How to Improve Yourself- Reflecting on your Year


It’s finally the end of the year. However you feel about what’s happened since last January, it will behoove you to reflect on what’s happened and what’s to come. If you have a Mac or an iDevice, Day One ($4.99 for iOS, $9.99 for Mac , the premiere journaling app, can help get you started. I won’t go into the features of Day One, because Shaun Blanc’s The Sweet Setup came out with a great guide a while ago… [read more →]

Transitions Suck, but They Are Helpful


Transitioning from one activity to another is difficult. In elementary school, my first report cards pointed out that I struggled with transitions. I’ve always been obsessed with completing tasks right now, no matter the consequence, and this does not bode well in the real world. Oftentimes in knowledge work, there are issues that you can't tackle on a particular day. An idea or challenge might n… [read more →]

Bear for macOS and iOS Review: Now I Get It


Shiny Frog, an Italian veteran app development shop, recently released Shiny Frog - Interface design & App development Bear (free to use, $15/year for Pro), an elegant writing app for macOS and iOS that just was awarded Apple’s App of the Year. Yesterday in the Devblog , I posted about their custom split view implementation in iOS. For a couple weeks, I didn’t understand why Bear existed. Doe… [read more →]

Micro-Boxing: How to Make Effective Use of Time to Do What You Love

The Sadly Typical Soul Sucking Job Most of us are familiar with the daily slog, drowning in dry memos, empty acronyms, and useless meetings. If you’re still in school, there is the analogous busy work, group projects with complacent partners, rote-memory tests, and deadlines that never make sense. The routine drains our energy and leaves us so jaded that we can’t pursue our true dreams. However, the… [read more →]