One of the part time jobs I held while an undergrad was working for Texas Pardons and Paroles. It was basically a data entry position and possibly the best part time gig I’ve ever had. Not because of what I did–the details aren’t important right now–but because of the shift. I worked Friday and Saturday night from […]
Week in Review: March 23-29
I Am Tired; I Am Weary; I Could Sleep for a Thousand Years
Where Have All the Cowboys Gone? And Where Did They Take My Password?
While I understand the purpose of security questions, how they’re useful as a small hurdle to someone stealing your whatever, I’m not really a fan. Mostly, I feel that the questions are too generic, like if I can remember the answer (what was your high school mascot), it isn’t hard for someone else to find […]
On Wednesday and Ennui: Is Every Day Hump Day?
A Case for Mindfulness: Leaving for Work Forever
Week in review: March 16-22
Thoughts from Theo: Let’s Bring in the Sky
The other day Theo and I were heading inside after a nice time playing in the backyard. We were gathering all the toys that we didn’t want to leave in the elements (stuffed animals, wooden cars, etc.), and I asked him, “What else should we bring inside?” His response: “The sky.” The kid has some pretty […]
Comments and Listening: How to Show You’re Not Paying Attention
Do you ever find yourself reading through the comments on a YouTube video or blog post? Sometimes I feel like every other comment should start with, “I didn’t actually watch your video, but…” because so many commenters (even excluding those that are clearly spam) don’t seem to have been looking at the same content I […]
On Notifications and Productivity: Hint, They’re Not Peanut Butter and Jelly
What sound does your computer make when you receive an email? Your phone, does it vibrate, play a little melody (are you still rocking out to an mp3 ringtone)? Can you hear that sound in your mind right now? Whatever the sound is for you, it likely elicits a Pavlovian response, a slight dopamine boost […]