My Favorite Noisemaker App

These two apps, Relax Melodies and Noisli, perfectly illustrate why a simpler, more focused, solution will often win out over one that tries to do everything. For the past few years I’ve used Relax Melodies, the main function I use is the white noise sound. At one point I even considered making my own app […]

Choosing my next iPhone

Watching video – It's easier to watch video and get a bit more immersed in what you're viewing. This is especially the case since I always watch video (unless it's portrait shot) in landscape.  Taking photos – This is the biggest benefit for me. I LOVE portrait mode. It's the number one reason I decided […]

Creation vs consumption

Lately I’ve been thinking about how I’m spending my time. There are periods of time every week where I find myself consuming content. That could be a TV show or movie, a book, Reddit, social media, news, tech blogs, etc. In all of this I’m merely an open vessel absorbing bits of information. Now granted […]

Traveling light

Often for work I need to travel stateside by plane. I’m constantly trying to whittle down what I’m carrying to see how little I can take. After several tries I’ve gotten it down to the following for a 2-5 day trip: Backpack – I searched a long time for one that was small enough to […]

AirPods

I’ve been curious about AirPods since they came out. I finally got my own (Father’s day gift from my wife) and have been using them all day. I love them! My previous favorite headphones were the Jabra Move Wireless (recommended by The Wirecutter). The fit – I’ve never had a problem with Apple earbuds. As […]

Deep Work – Social media break

Last month I finished reading Cal Newport’s Deep Work. One of the things I decided to try as a result is a 30 day social media fast. On June 22 that time will be up and I’ll log back into each of my social media accounts. Here’s a few things I’ve noticed: Habit breaking – […]