So, it’s a matter of war. A small, personal war with myself, and that avaricious, waist-high vulture whose mother’s purse holds a banknote with his name on it.
I’ve had three iPads: original iPad, iPad 3 (first retina model), and iPad Mini first generation. The original iPad was stolen, and the other two are still in daily use. iPads last a long time as secondary devices.
Now that I have a proper headset for dictation, I’ve been using it a lot more than before. It is especially helpful for writing course materials, phone call summaries, and some emails.
I’m a fast typer but even faster as an amateur user of Dragon Dictate.
Dave is taking a Windows challenge, switching from OS X and a Mac to Windows 10. This post is his summary of the experience setting up dev tools.
I had a hard time keeping my running training on schedule this summer. I had a foot issue, travel, and then just some days where I had other stuff planned. I’m back on schedule now and working toward being back in shape for the Burning Pines10k in a few weeks.
There is nothing more human, more natural, more fundamental to our freedom, than transporting ourselves by foot. Nothing more purely instinctive than a child answering the desire of feet, legs, spine, and head, to dart forward in the direction his brain urges him to go.
A tragic death, misapplied justice, and why it is so dangerous and uncomfortable to walk in much of America.
I started running in the winter: on a cold, rainy Austin day. My first months of running were glorious. Cold or cool weather, lots of energy. Running in the Austin summer (even early in the morning)? Not so glorious.
The report has been linked to a lot. But it reinforced for me that I have no intention on using Chrome as my main browser again.
With the upcoming updates to OS X in El Capitan, there’s no compelling reason for me to use Chrome any longer. Pinned tabs are what we kept me recently.
El Capitan feels like a bunch of small decisions coming together for a great experience.
iOS 9 beta ran hot on my phone at first but now it’s okay. Is it Spotlight indexing?
Using a kit from iFitXt.com I successfully replaced the display on my wife’s iPhone 5. It was a challenge because the glass was so cracked. But it worked.
John Dickerson has mentioned this enough that I finally picked up the MP3 audiobook from our library after an aborted attempt to read the paper version.
My biggest impression coming away from it so far (and I’m only six hours in) is that it makes our crazy political times seem fairly normal; it is just a rerun of the shenanigans we’ve seen before.
If you find yourself getting outraged by current political theater then reading some history might help you realize that it isn’t the worst it’s been. In fact, we’ve seen it all before.
Well, not me.
Taking the plunge on the third beta release of El Capitan after reviewing app support reports. Full backup secured (and unplugged) in case this goes all wrong.
I would rather stay debt free than be beholden to the banks. I am a renter by choice. Others aren’t, thanks to Housing Bubble 2.0
I can’t think of anything else I’d rather not do with money right now than buy a house. And that’s especially true in the frothy Austin market.
I’ve been on the ass end of the housing market so my experience definitely influences my behavior. I know the real truth about the so-called investment of a house. I’m lucky because I could pay to get out.
Add up your ongoing costs, maintenance and upgrades to keep the house marketable and it is not the rosy picture real estate agents and mortgage companies paint when you’re house hunting.
But if you approach it as a home that requires an ongoing, sometimes significant investment of money that you might not get back (but don’t care because you’re trading that money for a home) than you’ll be fine.
Otherwise you should consider renting, being debt free, and not beholden to loans.
From a comment on the article that Om linked to:
When I did have a mortgage I remember when I did the last refi at the credit union. I was feeling down about things and asked the loans officer what she thought I was doing wrong? This was around 1990. She said, “are you kidding? Those people up in the new sub-divisons with the boats, trucks, and trailers in the driveways own almost nothing. They owe on everything and if they miss a months work the banks will come and take it all, one toy at a time.”
One important piece of advice I got while planning to go out on my own and run my own business was: Don’t neglect yourself. Pay yourself on time and regularly.
Lots of detail on various green teas and good places to buy them.
Sencha is the prototypical Japanese green, sold in grades from everyday cheap and brawny to complex premium versions with sweet, delicate flavors and hauntingly long finishes.
My personal favorite.
- Quality of Medium Articles
- Your own ordinary.
- Reading Between the World and Me
- Microblogging with Manton
- Wistia's Music Collection
- Eliminating Suffering
- 18 years later, I saw Failure for a second time. It was an amazing show.
- CSS Code Review
- Just Reverse Engineer It
- Two Weeks Notice
- One of my biggest mistakes in my first several months of running Mijingo full-time is that I was going too fast.
- Keeping a Routine with Due
- Be careful what you wish for
- The War on AC
- To Make a Farm
- Creating Valuable Products
- Apple Music's For You
- The Heart is a Monster
- 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