Daniel Jalkut has published a terrific post titled “How to survive working at home” in which he touches on the thrills and challenges of “being your own boss” while “working from home”. I did this for many years and even though I’m currently employed, I still see the benefits of having developed some of these habits when I do get to work from home.
There are many advantages to working from home, but the privileges come with challenges that not everybody is equipped to handle. How will you manage your time, cope with isolation from coworkers, and draw a line between yourself and the hustle and bustle of family life? It’s not as easy as any of us imagined when we were daydreaming in our office jobs.
Dave Greenway has a new blog called “This is Dave“. If you don’t know Dave or haven’t read any of his stuff, you are missing out. He is my “go to guy” when it comes to advice on gadgets and is one of the smartest people I know.
Hello world of internet humans (and robots).
Welcome to my new blog simply titled “This is Dave”.
This is day one of a project that has been long in the making. It’s a place I like to call home (on the internet at least) and I hope that you can find something interesting here to read over the next few days/weeks.months/years.
I think I am also more than a little excited that he started his blog. It’s been coming for a while and its only a blog but I like that smart people are creating new blogs and still publishing their stuff this way.
Oh, another reason to like him is for stuff like this:
Confession: I listen to superhero movie soundtracks while I write because it feels like I'm writing the most awesome article ever written
— David Greenway (@davegreenway) April 14, 2014
My standard writing playlist is a collection of instrumental music soundtracks and has been for years! Ok, I now like Dave even more just because of this confession.
Sure, Twitter is used for all sorts of things and I don’t always agree with what is shared on Twitter but this tweet takes inane tweets to a whole other level:
— Guy Kawasaki (@Alltop) August 30, 2015
This either says a lot about our culture or about Twitter culture (if there is even a difference). Whichever, the Human race is doomed.
This is a technology I’d love to see integrated into Israel’s defense systems! I’m sure the IDF is already looking into some sort of laser missile defense system along the lines of Boeing’s laser defense system to supplement Iron Dome and its successors. Wouldn’t that be something?
I really like the look of the Twenty Sixteen theme that will arrive in WordPress 4.4.
WordPress 4.4 is the last scheduled major release of the year and with it will come a new default theme to replace Twenty Fifteen. On the Make WordPress Core site, Tammie Lister published an image gallery that shows off the design of Twenty Sixteen.
I know using default WordPress themes isn’t the hallmark of a savvy and “hip” (or whatever the term is these days) blogger but I like most of them. There is something to be said for the official themes which are clearly designed for the release they launch with.
Check out the gallery with more mockups on the Make WordPress Core blog.
I started noticing a number of emails from people inviting me to use Feedspot. I was curious and took a look at the site. It turns out, this is what Feedspot offers:
Receive daily updates from all your favorite websites in your email inbox
Multiple Newsletters clutter your email inbox. Feedspot combines all in just one digest email.
I don’t understand the appeal. I already receive way too much email. The prospect of adding another huge digest email with updates from websites I follow to my crowded inbox makes me feel queasy.
I’d rather just use a good RSS reader (I use feedly to subscribe to feeds and catch up either using Reeder or feedly’s reader). Why would you want digest emails with website updates when you can just open an RSS reader and catch up with everything there?
Images sourced from Feedspot’s and feedly’s press kits.