Mining for Gems

Over the weekend I started listening to the audio version of “The Five Elements of Effective Thinking” (click here for the non-audible version), which I highly recommend. There is a ton to digest, but I’ve already started to implement some…

Standing Desk

I’ve been toying around with the idea and implementation of a standing desk for some time. Inspired by my friend Ben Lew and having read a couple articles (like this one) about the benefits of standing and working I’ve been…

21times Hacker News Sneak Peek

November 1st we launched an early version of our new project 21times.org. Some members of the Hacker News community committed to launching an application by the end of November as an effort to fight off procrastination and get their projects…

My Departure From Twitter

On May 22nd, 2007 at 5:35pm I posted my first Tweet. After fighting it for awhile and finally being convinced by my friend Gordon Brander (@gordonbrander) I decided to start using Twitter as a way to network. And thus began…

Ryan on the baggage of failure

Life is driven by entropy, and is always tending towards a state of disorder, but you can put energy into your life and fight that trend. We’ve all failed and had setbacks. Don’t let that baggage drag you down into…