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by Brandon McMullen
December 9, 2023
I love finding communities for new devices I purchase to get tips, tricks, complaints, and general thoughts from others
Matt Donahue
December 8, 2023
Kevin Wammer
December 8, 2023
by Devon Dundee
December 8, 2023
The funny thing about a habit tracker, though, is that its purpose is to eventually make itself obsolete. By nature, habits are _habitual,_ meaning we don鈥檛 need external forces to keep them going.
Sebastian Matos
December 7, 2023
Mark Anthony
December 7, 2023
_Remember:_ you are building something that users are forced to use. This is different than building something that users want to use.
nahumck
December 7, 2023
I'm always in search of the best possible charging solution for all my travel needs.
John Vorhees
December 4, 2023
Also, on the iPad, I wish I could resize widgets like I can on the Mac. I often resize widgets on my Mac鈥檚 desktop to use space more efficiently.
ldstephens
November 30, 2023
I find myself constantly switching between different apps, services, and devices. What the fuck is up with me? Why can鈥檛 I just settle on what works best for me and stop this endless cycle of app flip-flopping?
Manuel Moreale
November 25, 2023
your blogging tech stack should not be smart. That鈥檚 the most painful thing I鈥檝e learned over the years. We need to take out all the complex build tools and fragile parts that slow us down and prevent us from doing the writing. It doesn鈥檛 matter if you鈥檙e using the coolest new tech thing, what matters is this: how fast can you write and publish something?
Allison Johnson
November 19, 2023
I don鈥檛 want to savor my trip to the DMV, I want to zone out and play Wordle on my little pocket computer as I will time to pass faster.
For Mentzer, progressive overload is how you know if the program is working. If you can add reps to a set before you hit failure or add weight each workout, the adaptations in your muscles that will help drive hypertrophy are occurring.
Opal
November 17, 2023
IGN
November 15, 2023
The PlayStation Portal is the best PlayStation 5 Remote Play solution available.
Ben Kuhn
November 25, 2023

The first thing I noticed about being a manager was that I wasn鈥檛 sure whether anything I was doing was useful.

David Hoang
November 9, 2023
Don't spend all your time career planning, but have an idea of what makes sense for you. Like all the good things in life, they happen organically when you鈥檙e not trying too hard to make it happen.
Jos茅 Mu帽oz
November 8, 2023
Nicolas Magand
November 8, 2023
My blog feels a lot like this compared to social media: very few people visit, but people who do have a better perception of me and my thoughts than people I talk to for ten minutes in a noisy bar.
Devon Dundee
November 8, 2023
Imagine you are at the end of your life and you are granted the ability to repeat one day. Which period of your life do you choose to repeat?
Elliot Dahl
September 12, 2023
Third Space 鈥 that interval where you shift from your current physical/mental space to your next physical/mental space 鈥 you can create more calm in your life and feel more fulfilled and engaged in all of its facets.
Stephan Ango
August 10, 2023
Procrastination is the state of waiting for motivation to come. Paradoxically, the most reliable way to create motivation is to start doing the thing. Actions precede feelings. If you want to feel a certain way, create the environment that allows you to nibble your way there. Don鈥檛 hope that inspiration will come. Take a small bite. Action precedes inspiration, not the other way around.
Brett & Kate McKay
August 10, 2023
_Kaizen_ is a Japanese term that means 鈥渃ontinuous improvement.鈥 It鈥檚 the idea of making small, incremental changes over time to improve your life and achieve your goals.
Minimalissimo
July 7, 2023
Mike Critter
November 25, 2023

That one little belonging cue shows that you aren鈥檛 an idiot, that someone else laughed or agreed or whatever it is. A single 鉂わ笍 or 馃憣 can turn a moment of imposter syndrome into a moment of safety.

Greg Morris
June 16, 2023
Once I choose to install an app on my device, it should be able to interact with my device in whatever way I see fit. My device shouldn鈥檛 be set up to work with some apps better than others, or dictate to me what apps I have to have on my phone.
Greg Morris
June 8, 2023
The more complexity you introduce, the more questions need to be asked at the time of storage, which leads to less chance of it being useful in the future. The more thinking you need to do, the more chance you鈥檒l either not bother or never find it again. Whatever it is you are trying to save will fall through the gaps, never to be seen again.
Antonio G. Di Benedetto
June 2, 2023
The secret: there are actually _three_ buttons connecting each Apple Watch strap, two of which interlock so precisely that Apple had to rethink its entire approach to manufacturing. 鈥淭he tolerances in there are kind of insane,鈥 say our sources. 鈥淚t鈥檚 super hard to machine.
Nash
June 2, 2023
When you approach life this way, by batching things together, it becomes much easier to live an efficient life. It also transforms the harder or boring moments into something to look forward to.
Dave Rupert
June 2, 2023
I had a free night on the calendar, so I tumbled out of my office with a stack of necessary supplies: a laptop in case I wanted to blog (or work more), my iPad in case I wanted to watch YouTubes, a gunpla set and all my tools in case I wanted to hobby, and a book or two in case I wanted to read. I got in the house and let out a sigh 鈥淲hat am I doing?!鈥 I wish I could say this was an isolated event, but it happens often. The likelihood I do any of these activities beyond my iPad is miniscule.
Dave Rupert
November 25, 2023

This works for rendering an image in the same way a skateboard is a minimum viable replacement for car; it rolls, but not fast. To render an image responsibly in modern times you need a handful more properties than src and alt ; namely height, width, loading, and decoding attributes.

Mark Critter
June 2, 2023
You are not a leader unless you are guiding people through the unknown to something better than they can imagine when they begin their journey.
we don鈥檛 even call, nor consider them a 鈥渄eliverable鈥. We don鈥檛 even show them to stakeholders unless they are relevant to making a business decision
Brad Frost
November 25, 2023

But if a design system user can鈥檛 get done what they鈥檙e trying to get done, the whole system risks obsolescence.

In short, the problem is that, in many cases, I use different apps to do the same thing.
Mike Critter
April 23, 2023
* When you鈥檙e putting something off, set a timer for five minutes. * Work on the thing for those five minutes. * If you want to stop when the timer goes off, you can.
Slava Shestopalov 馃嚭馃嚘
April 19, 2023
People always care about things they actively participate in or contribute to. That鈥檚 why it鈥檚 essential to let them co-create documentation with you.
Keith Wagner
April 19, 2023
To say you should have done something implies that there was some kind of obligation, some kind of right or wrong. It鈥檚 a thing we say to shame ourselves, to express our regret for not having done something different. It鈥檚 the mournful cry of hindsight.
Brad Frost
April 16, 2023
Making things and putting them out into the world is something that makes me happy.
Mike Critter
November 25, 2023

Exit Interviews ask why people are leaving, and Stay Interviews ask why they keep working here. I just learned the term today and I鈥檓 already a fan.

Bradley Buda
April 11, 2023
Before stepping away, leave the code in a state where it is _Obviously Broken_, but _Easy to Fix_.
Nash Pitre
April 10, 2023
I play video games for the story, for the immersion. Less for the challenge, and definitely not for the harder difficulties. I don鈥檛 have enough time in a week to play a game and not make progress. If I spend an hour with something, the story needs to move along. These stories are too good not to know how they end.
Manuel Moreal
April 7, 2023
Public, personal blogs are conversation starters. Not having a way to reach out to you directly kills that opportunity.
I miss the chaos, speed of information and humour on Twitter

Research on this mirror effect dates back 1972, with a study showing that focusing on our image leads to self-evaluation. Seeing ourselves can make us feel more self-conscious, as well as making us pay less attention to what is being said.

Mike Critter
March 29, 2023
I realized that I make it easy for people to say no to me when I ask for something. I give them every opportunity. I assume it鈥檚 coming. I almost _encourage_ it.
David Sparks
March 29, 2023
These streaks can quickly become a weight around your neck. You get more invested in continuing the streak than the actual benefit of the visit.
Elizabeth Lopatto
March 27, 2023
* How many committee meetings went into that toolbar? *
Greg Morris
March 23, 2023
Jeremy Keith
March 23, 2023
Your website is not just a place you can go to, it鈥檚 a place you can control, a place you can maintain, a place you can tidy up, a place you can expand. Most of all, it鈥檚 a place you can lose yourself in, even if it鈥檚 just for a little while.
Brad Taunt
March 22, 2023
Write up what you did over the weekend, a new recipe you tried out, review a movie/book or video game you enjoyed, list step-by-step instructions on how you installed a new appliance in your house - anything! Just _write_ and be part of what made the internet fun, exciting and personal again.
Brad Frost
March 22, 2023
But in my experience, too much thinking leads to overthinking. I always seem to get caught up in how much time and effort a thing is going to take, and that I鈥檒l need to do a ton of preparation, and I鈥檒l need to have things just right, and on and on. That thinking does nothing but talk me out of doing creative work.
Brett & Kate McKay
March 20, 2023
Rather than borrowing trouble from a media-imagined future, invest your time and energy in that which will actually reap dividends: the things you can control.
Cap Watkins
March 20, 2023

I've learned there will always be more big projects and deep work around the bend, and to appreciate those quiet moments while they last.

Manuel Moreale
March 20, 2023
So here's my advice for you, if you want to start a blog. Firstly, be yourself. You are, by default, interesting. We all live different lives, we all have different interests, we all have different life stories. So be yourself, share what you find interesting to you. And secondly鈥攁nd this is gonna sound a bit harsh鈥攖he vast majority of the people out there won't give a shit about you and your content.
Maggie Appleton
March 20, 2023
Gardening sits in the middle. It's the perfect balance of chaos and cultivation.
Shawn Blanc
March 20, 2023
The advantages of The DownUnder: it avoids the redundancy found in The DoubleTitle, and it has a more clearly defined link target than The Aside does. The disadvantage is that because it鈥檚 not as common as The Out and About, readers may get confused as to which link is pointing to where. (Which one to your stuff, which one to their stuff?)
Manuel Moreale
March 20, 2023
my blog is perfect. Now, I'm not saying it's perfect from a technical stand point. Or even from a design stand point. Or even from a content perspective. It's far from perfect in that sense and it will most likely always be. I'm saying it's the perfect personal blog in terms of structure.
This is what happens in most job interviews that I lead. I ask my questions and leave the last 15 minutes to the candidate so they can ask theirs. But in 80% of cases, they either say that they don鈥檛 have questions or ask something like 鈥渨hat do you like about _insert company name_ the most?鈥
https://macos9.app/
March 20, 2023
Piper Haywood
March 18, 2023
At its core, this is a personal site. A personal site, to me, is a website whose primary editor and intended audience is one and the same, a single, solitary, individual. My personal site is a repository for my memories, experiences, feelings, recipes, tips, photos, and more. A lot of it stays private. The things that might be interesting or useful to others are made public. Regardless, it is an ever-growing extension of myself that I have total control over, my mirror and memory aid. I want to be able to look back at this when I鈥檓 eighty and thank my past self for surfacing things that I otherwise would have forgotten, the good and the bad. But a personal site can be anything, and that鈥檚 the beauty of it. This is my site, long may it change.
Brett & Kate McKay
March 1, 2023

The interesting thing about dopamine is that besides inducing the pleasure of desire, it also causes us to experience pain.

As psychiatrist Dr. Anna Lembke explains in her book Dopamine Nation, our bodies and minds like to keep things in homeostasis.

Elizabeth Lopatto
March 1, 2023

There is a new trend among websites where they want my email address before I鈥檓 allowed to read their free content. While I sympathize with the struggles of the media business, I am just going to point out something obvious: not reading is easier than reading 鈥 and way easier than logging in.

One final thing to consider: how good do you need to look in a video conference? I see so many people who look horrible in video conferences, and I'm sure that you do too.
Luis
February 23, 2023
Jim Nielsen
February 23, 2023
Learn to go with the flow of your motivation 鈥 fool yourself into being motivated by productively flipping between tasks to prevent fatigue from actively focusing too long on a single problem.
Rosie
February 23, 2023
Many of us have come to expect work to involve no slack time because of the negative way we perceive it. In a world of manic efficiency, slack often comes across as laziness or a lack of initiative. Without slack time, however, we know we won鈥檛 be able to get through new tasks straight away, and if someone insists we should, we have to drop whatever we were previously doing. One way or another, something gets delayed.
Brad Frost
February 22, 2023
But more than anything, **my personal website is the glue that ties everything together**. I can point anyone to my website to learn more about me, see my work or read my thoughts. I don鈥檛 have to worry if they aren鈥檛 on Facebook or don鈥檛 know how the hell to use Twitter.
Paul Graham
February 20, 2023
It seems to be hard for most people to write in spoken language. So perhaps the best solution is to write your first draft the way you usually would, then afterward look at each sentence and ask "Is this the way I'd say this if I were talking to a friend?" If it isn't, imagine what you would say, and use that instead.
He encourages employees to keep their resumes updated and continue to develop professional relationships in and outside their jobs, even when they鈥檙e not looking for a new one. Losing a job can be crushing, but it shouldn鈥檛 be a surprise.
Matthias Ott
February 19, 2023
So if you feel like this crafting phase is less enthralling, remember that it is equally important as the exploration phase for the final result. It might, as Rubin writes, help to think of it as another opportunity to play. Just that this time, you鈥檙e playing at a much more fine-grained, more intricate level.
Rob Knight
February 18, 2023
The problem with this system is I mostly don't watch bad movies. Or a better way to put it is I kinda like [bad movies]
Devon Dundee
February 18, 2023
Removing some of the mental blocks that kept me from publishing has been quite freeing. Even something as simple as creating a header image for each post used to get in my way. Now, I just accept that every single post doesn鈥檛 need custom artwork.
Matthias Ott
February 18, 2023
Here is a thought. Maybe, we are overthinking it. Maybe, the one thing we should care most about is just putting stuff out there. At least, this is the primary reason we have a personal website, right? We have it to document and share random thoughts, things we learned, and nuggets we found. If we don鈥檛 put stuff out there, why have a website in the first place?
Kyle Lambert
February 13, 2023
Chloe Roberts
February 13, 2023