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Fitbit Fail

Posted on 09/09/2019 in misc • Tagged with Technology

I bought a Fitbit 3 weeks ago. I sent it back to them on Saturday. I wore it constantly for 2+ weeks, and I just don’t get it. The heart monitor seemed to be really accurate, but after a couple of days I lost interest in knowing what my …

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Recent Books Fall 2019 Edition

Posted on 09/08/2019 in misc • Tagged with Books

I’ve been trying to read more books written by authors that aren’t white dudes. 4 out the 7 below are not written by white dudes, but one of the white dude novels features a strong female lead character, so 1/2 credit on that one?

Parable of the …

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I Finally Mastered Gmail

Posted on 09/05/2019 in misc • Tagged with Google

I got my Gmail account back in 2004. I could have sold it for $100 on Ebay back then. Yet even though I was a very early adopter of Gmail, I’ve never really like it. Webmail has never really done it for me. I prefer the responsiveness of a …

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No More Family Secrets

Posted on 08/27/2019 in misc • Tagged with Family

In a lot of ways, families are just a collection of stories, all believed and held true by a set of actors known as a family. They can be biologically related, but they really don’t have to be.

So what happens when the story turns out to be false …

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Wellness is not rocket science

Posted on 08/26/2019 in misc • Tagged with Healthcare

Image of old man lifting weights

Wellness is a $4 trillion dollar market. Most of that money is wasted. All of the money going to Goop is wasted. As a dude whose almost certainly over 50% done with life I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how to maximize the odds that I’ll be …

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How To Do Nothing

Posted on 08/25/2019 in misc • Tagged with Books, Facebook, Twitter, Internet

How to Do Nothing book cover

Book Review: How to Do nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell

I get the feeling that her publisher titled the book, as “How to do nothing” is not a descriptive title. I was expecting a how-to book more along the lines of Cal Newport’s Digital Minimalism. Instead …

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