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Enjoy unlimited travel this fall


Choose from 57 cities and more than 600 daily flights!

Enjoy unlimited travel with our All-You-Can-Jet Pass! For just $599* you can take JetBlue anywhere you like, as often as you like, from September 8 to October 8, 2009. Use your All-You-Can-Jet Pass for business, for pleasure, to visit your favorite cities or to meet with a client. You might as well just do it all! With more than 50 cities to choose from, and for just $599, it’s a deal you can’t pass up.

About the Pass

  • $599 for a month of unlimited travel, any available seat
    • Domestic taxes and fees included
    • International and Puerto Rico taxes and fees not included
  • On sale through Friday, August 21, 2009, or while supplies last
  • Travel Dates: Tuesday, September 8, 2009 through Thursday, October 8, 2009
  • Each flight must be booked no later than 11:59 p.m. MDT three days prior to the flight’s scheduled departure.
  • Nonrefundable/nontransferable/no name changes permitted
  • Customers who already have a flight booked during the pass travel period can pay the difference to upgrade to the pass by calling 1-800-JETBLUE (538-2583), prompt 4.
  • Each All-You-Can-Jet Pass is eligible for 35 TrueBlue points. Flights booked on the pass are not available for additional TrueBlue points.

I love this concept - let’s hope we see more of this in the future. This is really the first time I’ve seen some true innovation from an airline in many, many years. Let’s hope this isn’t just a one-time promotion from Jetblue.


10 OmniFocus Power Tips

I am a huge fan of OmniFocus for Mac and iPhone, so I thought I would share some things that I feel give OmniFocus the edge for task management.

  1. Estimated Time: Being able to add the amount of time to each action is an invaluable tool, allowing me to quickly glance at actions by time needed. I like to sort this way when I finish a task and have only limited time before a meeting / errand that needs to be done.
  3. View Bar / Focusing: There is a pair of glasses that sits in the toolbar of OmniFocus that allows you to dail in on what you are looking for. You need to use this. Using this feature can call out the data that you want to see.

    Related to this is the ability to Focus on a project (control-command-F). This takes away all other projects so that you can switch between the various view methods without the clutter of other projects. I find this incredible useful when you have a large project going.

  5. File Links: Did you know that you can drag most files into an action? Not only that, but you can drag in emails. When you do this OmniFocus will create a link to that file or email. Click it and it will take you there. I love doing this for outlines of blog posts that I make in OmniOutliner, or for emails that need further action, or that an action is in reference to. This is easily one of the best features of the program, though not exclusive to OmniFocus.

Great list of OmniFocus power tips - I’m huge OmniFocus fan, and use it a LOT in my daily work and personal task life. I find it to be an indispensable tool.

I made an appearance earlier today on Pam Hoelzle’s Not What I Thought show, talking about some of my background and what led to me where I am today with running Gear Live, my family life, growing up, etc. Quite a few people have been asking me to talk about “my story,” and while the opportunity hasn’t yet come up for that, this was a good 30-minute chat that touched on a lot of key points. You can listen to it here.

Aside from me, you’ll also hear from Dellann Elliott talk about her husband’s battle with brain cancer, as well as Q 13’s own Bill Wixey, as he talks about his cancer story. If you don’t listen to hear me, you should still listen for those two, as each of them has a powerful and inspiring story.

Read More | Not What I Thought - July 20, 2009

I hit up yesterday’s Social Media Club meetup (co-hosted by SEOMoz), and talked with a bunch of interesting people who had a lot of questions for me. Of course, my friend Kenji Onozawa happened to be on hand, and busted out his so that he could shoot a quick interview. We talk about the Seattle tech scene, Gear Live, and Seattle Mind Camp in this video.

I appeared on KING 5 News here in Seattle to talk about the on story that we broke on Gear Live. The segment can be seen above.

A video that my friend Lee LeFever (and his wife Sachi) did, titled “Saving Money In Plain English” as part of their top-notch Common Craft Show. Give it a look if you’ve never seen their work, or if you want to go back to the basics of saving in this rocky economy. wink

Read More | Saving Money in Plain English

Just had to share this. Many think is a robotic overlord in a massive technology sub-culture. While that may be true, he is also part human apparently, and he shows it beautifully at this commencement address at Stanford in 2005, telling three stories from his life and the lessons he learned from them. Worth watching.

Peter Svensson over at the Associated Press did a story recently on people who physically moved their place of residence, solely for the purposes of faster or better broadband. He interviewed me for the piece as well, focusing on my move out of Seattle to just north of Seattle so that I could get Verizon . As I said in the article, I never looked back. I now rock out at 50/20 speeds, where before with I was stuck with 8/0.768. Comcast recently upped their speeds to 16/2 in our area, which still doesn’t even compare with the 50/20 I’m enjoying. Hit the link below for the full piece.

Read More | Newsvine

Well, look what we have here. The local Seattle newpaper, the Post-Intelligencer, has named me as their Geek of the Week in the Seattle Tech Report. They asked me a few questions, seemingly to measure my geek cred, and I had to admit that I wasn’t into either Star Trek or Star Wars, which I thought would have immediately removed me from consideration. Hit the link below to check it out.

By the way, speaking of Seattle and geeks, be sure to check out Seattle Mind Camp - it happens next month, and is going to be an amazing time. If you are a geek (about anything), make sure to be there!

Read More | Seattle P-I Geek of the Week