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DIY Standing Desk – Now with Bookholder

May 27, 2011

Just a quick update on my DIY Ikea-based standing desk. I originally used a Bookchair as a bookstand but quickly realized that it was taking up a bit too much depth on the 60cm deep desktop. So I installed a Levo Bookholder and now I can position the keyboard a bit further away from the [...]

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DIY Standing Desk

May 5, 2011

This is quite a long post. Perhaps you want to Standing up at work seems to be all the rage these days. Some studies suggest that sitting all day long puts you at a significantly higher risk for heart disease. As a home office dweller I sit for appx. 10-12 hours a day at my [...]

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March 7, 2011

I’m hanging this one on my wall.

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Creating something awesome

February 10, 2011

Brett Kelly on what it takes to actually create something. The fact that resonates most with me is that creating something is going to cost you. It will cost you mostly in time, but often enough also in money, maybe even in health. It’s a pretty easy to understand concept: If you do this you [...]

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The 4-Hour Dentist

February 3, 2011

Nice satire of the 4-Hour Work Week. I wonder what Mr. Ferriss will come up with next. He just released The 4-Hour Body, which I think is about fast food binges and kung fu. I think he should go recursive (the best way to make money online is telling people how to make money online) [...]

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Rising early

January 31, 2011

Shawn Blanc: I love being up early, but I hate getting up early. I am not a morning person. That’s exactly what’s kept me from becoming an early riser. No matter how determined I am when I go to bed, in the morning I just can’t get myself to get out of bed before, say, [...]

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SunRay Kelley

December 27, 2010

This dude builds some crazy stuff. Check out the Dome, the Buddha House and the Gypsy Wagon in the gallery. Absolutely lovely. via This Tiny House

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How to make (or find) time to do what matters most

December 22, 2010

Very insightful article by Ann Lamott about time and priorities. She talks about making or finding the time to write, but it applies to basically any activity in your life you really, really want to do but just can’t seem to find the time for. Ann has also written a great book about writing and [...]

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Tokyo Compression

November 30, 2010

If you think your commute sucks, think again. I feel claustrophobic just looking at the pictures.

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Zack Arias on life, sucking and comparing yourself to others

November 29, 2010

We all at some time sucked at what now pays our bills. And even though we still sometimes think we suck at what we do when we compare ourselves to others, we probably suck a lot less than we think we do. And everybody’s the same, full of self-doubt and negative self-talk. But we need [...]

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