I’m procrastinating real work, so here’s a project I made that I’ve wanted for a while. Alex’s Max Cheatsheet
Three-year-olds are sometimes called “three-nagers.” They can go from excited and playful to moody and recalcitrant with seemingly no explanation. In those moments, I sometimes get upset too. I like playing with Grace, even to the point of spoiling. But when I take the time and effort to put her fun first, that three-nager attitude […]
The Art of Procrastination by John Perry What some may think is tongue in cheek is actually brutally honest in this short, funny book. My wife and I are both procrastinators, so we had a good evening me reading this book instead of working and her listening to the best laugh lines every ten minutes […]
Essentialism by Greg McKeown I got so much out of this book, I read it twice in two days. I made some immediate changes to my business and schedule right afterwards. I wish I’d read this a year ago. The Art of Learning by Josh Waitzkin I wish I’d read this ten years ago. I […]
You Need a Budget by Jesse Mecham The creator of the You Need a Budget (YNAB) software, which I began using recently, wrote this book to publish his philosophy of modern budgeting. Both the software and this book do a good job of not making assumptions about what the user/reader want to do with their […]
168 hours a week. Sleep for 56 and you still have 112 remaining. Work 40, commute 10, and you still have 62 hours under your command.
Our household recently switched to You Need a Budget (YNAB) after many years of using Mint. YNAB is missing a report I’d find useful: Savings Rate. That metric is the most important consideration in Mr. Money Mustache’s “Shockingly Simple Math Behind Early Retirement”. YNAB has a well-documented API so I was thinking of making a […]
I signed up at dailycodingproblem.com and I’m posting my solutions in a Codepen.io collection. Four questions in, three were not tough at all and one completely stumped me. I bought this book to compensate: Introduction to Algorithms, Second Edition I got an old edition because it’s 20% the price and but it’s the same edition […]
Holidays are good times to reflect on how we’re living our life and how it can be done best. This talk is one I return to a lot, and it seemed appropriate today. Happy Father’s Day.
Mike Monteiro’s new book, Ruined by Design, is an eye-opening take on ethical dilemmas facing/caused by designers. And by his definition even a typist like me is a designer. I was fortunate enough to get my copy signed when Mike was in town last month but it reads just as well unsigned. I re-read Deep […]