Investing in Cloud Computing
Life: Amazon, cloud computing, investing, Microsoft, Rackspace
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A friend forwarded me an sales email he received from The Motley Fool about why “cloud computing” was poised to disrupt to the market. I ranted a bit, but I think there are some things worth considering.
Travels of Indefinite Duration
Life: nomading, travel
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Starting January 1st, 2011, I’m going to do some traveling. I have definite plans out through March and will choose and plan new destinations as I go. I don’t have an end date in mind, I’m going to travel until I run out of interest in seeing the world.
Sample Camera Pictures
Life: cameras, photography
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If you’re researching which camera to buy, you’re probably frustrated by trying to find sample pictures. Google hasn’t dealt well with spam on expensive products like cameras, so you’ll see a lot of splogs and shops hosting the same handful of example pictures from the manufacturer.
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Three-step process for improving your life.
This is Not A Productivity Post
Life: productivity, sleep
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I’ve had this little collection at my bedside for a dozen years. Well, not this collection.
Tracking Finances Though Benign Neglect
Life: budgeting, habit, money, personal finance, spreadsheets
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Amazingly, I’m not broke.
Finish a Project
Life: productivity, projects, todo
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The first 90% of the code accounts for the first 90% of the development time. The remaining 10% of the code accounts for the other 90% of the development time.
This annoyingly true aphorism has an important implication: an unfinished project, however close it seems to completion, is worth far less than a completed project. With that in mind, I’ve created a useful tool.
Life: email, inbox zero, mutt, sup, to-do
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A few minutes ago, for the first time in around a decade, I emptied my email inbox. I’ve been steadily whittling it down (or at least holding the line) for the last few months: catching up on mailing lists, responding to outstanding emails, admitting there’s some things that are so old I’m not going to respond to them, and moving work items onto a proper to-do list. So I have an impressively boring screenshot:
Life: Firefly, humor, TV
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Here’s a common question: Why doesn’t Joss Whedon’s Firefly have any Chinese people?
Life: authenticity, Bonnie Tyler, humor, hurra torpedo, music, Total Eclipse of the Heart, YouTube
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American culture has a big hang up for authenticity. Either something is or it isn’t. “Faker” or “wannabe” or “sell-out” are considered strong insults.