People carrying fishing poles walk along a stone jetty, small against the sky.

What Remains of That Digital Declutter

Back in March I started a digital declutter. There are lots of posts about how those things start, but not many about how it’s going. These are some things I have been doing that have helped me feel more focused and intentional.

May 28, 2022
Bowls and cups stacked in a window on a wooden sill.

Notes on a digital declutter

I put some thought into how to apply digital minimalism. This is due for a rewrite and update, but it might spark some thought for people considering how to take a step back and clean out their digital closets.

February 9, 2022
A dark and distorted sunrise picture of Mt. Hood in silhouette.

Early riser tips skimmed from a collection of articles

The tips that actually seem to help if you’re trying to adopt an early riser habit.

January 6, 2020
A picture of an iPhone

org-mode In Your Pocket Is a GNU-Shaped Devil

If the iPhone has helped me accomplish one thing, it has probably been to make it easier for me to stay away from Emacs. It works like this: It is not controversial to assert that Emacs is an environment all its own. You can find libraries and packages that allow Emacs to acknowledge and talk to outside environments, so it’s not a closed environment, but it’s different enough that there’s some fiddling involved to get it chatting with the outside world....

February 3, 2010

Predominantly Inattentive

I meant to start with as clean a slate as possible when I moved this site over and left a bunch of entries behind. At the same time, I wasn’t sure how “clean” clean needed to be. An entry I decided to keep linked to this one, which I hadn’t considered keeping, so I’m bringing it over with light edits. So, I’ve got ADHD. Before going much further, and so the terms are established, when I say “ADHD” I’m going by the DSM-IV’s definition, which does not distinguish between “ADHD,” “ADD,” and “Adult ADD,” but rather puts everything under “ADHD” then breaks that down into three classes:...

January 13, 2009