News credibility near all time high…– Nancy Grace and Ashleigh Banfield Hold Split-Screen Interview in Same Parking Lot - Dashiell Bennett and Philip Bump - The Atlantic Wire Do not miss. Easily the funniest thing I’ve seen this week. Again. Please. Keep always reminding me about all the Important Things I miss out on by...
Kevin Rothermel shared a video from Pocket: IBM... →
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Real Time Marketing is the Worst
Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter, began his keynote at the University of Michigan commencement ceremony with something that seemed appropriate for marketing, or at least what people who talk about advertising seem to think it’ll turn into. “You can’t plan a script. The beauty of improvisation is you’re experiencing it in the moment. If you try to plan what the next line is supposed to be, you’re...
Getting Fiddly with Things, Omnifocus and Nozbe
I’ve been getting fiddly with my task management apps again over the past few days, mostly because I’ve been listening to Merlin Mann’s podcast and Omnifocus keeps coming up in his rambles. Well honestly, it’s also because I love Cultured Code’s Things. It’s been hugely influential in getting my life more organized. But there are a few gripes that I have with it. Namely: I want to be able...
Roger Ebert on His Rules for Twitter
Roger Ebert, back in 2010:My rules for Twittering are few: I tweet in basic English. I avoid abbreviations and ChatSpell. I go for complete sentences. I try to make my links worth a click. I am not above snark, no matter what I may have written in the past. I tweet my interests, including science and politics, as well as the movies. I try to keep links to stuff on my own site down to around 5 or...
The Hummer Saw its Shadow—6 More Years of...
I spotted this H2 out for a drive a few weeks ago. It seems like it’s been a few years since I’d last seen one. But I’ve noticed more and more of them on the road since then, returning from their slumber in the dark recesses of McMansion garages. Clearly, someone forgot the double-tap to the head. There’s no “too soon” for a Hummer owner. It must take some big brass ones to dust off the...
SXSW Recap: Lightning Round
I’ve fallen just a tad behind on recapping my SXSW experience. And really, I’ve probably passed the point of people caring. But I said I would blog about what I saw down there, so here goes … lightning round of the rest of the panels I saw: There were far too many panels concluding that you can’t really make something go viral. People on panels are still finding that idea to be...
Start Before You're Ready
A few weeks back I was finally able to tear into Steven Pressfield’s The War of Art and Do the Work. I wasn’t disappointed. Both of these books are right up my alley, dealing with the process of actually doing things in the face of the myriad ofbarriers that prevent the doing of said things. He refers to those barriers as The Resistance. Procrastination is the most common manifestation of...
Walking Dead: What happens after the zombie...
This has been a weird season for The Walking Dead. Come to think of it, so was season 2. The show has always been full of annoying characters. Especially the women. Terrible. And they keep finding more of them. But the awe of an epic zombie apocalypse helped to offset all of that. During season two, I joked about it being a zombie show without any zombies. Then during a panel about writing for...
10 Reasons Why I Moved From Wordpress to...
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a bit manic when it comes to digital tools like task managers and blogging platforms. Even when I find something that works, I have trouble staying committed. Last year when I moved to Wordpress, I felt like I was finally settling down. I had previously tried out the beta of Squarespace 6, I had already spent some time on Squarespace 5, before that I had tried...
How to master your time →
Less volume, more time. There’s always millions of things you could be doing. The trick is to pick no more than 1 - 3 a day, and relentlessly pursue those. Your brain won’t like this limit. Other people won’t like this limit. Do it anyway. Focusing your all on one task at a time is infinitely more efficient than multi-tasking and gives you time to excel at your work.
The Future of interactive: Wearables panel notes post disappeared somehow. Guess I’ll have to write it again. Sorry! View Post
“It takes a thousand men to invent a telegraph, or a steam engine, or a phonograph, or a photograph, or a telephone or any other important thing—and the last man gets the credit and we forget the others. He added his little mite — that is all he did.… View Post
The evolution of the human face
jkottke: Here’s a video that shows how scientists believe the human face has changed over the past 7 million years:
How to jump on eggs without breaking them →
“If this is what Britain was like in the 70s, it’s possible that Monty Python’s Flying Circus was a documentary.”