The Book Stalker – Rands figures you out by your bookshelf:
Where’s your bookshelf? It’s this awkward moment whenever I first walk into your home. Where is it? Everyone has one. It might not be huge. It might be hidden in a closet, but in decades of meeting new people, I’ve never failed in finding one and when I do I consume it.
Here’s mine from almost two years ago (plus more):
I’ve since expanded to two shelves and look forward to the day when I can devote a whole wall to just reading. As I often tell myself as I sit down to start, “reading is the best”.
Evacuate? In our moment of triumph? I think you overestimate their chances.
OK, maybe that’s Grand Moff Tarkin. Either way, I’m considering this my birthday present from John Gruber.
Vintage Dharma Initiative Ads. Very excellent.
EventBox. It’s a great idea – roll all the social/distracting applications in your life into one app so you can close it when it comes time to focus. Yesterday, I decided to give it a go.
I quickly felt that perhaps it was not for me. I think it comes down to posture – how is the app intended to be used? I’ve been using Twitterific and NetNewsWire for quite some time (5+ years in the case of the latter), so let’s compare with their posture:
* NetNewsWire is meant to scan feeds, collect the interesting stuff, read it, repeat
* Twitterific is (beautifully) optimized for scan tweets, reply to a few, post occasionally
* EventBox seems to encourage scanning things, handling the occasional item _in-situ_, and sending the interesting stuff to your browser
I’m not saying that EventBox’s posture is wrong; it’s just different. I’m going to stick with it for a few days and see how I feel about it.
I would do the same thing. Brought to you by Alan Francis.
By far, I’ve found al3x’s Rules for Computing Happiness the most insightful and closest to my own “aesthetic”, as it were. It’s worth regular review, which is why I’m bringing it up right now.
See also, Workflow Voyeurism.