Goodbye Google Reader

It's time to bid farewell to Google Reader.  If you haven't found a replacement yet, you have less than 8 hours to do so.  In some ways it's a relief.  I get to bid adieu to the unread feed counts, and I'm taking this opportunity to stop following some of the feeds that were just collecting a large unread count.  As I couldn't decide...

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Get Out Of My Office

I love a good chat but there are times when I don't. One of those times is when I need to get work done.  I work to support my passions and every minute I'm at work longer than I need to be... Read More

Boxer Mail App Update

It's been a week since I started using the Boxer mail app and I don't think I can bear it any longer.  I was hoping to have a better way to triage my work email, but the app...

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Review - JBL Charge

My satisfaction with the earpods while doing projects in the garages or chores around the house had grown stale. The cord kept snagging on the cuff of my shorts when I bent over to pick something up or on various things in the garage or wherever. Read More

New Boxer Mail App

I'm giving the new Boxer app a go. I've moved the native Mail application off my home page and I'm going to try this for a solid week before I decide whether or not I like it. I'll let you guys know what I think in a blog post later. In the meantime I'd recommend at least downloading it now while it is still free. After 100,000 downloads they are flipping the switch to $4.99

Secretly I'm hoping Mailbox will push an update to their app adding Exchange support and Dropbox functionality. I definitely prefer its UI to that of Boxer.

Have iPhone, Will Travel Internationally

If you plan to travel internationally with your data hungry smart phone or other mobile cellular device of choice and you opt NOT to buy a voice and or data plan you will probably want to leave that device off or be prepared to fork over some serious dough to pay for services.

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Don't Say It That Way

I'm going to be honest with you. No. Do NOT say it that way.

When you use that phrase in a conversation my first instinct is to not believe you. It's been my experience that people who are honest do not need to say:

  • Let me be honest with you...
  • To be completely honest...
  • I'm going to be honest...
  • To tell the truth...

I think what most people mean to say is, "I'm not going to hold anything back, here is the whole of what I really think." or "I'm going to lay all my cards on the table." You're trying to convey that what you are about to say is more open than you have been previously.

...or you're going to lie and you're using the "honesty" jargon as a diversion to trick your audience.

Don't confuse discretion with being dishonest. Let's be the kind of honest people that are always honest and do not need to clarify when they are really telling the truth. Make your choice and say what you mean.