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How to Keep News from Monopolizing Your Life

I haven’t read the news regularly in a year or so and I never watch the news on TV. At a time when I was really struggling with distraction and anxiety I found that the constant feed of noise and depressing garbage didn’t help. Weird, right? So one day I deleted all of my news […]

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Apps That I Use Every Single Day

Curating a list of apps that I use every single day was harder than I thought it was going to be. There are many many apps that I use almost every single day, but there are exactly ten that I can say I use literally every single day. And so I don’t perjure myself in […]

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Automattic Bought Tumblr and That’s a Good Thing

Today Automattic bought Tumblr. That beloved microblogging platform of yesteryear? The one that was the Snapchat equivalent of GenXers like myself? While I never maintained a super active Tumblr, I always loved the concept — share pics and interesting links and quick thoughts effortlessly. I even tried something similar in the early days of this […]

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Why I Use Apple Safari – And Some Tips for Getting Started

I’ve been using Safari as my primary browser for about 2 months now and honestly, other than a few small adjustments, it’s been pretty great. I wanted to share some of the little gotchas I encountered and some of the benefits I’ve seen since switching to Safari. I’ll also share some of the things that […]

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What’s on my desk?

Quick disclaimer: I definitely cleaned my desk before snapping these photos. Please don’t believe for a second that my desk looked like this for more than 60 seconds. In fact, the Coke Zero is already opened. I’m still not totally sure why I put this blog post together other than I’ve always enjoyed seeing what’s […]

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Social Media as a Deliberate Tool for Good?

Note: My tone in this post is a little more serious than what you’ll typically find on this blog. If you’re here for lolz, come back again soon! The thoughts of this post have been swirling in my head for the better part of a year. My personal use of social networks has dwindled over […]

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How I Backup My Personal Computer

When it comes to protecting data, I’m all about redundancy. If I don’t have at least two additional copies of every single file on my computer, it’s not sufficiently backed up. First thing I should mention is that I use a Mac computer. In fact, all the computers in our home are Macs. This isn’t […]

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The 25 Step Guide to Buying a Mattress Online

… and what it taught me about project management Jackie and I badly needed a new bed so we set out to explore our options. I expected the shopping process to be a major pain (and it was), but it was also the smallest part of the project. I was reminded once again that projects […]