Apple ‘Light’ Phone Experiment

My buddy Steve posted over on his site about ordering up one of the forthcoming Light Phone 2's - basically a stripped down phone that does calls, messaging and that's about it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-jamNT9CkY The prospect was appealing to me, and fatefully enough checking with my mobility provider tells me that the contract is up on [...]

Gerry McGovern on ‘FANG’

Around 10 years ago I was able to attend a seminar locally given by Gerry McGovern about effective web content and site architecture that was very informative and to this day still impacts how I look to structure websites for clients when I sit down to design them. Since then I've subscribed to Gerry's email [...]

The Surly Big Easy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3at3h-yebc I wouldn't say I have regrets (Sam Harris would argue I could never have done differently than I have in the past anyway) but with the benefit of hindsight, there are things I would do differently given the choice again. When we moved to our current house my kids were little and we settled [...]

Powering Down

Cal Newport's latest book, Digital Minimalism, is on my to-read list. I came across this blog post of his recently about a Sam Harris podcast with Stephen Fry. In response to Sam comparing the practice of meditation to the human development of the skill to read, Cal writes; "Meditation, by contrast, is more palliative than [...]