I've got a bulging disc from a long-ago car accident. Not too many years ago, I had a coughing fit and my shoulders and arms were enveloped in the most excruciating pain I have ever encountered without an obvious cause. After a couple of repetitions, I went to the doctor thinking I was dying of something. Turns out… »
I have to learn to stop reading. I've only given up on two books in my whole life, though there were several that I finished and went, "Well, that's x hours I'll never get back!". Good tip! »
Yeah, it's really difficult to overestimate the value of Toastmaster's. When I was a kid my church had a Toastmaster's rip-off and that experience in public speaking - I completed the "course" at sixteen - has been *absolutely* invaluable in my life, both personal and professional. Great call, timgray. »
I love Ferriss (Along with several of the other books you listed here). His titles sound so bullshit-ey, but they're both chock full of useful tidbits, even if you can't implement his whole regimen. »
Wow, that's some pretty steep, opinionated judgement there. Particularly since you're just talking about convention. There's no special dividing line between a car, a van, and a camper - it's all purely convention. I can't understand why you would think that because *you* can't think of a reason *you* would sleep in a… »
I did it the old-fashioned way - I didn't go. :D
I've been incredibly lucky in my life; I'm a successful professional even though I have only a high school diploma.
That said, my wife is attending college now; She's putting the classes on her credit card and I'm paying them off each semester.
My daughter will attend… »
I think that "works" is a moving target. I may have vague positive feelings about the company, but when I buy anything that matters, I look for reviews and compare prices and the like. The only time my vague positive feelings will swing the tide is when I'm deciding between items that are indistinguishable. When faced… »
Typically I don't accept counteroffers; I look at it like, they knew what I was worth to them, they just didn't pay me that much because they could get away with it. And lest people think this attitude mercenary, imagine how they'd feel if you did as little as you could get away with... you probably wouldn't be… »
Yeah, this is a lifesaver. Whenever I buy anything that has a model/serial number plate, I snap a note into Evernote. "What model of dishwasher do you have?" "uh, one sec." »
Interesting. I really like Google Docs, and use it a lot for documents I'm going to share, but for fiction... you just can't beat Scrivener. You can mimic some of its functionality with GD, but in the end, you just can't beat it. »
As you move through a professional career, this concept can be misleading. You can end up wasting a lot of money thinking about things this way. It's not unusual for professionals across a wide variety of industries to make $50+/hr by the time they're well along in their career. You can spend a shit-ton on $5 coffees… »
I remember names when I've met the person three times. I explain this by saying that most of the people I meet I will never meet again, but after three times it's likely I'll meet 'em more. But I have no idea why it's really true :D »
I've been thinking about this problem. I'm contemplating putting a small lipo battery and charger with a rectifier to keep from powering the rest of the car with it (LOL). Then detect 12V on the input using a GPIO pin and some circuitry. That way when I shut the car off, the PI can detect it and hibernate or shut down… »
Put some money in index funds and wait, if you must invest. Lots of research has shown that small investors (meaning those without enough capital to swing the market on their own) do best when they update their portfolio rarely.
The stock market is *random*; "picking stocks" is gambling, with only slightly better odds… »
My response to that question is always, "Hey, I'm not gonna buy it *and* sell it. I told you what I want, now tell me what you wanna pay and we'll see if we can get together." »
I don't see ads. I mean, I know they have their own ad network, but none of my Yosemite apps show me ads. What's your point? »