One of my all time favorite quotes, from an outstanding book that I believe everyone on this planet should read.
From this distant vantage point, the Earth might not seem of any particular interest. But for us, it’s different. Consider again that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every “superstar,” every “supreme leader,” every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there – on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.
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Originally posted on September 27, 2012
“This isn’t just my wallet. It’s an organizer, a memory and an old friend.” – George Costanza
If you find yourself tilting to one side while you sit, due to the size of your wallet, it may be time to use technology to put your old friend on a diet. While I never had the pocket filing cabinet problem of poor old George Costanza, I did want to strip my wallet down to the bare minimum. I chose to do this not only for convenience, but also for security. The less important things that you are carrying around town, the less you have to worry about replacing in the event of a loss or theft. Also, a much slimmer wallet would allow me to switch to carrying it in my front pocket, for even more security. Continue reading Trimming your wallet with Evernote and NFC
Originally posted on August 1, 2012
Continued from The Backyard Office – Part III
Now for the final wrap-up to this project. Continue reading The Backyard Office – Part IV
Originally posted on May 19, 2011
Continued from The Backyard Office – Part II
Time to tackle more of the interior finishing. Continue reading The Backyard Office – Part III
Originally posted on October 9, 2010
Continued from The Backyard Office – Part I
Now with the shell of the structure in place, it was time to tackle the interior. I spent quite a bit of time planning what I wanted the finished version of the interior to look like and what features I wanted to support. Adding things to the office (like electrical outlets) is much easier to do when there is nothing but studs on the inside. Trust me, you do not want to have to add anything major once you’ve got the drywall up and finished! Continue reading The Backyard Office – Part II