I’ve finished building my second treadmill desk. Now I have one at both my east and west coast basecamps. As the name implies, a treadmill desk (aka tread-desk or walking desk) is the mashup of a treadmill with a desk. And it lets computer users replace sitting with walking. Sitting,
Cities around the world are wondering how to become “the next Silicon Valley.” In fact, if you get a Silicon Valley address and know how to make slides, you can actually have a nice time traveling the world as a consultant advising cities how to do this. I once got
There’s an article going around today on the audacious idea of making it legal to sell wild game.[1] If that doesn’t sound audacious, it’s probably because you, like most, had no idea that it’s illegal to buy and sell wild game to begin with. But it is. I found out
Four years ago, I stumbled onto a clothier’s going-out-of-business-sale. I needed a new pair of jeans and surprisingly, their jeans fit well. So I bought five pairs (boot-cut) and congratulated myself for being so clever. How long might this cache of jeans last me? Ten, fifteen years? I might never
I’ve finished giving my* camera a proper minimalist makeover. I began by blacking-out, with electrical tape, all its extraneous markings and logos. I finished by sewing the camera strap to the camera, thereby eliminating the bulky, inflexible clips that typically secure camera straps. I love the result. Just a few
I once went to a seminar for wealthy parents on how not to spoil their children. Not that I have kids but I did have a free ticket. And I’d long been curious as to why people who become “successful” through struggle and striving so often breed underdeveloped loafers. The
A recent article labeled me and Tim Ferriss as guys who think “way too much about women’s orgasms, the weight of their own feces and how to game the Red Cross so they can do more bloodletting.” It’s ambiguous, but I think it’s the part about bloodletting that’s meant to
I mused last week on the concept of synchronicity after an interesting experience I had. Analytics show the piece was not widely read. But the following day I was contacted (which takes strangers some doing) by two curious fellows, one a psychoanalyst and the other a writer, both who investigate
Synchronicity – A phenomenon where an event in the outside world coincides meaningfully with a psychological state of mind. I awoke this morning to a loud fire alarm, coming from a new apartment complex nearby still under construction. I wasn’t surprised; this alarm had gone off dozens of times over
In college I took one philosophy class… and failed. I failed because I didn’t turn in a paper worth a quarter of my grade. I didn’t turn it in because I didn’t feel it would make a real contribution to philosophy. Philosophy already seemed so muddled, I didn’t want to