Struggling with stars!

Peculiar blog post title 🙂 I had in an earlier post talked about ‘online maids’ but just highlighting a particular instance of the problem with mails. I just hate it when I start falling behind in emails. Especially when you don’t have energy at the end of the day. I try my best to keep starred mails or flagged mails below ‘100’.

Couple of months back I had to put a concerted effort of taking 20 mins daily for a week to reduce the number from ‘345’!! Nowadays its oscillating between 60 to 100. I would like to bring it less than 40. Bringing the number down from ‘345’ was a challenge. I had to use the divide and conquer strategy. Taking it month by month. Believe me I had mails going as back as 6 months!! And duh were my friends not surprised to hear from me after half a year.

Just spent this weekend bring the starred mails down from 103 to 54 and within 3 hours (due to wonderful replies!)  the count is back to 62. Anyway – I am done boring you folks with some anger and frustration vented out  … I see no way technology is helping us.


Published by: vinu

My life - BREESY! :-) :D Beautiful Random Enjoyable Eventful Simple Yellow Places I have lived (chronological): (country) (- state) (-- city) India - (Orissa) -- Cuttack (2yrs) -- Bhubaneshwar (3yrs) - (Maharastra) -- Bombay/Mumbai (8 + 1 yrs) - (TamilNadu) -- Madras/Chennai (6 yrs) - (Pondicherry) (1 yr) United States - (California) -- Berkeley (3 yrs) Education : IIT Madras 02, UC Berkeley 05 Work Experience: Mechanical Engineer at FORD Motor Company, India; Management Trainee at Datamatics Technologies Ltd.; Wireless Programmer at TeleCommunication Systems Inc. Passions (currently as of Dec 2005): Family, Media (visual / audio), Mobile Systems, Internet, Design Interests: Music, Movies, Photography, Enjoying nature, Playing Violin, Graphics, Business / Entrepreneurship / Managments, Spirituality, Design, Technology, Mobile / Wireless

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