Post written by SysBots. Follow me on Twitter. I’ve declared independence from email. After more than 15 years of dealing with email, of checking email multiple times a day, of responding over and over throughout the day, of deleting spam and unsubscribing from newsletters and… Read More »Killing Email: How and Why I Ditched My Inbox
By SysBots I recently read a travel tip from someone who reminds himself that “killing time is a sin”, and so makes the most use of every bit of downtime, even on an airplane: “read a good book, learn a new language with Rosetta Stone,… Read More »Why Killing Time Isn’t a Sin
Post written by SysBots. Eva and I and our five kids (the sixth is in college) just got back from a 4-day trip to gorgeous San Diego, and instead of being exhausted from wearying travel, we came back with smiles on our faces. This is… Read More »Teaching Kids to Pack Ultralight
Post written by SysBots. Kids in today’s school system are not being prepared well for tomorrow’s world. As someone who went from the corporate world and then the government world to the ever-changing online world, I know how the world of yesterday is rapidly becoming… Read More »9 Essential Skills Kids Should Learn
By SysBots I’m creating a habit app, and I need your help. It’s just a web app for now, and it’s already in its beta testing phase. It’s called Habit Zen, and (eventually) it will be the first app to really help people overcome resistance… Read More »Help Me by Funding My Habit App on Kickstarter!
By SysBots As I get closer to the goal for my Habit Zen app on Kickstarter, I’ve decided to add a new bonus reward: a video course on dealing with life struggles. (Update: the campaign is over, and was successful!) It’s for anyone who is… Read More »Kickstarter Bonus: Dealing with Struggles Video Course
By SysBots When I published the Simple Living Manifesto last week, I mentioned the concept of “enough”. It’s one of the most important concepts in simplifying your life, and in frugality. We often want more than we have now. More money, more gadgets, better furniture,… Read More »Key Question: How Much Is Enough?
By SysBots Yesterday I cleaned my house a little, tidying up, cleaning the bathroom a little, cleaning the kitchen, and generally making the place look nice. It is simply beautiful. There is a tremendous pleasure I get in being able to relax in a clean… Read More »Keeping a stress-free, clean house