If you want, you can click through to the actual article, but I personally think Marius’s mushroom comments are equally (probably more) worth your time. There’s a part of me that wants to giggle about how much Marius knows about mushrooms, but then I remember: It’s Marius. He knows everything about the natural world.
I can totally get into the freshly painted keycaps and the slew of updates to this now-4th-generation low-profile mechanical keyboard. At this price, it’s hard not to buy one just to try. Gateron Reds or Browns? Anyone have any thoughts? I’ve read the Reds are quieter and better for office spaces.
I love tips and tricks like this. Actually implementing many of the conversation and phone etiquette tips has completely changed how much success I have in communicating with people. I wish these types of skills were taught in school.
It took me a little while to read through Trevorrow’s entire Duel of the Fates script, but it left me wondering what Disney disagreed with. Trevorrow’s finale was the ending the Star Wars sequel trilogy needed. I’d say this script would have taken the sequel trilogy from the bottom of the heap to for sure the middle of the heap, in terms of trilogies.
Roam Research really is a powerful, connective thinking tool that can have wide-ranging impacts for so many people. So far, Roam has been my rabbit hole tool — last night I sat down to do my day’s Bible study and got caught going down three or four extra passages because each of them connected to the next. The cool part about Roam is it gets more powerful the more you use it. And building out the “Roam Graph” is almost addicting.
Count me as one of those guys surprised by that first laptop stand. I’m going to give one of the three stands I have sitting in my closet a shot before ordering, but that cheapo Amazon stand looks surprisingly great.
Well said by Mr. Birchler (who, might I add, has been on fire recently. You should subscribe to his site.) Going stock-apps-only is an increasingly honourable way to go. I’m stock Mail, Messages, and Safari, but third-party everything else.
I’m much the same as Snell: There are times when I’m working on a Mac where I run into a task I can only — or, perhaps, far more efficiently — complete on an iPad. The number of these tasks is increasing, to the point where I’d say, at best it’s a 50/50 split. In all likelihood, I’m probably 80/20 in favour of the iPad.
Crazy statistic in here: “Meanwhile, our household debt as a per cent of net disposable income is at 182 per cent compared to 105 per cent in the U.S.” Someone told me once that living through 18% interest rates was the hardest thing of their financial lives. I’m starting to think a combination of 2% interest rates and 52% tax rates is even worse.
I appreciate Patrick’s reminder to print in your journal. Longevity is important. I do admit though, I don’t feel like I have enough time in the day to get all my thoughts down in a pen and paper format, so I default to typing because it’s faster.
And if you’re into all those amazing, braided, artisan-esque micro USB/USB-C cables, it looks like Summit Cables has the most droolworthy options available for your mechanical keyboard. (Hat tip to Roger Ogden on this one.)
While I think I prefer the look of the Vortex ViBE (which includes a beautiful 10-key number pad), I don’t think I could get by without actual arrow keys. This Race 3 might do the trick when it’s time to write.
Today’s rabbit hole: mechanical keyboards. Thankfully, Jeff Abbott (one of my colleagues at The Sweet Setup) is a mechanical keyboard aficionado and has all the details regarding the basics of switches.
And since this was the rabbit hole I was digging my way through this weekend, I may as well jumpstart everyone else’s rabbit hole digging. Maybe I’m late to the party. This kind of stuff is interesting, scary, and troublesome all at the same time. There has to be a way the entire puzzle fits together.
Thanks to Drew Coffman, I find myself knee deep in reading about Simulation Theory, the Singularity, and more. Crazy things to think about, especially in relation to faith. But I sincerely doubt everything in these articles and videos are wrong. There’s correct fact here and we, as faithful people, need to figure out how it fits together.
I’m a relative newbie in the workplace. I’ve been chopping away at my career for about seven years, which means I’m only now learning how I work best. And this “do one thing at a time” is an area that really, truly, works best for me.
I agree with 95% of these. Disagree with “credit” and “experience” (read the list, you’ll know immediately which ones I’m referring to). This is the kind of list you print and put on your desk or on your wall to peruse every single day.
Fascinating virtual look and visualization of what “Lenape” looked like before European settlers and the American people built Manhattan into what it is today. I like the thought experiment regarding how Manhattan would be different had Europeans colonized America from the West rather than the East.
Isn’t it crazy this is what Manhattan looked like only 400 or so years ago?
Interesting pricing structure for Cybart’s membership. $20/month or $200/year isn’t cheap. At all. But clearly it’s working. Perhaps a race to the bottom of the membership pricing barrel is the unhealthy thing to do.
There’s no way the rest of the provincial branches won’t cancel their seasons. We’ve been banking on this in our local leagues for awhile already, but were silently holding out hope. All hope looks lost now.
This is one of the few YouTube reviews that shows the lens attached to the camera and someone actually holding the camera with the lens. Also, I had never heard of “field curvature” before, but it makes a lot of sense.
This idea seems inevitable. Two additional thoughts. First, I wonder what this will do to property values in rural areas? In urban areas? And second, will this stir changes to tax law regarding deductibility of home expenses for standard employment income? Currently, these types of expenses aren’t really deductible.
Apple’s choice to continue on with this external keyboard material has to be for a reason other than aesthetics and durability. Why do they insist on this material? Mine not only has grease stains everywhere, it even has a chunk taken out of the right side. How that dent hit my Magic Keyboard is beyond me.
Here’s a great look into historical global pandemics. In reality, these are more elements of historical “artifacts” — these viruses never really go away and can resurface centuries later. Considering the death tolls of prior viruses, COVID-19 seems like a kitty cat.
This was written in pre-COVID-19 days, but it stands more true than ever: delaying retirement is not only going to be a necessary idea, it’s going to be a healthy idea. Many, many people I see who retire young (say in their 50s) get very bored, very quickly.
There are some great investing tips in here from the Canadian Couch Potato. My favourite: DRIPs. DRIPs are one of the biggest cost savers in my current portfolio and I love watching each DRIP holding churn each year, creating a life of its own.
One of my favourite, most relaxing activities every two weeks is ironing. I generally wait until I have 5 shirts or so, then get things setup for the most relaxing 30 to 45 minutes of the bi-weekly period. If you need some cathartic activities, try ironing.
I find myself disagreeing with a lot of the findings of this experiment, but that’s not to say this article isn’t worth your time. It just points to the iPad being completely different things for different people.
Cal Newport link #2. How I’ve been handling emails recently: italicized words for emphasis, bold words for actions. If I need something from the recipient, I bold the words. Has been working well so far.
This is an amazing article, full of a lifetime of parenting wisdom. The only bar I yearn to overcome: When I die, I hope my children are followers of Jesus Christ. If so, I have succeeded in parenting.