I’m transforming this site to support microblogging. Here’s the archive of Manton Reece’s writing on the topic.
18 years later, I saw Failure for a second time. It was an amazing show.
New, free music to use in your videos. Free from Wistia.
Everything you do, own, and use should bring you joy. If not, get it out of your life.
One idea of what a CSS code review could look like.
I was cruising along, reading this review of the Hemingway 2 app and all was good until I got to this at the end:
[I]t’s very easy to just reverse-engineer it and build something better.
This is one of my least favorite sentiments among developers.
It might drive us to do better but is also so easily thrown out as a cheap insult that is usually ignorant of the actual work behind a tool or technology.
Manton Reece is documenting the last two weeks before he leaves his job of 14 years to go indie.
One of my biggest mistakes in my first several months of running Mijingo full-time is that I was going too fast.
Ben Brooks shares how Due has helped him remember the small things that are easy to forget or put off day-to-day: like eating lunch.
I figured out three really important things I need to put in there for constant reminders: stopping for lunch, stopping for dinner, and taking the garbage/recycling out the night before. I can’t even tell you how nice this is — and I am not joking around.
I use Due to keep myself on a regular, predictable routine every weekday. I have a Due set up to remind me to leave for the office at 8:30. To break for lunch at 12:30 (even if I don’t feel hungry). To write in my DayOne journal 10 minutes before the end of my day. And, finally, to leave my office every day at 5pm.
Because I’m 100% in charge of my own schedule (no one scheduling meetings for me without my knowledge), I can keep a very structured daily schedule exactly how I want it.
I leave and return at the same times every day. I eat lunch at the same time.
This even sounds crazy to me. But it works.
Ben Thompson goes a little deeper on why we are plagued with awful ads on websites.
And, Ben warns: be careful what you wish for when it comes to less advertising on the web.
The war on air conditioning, headquartered in the high-rent neighborhoods of coastal cities in the North, has lately grown more fervid.
A wonderful documentary on building a small scale farm. Three farms, five people. Lots of dirt under the fingernails.
Shawn Blanc shares how he went about creating a product (his Focus course) that offers tremendous value but at a price that makes it sustainable for him.
I’ve learned over at Mijingo that pricing products for value is hard. And sometimes it’s a guess. Hell, most of the time it is a guess.
But when you hit it just right, where the value is really there, you have something that no one else does, and the customer is benefiting ten fold from the price paid, it’s magical.
It’s the best part of being in online education: teaching topics that the student can go out and turn into their own income or happiness.
The notorious Dr. Drang on Apple Music’s For You suggestions:
I already have my musical brain sitting between my ears, and I have a 10,000-song representation of it in my iTunes library. But there are 30 million songs in Apple Music, and even if a huge swath of them can be eliminated because I hate Christian rock or speed metal or whatever, there will still be millions of songs left. For You should be my guide into the unexplored areas of those millions of songs. Right now, it’s not.
Failure’s latest (comeback) album is nearly perfect. It is the same Failure I loved in the 90s and without becoming a parody of itself (like so many comebacks turn into).
Wonderful album title, too.
I am looking forward to seeing them play here in Austin.
- The Civil War by Ken Burns to be restored by PBS
- Good Smokers under $500
- Insufferable Bores
- Shelby Foote at Home
- And the Constitution will have had everything to do with it.
- The ACA is here to stay
- Microblogging Community Tips from Manton Reece
- It's a big black monolith.
- That's all it takes
- No solar for you!
- Agile Bits on Latest OS X Vulnerability
- Coaches can help mid-career
- Astronauts Don't Eat Freeze Dried Ice Cream
- The Note
- The Moment That Made Putin
- Birds on Wire
- Why Pilots Love the 747
- Why, How, What: Simon Sinek's Golden Circle
- Editorial 1.2
- Deutsch Perfekt Podcast
- Bob Weir Documentary
- Write for Mac
- Search Audio and Video with Clarify
- Moving to Github Pages
- One-on-one coaching available
- How I research and write courses for Mijingo
- Making the Craft Feature Videos
- Consulting Time Available
- Launch. A Startup Documentary
- Sling TV Review
- University of Phoenix Declining
- Pooling Resources
- A joy unknown to me in all my prior years
- Behind Nancy Duarte's TED Talk
- A New Mijingo
- Learn Git with Mijingo
- The Professional by Steven Pressfield
- Everyone will be the same
- Coca-Cola Life
- The Best Travel Tool
- Open Offices
- How Google Business Photos Are Taken
- Video of Sublime Text Features
- You Will Find a Way to Fail
- Peter Thiel's best advice
- Why I'm raving about Plex
- PACE book by YNAB founder
- OmniFocus Field Guide by David Sparks
- A true mensch
- Get better at the command line with Mijingo
- Things I Like: Podcasts
- A Documentary on Magic
- Did Clickbait Ever Work?
- A Mysterious Ad
- Thursday is the Only Holiday
- You're Mac
- A Boss of a Book List
- Behind Learning SVG
- Winners and Losers
- Keeping Our Experiences
- Building a Puzzle
- 60 Days Mijingo Check-in
- Preamble to a Guest Blog Post
- Merchant Account vs. Stripe
- Moving to Mijingo
- Ship it Tuesday
- Essential Part of the Gig
- Moving to OctoPress
- Domain-Specific German
- Traveling Like it's 2014
- Tech as a Means to an End
- Work Only Sucks When You're Not Doing It
- You Decide Who the Enemy Is
- The Steve Goodman Train
- John Prine & Roger Ebert
- By Thinking!
- My Twitter Moment
- Evernote OCR Recognized My Handwriting
- Why Teaching With Context Always Wins
- Finally Learning to GTD
- How I Learned to Teach
- The App.net Appeal
- Learn Git
- Previsualizing Happiness
- Try and Track
- Multiple Sorting Options in Apple Mail
- Auto-Quit DEVONthink (or any other app)
- A Great Reason to Write a Book
- An Incomplete Introduction to John Hartford
- Jekyll Screencast
- A Review of the Leaf HD Antenna
- Block Apps on OS X with Keyboard Maestro
- Block Political Sites with Hosts File
- Send Basecamp To-Dos to OmniFocus
- New Mijingo Python Videos
- The New Swipe
- Proper Halloween Candy Procurement Procedures
- 5by5 x 2
- Navel Gazing
- Grandma’s Feather Bed
- Absence of Failure
- iBook Reboxing
- The Original Hipstagram
- Tu Etwas
- What Didn’t Happen
- Color App Isn’t the Problem
- Sit down.
- The Drive-by Technorati
- Cameron Moll: Things Just Take Time