Archive for April 2011

Are You Faking Progress?

One of the big traps in life is believing that you’re making progress when there’s no actual evidence of it. It’s easy to keep learning and studying new ideas, methods, and techniques that don’t improve your results… while convincing yourself that you must be making progress simply because you’ve invested a lot of time and…

Action Bias

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable man persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” – George Bernard Shaw In reading the biographies of very successful men and women, one theme frequently surfaces: such people have a strong bias for action. Those…

Watch Online Videos in Half the Time

I recently discovered a nifty utility called MySpeed (for Windows and Mac) that lets you speed up the playback of online videos. I started using it last week, and now I can watch most online videos in half the time it used to take me. Obviously that’s a great time-saver. It doesn’t work for all…

Help Wanted (the Serious Version)

My April 1st Help Wanted post generated a wide range of reactions. As many people figured out, the post was indeed an April Fools joke. 🙂 I thought up this idea 3 weeks prior when I decided I should finally do an Aprils Fools post. This idea seemed like the perfect combination of various things…

Do You Have the Right to Put Your Childrens’ Lives Online?

I’m sometimes criticized for not blogging much about my children. Because of that, certain people assume the worst. Silence implies guilt, so it must be that I don’t care about my kids at all. It is true that I don’t write about my children or my relationship with them very much at all. I sometimes…

Biphasic Sleep Update

Here’s a quick update about how my biphasic sleep trial is going. It’s been 9 days since I started. First off, adapting to biphasic sleep was really no big deal. Compared to the first week of polyphasic sleep, this was easier by at least an order of magnitude. I feel pretty well adapted to biphasic…

Help Wanted

I mentioned previously that I wanted to stop working as a solopreneur and build some staff this year. Well, the time has finally arrived. I’m ready to start recruiting some staff, so if the idea of working with me sounds interesting, please read on. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, then you’d…