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How many bags for business travel?

You have to go away for a week on business. Do you check any luggage? Bring a carry-on? A personal item? For many male travelers, especially in tech, I see some combination of the ubiquitous Swiss Gear backpack at airports plus separate luggage.

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The devil I know

I recently wrote of being done with WordPress, and how I was going to move the whole thing to another site. I did spend some time trying to do just that, but it was a deep rabbit hole that seemed to be endless. Perhaps it’s better to work with what I’ve got, warts and all, …

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I’m not tired of blogging; I’m tired of WordPress

It’s been a long time since I’ve written here. It’s not for lack of things to write about; it’s just that WordPress is such a cluttered, overly complicated mess that it’s sucked the joy out of writing.

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Coffee

Marcus from the Streets of Nuremberg blog (which is worth a follow, by the way) captured my attention this morning with his latest entry to a photo challenge that he’s participating in. It resonates strongly with a photo that I took yesterday in a French bistro in Raleigh.

bearded caucasian man in the snow breathing fire
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Cavity

How should I fill the empty spaces? – Pink Floyd We all have a cavity of potential inside of us waiting to be filled. Perhaps a measure of our character could be how we choose to fill this space.

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Writing Without Distractions: The iOS Trick

I’ve been moving from a desktop-centric writing approach to a mobile workflow that liberates me. Along the way, I’m finding some tips and tricks that are too good to share. Let’s start out with one of the most important ones: leave me the hell alone when I’m writing!