This was the second time I attended the Stockholm Pride Parade, and it was as colorful as ever. There were 40 000 people in the parade and over 500 000 watching as people paraded through the streets of a sunny Stockholm. Continue reading
I just upgraded Windows on my Macbook Pro from Windows 7 to Windows 10, taking up on the free upgrade offer. What I assumed would happen, and did, was that the hardware wouldn’t be supported since Apple haven’t released the official Bootcamp drivers supporting Windows 10 yet. Continue reading
I few days ago, I wrote about me starting to read The Martian, the hyped sci-fi novel by Andy Weir. Since opening up the Kindle app on my iPad, I have had a hard time putting the book down, and this is probably the fastest I have ever finished a novel of this size. The story is in its nutshell quite simple and straight-forward and here is the Goodreads summary: Continue reading
After having exclusively used iBooks on my iPad Mini for reading books, I am now starting to realize that using the Kindle app instead may not be such a bad idea. Even though I like tech, I would normally have a hard time for instance buying a Kindle when I have a perfectly fine iPad, but I am starting to reconsider. Given the utter convenience of the Kindle and the total echo-system which is the Amazon store, convenience plays a major factor here, including the difference in weight and the ability to read outdoors.
Since I am starting to read The Martian now, I am considering using the Kindle app on my iPad to get acquainted to “The Amazon experience” of reading books. From what I can tell, there is a cool integration to Goodreads built into the app, but for some reason it only seems to work on books bought on Amazon and not books imported from other services.
I’m pretty sure that my reactions will find their way to the blog after finishing the book, and the experience will definitely impact whether or not I will be buying a Kindle in the near future as well.
Having just finished Becoming Steve Jobs, I was looking through my to-read list on Goodreads, and decided on The Martian by Andy Weir as my next fiction. I have heard lots of good things about it, and given that I want to read it before the movie comes out later this year, it was an easy decision.
Also there is a revealing xkcd about The Martian:
Andrew Merle writes about how to make sure that your projects are progressing, instead of just focusing on the urgent but not so important tasks.
I stopped checking my email first thing in the morning several years ago after reading Tim Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Workweek. He said that one simple change would be a life-changer, and it has been for me.
The reason why it works is because it enables proactive work first, reactive work second.
Even when we have clear top priorities for the day, checking email first thing can easily derail those plans by compelling us to react and respond to other people’s “urgent” needs. And before you know it, the day has been totally eaten up, and our energy drained, before we can get started on our own projects.
This made me think about the daily review in GTD, and that instead of doing it first thing in the morning, do it by the end of the day instead. By then, you usually know what to focus on during the next day, and deciding there and then removes the friction of getting started early the next day.
Garden State (2004) is an indie movie about Andrew, a troubled young man returning to his hometown to attend his mothers funeral after being shut out by his family for more than a decade. His return coincides with his decision to stop taking his antidepressants after being dependent on them for the major part of his life. He happens to run into many of his childhood friends but also Sam, a like-minded and troubled woman he instantly connects with.