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


Thanks, Team

Team Omni at our last pre-race practice

Thanks to everyone who supported the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and my efforts with Team In Training. Together we raised over $3,000 to beat cancer. In honor of our co-worker, Team Omni raised over $14,000. Those numbers are a testament to your generosity. Thank you!

The race went well. I was happy to finish the race with a time of 4 hours, 9 minutes. It was a perfect Seattle summer day, which made for hot running over the last few miles. Thinking about Jacob, Chris, Joyce, Bill, Pete, Ruth, Becky, and all the others who have battled or continue battling cancer gave me strength to keep going. After a week of rest, I laced up my running shoes and hit the road again this morning.

Thanks again for your support. Go Team!


Team in Training

I was shocked and saddened at the end of January to learn that a friend and co-worker had been diagnosed with lymphoma. It’s hard to know what to do when stuff like this happens. Beyond being supportive, helping with meals, and just hanging out, I felt like I wanted to do something to fight back against cancer.

Some other Omni folks were familiar with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program. After learning more about the program and the organization, several of us signed up to run the Seattle Rock-n-Roll Marathon to raise money to find a cure. My personal goal is to raise $2,000.

I’d love to have your support in reaching this goal. Please check out my fundraising page and help if you are able.

Thank you!

— Curt


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.