Photo courtesy of ABC News David, First, I want to extend my sympathy for you and your friends at Marjory Stoneman Douglas HS and Parkland. No one should have to go through something like that, let alone be thrown into the public spotlight and questioned and mocked by people who disagree with you. You are a … Continue reading A letter to David Hogg: You are better than college
These are real books on my bookshelf, not a stock photo. I try to take time every day to read. Here is how I go about reading and taking notes on different mediums. Physical books Underline and take bullet point notes as I go through Revisit my underlines and bullet points a few days after finishing … Continue reading How I Read and Take Notes
The moment you consider a possibility, you are responsible for it. You can choose whether or not you do something about that possibility, but you must own that decision.
Testing out this Twitter cross-posting bot from http://micro.blog/cagrimmett
Testing a new post from Micro.blog’s iOS app.
The best projects are ones that build something you want to use or solve a problem you actually have. They don’t need to be big or new. Almost every project starts out as small and a remix of something else. Then you take it and build on it.
“Piece of pie.” — Donatello Creating is awesome. Creating consistently is even better. Here are some strategies for being consistent in your creative endeavors. I’ve spent the last month blogging every day, but this isn’t the first time I’ve regularly put stuff out online. I posted every single day in 2010 and I’ve averaged a post a … Continue reading Creating Consistently
1. The Hudson is a Tidal Estuary Twice a day the waters of the Atlantic rise higher than the levels of the Hudson. At high tide, salt water pushes up the Hudson, raising the water levels. When the tide goes back out, the Hudson switches back to its normal flow direction back out to sea. The … Continue reading Five Things You Didn’t Know About the Hudson River
We all understand the importance of setting deadlines at work. Everything revolves around intentionally set deadlines and there are consequences if they aren’t met. Deadlines are a useful tool at work to keep progress moving forward. If there were no deadlines and no consequences for missing them, how many projects would realistically get done? Apply … Continue reading Why I Set Personal Deadlines
Two weeks ago I had a problem I wanted to solve with Zapier: Only running a particular Zapier action during business hours and delaying everything that happens outside of business hours until the next day. I tried multiple approaches to make this happen, but each one fell short: Filtering up front for business hours meant … Continue reading Running Zapier Actions During Business Hours Only
“Send a thank you note” is one of those pieces of common wisdom we always hear, yet an astonishingly low number of people actually do it. Let me give a recent example of how a thank you note (even a digital one!) can shape someone’s view of you. A Tale of Two Groups Over the past … Continue reading When is the last time you sent a Thank You note?
I field a lot of questions. I’m sure you do, too. In a single day I might get asked about technology recommendations, programming syntax, software integrations, business processes, locating files, and how to set up WordPress. I don’t mind answering these questions, and I try to do so quickly and politely. Here’s the kicker: At … Continue reading Yes, There are Stupid Questions
On January 5, I started using Exist.io to rate each day from 1–5 and jot down a few notes about the day. The scale is pretty simple: 1: Terrible 2: Bad 3: Okay 4: Good 5: Perfect At the end of the month I looked back at the data I collected and I was a … Continue reading The Afternoon Check-in
We’ve all been there: It is 4:30pm, our energy is low, we have at least four hours of work left to do, and we feel like giving up and taking a nap. In that moment, we must make a critical decision: Do we keep going and get our work done or throw in the towel, … Continue reading How to Hit Reset and Keep Going
I got the chance to spend a week driving from coast to coast with my parents last summer. We started just north of Seattle, took Route 2 across Washington, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, then went across the UP and drove down through Michigan, then across Ohio and Pennsylvania on I-80 to NYC. … Continue reading The Great American Road Trip
Do you want to be on top in your field? The bar is lower than you think, but few people even attempt to jump it. They will talk about jumping over it, but when it comes time for them to make the leap, they step back. You don’t have to be smarter than your peers, … Continue reading Do More. Improve on it. Repeat.
Your stuff in the cloud could disappear at any time. Here is how to download a copy of your data from popular online services. Do you use Gmail? WordPress.com? Fitbit? Facebook? How about Twitter? Your account could be shut down and you could lose all of your stuff there at any time. This Dennis Cooper … Continue reading How to Back Up Your Online Life
This heatmap calendar gives you a visual representation of when you posted on your Jekyll site.
For the past two weeks I’ve been using a single iPhone home screen configuration .
Get Basecamp notifications in Slack for free without custom code. A few weeks ago, Slack rolled out a very useful email integration. I didn’t think I had much use for it at first because Slack drastically cut down on the amount of email I receive. The one thing I still found myself regularly flipping back over … Continue reading Faux Basecamp to Slack Integration