The shift to the cloud has made our lives easier. Online services are replacing things that our computers used to do, and to take advantage, all you have to do is sign up. Along with all of these new logins, comes more passwords. What’s a “connected” person to do? The purpose of this article is to teach you how to live in harmony with your passwords using a fantastic free password manager called LastPass.
One of the books that has been a big influence on me in the last year is Clutter Busting by Brooks Palmer. Palmer is a profound writer, who’s “day job” is going around helping people get rid of the stuff that’s holding them back. In the book, he teaches the clutter busting process through personal stories and experiences he shares with tender and loving detail. Along with the physical space this stuff takes up in our lives, Palmer is illuminating when it comes to the emotional clutter that is attached to the physical. Seeing something from your past can bring up a strong emotional reaction, especially when it’s tied to something negative.
I knew the situation was bad when he called a second time. My brother doesn’t usually have any urgent situations, but today was different. When I finally got him on the phone, I asked him what was wrong. “I’m sooooo fucked!” Uh oh. His (vintage) iBook had been acting strange the last couple of days until this morning, when it decided that it would just wait on the boot screen endlessly. He sat and stared […]
[Editors Note: This post is from 2011] Starting on Saturday, September 10th, I will be embarking on an epic journey: Bicycling from Vancouver, BC to San Francisco CA. I’ll be carrying everything I need with me on the bicycle, like camping gear, food, and clothes. I’ve written before about the wonderful clarity you can get from taking a vacation from technology, but this trip will be different. One month away is a little too long, […]
Imagine you have a store, and you want to get more people to walk in off the street. You put a sign outside that’s red with tall lettering that says (rather loudly) 30% OFF SALE TODAY! And you wait. And wait.. And wait… .. Maybe people see it, maybe they don’t. Maybe people walk in, maybe they don’t. Why aren’t customers being attracted by the 30% off sale? Maybe the sale needs to be 40%? […]
My guest post on Kind Over Matter got me thinking about other forms of kindness on the internet. And what I realized, is that the internet is one big ball of kindness, if you play your cards right. Now, before you change the channel- We turn to the internet with all of our questions and we rely on the kindness of strangers for our answers. Sometimes we search Google and get a website with the […]
It happens to the best of us. We are cruising along on our computers, working on our next great project or idea, when all of a sudden we hit a wall. Then, one little challenge becomes seemingly impossible to move beyond. We are so close to solving it, but it just won’t work. We try and try and spend hours figuring it out, but cannot triumph over it. We waste our time and energy for […]
I’ve spent a lot of time helping people figure stuff out. And you wouldn’t believe some of the things that I’ve heard. “I want you to watch the way I’m doing this so you can see how stupid I am” and my favorite “This is so easy for you, I’m just never going to get it” Throughout my experience, I’ve found that there is one critical difference between the people who improve and people who […]