Using the Eisenhower Box with Email

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In my diligent attempts at reaching inbox zero for email I find using the Do, Decide, Delegate, Delete method helpful.  For me:

  • Do is simple; act, reply, file (or delete) the message.
  • Decide is a copy of paste of the email/action to either my to-do list or to a calendar appointment.
  • Delegate is a forwarding of the email but I really need a tickler/reminder to make sure the task is completed.
  • Delete, that just feels good to do.

With the above, Delegate is the most difficult to manage with my email software.  Does anyone have a creative way (or great software) to manage delegated emails?

AirPort Time Capsule DHCP Reservation

In order to setup a static IP address for devices attached to an Apple AirPort Time Capsule, first launch the AirPort Utility.

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Next, ‘Edit’ the AirPort Time Capsule and select the Network properties tab.

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Click on the ‘+’ below the DHCP Reservations grid and enter the MAC Address of the device you wish to assigned a static IP address to.

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Save then Update.  The AirPort will renew the IP address when the leases expire—or if you Renew the DHCP Lease on your Mac:

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For Windows, from the command prompt, enter ipconfig /renew

Embarcadero .slip files

When given an Embarcadero License Manager .slip file that points to an incorrect server host you will receive the below error message when trying to launch Delphi (in this case XE7):

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[The license server reported the following error: The license server host was not found.]

After deleting the wrong .slip and importing a new .slip file with the correct host (via the License Manager Tool), at launch, Delphi XE7 still reported the above error.

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It turns out that during the first import, RAD Studio made copies of the original .slip file in the folder C:\Program Files\Embarcadero\Studio\15.0\License\ and “Delete…” from their license tool did not work.  After manually deleting the files from that folder and re-importing the correct .slip, Delphi XE7 now launches and property authenticates with the license server.