1. The deranged statement from LaCroix’s CEO Nick Caporella, annotated.

    March 14, 2019 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I do enjoy an occasional grapefruit water, but what I really need on most days is a human readable translation of corporate bullshit. So refreshing!

    Shannon Palus at Slate

    Speaking of woeful acts of God, by 2018, America was drinking so much LaCroix that “pamplemousse” LaCroix bathing suits became a ...

  2. The Future of Full Content at Feedbin

    March 14, 2019 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I still really enjoy Feedbin as my RSS reader. One of the things that I like about the post-Google world of RSS aggregators is how community focused most of them are. It just feels like these are all kindred spirits that don't want to give up on RSS or ...

  3. The Modern Trap of Feeling Obligated to Turn Hobbies Into Hustles

    March 11, 2019 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    We might finally be coming out of the shared delusion that "follow your passion" is some how good career advice. While I'm sure there are people that have discovered the unlikely intersection of fun and employment my own experience is that each of these diminishes the other. It's ...

  4. Brief Examples of OmniFocus Perspectives

    March 10, 2019 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    OmniFocus can be a bit frustrating but one feature that keeps me coming back is the custom perspective engine. For new users this can seem like impossible magic. It's not, but it does help to see some examples.

    A perspective is simply a set of filters. The more filters ...

  5. Don’t Care

    March 05, 2019 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    While I'm not really an investor, I enjoyed this piece by Morgan Housel because "caring" can be overweighted in decision making.

    There are some good nuggets in this short article, even if they aren't true or even supported by data.

    Some problems can never be solved because the ...

  6. A Productive Life with Stephen Wolfram

    March 03, 2019 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    This is a wonderful long read from Stephen Wolfram, of Mathematica fame. There are many interesting ideas and tips for dealing with workloads and the bits of friction that are inevitable. I found myself nodding along with many of the passages but this one really struck me:

    When I mention ...

  7. Workstreams and Areas

    March 03, 2019 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I’m on a journey and I’m struggling to keep up. I manage big, long-running projects professionally. As a project grows it naturally develops sub-projects, short term milestones, teams, and intertwined dependencies. To my dismay, most productivity systems keep me focused on the granular day to day work. Without ...

  8. Apple’s 2018 Progress Report

    January 29, 2019 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Every year Jason Snell asks a bunch of bloggers and podcasters what they think about Apple products. I always enjoy the conclusions and quote pulls and this year doesn't disappoint. I also enjoyed Jason's grades for the graders on the Upgrade podcast. There are few people that have ...

  9. Back to the Backpack

    January 07, 2019 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    I used a large shoulder bag for many years. You can find my first review of this bag way back in 2013. That bag is still in terrific condition1, but my daily activities changed. 18 months ago I bought a Tom Bihn Brain Bag and have thoroughly enjoyed it ...

  10. Morning Starts and Reviews

    January 02, 2019 by Gabe | [mmd] |

    Here's one of the small changes I've made to my days in the past two months: more intentional planning each morning and each week.

    For home I review weekly. I’ve incorporated reviews of my systems as much as my task list. I find that I have too ...