Saturday, May 05, 2007
All Things Digital
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The 4-Hour Workweek and Timothy Ferriss
I am a strong proponent of "single-tasking" as the defining feature of top performers in a digital world. Social media expert Brian Oberkirch just posted a great list of rules he's implemented for "firewalling attention", to quote the inimitable Merlin Mann and Gina Trapani. Here are a few of my favorite picks:
* I'm checking email Dr. Pepper style, at 10, 2, and 4. Batching should help, and also making it a sprint to process my inbox within 10 to 15 minutes. 'Reply to' stuff goes in that folder. Stuff I note and might want later goes to 'Archive'. Stuff I never need again gets deleted. You can delete a ton of your email. Really. Process voice mails at the same time. (I'll also do an RSS feed run at these times. I'll reward myself with a flickr/twitter/mefi review if I'm a good boy.)
* No email review in the morning as I start my machine.
* Turned off all email notifications from social networking sites.
* Stop trying to accomodate a global work schedule. Again, unless it's really mandatory or unavoidable, I work during my work hours, not those in other parts of the world.
* No answering emails on the weekends, unless absolutely necessary. One review per day on Sat/Sun.
* Dump new contacts immediately into Address Book so I never waste time looking up contact info.
* Make 'no' the default answer for new project/app review/etc. requests. New things should earn their way into the attention field.
His full list can be found here. I
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Friday, May 04, 2007
Lew Rockwell, founder and president of the Mises Institute in Auburn, Ala., and vice president of the Center for Libertarian Studies in Burlingame, Cal., is an opponent of the central state, its wars and its socialism.
A student and colleague of Murray N. Rothbard, he is the editor of six books, most recently The Irrepressible Rothbard and Speaking of Liberty. For more on Rockwell, see his interview in Spintech Magazine. Also read his interview in the Slovakian magazine, OS as well as his interview in FrontPageMag. Here is a (slightly flawed) transcription of his interview with Bill Moyers. Here's the video. And here is his interview with the Polish website Liberalis.
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Guardian Unlimited: What's the worst song lyric ever?
1. ABC - That Was Then But This is Now
More sacrifices than an Aztec priest
Standing here straining at that leash
All fall down, can't complain, mustn't grumble
Help yourself to another piece of apple crumble
2. Snap - Rhythm is a Dancer
I'm as serious as cancer when I say rhythm is a dancer
3. Human League - The Lebanon
Before he leaves the camp he stops
He scans the world outside
And where there used to be some shops
Is where the snipers sometimes hide
4. Razorlight - Somewhere Else
And I met a girl
She asked me her name
I told her what it was
5. Duran Duran - Is There Something I Should Know?
And fiery demons all dance when you walk through that door
Don't say you're easy on me
You're about as easy as a nuclear war
6. Oasis - Champagne Supernova
Slowly walking down the hall
Faster than a cannonball
Where were you while we were getting high?
7. Des'ree - Life
I don't want to see a ghost
It's the sight that I fear most
I'd rather have a piece of toast
Watch the evening news
8. Black Sabbath - War Pigs
Generals gathered in their masses
Just like witches at black masses
9. Toto - Africa
The wild dogs cry out in the night
As they grow restless longing for some solitary company
I know that I must do what's right
Sure as Killimanjaro rises like Olympus over the Serengheti
10. U2 - Elevation
I've got no self-control
Been living like a mole now, going down
High and high in the sky
You make me feel like I can fly, so high