Digital Bullet Journal

Forward The idea that you could have a Digital BuJo still makes my brain hurt a bit. Especially given organizers still universally stink (link), I still have an analog EDC (link) and I’m still using my bujo riff (link) at the core of my now digital organizer. Yes: I switched my analog BuJo to digital and I still use an analog notebook daily. I still write in the rain (link), use some odd discoveries (link) and broke a habit or two using the anti-bad habit notebook (link). [Read More]

Personal Knowledge Base / Wiki

Figure 1: The Landing Page Forward I was recently reminded of the analog life I lead and how that’s evolved over the years since I first wrote about the topic. After some review and reading I can safely say: that’s a different topic. What I did notice is that I’ve never discussed just how I manage inflows of information and manage things I want to retain long term. In this post I’m happy to present: My personal knowledge base / wiki setup. [Read More]

Pillow Talk

Figure 1: The Materials Sexy I used to sleep without a pillow for many years. I hate foam pillows that much. I’d rather sleep with my head in the dirt than use a foam pillow. Down pillows changed things. I started using a pillow again. Feathers! Almost 2 decades ago I was visting a “camp” (a cabin with fire, walls, a roof and basic plumbing) with a friend and was given a down pillow to sleep upon. [Read More]

Death of the Laptop

Figure 1: My initial desk setup It’s strange. I’ve not owned or used a Laptop in months. Over three actually, the longest I’ve gone without using a Laptop, Ultrabook, Netbook, UMPC or anything resembling a ‘desktop’ environment that’s mobile. Multiple years for anything not a 13.3" ish clamshell even. I no longer need these sorts of devices to be effective when mobile. My phone has long been a powerhouse of of a computer. [Read More]

Smart Coffee Mugs – Seriously

Figure 1: The mug on my desk TLDR I was recently whining to a friend about how my Honeybush Tea always ends up cold and I end up always going back to warm it up over the course of a day. They mentioned they were gifted an Ember Mug (link) recently and suggested it is actually worth looking into. Despite my initial hesitations, I’m not upset by the purchase. When the nerds that avoid smart tech admit they were wrong, it’s something worth looking at closer. [Read More]

Music Galore

Figure 1: The Kit Full Disclosure I am NOT paid or affiliated with any of the productions linked/mentioned/etc in this post. I did NOT receive review units, perks or any contact from these companies ahead of writing this post. If you work for one of the companies who’s product I mention below, feel free to reach out. Just be warned I deal in honesty and not paid shilling. Shit product, shit review is my Modus Operandi. [Read More]

Pocket Notebooks and Every Day Carries

Forward Let’s get this out of the way up front, shall we? There is a ton of information on how to build an EDC (every day carry) notebook setup on the internet. Like most things on the internet it’s not all great info and more than a few holy wars can be encountered. I’m a programmer by day and enjoy analog writing as a hobby. To say I’ve seen the holy wars erupt and turn decent people into toxic mushrooms feeding on feces would be understatement. [Read More]

Remote Office Fun

Figure 1: The Setup Microphone, Camera, Headphones, ACTION! Recently I actually had a need to put together a proper setup for remote work. Specifically I needed a web cam, microphone and decent headphones. Normally I’d just have used my HyperX Cloud Pro Gaming Headset. Unfortunately they have a strange problem where the microphone and headphone wires bleed signal so as I hear things the mic picks up the output and re-sends it as my own. [Read More]

Waterproof Writing

Figure 1: Waterproof Kit Why? I spend a lot of time outdoors. I may be a geek/nerd but I like being outdoors and actually spend time outside. One thing that rarely stops me is the weather. Because of this I can end up outside in the rain or during a blizzard. This is a big reason I only buy archive grade and water resistant inks and papers. I’m also “me” and I’m usually good for rising to “hold my beer” moments that won’t result in another trip to the hospital trauma ward. [Read More]

Soap Updates

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted about my soap preferences. My previous supplier went weird politically and seems to be forever out of stock on the soaps I use to get clean. I had to find an alternative. Enter Chagrin Valley Soap and Salve (link). They really saved me when it comes to bar soap and have become my primary source of soap over the last ~9-12 months. Currently I’m using the following products and I cannot complain. [Read More]