The holidays are here, and a few people have asked about gifts for the family. First of all: we’re doing really well. We had some difficult moments throughout 2017, but we have a massive and strong support network, and we’ll be fine. In previous years, thanks to un/underemployment, we asked for donations to our son’s […]
I’m loving my new passport-sized Midori Traveler’s Notebook that Natania got me for Christmas. It is perfect in every way for what I need. But after searching on YouTube for tips on configuring it and finding hardly any sub-10 minute videos, I’ve realized that Midori dorks could probably talk about their Midoris all day long if […]
I use Mint for tracking finances. It’s not a love affair by any stretch. The interface is clunky—recent updates have made it look better, though it’s slow as molasses and incredibly kludgy—and having financial data in the cloud sometimes makes me nervous.
One area where Mint should be best in class is in Rename Rules. But… they’re not. Here’s how they could be.
I’ve decided, after using a lot of tools out there, that Buffer is the social media management app that works best for my personal use. It’s lightweight, it has an easy workflow, and it doesn’t seem to get penalized by Facebook’s algorithm the way Klout does. But that doesn’t mean it’s perfect. For one thing, […]
Did you ever see the film where a man is given spectacles That make the world look upside down? He falls about the place, but in time he somehow readjusts. And when they take the glasses off, The eyes he’s always had see sky below him And he falls again.
Not much to report. I’ve spent a lot of time over the past few days working on some other creative endeavors, namely a new podcast focusing on tabletop games and random geeky banter. It should be ready by next Wednesday, so I’ll post a link when the first episode goes live. In other news, we’re […]
I finished reading Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One today. I checked it out for the Kindle from the North Carolina Digital Library (which made me feel super cool and “future is now!” and everything, fitting pretty well with the book). I hope Mr. Cline doesn’t mind that I didn’t pay anything for it… It took me […]
I was lying in bed last night, on the verge of falling asleep, and I realized that the best way to get myself writing regularly again is… well, to write. And it’s been so long since I wrote regularly, I figured the best thing to write about is myself and my life and the things […]