A few months ago, the ever talented and tall Ryan Irelan reached out to me and asked if I’d be interested in creating a screencast series for Mijingo about WordPress. I’d already watched a few of the OmniFocus related screencasts that Ryan himself had made, and I recognized he was putting together quality work.… Read more
I finished Lonesome Dove this weekend, and it may be the first Western I’ve ever read. I have a vague recollection of Little Britches as a kid, and I vaguely recollect that it would count as a Western. I’ve heard of Louis L’amour. Westerns aren’t my go-to genre.
There is tragic flaw of ambition that I share with many others. It leaves my own ideas lying dormant while squashing the dreams of others. Based on my highly scientific rough guess, it plagues 39% of all regular internet users. For readers of this blog, I would estimate it (highly scientifically) to be much higher.… Read more
Five things I’m into right now:
Dispatch app for iPhone:
I’ve tried some of the alternative mail apps that have made their way to iOS — Sparrow, Gmail, Mailbox. In each instance, though, I’ve find my way back to the built in Mail app. But after a week of trying Dispatch, I think I’m making a change.… Read more
On Friday, the New York Times website published this story about Vox Veniae. I preach every two months or so at Vox Veniae, and I’m proud to call them friends. Read the article, watch the video that accompanies it, and you’ll see why.
(Discerning eyes may even recognize my hind quarter around the 1:10 mark of the video.)… Read more
I try not to write about the details of my life that reveal just how cool I am. I don’t want to appear to be all braggy and stuff. But, in this case, my cultural transcendence is relevant to the point, so here goes: We bought a minivan three years before our first child was born.… Read more
A few years ago, I wrote about how I use my iPad in place of paper notes for speaking. Tablets and apps have come quite a way since then, and I’ve experimented with a number of setups for this. Scrolling through a Pages or a Google Doc seems to be the most awkward way to do this, yet it’s what I see many people using.… Read more
I started blogging oh so many years ago to reflect and share my way through some of the books I’ve been reading. I haven’t kept up so well of late, but there are a few I read in the first quarter of this year that are worth sharing. Here’s a shotgun spray summary of several books I read this winter that are worth a look:
By my accounting, there are five kinds of books in this world:
- Those you do, in fact, judge by the cover and dismiss as books you would never read.
- Those you start but never finish, even though you have some kind of nagging voice telling you it’s not okay to stop reading in the middle.
During my guest appearance on Mac Power Users, David and Katie asked me about the WordPress app for iOS. I mentioned that it’s improved a great deal over time, and it has, though there are things I’d like to see it do better. Two days after we recorded, I discovered Poster, which had just released version 2.… Read more
As a subscriber since the first episode, I was honored and thankful for the opportunity to be a guest on this week’s episode of Mac Power Users: The Website Show. David and Katie invited me to share my expertise on WordPress. I was happy to oblige, though I offered my thoughts throughout the show as they explored other means of creating a website too.… Read more
I’ve been up to my neck in OmniFocus since the earliest betas. Before that, I used the Kinkless GTD system that inspired it. I’ve stuck with the same basic structure of contexts and projects from the start, with a tweak here and there. I wouldn’t call it a rut, but it was a rut.… Read more