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Consoles that won’t die: The Commodore 64

Hemingway on Writing, Knowledge, and the Dangers of Ego

<i>“Writing, at its best, is a lonely life,”</i> <b>Hemingway</b> proclaimed in his short and memorable 1954 Nobel acceptance speech. In <b>Death in the Afternoon</b> (<i>public library</i>) — Hemingway’s exquisite 1932 meditation on the tradition of bullfighting, “the emotional and spiritual intensity and pure classic beauty” …

Thomas Edison, Power-Napper: The Great Inventor on Sleep and Success

It took <b>Thomas Edison</b> superhuman feats of biology to fuel his astoundingly ambitious to-do list. He reportedly slept a mere three to four hours at night, “regarding sleep as a waste of time, ‘a heritage from our cave days,'” as James Maas tells us in his 1997 productivity bestseller <i>Power Sleep</i></i> …

My Modern Marriage – Medium

Having a Premature Baby Turned Me Into a Lunatic<p>Having a Premature Baby Turned Me Into a LunaticPlease wash your hands before reading this …

Stop working (so hard)

<i>(Pssst! I just released a book on building communities & how I work.</i> <i>I’d be thrilled for you to check it out</i><i>.)</i><p>I’m currently working the fewest hours …

Vladimir Nabokov on What Makes a Good Reader

<i>“All attempts at gaining literary polish must begin with judicious reading,”</i> H.P. Lovecraft advised aspiring writers. We’ve already seen that reading is a learned skill and an optimizable technique, and that non-reading is as important an intellectual choice as reading itself, so it follows that …

Measuring What Matters: How To Pick A Good Metric

The No-Brainer Secret to Success: High Margins

It seems like such an obvious thing to say that I’m a little embarrassed to be writing about it. But young entrepreneurs — including myself at one …

Goodbye Ugly Forums! Moot Is A Flexible And Modern Platform For Online Discussion (And It’s Free)

Moot, a startup offering a new take on commenting and forums, is launching today after three and a half years of development with the goal of bringing these key pieces of Internet discussion into the modern era. Unlike many of the options for online discussion that exist today, Moot is designed to …