Of the handful of goals I’ve set for myself in 2014, one of them was simply to blog more, be it for this blog or for boston ska (dot) net. I’m using skitch to easily cross off the days I blog because I need the gratification of checking something off. I hate to admit it, but I found myself motivated after reading about Seinfeld’s productivity secret on Lifehacker. I’m reluctant to admit it because I both dislike Seinfeld, and I’d sooner pretend I don’t read Lifehacker on a regular basis, yet, here we are. (more…)
Back story: My girlfriend and I inherited my father’s old fake Christmas tree. (Yes I’m Jewish, no she’s not, yes we have a tree in the house, no this is not that post. Focus.) He got this thing when I was in middle school, but it still stands up. At some point he decided it would be a great idea to wrap a string of colored lights around the spine (I hesitate to call it a trunk…) so it lit from the inside once it was decorated. It didn’t look that bad. We happen to have less decorations and tinsel to wrap around the tree so it just sort of looked sad with the lights on the inside. So the tree was already assembled and I wanted to remove that string of lights so we could use it on the outside.
Lifehacker schmifehacker! Also I recycle.
My standing office at home is about 10% as cool as this.
With no intention or forethought, I find myself working at a standing desk at home. I wouldn’t go so far as to call it a standing office, it’s really just my netbook on my dressers stuck in between my turntable and TV. But that’s just the thing: I put it here because it was the only convenient place in my
modest tiny studio where I wouldn’t be tripping over cables. Turns out it might be good for me. (more…)