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

Lovely monospace font; Proper Star Wars viewing; Free wake-up calls; Here's "The Google"; Mutt GTD; not disturbing Scott

  • Please do not disturb ScottInconsolata - "It is a monospace font, designed for code listings and the like, in print." This has quickly become my new favorite monospace font. It’s kicky, and looks great in TextMate, esp. at larger sizes.
  • Star Wars viewing order (kottke.org) - Veen has wisdom on the proper order for showing your child the Star Wars movies: “Show him Episodes 4 and 5 together and let him know that ‘They find Han - he was ok.’ Leave it at that. Let him experience the later disappointments as we did - all grown up.”
  • Wakerupper.com - Free Wake-up Calls and Telephone Reminders - Get fancy-hotel-like wakeup service for your phone. Optimized for iPhone
  • The Onion: Google Launches ‘The Google’ For Older Adults - "All you have to do to turn the website on is put the little blinking line thing in the cyberspace window at the top of the screen…" (see also)
  • Getting things done with mutt - "Mutt is extremely powerful, but lacks a little when attempting to implement GTD and the ‘Inbox Zero’ concept." Looks like a cool patch.
  • your monkey called - "LIFEHACK: Create a simple but effective 'mood necklace' from freely available materials!"

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Brandon_Leedy's picture

Completely true about "the google"...

My Grandma actually calls it "the google". She keeps asking me to help teach her how to use her computer, but she has already learned it on her own...I think for a lot of older people the tech is just scary...its not tangible, and heaven help us if popups appear on their screen, i have gotten a lot of cell phone calls about those...

And as for Star Wars, always watch them in order of release date...if you don't the kid will wonder why the graphics got worse...but as for the changes made on the dvd versions, how bad is it? I still use my vhs versions...is it really different?




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