Closure and Apathy

Last week I wrote about some of the problems with delegating, but I stopped before I came to any solid advice. This was partly because I wanted to keep my post under 1000 words, but also because I wanted some time to think over the question I ended with. How do we get closure when […]

GACR: Any.DO

Any.DO is a very clean, minimalist to-do app. It has a lot of neat features and it keeps a lot of things out of sight so they can stay out of mind and not bother you until they are actually worth dealing with. The interface is different enough that it might take some getting use […]

Delegation

They say the first step towards recovery is admitting that you have a problem. I believe that the first step towards solving a problem is to understand the problem. It’s very hard to solve a problem if you don’t know the root cause. Know thyself. I have a hard time delegating. I have a hard […]

On Vampires

I just finished reading Dracula and a friend sent me a link to a trailer for the new NBC Drama, “Dracula”. I find the premise of the series completely infuriating. It has lead me to the conclusion that Brahm Stoker is one of the only people capable of telling a truly compelling (and actually good) […]

GACR: Todoist by Doist

Todoist and I got off on the wrong foot. I like the clean interface, but their system just doesn’t work for me. Todoist was hard for me to use and over the course of seven days I found myself relying on it less and on paper and pencil more. That’s not a good sign for me. […]

The Worst Hammer in the World

In a recently blog post I started writing about expectations. In summary: “You can’t expect everyone (anyone?) to understand something without the proper context.” This really ties in with something Merlin Mann said a while ago on Back to Work. (Side note, that show needs transcripts.) To paraphrase/misquote Merlin: “Everyone has their reasons. Very rarely […]