I have no excuse for not working out more often, beyond my usual 30 minutes three days a week. Cartoonist Randy Glasbergen has a great cartoon that has gotten me motivated again. Link to cartoon: http://www.glasbergen.com/images/fit00.gif
In a psychology class I took in College we devoted a months worth of classes to the number 7, how people can efficiently remember exactly seven things at any given time. So it was cool to see Paul Buchheit’s post We all have tunnel vision where he explains that since we can only hold seven
Michael Hyatt has a great post on How to Shave Ten Hours Off Your Work Week. My favorite of the seven methods he outlined: Touch email messages once and only once. Okay, let’s be honest. How many times do you read the same email message over and over again? Guess what? The information hasn’t changed.
I’ve found myself lately inspecting technology, software and hardware, with the desire to learn something. A new online service comes along and I sign up, test drive it, and then move on. I rarely seem to actually “use” technology lately. It is a really bad habit I have gotten myself into and I think it
“Coming Up On…” has to be one of the most irritating phrases in reality television. Yes. Let’s waste thirty seconds showing highlights from a scene we are about to see. Program developers are so afraid that our tv-dope-sick mind will wander to another station that they will do anything to keep us watching. Please. We
Door County 2007, probably one of the best holidays in awhile. All we did was relax, visited a few towns and ate tons of cherry pie. The food there was surprisingly amazing! We ate like kings and only had one so-so meal. Eating Cherry Pie at White Gull Inn, Fish Creek, Door County, WI. Kathy
News.YC user fauigerzigerk did a great job of listing out all the prominent technology companies and the number of founders they were created with. I do not know why I find the topic of “how many finders does it take” so interesting, but I do. There is also some great discussion around BitGeek’s posting Absolutely,
I primarily use the Google Reader as my RSS reader, but one thing about it kind of irks me… It doesn’t read my mind. No, seriously. Whenever I subscribe to a new RSS feed through Firefox Google asks me if I want to add the feed to my Google Homepage (iGoogle) or to my Google
UPDATE (Jan. 29, 2008): You can complete a full system restore to a new hard drive with Time Machine. After installing the new hard drive startup your Mac with the OS X Leopard install DVD. But instead of going on with the usual install process, select Utilities > Restore System from Backup and follow the
I’ve been playing around with Songza, a new, closed beta, music search engine that lets you create playlists on-the-fly. Here’s how it works Enter in a band or song name and Songza returns a list of found music files – For everything I search for it gave me back items found on YouTube, mostly live
I’ve been struggling with some work lately, trying to makes things perfect, but this usually ends up making things worse. Or I end up not pursuing it simply because I envision all the imperfections down the line. That’s when I have to revisit Paul Buchheit’s… “Perfect” is the enemy of “good enough” Forget about your
Happy Counterterrorism Day Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, ’twas his intent To blow up the King and Parliament. “George Washington banned the celebration of Guy Fawkes Day in America because he saw it as a way for the state to use a terrorist act as an excuse to hoard power and torture.” via Reddit.com Ron Paul’s
The Boy With The Incredible Brain is a fantastic documentary of Daniel Tammet, a British savant who has the ability to learn a new language in a week and can do calculations to 100 decimal places. It is amazing what the brain is capable of.
“Happiness is a warm gun.”
The web is a buzz over Rudy Giulianis new radio ad campaign in New Hampshire this week. Here is the quote that is the target of discussion: “I had prostate cancer five, six years ago. My chance of surviving cancer — and thank God I was cured of it — in the United States: 82
I had always been puzzled by the new found joined-at-the-hip friendship between Apple and AT&T when the iPhone was released, until recently. It turns out that AT&T is paying Apple $18 each month for every iPhone user on the AT&T network for the exclusive relationship. This estimate, from Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, sheds some
Projectionist.com has one of the best archive page layouts I have seen in a long time. I have one post on my tumblelog, maybe I’ll find a use for it down the road.
For those of you interested, you can easily “follow” me at friendfeed.com/rjb. For those who do not know what FriendFeed.com is, it aggregates your online identities and notification systems like Twitter, del.icio.us, Google Reader and Netflix. If puts all your activities into a life-stream effectively so your friends can track what you are up to.
Hooked on nytimesriver.com, the New York Times organized as a river of news, as my primary source for news. Also check out nytimesriver.com/outline, the NY Times organized by keywords.