About ten years ago — at a Container Store of all places — I found the most amazing little wooden box. It wasn’t fancy or decorative or ornamental. It didn’t have any special features or hidden compartments. It was a simple flip-top wooden box, described as “a recipe box.” At the time, I lived my … Continue reading A Laser Cut Index Card Box
I had never gotten to the end of a pocket notebook before it totally crumbled apart. Until today.
As you may know, I like pen-and-paper for taking notes. It is a little more quick and freeform than using the phone. Remove phone from pocket. Wake up. Enter passcode. Go to home screen. Find app. Launch app. Start ‘new’ note. What was I going to note, again? A Space Pen in one pocket and … Continue reading Field Notes: Expedition Edition
This blog post is a mirror of the Hipster PDA Exercise Card page. Please go there to leave comments. I started the Hundred Pushups and Two-Hundred Situps (technically, crunches) programs a while back. Although it took a couple of attempts, I finally “finished” them — that is, I got up past 100 pushups and 200 … Continue reading Hipster Exercise
A while back, I made a Scrabble “cheat sheet” that fit in the standard Hipster PDA 3×5 index card format. I used it for a few weeks, both in playing the Scrabble board game and Words With Friends. Unfortunately, it never quite worked the way I wanted it to. A couple of weeks ago, I updated … Continue reading The Hipster PDA Scrabble cheat sheet (v2.0)
Background I have talked about my relationship with the Hipster PDA for years. It is a sort of love/hate thing. I find that the basics are invaluable. I really love all the beautiful little templates and forms that people have made for the 3″ x 5″ form factor. Alas, I find that most — if … Continue reading Netninja site changes: Hipster PDA & Code
The other night, @verso tweeted a question about running a little wiki on a home file server. I responded with TiddlyWiki, which is a whole wiki contained in a single HTML file. It actually may or may not fulfill her needs, since there are huge concurrency and remote access issues — it’s designed to be … Continue reading Wikis and notepads and text files, oh my!
A little over two years ago, back when the iPhone SDK consisted of “here, kid, here’s a text editor, now go away and make yourself a nice little web page, and quit botherin’ me,” I quickly hacked together a little web control panel and called it Phonemarks. It ran, and continues to run in some … Continue reading Netninja Mobile, now with sudoku
Well, I’m back down to inbox zero again. I’ve been at inbox 2 for several months, mainly because of trouble-tickets I opened (and were quickly fixed) for stuff related to moving Kim’s email from Dreamhost (our web host) to Google Apps for Domains as part of her shutdown. They were mainly placeholders to remind me … Continue reading Inbox Zero again
Something I forgot to post a week or two ago: some Hipster PDA “hanging envelopes” that I made for work and released as a PDF. Basically, it is a thin envelope that you can stick to the wall (with something low-profile like tape or poster putty–thumbtacks may not work.) They’re great for TODO lists and … Continue reading Hipster PDA TODO Envelopes