43 Folders

Back to Work

Merlin’s weekly podcast with Dan Benjamin. We talk about creativity, independence, and making things you love.

Join us via RSS, iTunes, or at 5by5.tv.

”What’s 43 Folders?”
43Folders.com is Merlin Mann’s website about finding the time and attention to do your best creative work.

Ten plus Two Times Five

Today, I read Procrastination hack: ?(10+2)*5?. I liked the concept!

But syncing myself to a alarm? Urgh. Painful stuff. I hate buzzers.

So I invoked the power of Open Source: I fired up Hydrogen, a drum machine.

I laid down 12 minutes of beats; the beats synchronise you to the hack.

I call it Ten Plus Two - Version One. Download it. Play it in a loop.

The beat track itself is a hack. And if you people like it, I'll make a better one.

Hell, I'll make a better one anyway. Why? It works for me!


nansense's picture

10 + 2 * 5...

10 + 2 * 5 has really helped me break through chaotic or stalled days, but I've just done it by glancing at the clock on my computer or phone. How dull can you get?

How much more inspiring it would be to work to a beat! I must try this!




An Oblique Strategy:
Honor thy error as a hidden intention


Subscribe with Google Reader

Subscribe on Netvibes

Add to Technorati Favorites

Subscribe on Pageflakes

Add RSS feed

The Podcast Feed


Merlin used to crank. He’s not cranking any more.

This is an essay about family, priorities, and Shakey’s Pizza, and it’s probably the best thing he’s written. »

Scared Shitless

Merlin’s scared. You’re scared. Everybody is scared.

This is the video of Merlin’s keynote at Webstock 2011. The one where he cried. You should watch it. »