Great find by explore-blog:

Happy birthday, Standard Time! An animated history of how the railroads reined in a new era of timekeeping. Complement with Michio Kaku’s BBC documentary on time.

A very interesting and beautiful personal annual report by Dan Mall, created in part with data he pulled from his own Harvest reports.

"To save time is to lengthen life" - as spotted on the Remington Portable typewriter.

Have you heard about the 10,000 Year Clock?

It’s a special Clock, designed to be a symbol, an icon for long-term thinking. It’s of monumental scale inside a mountain in West Texas. The father of the Clock is Danny Hillis. He’s been thinking about and working on the Clock since 1989. He wanted to build a Clock that ticks once a year, where the century hand advances once every 100 years, and the cuckoo comes out on the millennium. The vision was, and still is, to build a Clock that will keep time for the next 10,000 years…Visiting the Clock will take a commitment. The nearest airport is several hours away by car, and the foot trail to the Clock is rugged, rising almost 2,000 feet above the valley floor.

Time is Relative.

Jorge Luis Borges wrote, “Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.” And it’s still as close a definition as we have. This is a great podcast from Radiolab, where, as they describe it, “we try our hand at unlocking the mysteries of time. We stretch and bend it, wrestle with its subjective nature, and wrap our minds around strategies to standardize it…stopping along the way at a 19th-century railroad station in Ohio, a track meet, and a Beethoven concert.”

Designer Siren Elise Wilhelmsen has created “365,” an interesting clock concept that tells time in a different manner; instead of just displaying the minutes and the hours, it knits round the clock for 365 days. Once a full year has passed, the knitting clock will have created a two-meter scarf for you to use and remember the year by.

Harvest has today implemented a new way to integrate its time tracking product directly into existing project management applications. It’s called the Harvest Platform.

All it takes is 15 minutes to drop a few lines of JavaScript and HTML code into the app.

Our new Developer Platform launched today, and TechCrunch explains it, in their own words. 

“To be human is to be aware of the passage of time; no concept lies closer to the core of our consciousness.”
For millennia, humans have sought to make sense of time, to visualize it, to ride its arrow, to hack it, to understand biological connection to it“Time is the very foundation of conscious experience,” writes Dan Falk in In Search of Time: The History, Physics, and Philosophy of Time (public library).
So great: “Work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is in hand.”

In 1932-1933, while working on what would become his first published novel, Tropic of Cancer, Miller devised and adhered to a stringent daily routine to propel his writing. Among it was this list of eleven commandments, found in Henry Miller on Writing.
So great: “Work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is in hand.”

In 1932-1933, while working on what would become his first published novel, Tropic of Cancer, Miller devised and adhered to a stringent daily routine to propel his writing. Among it was this list of eleven commandments, found in Henry Miller on Writing.

So great: “Work calmly, joyously, recklessly on whatever is in hand.”

In 1932-1933, while working on what would become his first published novel, Tropic of Cancer, Miller devised and adhered to a stringent daily routine to propel his writing. Among it was this list of eleven commandments, found in Henry Miller on Writing.

A Watch With Social Impact: Check the Time and Change the World.  

The 1:Face watch is a fashion product with a humanitarian heart. By harnessing the power of consumer spending, 1:Face empowers the consumer to support global causes, including cancer, hunger, water, the environment, and AIDS.

The project is in alliance with the American Cancer Society, One Day’s Wages, Charity: Water, The Adventure Project, Keep a Child Alive, and the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The watches, selling for $40 each, are color coded according to cause and fulfill charity specific metrics. For example, One Day’s Wages will provide food supplements to 16 children in the Horn of Africa for every white watch sold, while Charity: Water will build a well to support an entire village in Rwanda for every 625 yellow watches sold.



How To Create Time:

1. Eliminate or reduce media

2. Work offline.

3. Do less.

4. Don’t make appointments or schedule meetings.

5. Sleep in two shifts.

6. Make time less precious.

Read the full tips from Caterina Fake, not just on how to create time, but how to work with joy. (via idonethis)

(via idonethis)

“No other software has given me as much joy as this timekeeping tool. And it’s so much more than “just” a timekeeping tool. It helps me keep a pulse on my business, on what we’re selling (hours), on my most cherished inventory (my team) and how they are using their time. The reporting is amazing – I can literally pull up the dashboard and at the blink of an eye see where we stand against budgets, what activities we’re spending the most time on, who’s spending more or less time than expected where. Of course, I can also tell at a glance who has done their time sheet – like I said, pure joy.”
— We don’t usually toot our own horn, but we’re so happy to discover this review of Harvest that Sarah Million Baker wrote on her blog. We’ll keep working hard to make your business life easier, one timer at a time.

another great find by idonethis:

The schedules of some pretty productive people. (via idlethink)

(via idonethis)

Do you know when the last hour of your day is? If you do, then you’ll know when you have to get everything done. If you don’t, your hours in between the first and the unknown last hour will not be as productive.

Write a list of the top three things you want to accomplish the next day.

Kenneth Chenault, CEO and Chairman of American Express, creates tomorrow’s “top three” list at the end of the day and then uses it to start his next day, Abbey Reider said.

Know what the last hour of your day is

This is probably the most important piece of advice to maintain your work/personal life sanity. While having an active mind about work can be good for you and your business, don’t be a work “grazer.” If you trickle your work day off by answering one more email or one more Facebook update, you’ll constantly feel exhausted and you’ll never get any truly “free time,” which is key for reenergizing.

“Talking and thinking about, constantly referring to or noticing the time can actually be a way to pass the time. I realize this sounds mind-numblingly obvious, but it’s actually the most amazing thing I learned from my Clock experience. Time will always be passed, it will keep moving, and it can even be entertaining and fun to watch it move. The Clock was probably the first time I’ve watched time gone by and not felt anxious, compulsive or impatient. For that alone, I count it as a fairly incredible achievement. [“The Clock” film Closes tomorrow, August 1st! Lincoln Center, 61 West 62nd Street, Manhattan, NYC]”