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Updates

  • I watched the first episode of Willow last night. It brings back memories! I loved the movie when I was a kid.

    While I’m not yet blown away by the effects and story, it’s still fun, and I‘ll undoubtedly continue watching. 📺

  • I’ve been cleaning up the apps on my phone. My main screen has a few widgets (photos, calendar, activity, airshow, Kindle) and this second screen has the main apps I use. Next, I’ll work on the iPad. :)

  • I received my invitation to try out Lex today. While I’m opposed to the idea of AI writing for me, I certainly don’t mind some assistance when I get stuck. Kind of like a writing partner. I doubt I will use it, but I’m interested in the tech.

  • I made some delicious smoked pulled pork today.
  • The goal is the target we want to achieve, while the aim is the course we set to reach that target. A goal fixates on the finish line, while an aim considers the trajectory. When we focus on our aims, the process becomes the goal. And we’re more likely to reach our goal when we become fully aware of our aim. (Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Everything Is Aiming: Forget the Target and Focus on Your Aim) 💬

  • I switched from my Logitech MX Keys Mechanical to the MX Keys Mini. I can actually type much faster, and it is quieter! The aluminum casing makes it feel premium.

    Logitech MX Keys Mini
  • Currently reading: The Lost Metal: A Mistborn Novel by Brandon Sanderson 📚

  • Finished reading: King: Fairy Tale by Stephen King 📚. A character-driven and realistic adventure into another world where many of our fairy tales began.

    I’d love to see this book made into a movie!

  • “It’s the stuff you leave out that matters. So constantly look for things to remove, simplify, and streamline. Be a curator. Stick to what’s truly essential. Pare things down until you’re left with only the most important stuff.” (Rework) 💬

  • I’m going all-in with the Readwise Reader app for a while. I’ll see if it is enough to make me switch from Feedbin.

    I’ll need some time to adjust.

    Readwise has a great reading and highlighting experience with the ability to subscribe to RSS, Newsletters, and Twitter.

  • I have a suspicion I’ll be leaving Twitter by the end of the year. I only use it for some work-related content at the moment. After stepping away, I’ve realized how much less stress I have without the algorithm, followers, likes, retweets, etc.

  • “Whoever best describes the problem is the one most likely to solve it. –.” — Josh Kaufman 💬

  • A year or so ago, I needed to minister my email situation. I had so many junk emails and many email accounts. After about a year of unsubscribing and consolidating accounts, I can finally say my email is under control. It’s easy to stay at inbox zero these days! #mbnov

  • I was certain I had already posted today’s #mbnov word of the day. I’m glad I checked because I didn’t. 🤨

  • I have not come to a consensus over how to make my coffee. Pour Over, or quick and simple coffee pods? Probably both. I prefer the Pour Over when I’m not too lazy.

  • I started the Ness Labs Mindful Productivity masterclass today. The goal is to gain insight into how I currently manage my typical day through self-reflection, make improvements, and work towards new meaningful goals.

  • I started using Apple Notes for quick capture.

    One way is from my iPad. I tap my Apple Pencil on the Lock Screen and start to write or sketch.

    I have always enjoyed this process on paper, and now I can do it digitally.

    It’s a great way to echo my thoughts. #mbnov

  • Can I be exempt from today’s word of the day? I’m going to be at my girl’s softball tournament all day. #mbnov

  • The Revue newsletter service owned by Twitter is being shut down by the end of the year. What I liked about the Revue service was the ability to easily integrate other services, like RSS, to make it easier to build a link-based newsletter.

  • I have great admiration for the Kindle which can take a tumble down the stairs (at least 4 bounces), and land at the bottom and slide across the floor like it was nothing. No noticeable scratches or issues so far. #mbnov

  • As a consultant, I’m always asked by clients what license they need for their Microsoft services. Unfortunately, that is not an easy answer. In fact, I need to get an official certification from Microsoft just to understand a portion of it. So much fun! 😒 #mbnov

  • I’m trying to think of how to use the word “feast” for #mbnov. The first thing I thought of was the upcoming Thanksgiving feast in a few weeks. But that’s not original.

    Feast your eyes on this! On what? I don’t know.

    🤔 I’m not very creative after a long day.

  • I’m trying to figure out how to go from not taking consistent notes to creating a personal knowledge base.

    I’m using Obsidian and publishing ~90% of my notes are published to my site rather than my blog.

    Phase 1 is to consolidate my existing notes. I already see the benefits!

  • I’m one to keep trying new phone cases to change things up (it drives my wife crazy). It’s better than buying a new phone. Right? My current phone case is by Peak Design, and I’m enjoying it so far.

    A great feel, no fingerprints, a strong magnet, and decent protection.

    Peak Design iPhone Case

  • Change too often and you stand for nothing. You’re simply chasing a shadow you will never catch. Refuse to change and you’re likely to be overlooked. Somewhere in between is the posture of someone who has the maximum chance for success. - Seth Godin 💬