Be a Farmer, Also

Be a Farmer, Also

We hunt. We kill. We eat. It is immediate gratification and empowering. It feels good. When we get shit done, it also feels good. We check items off of our to-do list and get to physically see progress being made. We address time-sensitive issues and live moment to moment, staving…
On Insurance

On Insurance

Iceland was as cold as I had imagined. But less so than I expected for late September. The Blue Car rental building was at least twice the “3 minute walk” distance from the airport as advertised on their website; Google's zigzagging route did nothing to help. We could only see…
Vitality - A reminder of life

Vitality - A reminder of life

tl;dr - Chrome extension that reminds you of the years flowing by with every new tab. Motivation We can only systematically improve what we can measure. This belief is canon in business - every objective will have "key performance indicators" or “true north metrics” that reflect how well we…

Freeform Coding

I’ve been thinking of a new text editing / interactive development environment concept. It is somewhat inspired by OneNote, which I just had to Google and see what it was like. Side note: Microsoft (actually many tech companies) are really into using real-life people doing real-life things as backdrops for…
Journaling

Journaling

I try to write every day; obviously it doesn’t always happen. A short epigram, a long form post, ten ideas about something, anything works. I have however been consistent about one thing: journaling. I use a daily email-based tool called IDoneThis. Every day at 10 pm, I receive an…

9 Apr 2015

TY glances at his nightstand clock. 2:30 AM. It’s stuffy in his sheet + blanket layer, but he doesn’t do much about it besides roll around looking for a cool spot. It’s a wonder how warm a synthetic goose down blanket (comforter?) can be, especially one off…

Personal workflow tools

Ask anyone how they manage their email, and you’ll get as many different responses. How detailed are labels/tags? How many priority levels? Use stars/flag or no? Inbox zero philosophy? As a to-do list? There may be no absolutely optimal method but I believe there are best practices…

Saving your email inbox: RSS

Email has always held a sacred place in our lives. It is both the first and last frontier in the rapidly developing world of interwebs - more formal than text messages (I should say, snapchats), and more personal than a Facebook wall post. Email is personal, and it is private;…