For the last year and a bit I’ve been subscribed to the blog of 21-year-old wunderkid Paul Stamatiou’s blog. He’ll be graduating this academic year from Georgia Tech in the US and generally blogs about technology that’s cool/makes your life easier/enhances productivity.
Via an application called Skribit (the company behind which, incidentally he co-founded) readers asked him for a peek behind the curtain of the Wizard of Oz. He obliged in a post entitled PSTAM.com: Behind the Scenes. This is like a candy store for those wanting to become more productive using cool technology products.
Here’s some highlights:
- Store important data on Amazon S3. Paul says he has around 24.4GB of data stored here. It’s safe, secure and backed up off-site. He uses Transmit to transfer data.
- All the pictures he takes are immediately uploaded to Flickr and deleted from his local machines. Paul has around 9,300 photos on Flickr!
- Like myself, Paul’s rather enamoured with Spaces, the virtual desktop environment within OSX Leopard. He’s talked a while ago about why people can be more productive with a Mac.
- Amazingly, he says he doesn’t subscribe to that many RSS feeds. You can grab Paul’s OPML file here.
- A carefully-chosen yet extensive Twitter network has largely replaced RSS feeds, as many people are finding! (add me: I’m dajbelshaw)