DISCUSSED: holiday lizard talk; some benefits of using "Environment" and "Journal" calendars; nostalgia for the Palm family of products in general and Graffiti in particular; responses to listener letters about: finding a "hook" for a new habit, physical media follow-up, HomeKit dinguses, Markdown editors, the joys of the TaskPaper lifestyle, advice on recovering from a disruption, and, finally, some thoughts on the unexpected benefits of disruption.
Links for this episode:
- Brumation Dormant Period in Reptiles
- Amazon.com : Feeding Tongs 15" 2 Pcs Super Thick Stainless Steel Forceps Curved and Straight Snakes, Reptile, Lizards, Gecko, Spider Long Tweezer : Pet Supplies
- Amazon.com : Josh's Frogs Hornworms Habitat Cup (25 Count Cup) : Pet Supplies
- bearded dragon cat friends - Google Search
- Palm VII - Wikipedia
- Graffiti (Palm OS) - Wikipedia
- Doonesbury comic strip on Newton - CHM Revolution
- Amazon.com : Palm V Hand held PDA : Handhelds And Pda Gps Peripherals : Electronics
- Revisiting the Palm Pilot's uncanny alphabet: Design Observer
- The Gadget We Miss: The Palm V - People & Gadgets - Medium
- Wemo Mini WiFi Smart Plug
- Wemo Mini Smart Plug, 2-pack
- The Social Life of Paper | The New Yorker
The solution to our paper problem, they write, is not to use less paper but to keep less paper.
- Mark Text
- Mind Mapping by Tony Buzan, a great effectiveness tool | ToolsHero
- Tony Buzan – Inventor of Mind Mapping
- David Allen (author) - Wikipedia
"Allen was also one of the founders of Actioneer, a company specializing in productivity tools for the PalmPilot."
- Mitch Kapor Introduces Lotus 1-2-3 Spreadsheet Software - YouTube
- The Hacker's Diet - Wikipedia
- Using Drafts 5 Taskpaper with OmniFocus – Rosemary Orchard
- TaskPaper – Plain text to-do lists for Mac
- Take Control of Shortcuts for iOS with Rosemary Orchard's New Book – The Sweet Setup
- Take Control of Shortcuts – Take Control Books
- 5by5 | Back to Work #5: Chigger Bites on the Bus Driver
- 5by5 | Back to Work #7: Vocational Wheel
- Tim Harford — Podcasts
- Tim Harford — Article — Cautionary Tales Ep 7 – Bowie, jazz, and the unplayable piano
- Bowie, Jazz and the Unplayable Piano — Cautionary Tales — Overcast
- Benefits of Forced Experimentation: Striking Evidence from the London Underground Network* | The Quarterly Journal of Economics | Oxford Academic
We show that a strike on the Underground, which forced many commuters to experiment with new routes, brought lasting changes in behavior. This effect is stronger for commuters who live in areas where the Underground map is more distorted, which points to the importance of informational imperfections.
- "A mistake is a Buddhist gift."
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