I remember seeing the pseudo-trailer / ad for this film during the Superbowl a few years back. Given that I had seen Cloverfield a couple of years previously and liked it, I inevitably thought this was a sequel that maybe I would want to check out.
The trailer was more confusing than anything. It didn’t give anything away which I wish the industry would go back to doing much much more.
If there is one thing that I am always reminded of as I go through life, it’s something that a co-worker told me when I was about 25. It’s the one piece of advice I would love for young people to consider.
I have no idea what we were talking about but my co-worker JD said, “you are 25. Trust me, you think you know everything but you don’t know shit.”
As a geek that likes to find new apps to make my life easier, I tend to think of the big ones – Slack, Evernote, OmniFocus. Secondarily, I think of Fantastical, Overcast, Streaks, and Due.
One that I use daily and love yet gets overlooked is a little thingby called PopClip. It gets overlooked because it’s just a part of your normal workflow. It’s not an app that you have to open to use. PopClip provides you options to use when you select any text on your Mac.
Here’s are two simple scenarios, with and without PopClip.
I have the type of personality where I feel uncomfortable if someone pays for something for me out of their generosity. Dinner is the most common of these situations. I always feel like that needs to even out and I don’t like the feeling that I owe someone.
My old boss used to say “it’s better that I owe you than cheat you out” and although that is true, neither option makes me feel any good.
Similarly, I always felt that if you did something nice for someone, they should at least acknowledge it because I would always feel the need to thank someone for the smallest thing like letting you cut in line while driving. How hard is a simple hand gesture?
When someone didn’t acknowledge my nicety, it irked me. Didn’t their mom teach them any manners?
One day, I found myself in the bookstore and stumbled across a book called The Go-Giver. I have no idea why I picked it up. After skimming the first chapter, I ended up buying it.
About a year ago, I purged a ton of email newsletters I was getting. Some were ok; some were useless. I became to hate email and needed to minimize where I could. I would guestimate that I got rid of about 85% of all newsletters, which includes those from various stores that were only trying to sell me something. I must say that it’s a great feeling.
Since my purge, I have subscribed to a few new ones that I do look forward to receiving, most notably, The Goodnewsletter.