Just when you thought your headache would kill you, you grimly look around your room and you hear a sound: *Ping* At the time this gets posted by a friendly robot, even those of you trying to recolonize Howland Island (at UTC-12!) are welcoming the new year. If you’re reading this, you made it out… Continue reading Ping

The Real Reason You Need to Turn Off Your Cell Phone on Airplanes

Newsflash: Keeping your cell phone on during flights won’t make the plane crash. It won’t make the world explode. It won’t cause danger to you or any bystanders. And still it has been prohibited since the early 1990s. This could change now. From all I can tell, it looks like the days of cell phone-free… Continue reading The Real Reason You Need to Turn Off Your Cell Phone on Airplanes


David D. Cain on how the person you used to be still tells you what to do: [We tend to] view our own beliefs as if they are real knowledge. I hadn’t realized how crusty and obsolete my impression of “dance music” was. In reality, since I’d last actively considered it, the sun had risen… Continue reading Yesteryou

Not Lazy. Not Procrastinating. Idle.

When doing my research for Productive Anywhere, I had the chance to interview Raam Dev, who is currently traveling around the United States, embracing a slower pace of life, writing, and deliberately living on a small budget. After finishing the interview, we talked a bit more about our observations and experiences within the work-fetishizing Western… Continue reading Not Lazy. Not Procrastinating. Idle.