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I don’t understand Fake Inbox Zero.  It’s the idea that your inbox should always have zero messages.  As distinct from Actual Inbox Zero: “It’s about how to reclaim your email, your atten­tion, and your life. That “zero?” It’s not how many mes­sages are in your inbox–it’s how much of your own brain is in that […]

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The law of diminishing returns is such that you sometimes spend an increasing amount of effort for a small incremental gain.  Its obverse, that sometimes the first step on the road to awesomeness has a huge effect, can also be true.  This post is about how fifteen minutes will save you $1k or more.  (Not […]

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I’m afraid that this post is a little longwinded, and I take a long time to arrive at my point.  I hope you will stick with me, as I think it is a valuable insight.  It just takes some time to get there. There are two ways to deal with bugs.  The first way is […]

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Imagine if we lived in a world with an infinite amount of time.  You could get all your projects done, and you could read all the things.  What would you do with all that time? One thing you would do is talk to people.  Having conversations is one of the most useful things you can […]

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So here’s the problem.  You’re not going to read all the things.   You’re not going to read all the HN articles.  You’re not even going to read all the interesting HN articles.  You’re not even going to read every #1 HN article.  There are too many articles.  You have too many things in your […]

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There’s been a lot of discussion lately in the hacker community about cooking.  There are plenty of reasons why cooking is important: Entire generations of Americans have sworn off cooking and eat mostly or entirely prepackaged foods.  In the whole rest of the world, cooking is part of national pride and food culture is cool. […]

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So first:  I finally broke down and got a SSD for my MBP.  A Mercury Extreme Pro, 120GB, $250.  Worth every penny (they’re not paying me).  If you are a developer who depends on your machine to make money, you absolutely must go buy an SSD today.  Read the articles, do the research on wear-leveling […]

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I’ve been using my WakeMate for 17 days now.  Today they released a CSV export feature and so I’ve gotten a chance to run my data through some basic statistical analysis.  I’m primarily interested in knowing what factors affect my sleep. My goal is not to publish some new findings in sleep research but rather […]

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Phonepipe was one of my random app ideas that really never got the love and attention it deserved. I wrote it in a weekend, and then Monday happened and real work happened and it ended up on the shelf. There never was a terribly big market for it, and it would be too much work […]

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Make sure Evernote is set up to export to your documents directory (File->Print->PDF->Save PDF as…) Make sure you don’t have anything important that would match “\d+.pdf” in ~/Documents Launch evernote, highlight the notebook, highlight the first note Run the applescript below Tell it how many notes are in the notebook

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