The Best vimrc for Beginners

After spending years timidly using vim on servers, various linux boxes, and low-level work on my Macbook Pro, I finally decided to ditch Atom, and jump straight into the deep end of vim for my development environment. Vim is an unruly beast out of the box, and is unlike any other editor you’ll use. It uses it’s own text engine, …

This would be better it if was free

Screenshot of App Store review

…said everybody… about everything… since always. In a recent review of Vault, one of my apps in the App Store, a dissatisfied user provided myself, and the rest of the iOS user base with a pretty enlightening review. This is the review, verbatim: it’s a good app it really is but I want to be able to have more vaults open …

Essentialism – Like You, But Better

Had lunch with a buddy a while back, and like most conversations on January 2nd go, we got to talking about our New Year’s resolutions. I proceeded to tell him of some of my musings on work / life balance, time management, and the biggest one, intentionality. He offered me only this, “Have you read Essentialism? It’ll change your life”. …

Happy New Week – Part 2

If you aim to be a highly productive person, it’s incredibly frustrating to not hit your goals, to not scratch off that todo at the end of the day. At the beginning of the year, I committed to a new strategy. To recap, I decided that I was going to keep a list of broad-stroke yearly goals, and break them …

Dear Spotify

I love you man. I love how you’re always there, ready to play me my favorite tunes.  I love that you work hard to get me the songs that I really want to hear.  I love that you listened when I asked you to keep me some songs offline so I don’t have to be connected to the internet to …

Your time on the chopping block

If you are in agreement with Malcom Gladwell, you’ve accepted that you will need 10,000 hours of deliberate practice to get really good at something. A buddy of mine brought the 10,000 hour rule to the forefront of my mind at an ever punctual time, the New Year, the only part of the year where we collectively agree that it’s time to …

Apple MacBook Pro Touch Bar

Hello Apple! Customer here… long time no see. You probably don’t remember me, I think the last time we spoke was when you retired my favorite photography app, thanks for that. I think it’s worth your time to get to know me again. It seems to me you’re a little lost with why I use you. You see, I’m not in any …

Happy New Week – Review Process Part 1

I always look forward to the New Year, I love that clean slate feeling that always gets everybody so motivated, and willing to look inward and start bettering themselves. Go on a diet. Hit the gym. Spend more time with family. Admittedly, it kind of crept up on me this year with moving, Christmas, and the general flurries of life, …