• Work-Life Balance

    Speaking of lifestyle changes, this post at Working Mother, has this tidbit that bothers me: Instead of work and life outside of the office being two totally separate parts of our lives, Bezos envisions a more harmonic relationship between the two. In his world, work and life outside of work are reciprocal rather than competing, […]

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  • Men’s Health on Standing versus Sitting

    Men’s Health has a follow up to that NYT post. From Michael Frederickson, M.D.: It really has to be a lifestyle. Not “okay, I’ll sit all day (even though it’s really bad) and then I’ll try and make up for at another time.” Think about your lifestyle and how you can work around inactive periods. […]

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  • NYT: Standing Desks are Overrated

    Aaron E. Carroll: But standing is not exercise. Many health groups recommend that people at work take frequent walking breaks. Replacing sitting with standing does not fulfill that recommendation and may even mislead people into thinking they’re doing enough activity. Standing desks are “overrated” in the same way that any other health advice is: it’s […]

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  • Orient Bambino Small Seconds

    Among the watches available for people who want something very inexpensive, but mechanical and which also doesn’t suck for one reason or another — they always end up getting recommended an Orient Bambino. The Bambino is a bit of a wunderkind, with a huge array of options and colors available, while coming it at an […]

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  • Bond Travel Gear’s Travel Wallet

    I’ve been keeping a close eye on Bond Travel Gear since testing out their excellent Tool Roll a while back. This Travel Wallet caught my eye as a potentially great little organizer pouch. I picked one up to test, and have been quite pleased with it over the last several weeks.

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  • The ‘Fuck All’ Nature of iPad Work

    It’s disrespectful to tell someone that because they use an iPad instead of a laptop, they don’t do real work.

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  • Nik’s Minimalist Wallets from Tom Bihn

    A great new collection of everyday, and travel, wallets from Tom Bihn.

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  • Timex Expedition Scout — Inexpensive Field Watch

    The loudest watch I’ve ever worn, but I do love Indiglo.

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  • Building Technology for Good

    Wilneida Negrón: By then, my experience working as a therapist, social worker, immigrant rights advocate, and social movement researcher had made me deeply skeptical of Mark Zuckerberg’s “move fast and break things” ethos, which has defined Silicon Valley. While this mantra is credited with ushering in an era of incredible innovation–the products, platforms, and tools […]

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  • Knit Velcro Patch Caps from All Day Ruckoff

    Speaking of All Day Ruckoff, I just picked up one of these new knit caps. Damn is it nice, and perhaps the warmest cap I’ve owned. I’ll be using this for my early morning rucks.

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  • GORUCK Gear & Colorway Directory at All Day Ruckoff

    A huge benefit for people like me. And damn, there’s been some sweet colors out there. The new 10L Bullet Ruck colors are stellar. Great resource from All Day Ruckoff.

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  • ProtonVPN

    I’ve been using ProtonVPN for, I think, over a month now and it’s been really great. They just pushed out their iOS app, which makes the service far better.

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  • 2018 Gift Guide: 10 Gifts Worth Giving

    The expensive time of the year, unless you got married earlier this year.

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  • GORUCK Black Friday Sale Week

    Some insanely good deals on GORUCK Gear now through Sunday. Most non-black bags are lower in price than they were before the price increases. Get a GR1 or a 10L Bullet Ruck for a bargain. Oh and the Bullets are available in color combinations I’ve never seen before, and in an amount of combinations I […]

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  • Using an iPad Software Keyboard Full Time

    I still can’t do an em-dash with the software keyboard.

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  • Casio G-SHOCK DW5600E-1V — The Classic at a low price

    This is a surpassingly great watch, if you can get past the looks.

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  • Casio MDV106-1AV — Inexpensive Diver

    What do you get for $40 with free shipping?

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  • The Big iPad

    This is a really good post from Matt Gemmell on the new iPads. Despite my quoting below please do read the entire post. Ok, now some choice quotes from Gemmell. Gemmell on reviewers who don’t use the iPad Pro full time: They draw conclusions that are intellectually dishonest. Watch out for that. And who that […]

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  • iPad and Surface Competition

    Ross Rubin has a solid post about the differences between Surface and iPad, but this bit about value to developers is key: That said, the long-term incentive for at least Mac developers to adapt the full power of their apps for the iPad seems clear. The level of mastery Apple has achieved in silicon–combined with […]

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  • We Are Overbuying Everything

    And it’s really hard to stop doing it.

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