Author Archives: Brian de Alwis
Kizby 1.0.13 is now out and about. This is primarily a bug-fixing release. We have added support for shifting an entire project to a different start or due date. From the “Planning”, right click on a project, and choose Change … Continue reading
Warning: The new Java7 runtime has several optimization bugs that will crash Kizby and possibly corrupt your Kizby repository.. Oracle just released the newest version of the Java runtime yesterday, called Java 7. Unfortunately some critical optimization bugs were discovered … Continue reading
We discovered that Oracle’s latest Java installer no longer makes the newly-installed Java runtime available to programs. And repairing the situation can be quite daunting for non-technical users. After some deliberation, we’ve decided to release an update for Kizby to … Continue reading
We’ve just pushed up Kizby 1.0.11. Changes include: Souping up the add-multiple-tasks and finish-and-follow-up dialogs to add dependencies. Prefixing a task with “+” will cause it to be dependent on the previous task. Very useful for creating lists of items … Continue reading
Kizby 1.0.10 is now up. This is primarily a bug fix release; there are some new features cooking, but we’re keeping them to the next release.
Getting Things Done™, or GtD, is a very popular approach to managing work created by David Allen. In this post, I’ll describe the essence of GtD, followed by an overview of Kizby, and finally describe how I use Kizby to … Continue reading
New in Kizby 1.0.9: The Add Multiple Tasks… and Finish and Follow-Up… dialogs have been souped up to allow specifying tags, start and due dates, priorities, and more by appending specially formatted keywords at the end of each line. For … Continue reading
We’ve pushed up another set of updates; this is Kizby 1.0.8. If you use the Check for Updates, be sure to read the caveat at the bottom of this page. We have greatly improved the filter box (generally found in … Continue reading
I recently put together a tutorial on how to get started with Kizby. Part of the tutorial digressed into what makes a good project or task. I thought I’d pull it out here as it’s something that I continually push … Continue reading
I was recently interviewed by James Sugrue of Javalobby/DZone about some of the underlying technologies used by Kizby. It’s likely only of interest for technical people.