Procrastination

I’ve rarely felt like an author was so inside my head as when reading this three-part series on procrastination by Tim Urban, on the outstanding Wait But Why blog. Urban invents a three character system — a battle in the procrastinator’s brain every day, every moment — to highlight what it’s like being a procrastinator. […]

Following the path of a stolen passport

An eye opening story from Buzzfeed News on how the wars in Syria and elsewhere have effected Turkey, and even unsuspecting tourists that get their passports stolen. Neher had been surprised at how little of all this he saw. Istanbul buzzed with its regular charm, the captivating city that welcomes around 10 million tourists annually. […]

The most common job in every state

While reading a fascinating article about the imminent disruption of the trucking industry — thanks to driverless cars — I found a fascinating map that lists the most common job in every state. I was surprised to see that four states’ most common job is software developer: Washington, Virginia, Colorado, and Utah. Looking at the trend […]

A senator’s faith — and humility

The intersection of faith and governance is an interesting one. He understands that many are skeptical of faith, both because “religion [has] come to be so closely associated with right-wing politics” and because the Bible “has been used as a document, as a foundation, to justify discrimination.” The revered text is, to some, “the basis […]

NYT Now what?

This morning I got my monthly invoice from the New York Times for $39.60, which offers me full digital access as well as the Sunday Times delivered to my house. I only get the Sunday Times delivered because it was (initially) cheaper than just all digital. Since then, I’ve grown to enjoy the physical magazine […]

Not too interested in the Apple Watch

This is pretty much why I have little desire for an Apple Watch. Mel is more patient than I am. The lighting up while eating, the notification madness, the constant charging: none of that sounds fun. From my very first look at the Apple Watch previews, I couldn’t believe how much junk they were putting on […]

The Bus Station

What’s so special about a Greyhound station? The one in Huntsville, Texas, isn’t much to look at — but is remarkable to thousands of inmates being released from prison each year. It’s the first place they go as free people. NPR spent two days there taking photos. Here’s what it’s like. Sad statistics in this […]

Twitter Needs New Leadership

Ben Thompson makes a compelling case that Twitter needs a leadership change to find success on Wall Street. I love Twitter, and use it for hours per day (it’s a primary source of news for curating Post Status). I don’t own Twitter stock. I dislike Facebook for the most part, but own Facebook stock. My stock […]

The best gear for travel

The Wirecutter is my favorite site for recommendations, and they have a new feature that’s cross promoted with Amazon, for recommending the best travel gear across a variety of categories. It’s awesome. And of course I have stuff envy once again. It’s also fun that some friends of mine worked on this.

$450,000 in a year as a self-published author

Building an audience who loves your product — whether it’s for a book, an app, a game, or a widget — is tough, time-consuming and expensive. Once you’ve got them hooked, give them something else to buy from you. As you choose your next project to work on, make sure it’s something that will appeal to your existing audience. […]