Merlin Mann

Merlin Mann has been a real pal of mine lately.  I’ve never met Merlin Mann, but I listen to the archives of his podcast Back To Work, which he records with Dan Benjamin. To me, the podcast is more than just productivity tips and GTD mentalities, or the genius insights about people.  Merlin’s abundant energy, uncaged ...

Things I learned making a mixtape

Things I learned making a mixtape 1. The slower the build-up a song has, the better suited it is to follow songs that seem impossible to follow. Longer silences can help too. 2. After the first 3-4 tracks, the mixtape will fade into the background and doesn’t need to be too heavily scrutinized beyond that ...

Productivity Measured Correctly

Productivity Measured Correctly
How I track my time: I keep productivity strictly defined as an activity that produces results.  For example, if I were to spend 1 month learning how to core apples, but I have yet to core a single apple, my productivity score should be 0.00%  If I was to spend a year reading novels, and ...

Save Plastic Forks for Eggs

Here’s a little +1 advantage at breakfast time: Bringing a take-out order home? Use a metal fork for the take-out and save the plastic fork for making eggs. Plastic forks won’t scratch the non-stick surface of your cookware, you can toss it when you’re done eating, and it saves you from washing a spatula. Spread ...

Embracing Superstition

Once, while having a conversation about wingsuit diving, it occurred to me that there was an important element to my life that has gone missing for a long time. The presence of this element is critically important, or is at the very least directly related to happiness. As much as it pains me to say it, ...

My Day As An Indie Developer

My day: Wake. Turn on my PC and brew coffee. Open Trello, Unity, and Photoshop. Start work immediately. Work non-stop, sometimes forgetting to eat.  I may work 12 to 20 hours, depending on my resolve. I blast My Top Rated playlist in iTunes to keep me going. I rock the pomodoro technique when I can’t ...

I Wrote A Poem

This poem is called “Cancel Gaming Night” I slipped on the ice Said the girl on the phone This blood looks like cherry syrup Did you make a snow cone? Spread the word:GoogleFacebookTwitterPinterestEmailMoreLinkedInRedditPocketTumblrPrintLike this:Like Loading...

Alphasmart NEO: Product Review Part 1

(Guest writer Greg Pappas) I am writing this review from my newly acquired Alphasmart NEO, waiting for my friend to show up so I can help him finish his move from one place to another. I have the NEO in my lap in the driver seat, which is where I am typing this up from. ...

Endless Bloody Hallways 2

I’m making a new horror game called Endless Bloody Hallways With Distant Baby Cries.  I’m hoping it will be the first of a franchise. The back of the box will read: Cries you can never reach, no matter how far you walk! Hallways never end. Infinite replayability! Sometimes there are locked doors! Keeps you guessing! ...

Solved iPhone 4 vs iOS 7 Slowdown

Last week when my iPhone 4 failed an update from iOS 7.0.3 to 7.0.4, it was a disaster. The restore from backup failed, and it left about 10GB of invisible “Other” space taking up room on my phone. I had to wipe my phone again thoroughly to get my free space back. The good news ...
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