Some Lessons (Thus Far) From Building AnyMarket

Friday, September 19, 2014

A couple lessons stand out thus far in my time building AnyMarket, so I thought I’d write about them on this Friday evening.

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iPhone 6 Photos from Iceland

Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Verge sent travel photographer Austin Mann to Iceland for a week-long adventure shooting some incredible places with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The results are just amazing. There’s no reason to get a point-and-shoot anymore or — for a newly larger group of individuals — a DSLR either.

I would embed the video recorded with the new phones but The Verge has blocked embedding, so click through and enjoy.

iPhone 6 Reviews

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

If you’re like me you can probably only take so much of all the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus reviews that are flooding the internet right now. Most of them aren’t even very good. The reviewer spends too much time talking about specs — things I can find by reading Apple.com — and not enough time expressing their actual opinions on the phones. Fortunately David Pierce on The Verge has made a review that is actually opinionated and gets right down to the point of how we use smartphones today and whether or not the new iPhone’s are tremendous or incremental upgrades. I’ve embedded the video review he did below. 

Coffee Naps

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

I’ve written about sleep and routines a few times on this blog. And even though I’ve made the conscious effort to think about how I could change my daily routine, it has yet to actually change. I still wake up between 11am and noon, and I spend a good 30-45 minutes chugging down coffee and reading Twitter before I’m actually ready to start working. 

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Microsoft Is Acquiring Mojang

Monday, September 15, 2014

Well, it happened. Today Mojang and Microsoft announced that the Minecraft creator will be absorbed into Microsoft for $2.5 billion. In my last post when it was still a rumor I said I think Minecraft is special because it’s the digital LEGO, and it is. New generations of developers, hardware enthusiasts, and builders are being introduced to technology through Minecraft. I’ve only played it a few times and I can say whole-heartedly that the vast expanse of a world you’re thrown into with Minecraft feels mystical and, at times, even intimidating (in a good way). For more on this, check out John Lily’s take

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