Month: September 2004

What’s the big deal?

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I don’t understand all the nuances and concerns about toll roads and public transportation and railways in Austin. I intend to learn. When I find sites or individuals devoted to addressing these issues, they all seem rabidly angry and biased (to say the least). I’ve had quite a bit of trouble finding what I trust to be objective resources (either it’s the sites of people that seem ready to commit ecoterrorism to stop commuter rail, […]

Morning Commute

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So today begins the first day in what could be at least a month or two on my “vehicular diet.” (I’m taking the car in for a second opinion, but I’m not holding my breath.) I live very far north Austin (right between Cedar Park and Round Rock). Many of my more centrally located friends never miss the opportunity to tease me about the “frozen tundra” and “penguins.” Unfortunately, there are no bus stops within […]

Word to the wise

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I got an email from a friend this morning that contained a little nugget: “Prolific people don’t dwell on being prolific; they just do what they do and then we take notice.”

Recommended Link: 43 Folders

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It’s always creepy when serendipity works. Maybe once you get into a frame of mind, you start seeing stuff that has always been there, but just out of the radar? Anyway, this new stream of LIFEHACKs has been floating around blogland this week, so I figured I may as well pass it along: [?:http://43folders.com http://43folders.com]

Life Optimization Routine

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In the past 48 hours or so, I’ve had this sudden urge to do some life-code optimization. It’s a weird programmer motivation: while what you have cobbled together might actually work, there is almost always a more efficient, elegant, or more stable way to do it… This past weekend I paused to look around, evaluating whether I have yet found the good life, and I just had this overwhelming feeling of “this isn’t quite working […]