I love this post from Chris Bowler. In the past 6-ish months, I’ve found myself in a similar mode. I’ve always wanted my task list to be digital. I’ve wanted it available on all of my various platforms synced through the cloud. For a while, I was an avid Things user. I’ve also experimented with Trello (I still use it as sort of a long term “issue tracker”).

But late last year, when I discovered the Bullet Journal system, I decided to dive in. There’s just something about picking up a pen and writing physically that connects with my brain more. I more like I know what I have to do, and I feel more accomplished when I can check something off.

I don’t subscribe religiously to every little bit, but I think you have to find what works for you. I’d like to put more notes and events in to log myself. I’ve also been playing a bit with the Omnifocus 2 beta for keeping track of longer term tasks. But for managing my day to day, having a pen and a notebook has been fantastic.

The original story is here. Linking to Gruber because he links to an Obama quote. This was one thing I thought Obama would nail, and this administration has completely failed us. The FCC is trying to destroy the internet.

I’ve listened to this podcast and then watched the video. It was so good I had to hear it twice. I’d never heard most of these guys before, but I immediately went and followed them on Twitter and on their blogs.

Do yourself a favor. Take an hour and watch.

Good gosh this whole article. Especially love this bit…

I’ve had many occasions to observe that an individual’s position on the policy question turns out to be a flawed proxy for his or her attitude toward gays and lesbians. Gay-marriage supporters may have been more likely to be tolerant of gays. But I encountered people who’d say things like, “Look, I don’t want gays looking at me in the shower at the gym, but why should I care if they want to marry each other?” And I also encountered gay-marriage opponents who were, apart from opposing marriage equality, model parents to gay sons or daughters, exceptionally supportive to gay friends, and wonderful bosses to gay subordinates. This will seem perfectly rational to some readers and weirdly inconsistent to others. (For the latter, note that people are often weirdly inconsistent.)