Derek Sivers recently wrote a piece asking why some people go through all the trouble of keeping secrets. The thought came about while a friend explained to him over lunch how she wasn't concerned about someone finding out their secrets. Less than ten minutes later, this philosophy was put to the test as Mr. Sivers read some of his friend's private and super-super private diaries. This level of openness might work for Valerie, but it doesn't work for most of us. We like the idea of privacy ... even if it's nothing more than an idea.
December 12, 2013 3:00 PM
December 11, 2013 12:00 PM
Over the last fourteen months I've managed to go from being terribly underweight to overweight. I know the reason for this, and enough is enough. Feeling restricted in shirts that used to hang off my bony body is just not something I enjoy. I am not big by Canadian standards, but I am big by my own. It's time to enforce the same degree of control over my weight as I wield over my time. With the Internet as my witness, I will forever be hungry!
December 9, 2013 9:00 PM
Once again I find it hard to complete a single blog post. A lot of the articles that have been started over the last two weeks remain incomplete and mostly rejected in their folders. A small miracle will be required for any of them to ever see the light of day. Writer's block is nothing new, but it is happening quite frequently lately. Truth be told, I'm experiencing an overall desire to procrastinate on just about everything lately ... which is undoubtedly affecting the ability to put words down in a single, coherent fashion. This seems to happen at the end of every year with a rebound taking place in February or March as the warmer weather begins to pick up. The reason for this remains to be seen, but one thing is certain: the only way out is through.
December 8, 2013 12:00 PM
Several months ago when starting out on a new web application to solve some of the issues I've faced with Evernote, I made the decision that the tool would need to be able to work offline despite living solely in a browser. This would be my first attempt at making such a tool, and it looked like a great opportunity to use backbone.js and the backbone-localStorage.js extension. These two tools have received a great deal of positive press, and it's always good to learn how to use current web packages. Unfortunately, after several months of building the interface everyone will use, I've come to the conclusion that backbone is not the library I'm looking for.