contexts and projects in OmniFocus. Share and enjoy.


OmniFocus on the Omni Blog

For anyone who follows me here but doesn’t follow the Omni blog, I’m posting there on OmniFocus in education. My first post, OmniFocus for Academics, gives some ideas for using OmniFocus as a faculty member.

I’m also writing a series of posts on using OmniFocus as a student. The series includes lots of examples drawn from student life, but I hope the lessons are applicable to anyone looking to better manage their tasks and projects. The first post in the series, OmniFocus at School: Quick Entry, focuses on reducing stress by capturing all your tasks in OmniFocus.

Please check out the posts. I hope they’re useful.