Book Review – Ready Player One


It’s the near future (2050 or so) and pollution and economic downturn are the order of the day. A lot of people spend most of their time in The O.A.S.I.S. (Ontologically Anthropocentric Sensory Immersive Simulation), a virtual reality “Matrix” that evolved from a MMORPG. You can go dungeon-raiding in The O.A.S.I.S. but you can also […]

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Review – The War of Art by Steven Pressfield


The War of Art (henceforth tWoA) by Steven Pressfield is a necessary kick in the butt for all of us that consider ourselves creatives and yet don’t regularly ship out creative work. Shame on us. Pressfield spends a while early on defining all the ways we let procrastination and life duties keep us from doing […]

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TextExpander Snippets for OSX Keyboard Symbols


I’m a fan of keyboard shortcuts, which means I sometimes discuss them with others. Apple went to the trouble of creating nice images for keys so there’s less chance for confusion. I can always say “hide/display the dock by typing Cmd + Opt + D” but easier and more efficient to use “hide/display the dock […]

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iOS Quick Tip: Activate Low-Light mode with a triple-click of the home button


I just found a great YouTube tip on how to add an easy shortcut to get into low-light mode. This gives you the ability to change your screen brightness much lower than you can in standard brightness settings. You basically need to go to Settings>General>Accessibility and turn on Zoom. Triple-tap the screen with three fingers […]

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Happy Birthday, Joshua!


Today is Joshua’s thirteenth birthday. My son is a teenager. The first day I ever met Joshua was on his sixth birthday. Megan and I had been dating for around six months, but we both felt it wouldn’t be appropriate for me to meet him until we knew that our relationship would go the distance. […]

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