Category: Personal

  • A New Addition

    I’m elated to share that my daughter, Sloane, was born 13 days ago. She’s a happy and healthy girl born 3 weeks early. She has beautiful blue eyes, a fierce set of lungs, and loves being a night owl. As a new parent there’s lots of learning being had, sleep being lost, and mistakes being…

  • What I learned from my sabbatical

    What I learned from my sabbatical

    My last piece of content that I made was on June 9th, 2023. It was partially an essay about the end of Twitter and the end of Reddit but it also originally contained a section about me talking about how I was giving my newsletter another shot after some time off. Then I stopped making things altogether.…

  • Making Content for Yourself

    Making Content for Yourself

    A man in front of a laptop stressed and unable to write, digital art, DALL-E 2 Kate Lindsay wrote a piece on Embedded about making content for yourself and how it is more authentic than most content out there today. In it, she spoke about scrolling on TikTok and finding several videos where she was among the first…

  • The podcast episodes that make me better

    I wanted to fulfill my promise of bringing some fun to this issue and share some podcast episodes I listen to fairly often. I have been an avid podcast listener as long as I can remember it being available on iTunes. As someone that drives two hours a day for my day job I fill…

  • Why I Don’t Use Just One Wrench

    Adam Savage, the famed MythBuster, has now been on YouTube for several years making things and sharing things others make. He has a whole collection of Hellboy builds where he makes the Samaritan, the sword from a Hellboy comic book cover, and more. It’s not just comic books though, he also shares how to build…

  • How Daily Notes Changed Everything for Me

    I have been on a note taking journey for some time, and its been both interesting and precarious. While I may not have finished this adventure yet, I have learned the value of daily notes. This week, I want to share with you what they are, how I am using them, and how daily notes…

  • Apple Needs to Remove Weekly Subscriptions, Here’s Why

    As I was scrolling through Twitter last Monday, I came across a tweet by Federico Viticci, editor-in-chief of MacStories, showcasing an app that is part of an ongoing problem in the App Store. This isn’t the first time I have seen an app try to do something like this to dupe users into agreeing to…

  • Look at the Engine, not the Color of the Car

    Look at the Engine, not the Color of the Car

    I wanted to write to you about note taking apps, I had a whole plan to go over the different apps and what issues I had with them. I thought is was going to be a great post to share with you all. By the time I got it halfway written though I realized that…

  • Going Offline Has Made Me Better

    Lately I have found myself gravitating to tools that don’t offer any kind of internet access whatsoever. As some say, I have been using items “off the grid.” Before I get into the what let me get into the why. As someone that has managed to write on a MacBook, iPad, iPhone, and other devices with access to…

  • Why I Moved to iPad Only

    I recently sold my MacBook Pro and iPad 7 to buy the new 2020 11” iPad Pro. I also picked up the Magic Keyboard and Apple Pencil. The reason for this was because I wanted to get the best iPad I could and make it my one and only computer. To rewind a bit, I…