I feel this weird need to fill in the gaps in my blog right now. I haven’t been updating much and even missed the April Tinkering update (which will be rolled into an April/May update). A lot has been going on, as you’ve probably managed to infer, and it’s kept me away from a lot of time that would otherwise be spent tinkering. Having Civilization 5 back on the laptop hasn’t helped either.

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Workload Management: How I’m Doing It

There are many balls in the air, but I don’t feel overwhelmed by my workload. Not even close. It’s weird. Normally, I’d be all over the place, panicking, or so stressed out that I felt the need to bury my head in a book and pretend that “it can wait until later.” Which was never true. Not now, not then. I’m crediting two things, the first being the switch in my ADD meds, and the other being in how I have kept myself from jumping around and leaving projects half-finished. It’s been revelatory.

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Ten Ideas for Ways to Modify My Body

Grow a beard. Full-sleeve tattoo. Lasik. Laser teeth whitening. Voluntary amputation. Self-immolation. Hire someone to draw all over my face with a Sharpie while I’m drunk. Shave off the soul … Read more

Taming the Email Beast

How to kick the email beast’s ass inside out:

  1. Make list of your hottest to-do items.
  2. Sort all emails by subject.
  3. Review each chain as it relates, respond/delegate, etc., as necessary.
  4. File each subject line group on completion.
  5. Drink beer.


Historically, diet has been my weak link in self-care. I eat like shit. I admit it. And as part of my rebuilding plans, I want to get better at it.

My problem isn’t a lack of willpower — it’s largely, that I am so pressed for time that usually the first thing that gets cut is meal prep. And that’s got to stop sometime. Maybe when life settles down? I’d like to start making the shift this month.

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