My day job has me thinking about automation for a living. And while I try not to bring the office home with me, these concepts tend to follow me around.
The art of personal finance has been a topic of interest for me for most of my adult life. Some people feel strongly about it, choosing all manner of tools, software, processes, etc.; while others employ no real system at all, opting for a more intuitive sense of financial decision-making. That’s a wide spectrum of […]
Ever bore of the new tab screen in Chrome? It’s what you’re presented with after doing a CTRL + T. Well, with the magic that is extensions, you’re free to change this. There are a host of replacements available on the Chrome Web Store. But I’ve always appreciated a low-tech, unobtrusive approach. I’ve used the […]
Shockingly, over a year has elapsed since I last spoke about my digital life-hacking. That’s a pretty terrible commitment to the discipline of writing and contemplation. I can blame that on so many things: raising small, needy humans; steadily growing home-improvement lists; active social calendars; too many screens and not enough books. But the truth […]
So, I’m supposed to be working on this month-long challenge. But hey! I found some other project to work on. It’s in service of my recent computer switcheroo, with which I’m a little obsessed lately. Since recently switching from OS X on an iMac to Windows 10 on a laptop, I sorely miss file tagging. […]
I suppose that the “Slippery Slope” phenomenon applies to me right now. A chink in my Apple armor developed some time ago. Then I got out of the iPhone world all together, which amazed me as much as it did my friends. The recent maturity of Google’s cloud services (Photos, Drive, Music, etc.) had a considerable […]
A few months ago, I did an overhaul of my digital life. Those posts were all about switching smartphone platforms from Apple iOS to Android. What was most revealing to me was not the hardware and software differences, but just how I get things done now. In the end, I’m not unhappy with my switch. I tend to […]
Last time, I talked about two key aspects of technology that tend to make loyal customers: platform ecosystem and user experience. It was a natural transition from owning Macs for the better part of a decade to iPods and then finally iPhones. Apple has done well to keep the user experience very fairly consistent between […]
You read that right. I’ve made the switch. Got rid of my iPhone(s) and careened over into Android territory. And so far, the grass is still pretty green over here.
When my washing machine breaks down, do I call a plumber? No! I text my wife.