Why is it impossible to completely mute the iPhone?
When I silence my phone, I want it to shut up! No ringer, no media playback, and no notifications.
Checking up on my Advent creative goals
As the holidays approach, here’s a status update on my year-end resolutions.
‘Study: Text messages that end in a period seen as less sincere’
In a world of careless touch-typists, proper form sticks out.
Christmas tree, done right
Our tree redeemed many unhappy childhood Christmases.
Stop sorting your email.
Elaborate folder hierarchies and color-coordinated labels are a waste of time.
Early resolutions for Internet creatives
It’s hard to build something great. It’s even harder when you’ve got a full-time job and a curious, nap-resistant baby on the loose.
‘What We Think About When We Run’
Friends assume that I must love running. The truth? I’ve resented every mile.
The best work soundtrack? Soundtracks.
Great music makes even the dreariest work more bearable. For manual labor, anything catchy can do the trick. But what about knowledge work?
Confessions of a McDonald’s employee
Soon after my sixteenth birthday, I took a job at a McDonald’s restaurant near my house. All that summer, I grilled quarter pounders and wrapped Big Macs at the Golden Arches. And… I saw things, man. Bad things.