Wow, so much for posting every day. Ok, so I’m new at this. Perhaps I was too ambitious? I originally wanted to post every day, then I settled on practically every day. And this post marks the first post in 2 weeks.
I feel very overwhelmed right now with things I need to do. When that happens I tend to get nothing done which obviously just makes it worse. I’ve been getting more emails in a day than I can respond to, so they just pile up. I either respond to an email immediately/within an hour OR it could take days or weeks or months!
So, I’m trying a new thing that I’m starting today. I’m making a big list of things I need to do. I’m just using a text file that’s in Dropbox and I’m using PlainText – a simple iphone app that connects to Dropbox to show text files – so changes on my computer or app are synched up.
I figure if I can check off more things in a day than I add to the list then eventually I will get to a blank list.
Another thing I’ve considered is only checking email at certain times of the day. We’ll see how this to do list thing goes first.
Last year I learned a lot about the global garment industry. My company, You and Who, decided we were going to make the switch to using our own, custom, made in USA T-Shirt. And since that point I feel like I need to carefully choose the products that I buy – to walk the walk so to speak, so I can talk the talk. Continue reading
I work in Excel on and off throughout the day. Like right now for instance I have 6 spreadsheets open and have looked and more than likely modified each of them today. One thing that I do from time to time is use subtotals – a lot of times it’s to get totals by size for some shirts for You and Who. Continue reading
I tend to do this every year – look back at the albums released that year to make sure I didn’t miss any and to reflect on my favorite albums of the year. I looked at Rolling Stones’ 50 Best Albums of 2013 and SPIN’s 50 Best Albums of 2013 but really just went through the list myself from Wikipedia – List of 2013 Albums. And, here are my top 5* albums of 2013(not necessarily in any particular order): Continue reading
I mentioned in my first post that I finally decided to start blogging. The thing that made me finally make that leap was a quote from the talk Seth Godin gave at Z80 Labs on December 16th, 2013. The Buffalo News article that the image I used comes from had it captured perfect (which is good because now I don’t have to paraphrase) Continue reading
So the other night I convinced Katie to watch a movie. I wouldn’t say it’s one of my favorite movies or anything, but I definitely like(d) it and recite more than a few lines from it from time to time. I like the music in the film, the cinematography, and it was shot in Buffalo so it’s fun to see different parts of the city in the film. I thought she would like it. She hated it. HATED IT. We didn’t even finish it (although I think I might, even though I’ve seen it a handful of times). Continue reading
I’ve been working on the web since 1995 when I made my first web page. I remember it well – I was in the Air Force then and used my Sun SPARCstation 5. I had links to my favorite bands, Smashing Pumpkins and The Sisters of Mercy. The rest was just testing out different html tags.