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the best book ever written

I’ve asked my favorite musicians if, when they’re done writing a new song, they feel it’s the best song ever. All of them said yes. I’ve asked my favorite authors if, when they’re done writing a new book, they feel it was the best book ever. All of them said no. I don’t know why the two groups are so different. Do you? (Please post your...

Fri Apr 12, 2024 02:47
Ben Kihnel

I just got the call from the super-connected Alex Steininger that our mutual friend Ben Kihnel died in his sleep. He was only 48. Ben was employee #2 of CD Baby. (#1 was the great John Steup.) John hired Ben the day we moved the company to Portland, Oregon. I don’t even know how we met Ben. Then all of the early employees at CD Baby were Ben’s...

Wed Mar 27, 2024 23:55
It shows what you need to believe

In Harry Potter, there’s a magic mirror that reflects the viewer’s desire. What Harry sees in that mirror is very different than what Dumbledore or Ron sees, because their desires are all different. Imagine if there was something similar that shows you what you most need to believe right now. It shows proof to support whatever perspective would...

Tue Mar 12, 2024 06:28
AI gives the news you need

Your personal AI knows you inside-out. It’s local-hosted and securely encrypted on your phone, so you’re safe to tell it your secrets. You let it see all your texts, emails, journals, photos and videos — past and present. It asks your thoughts each day, and you tell it what’s on your mind. You enjoy how its questions make you reflect. Your...

Mon Mar 11, 2024 01:38
How to learn JavaScript

Since I mentioned that I learned JavaScript, people have asked me how and what I recommend. So here’s my experience and best advice for 2024. Learn plain JavaScript First, it’s important to learn plain JavaScript. Don’t depend on a library of shortcuts. JavaScript will be around for many years, while libraries and frameworks come and go...

Thu Mar 7, 2024 21:43
How I backup

Some people have asked, so here is how I do my backups. It takes me about ten seconds per day and five minutes per month to maintain. It works well for me, but I’m always open to suggestions. Just email me with any ideas or questions. every-day documents (~40 GB) Files I use and change every day: documents, emails, code, diary, ideas,...

Tue Feb 27, 2024 04:33

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