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Last Updated: 2023-10-26


2023




2023-10-26: Journal Entry โ€“ 008

2023-10-12: What Ultimately Gives You Freedom And Well-being In This World

2023-09-12: STOP, You're Training Your Biceps Wrong! | ATHLEAN-X

2023-08-30: The Akrasia Effect: Why We Donโ€™t Follow Through on What We Set Out to Do and What to Do About It | James Clear

2023-08-15: Distraction Has Always Been With Us

2023-08-01: Living a Simple and Quiet Christian Life | Alex Wilson

2023-07-03: Thoughts on The Rings Of Power Pilot Episode

2023-05-23: Journal Entry โ€“ 007

2023-04-27: 3 Big Problems With Direct Injection Engines (Gasoline) | Engineering Explained

2023-04-19: On Re-reading A Book

2023-02-21: Digital Declutter 2023

2023-02-19: 5 Signs You MIGHT Be Fake Rich | The Table With AO

2023-02-13: Wonder: Light from Light | Word on Fire

2023-01-26: Journal Entry โ€“ 006

2022




2022-12-21: WOF 3485: The Power of Mimetic Desire with Luke Burgis | The Word On Fire Show

2022-12-07: Journal Entry โ€“ 005

2022-11-16: You Canโ€™t Take It With You โ€“ Bishop Barron's Sunday Sermon

2022-11-08: The Five Whys Technique

2022-10-25: Digital Minimalism w/ Wisephone Creators Chris Kaspar & Jon Lentz | Pints with Aquinas

2022-10-19: Journal Entry โ€“ 004

2022-10-06: Lingering on Positive Moments with a Journal

2022-10-05: Music Log โ€“ 039 | Acoustic Performances from Shinedown and Heartist ๐ŸŽต

2022-09-18: Journal Entry โ€“ 003 | On Digital Gardens

2022-08-31: No, you wonโ€™t make time. Because you canโ€™t. | writing.fm

2022-08-25: Just Let It Go

2022-08-05: Journal Entry โ€“ 002

2022-08-01: On Managing My To-Read List

2022-06-30: The Kalam Cosmological Argument

2022-06-23: Nothing Beats Driving a Paid Off Car

2022-05-05: Fifteen Minutes a Day to Read

2022-03-01: Digital Declutter 2022

2022-02-23: The human skills we need in an unpredictable world | Margaret Heffernan

2022-02-20: Fighting Infomania: Why 80% of Your Reading is a Waste of Time | Nat Eliason

2022-01-04: The Simple Things In Life Bring The Greatest Joy

2021




2021-12-31: Journal Entry โ€“ 001

2021-12-11: Thoughts on Season 1 of The Chosen

2021-11-07: If You Have Time To Do X, You Have Time To Do Y

2021-09-17: Music Log โ€“ 038 | Mayonnaise Alt-Rock Covers ๐ŸŽต

2021-09-06: Notes on Blindness | Peter Middleton and James Spinney

2021-08-30: Why The Constant Need To Document Our Lives Online?

2021-08-16: The Secret Power of โ€˜Read It Laterโ€™ Apps | Tiago Forte

2021-08-05: Why I Write My Thoughts Down

2021-07-27: The Secret to Better Habits in 2021 | Ryan Holiday

2021-07-25: Driving 48 States in Two Mazda FD RX7s | Gears and Gasoline

2021-07-21: 30 Years of Anime | yumeippai

2021-07-12: Davin: I can see the weather. I think...

2021-07-05: Am I Called to Be a Prophet?

2021-05-25: It's Okay to Not Have Anything to Blog or Write About

2021-05-24: Thoughts on Shadow and Bone

2021-05-05: You're Not Alone

2021-04-25: New Dev Blog on Write.as

2021-04-21: How do we know Jesus rose from the dead? | Bishop Barron

2021-04-10: Trading Blogging for Family Time

2021-04-08: The Pivotal Players: St. Ignatius of Loyola โ€“ The Founder

2021-04-05: Weeknotes โ€“ 019

2021-04-04: Happy Easter Sunday

2021-03-21: Digital Declutter Rules for Lent 2021

2021-03-16: Three Habits to Get the Most Out of Lent | Bishop Barron

2021-03-15: One-Touch to Inbox Zero: How I Spend 17 Minutes Per Day on Email | Tiago Forte

2021-03-15: Weeknotes โ€“ 018

2021-03-08: Weeknotes โ€“ 017

2021-03-01: Weeknotes โ€“ 016

2021-02-21: Weeknotes โ€“ 015

2021-02-14: Weeknotes โ€“ 014

2021-02-12: Music Log โ€“ 037 | The Story of 'Last Resort' by Papa Roach ๐ŸŽต

2021-02-08: Weeknotes โ€“ 013

2021-01-31: Weeknotes โ€“ 012

2021-01-25: Weeknotes โ€“ 011

2021-01-18: Weeknotes โ€“ 010

2021-01-15: How to Customize the Footer on a Write.as Website

2021-01-11: Weeknotes โ€“ 009

2021-01-10: The Great Cholesterol Myth: Why Lowering Your Cholesterol Won't Prevent Heart Disease by Jonny Bowden and Stephen Sinatra

2021-01-04: Weeknotes โ€“ 008

2021-01-01: You Can't Shape Your Future, If You Don't Know Your Past

2020




2020-12-28: Weeknotes โ€“ 007

2020-12-24: This is what we celebrate before all else...

2020-12-21: Weeknotes โ€“ 006

2020-12-19: 2020 Mazda CX-5 First Impressions

2020-12-16: Stab a Book, the Book Won't Die | Craig Mod

2020-12-14: Weeknotes โ€“ 005

2020-12-11: Great Sounding Affordable Headphones

2020-12-06: Weeknotes โ€“ 004

2020-11-30: Weeknotes โ€“ 003

2020-11-23: Weeknotes โ€“ 002

2020-11-16: Weeknotes โ€“ 001

2020-11-10: Maybe A Digital Garden Was What I Intended To Create In The First Place?

2020-11-04: The Mass Explained

2020-10-25: There it is again. That feeling of dread....

2020-10-25: It is Jesus in fact that you seek...

2020-10-23: Music Log โ€“ 036 | Songs from A Day To Remember and Beartooth ๐ŸŽต

2020-10-22: New Search App And Some More Updates

2020-10-21: Sometimes Itโ€™s the Things We Leave Out | Dan Erickson

2020-10-20: Some Changes After My Second Digital Declutter

2020-09-20: Digital Declutter Rules v2.0

2020-09-16: I Feel A Burnout Coming And I Need A Break

2020-09-13: Music Log โ€“ 035 | Music from Dave and Lauren Moore ๐ŸŽต

2020-09-12: Bookmarks: 2020-09-12

2020-09-11: Music Log โ€“ 034 | Rock Covers from Our Last Night and SYCAMOUR ๐ŸŽต

2020-09-09: Ignatian Detachment | Bishop Barron

2020-09-07: Experiment Log โ€“ 007 | Reduce Smartphone Usage with an Apple Watch

2020-09-04: Love and Mercy | Izak (Poetics of Prayer)

2020-08-29: Is the Electrical/Digital World Really Natural? | Dan Erickson

2020-08-28: How to Have the Best Week Ever | Ryan Holiday

2020-08-27: When COVID Cancelled My Plans, God Showed Up in A Scarf | Jake Braithwaite, SJ

2020-08-25: How to read more books | Christian Jarrett

2020-08-24: How to Focus in the Age of Distraction | deprocrastination.co

2020-08-21: Music Log โ€“ 033 | Songs from A Day To Remember and In Stereo ๐ŸŽต

2020-08-20: How to raise a resilient child | Judith Locke

2020-08-18: Full Emoji List | Unicode.org

2020-08-18: How to Change Order of Write.as Pinned Pages

2020-08-17: Modern CSS Techniques To Improve Legibility | Edoardo Cavazza (Smashing Magazine)

2020-08-16: Static Archive Page

2020-08-04: Equalizer Settings | Bose Soundsport Wired

2020-07-31: Music Log โ€“ 032 | Music from The Piano Guys

2020-07-30: Comments on: The Quiet | Brandon's Journal

2020-07-26: 2013 Mazdaspeed3 โ€“ Cold Start

2020-07-24: Excalidraw

2020-07-20: Emoji Unicode Reference | w3schools

2020-07-16: WOF 240: Science was Born of Christianity | Dr. Stacy Trasancos

2020-07-14: What a 16th-Century Mystic Can Teach Us About Making Good Decisions | Annmarie Cano

2020-07-13: Notebooks Are Distraction Free

2020-07-07: Thoughts on Season 1 of Messiah

2020-07-06: Itโ€™s Not Enough to Be Rightโ€”You Also Have to Be Kind | Ryan Holiday

2020-07-04: COVID-19 Activity-Risk Infographic

2020-07-01: Read This Twice

2020-07-01: Elevator.js | Tim Holman

2020-06-26: Music Log โ€“ 031 | Songs from Volbeat and Honor Society

2020-06-25: On Social Media and Character | Cal Newport

2020-06-24: All You Have to Offer is Yourself

2020-06-23: Blog Post Navigation using JavaScript | Part 2

2020-06-22: Unhappiness | Random Notes (Scott Nesbitt)

2020-06-21: Dads

2020-06-19: Blog Post Navigation using JavaScript | Part 1

2020-06-19: Comments on: Elite Dangerous | Brandon's Journal

2020-06-18: The Facebook Dilemma | Frontline (PBS)

2020-06-15: Thoughts on Season 1 of The Witcher

2020-06-12: Music Log โ€“ 030 | Songs from Mondo Cozmo and Tenth Avenue North

2020-06-10: An Echo of Things to Come by James Islington

2020-06-05: Music Log โ€“ 029 | Music from The Piano Guys

2020-06-03: The Word on Fire Bible | The Gospels

2020-06-02: enthusiasts and nerds and hobbyists | Rebecca Toh

2020-06-01: 5 Ways to Build Resilience and Conquer Adversity | Mark Manson

2020-05-31: Tips for Working with Production Databases

2020-05-29: Music Log โ€“ 027 | Songs from My Chemical Romance and Everclear

2020-05-28: Say goodbye to the information age: itโ€™s all about reputation now | Gloria Origgi

2020-05-26: Didn't Even Get To Say Goodbye | Mikala Albertson

2020-05-21: Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual by Jocko Willink

2020-05-17: The Sacraments Episode 1 | Bishop Barron

2020-05-13: Dirty Daveโ€™s Poweruser Tips | David Blue

2020-05-11: Thoughts on Inside Bill's Brain: Decoding Bill Gates

2020-05-06: It didnโ€™t have to be this way | Silvia Camporesi

2020-05-05: How do you use the internet mindfully? | The Creative Independent

2020-05-03: Good Books

2020-05-01: Why so many of the worldโ€™s oldest companies are in Japan | Bryan Lufkin

2020-04-30: The Relation of Violent Video Games to Adolescent Aggression | Rong Shao and Yunqiang Wang

2020-04-29: Where is God in all of this?

2020-04-28: Experiment Log โ€“ 006 | Weekly Planning using Digital Tools Results

2020-04-25: How dystopian narratives can incite real-world radicalism | Calvert Jones, Celia Paris

2020-04-24: Music Log โ€“ 026 | Songs from Dream State, Mayday Parade and Our Last Night

2020-04-21: Bishop Barron on the Coronavirus, Catastrophe, and Contingency

2020-04-19: The Church is the People

2020-04-19: How to Embed Responsive YouTube Videos on Write.as

2020-04-17: Music Log โ€“ 025 | Finch

2020-04-15: Stay Inspired. Stay Home.

2020-04-09: Reflection On: Consumption Vs Production

2020-04-08: Music Log โ€“ 024 | Songs from As It Is and FM Static

2020-03-30: A Little Book of Japanese Contentments by Erin Niimi Longhurst, Ryo Takemasa

2020-03-27: Music Log โ€“ 023 | Songs from Last Winter and Take Cover

2020-03-24: Music Log โ€“ 022 | Songs from A Day to Remember, Puddle of Mudd and Papa Roach

2020-03-20: Music Log โ€“ 021 | Songs from Skillet and Red

2020-03-09: Coronavirus (COVID-19): What a Pediatrician Wants You to Know | Elisa Song, MD

2020-03-08: The Simple Path to Wealth by JL Collins

2020-03-06: On Writing | Rebecca Toh and Colin Walker

2020-03-04: Read.Write.As Responses โ€“ 20200304

2020-03-03: On Parenting Series | Daniel Rose

2020-02-29: A game of Tiny Epic Galaxies with the...

2020-02-29: Experiment Log โ€“ 006 | Weekly Planning using Digital Tools

2020-02-21: Music Log โ€“ 020 | Songs from Rev Theory and Creed

2020-02-21: A Not-So-Radical Proposal for Your Lenten Season: Do Nothing | Jake Braithwaite, SJ

2020-02-20: Guidelines For Use Of New Facebook Account

2020-02-19: Boredom is but a window to a sunny day beyond the gloom | Neel Burton

2020-02-19: Why I Created a New Facebook Account

2020-02-17: Thoughts on NBA All-Star 2020 Weekend

2020-02-14: Music Log โ€“ 019

2020-02-12: Power vs Torque, a Cars 1 Analogy

2020-02-12: Reunited with a Quaint, Wankel-Powered Friend | Honk

2020-02-10: Kobe Bryant and the Three-Point Lesson of His Life | Word on Fire

2020-02-07: Music Log โ€“ 018

2020-02-05: Small Ball Lineups are the future of the NBA

2020-02-04: Avast Antivirus Is Shutting Down Its Data Collection Arm, Effective Immediately | Vice

2020-02-04: Stayed up to watch Cars 3, then Cars...

2020-02-03: Experiment Log โ€“ 005 | Weekly Planning Results

2020-01-29: Why You Should Quit the News | Mark Manson

2020-01-24: Music Log โ€“ 017

2020-01-22: Single Responsibility Principle

2020-01-19: Mazdaspeed3 Clutch Replacement

2020-01-17: Music Log โ€“ 016

2020-01-14: Why We Have Road Rage and How to Combat It | The Simple Dollar

2020-01-13: Get Your First Pull-up Or Chin-up! 30-Day Pull up Progression Plan | Nerd Fitness

2020-01-10: Music Log โ€“ 015 | The Cranberries

2020-01-09: Possessed โ€“ Why We Want More Than We Need | Bruce Hood

2020-01-08: Iโ€™m a Writer, Not a Blogger, Jim! | Dan Erickson

2020-01-08: I Conquer Evil When I Watch Basketball | Jake Braithwaite, SJ

2020-01-07: Experiment Log โ€“ 005 | Weekly Planning

2020-01-07: How to reduce digital distractions: advice from medieval monks | Jamie Kreiner

2020-01-06: My first weekly spread on my bullet journal....

2020-01-06: 16 Ways to Become a Better Man in the New Year | Art of Manliness

2020-01-03: Podcast #119: Why Fathers Matter With Paul Raeburn | Art of Manliness

2020-01-02: Updates: Unpinning Pages

2020-01-01: Board game night with the family. 7 Wonders...

2019




2019-12-31: 2020 Performance Car of the Year | Road & Track

2019-12-31: Music Log โ€“ My Top Songs of 2019

2019-12-30: Experiment Log โ€“ 004 | Two Weeks Without A Fitbit Results

2019-12-30: To Upgrade Your Leisure, Downgrade Your Phone | Cal Newport

2019-12-24: Restricting Use of Browser on iPhone

2019-12-20: Music Log โ€“ Christmas 2019

2019-12-20: Please for the love of Blarg, Start a Blog | Jay Springett

2019-12-16: Top 50 Rock Songs of 2019

2019-12-16: Experiment Log โ€“ 004 | Two Weeks Without A Fitbit

2019-12-14: Make sure you are happy in real life, not just in social media

2019-12-09: Bishop Barron โ€“ Using YouTube & Social Media to Demystify Christianity & God | Mind Pump Podcast

2019-12-09: What did it feel like to be happy with just a balloon?

2019-12-08: Experiment Log โ€“ 003 | Disabling Stats Link Results

2019-12-06: Workaround for Spotify Shuffle Play Issue

2019-12-02: The Uncomfortable Conversation | Sam Smith

2019-12-01: Experiment Log โ€“ 001 Results

2019-11-29: Music Log โ€“ 028 | Falling in Reverse Part 2

2019-11-27: Just Like Old Times

2019-11-22: We Havenโ€™t Seen Anyone Like Luka Doncic Since LeBron James | Jared Dubin

2019-11-22: How seeing snakes in the grass helped primates to evolve | Lynne A Isbell

2019-11-22: Civilization VI Xbox One Review | Windows Central

2019-11-21: 5-Hour Workdays? 4-Day Workweeks? Yes, Please | Cal Newport

2019-11-20: Awesome Mental Health | dreamingechoes

2019-11-19: I Will Eventually Figure It Out

2019-11-18: How I Know I'm Writing To An AudienceI...

2019-11-17: Live Life The Best You Can

2019-11-15: Experiment Log โ€“ 003 | Disabling Stats Link

2019-11-15: Experiment Log โ€“ 002 | Hiding Post Views Results

2019-11-14: On What You Don't Own | Scott Nesbitt

2019-11-13: Public Instagram Account Deactivated

2019-11-13: Equalizer Settings | Audio Technica ATH-M50

2019-11-12: Deactivating Public Instagram Account

2019-11-11: On Comments

2019-11-11: Home

2019-11-08: Music Log โ€“ 014 | Falling in Reverse Part 1

2019-11-08: Experiment Log โ€“ 002 | Hiding Post Views

2019-11-07: Game Log LoTRLCG โ€“ 001

2019-11-06: Writing for Myself

2019-11-06: String Comparisons in C#

2019-11-05: Computer Files Are Going Extinct | Simon Pitt

2019-11-05: Everything is Amazing, But Nothing is Ours | Alex Danco

2019-11-04: Experiment Log โ€“ 001

2019-11-02: On Work

2019-11-02: A writer writes. Always. | jarrett moffatt

2019-11-01: Music Log โ€“ 013

2019-10-29: Everything Is Personal Commentary

2019-10-27: On Respecting The Differences

2019-10-25: Music Log โ€“ 012

2019-10-25: Blogroll

2019-10-24: Write Tests Before Bug Fixes

2019-10-24: Bookmarks

2019-10-23: Always Meet Your Heroes | Speedhunters

2019-10-22: Apple Maps vs Waze

2019-10-19: Mark Manson's The Subtle Art Of Not Giving A #@%!

2019-10-18: Music Log โ€“ 011

2019-10-18: Bring Back Handwriting: Itโ€™s Good for Your Brain | Markham Heid

2019-10-11: Music Log โ€“ 010

2019-10-10: How to Be Thankful For Your Life by Changing Just One Word | James Clear

2019-10-07: Final Thoughts on the 2019 Mazda3 Sedan

2019-10-04: Music Log โ€“ 009

2019-09-28: 2019 Mazda3 Sedan โ€“ First Impressions

2019-09-27: Music Log โ€“ 008

2019-09-22: Why I Stopped Using Facebook โ€“ Reason #3

2019-09-13: Music Log โ€“ 007

2019-09-11: Tom Clancy's Patriot Games

2019-09-09: Use Case for Keeping a Work Journal

2019-09-06: Music Log โ€“ 006

2019-08-30: Music Log โ€“ 005

2019-08-29: The Attention Diet | Mark Manson

2019-08-26: 6 Hours of Sleep Is Not Enough?

2019-08-23: Music Log โ€“ 004

2019-08-23: Pocket Notebooks vs Smartphone for Note-taking

2019-08-20: Goodreads Reading Challenge 2019

2019-08-16: Music Log โ€“ 003

2019-08-06: Back to Middle-Earth with Lord of the Rings LCG

2019-08-03: Formula 1: Drive to Survive First Impressions

2019-08-02: Music Log โ€“ 002

2019-07-26: Music Log โ€“ 001

2019-07-25: Out of Sight, Out of Reach, Out of Mind

2019-07-22: New Beginnings

2019-07-20: Findings from my Digital Declutter

2019-06-18: Digital Declutter Rules v1.0

2019-06-13: How Not to Be Disappointed With Your Friends | Art of Manliness

2019-06-13: Pencil vs Pen on my Bullet Journal

2019-06-06: Aircraft Cabin Noise

2019-06-05: Smartphone Addiction

2019-06-04: Delete Facebook Posts Using Selenium

2019-05-30: Standardizing Titles and Fallout 4 Terminal Entries

2019-05-24: Remember To Do Shoulder Checks When Turning

2019-05-24: Divinity: Original Sin 2 โ€“ Definitive Edition

2019-05-23: Hippocratic Oath for Tech Designers

2019-05-22: Frisson

2019-05-21: Why I Stopped Using Facebook โ€“ Reason #2

2019-05-20: Goodbye Game of Thrones

2019-05-18: Wasteland 2 Is Pretty Good!

2019-05-17: Why I Stopped Using Facebook โ€“ Reason #1

2019-05-16: Seafood Consumption Guide Calculator?

2019-05-11: A Blog Without Comments Is Not A Blog, It's An Online Journal

2019-05-06: How I Find Extra Time To Play Video Games

2019-04-27: Played more Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 today. Such...

2019-04-26: Trying out Write.as as an Alternative to my Gaming Journal/Blog

2019-04-22: How I Stopped Apple Music From Auto-playing In My Car