Technology Category Archive

Why I Haven’t Hired a Web Designer

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Some people ask me why my website design looks so outdated. One reason is that I’m not much of a web designer myself (being color blind can be a minor obstacle there). The other reason is that the web designers who have approached me haven’t been very good at selling — to me. They try […]

Disruptive Innovation

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

I must admit that I enjoy seeing the disruptive ripples that the Internet inflicts upon traditional business models. The old models do their best to fight to survive. For example, New Jersey recently banned Tesla from selling its cars in the state, mainly so the state’s inefficient auto dealerships won’t have to compete with Tesla’s direct […]

FitDesk Review

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

In addition to evaluating the GeekDesk, I also recently tested another piece of equipment to make office work more active. Called the FitDesk, it’s a small but functional workspace mounted atop a stationary exercise bike. So you can burn calories pedaling while you work on your laptop or tablet, watch TV, or play video games. […]

GeekDesk Review

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Have you ever considered trying a standing desk, where you can do computer and desk work standing up instead of sitting down? It seems like a neat idea, and there are many articles and studies espousing the benefits of spending less time each day in a seated (sedentary) position. But what if you don’t want […]

SBI 2-for-1 Holiday Special – Save $299

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Site Build-It is now running their ever popular 2-for-1 holiday special, which they do every year at this time. With this special you can start two different web-based passive income streams for the price of one of their educational and hosting packages. This is their best deal of the year, and it’s good through midnight on […]

Watch Online Videos in Half the Time

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

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 […]

Cleaning Robots

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

I got an iRobot Roomba today (model 550), partly out of curiosity to see what they’re like and partly because if it works, it will fill a practical need. I haven’t had it more than a few hours, but I thought I’d share my initial observations in case you’re curious about these cleaning robots. The […]

Steve Pavlina Facebook Fan Page

Monday, September 6th, 2010

By popular request (i.e. constant nagging for the past year), I finally created a Steve Pavlina Facebook fan page. If you have a Facebook account, please feel free to friend me there by clicking the “Like” button on that page. My regular personal Facebook page has been maxed out at 5,000 friends for more than […]

SBI Buy One Get One Free Holiday Special

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

SBI is currently offering a special buy one get one free holiday promotion. This is their best offer of the year. This is an extra optional bonus where you can get a second SBI subscription for a friend or relative (or even yourself) for FREE instead of the regular $299 price. This offer is only good […]

Free Speech in Online Communities: The Delusion of Entitlement

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Back in 2004 and 2005 when people asked me what I did for a living, I’d tell them I was a blogger. I got a lot of blank stares and invariably had to explain what a blog was. After that, people would lower their eyes, figuring that I was obviously on some ridiculous dead-end path […]