engineer and designer need to party more… together. — Rands In Repose: A Design Primer for Engineers
Electronics are our talismans that ward off the spiritual vacuum of modernity; gilt in Gorilla Glass and cadmium. And in them we find entertainment in lieu of happiness, and exchanges in lieu of actual connections. — Mat Honan — Fever Dream of a Guilt-Ridden Gadget Reporter (via minimalmac)
Getting an $80 Kindle 4 and pairing it with an Instapaper Subscription will revolutionize your reading of web content. — Instapaper on the Kindle - David Smith
AaronMahnke: Frictionless Writing -
I’m big on the idea of removing “friction” from my life. Friction, if you haven’t heard me talk about it before, is anything that gets in the way of, or prevents us from reaching, a goal.
This writing advice can be applied to any field.
Seth's Blog: The first thing you do when you sit down at the computer -
your goal is to be the first thing people do when they start their day.
You mean we shouldn’t spend the first 4 hours of our day mindlessly checking Facebook/Twitter/Email/Blogs?
I only count the number of hours I work a week when I want those hours to be over. —
Twitter / @rands: I only count the number of …
A Year in Reading — and Scribbling - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com -
This is how books should be read.
I prefer conviction driven, not calendar focused moves. — The Cotton Candy Rally | The Big Picture
So how do you break the power of consumption? By creating your own things. — The Dangerous Effects of Reading | Certain Extent
It should be clear that among the causes of the recent financial crisis was an unjustified faith in rational expectations, market efficiencies, and the techniques of modern finance. — Financial Reform: Unfinished Business by Paul Volcker | The New York Review of Books
That’s an odd feeling. A retail store trusts its customers. It’s not worried about shoplifting and theft. — It Feels Like Trust—The Apple Store App And Self Checkout
In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through you — how many you can make your own. A few friends are better than a thousand acquaintances. — How to Mark a Book - By Mortimer J. Adler
I think that it’s important to have one drawer that’s totally organized with all the tools you use all the time. And also to have at least one drawer that’s a complete mess – that you put all your stuff that you don’t want to see on your desk. — Steve Leveen: A Tabula Rasa Is Peace of Mind :: Articles :: The 99 Percent