June 29, 2019

Spending Spree, part 1

The check I deposited this morning is my largest paycheck ever. How quickly can I make it disappear?

June 25, 2019

Using an iPhone as an iPod Shuffle

My old iPhone might not be reliable enough to use as a phone, but it still works as an iPod shuffle.

June 23, 2019

The Hard Problem of Filing

If you want to be organized, you have to have a filing system.

It’s just a matter of numbers. Over the course of a decade, you might have 50 pieces of silverware, 100 pairs of socks . . . but 50,000 papers, cards, letters, receipts, coupons, and other documents. If you were to make a raw count of physically separate items, there is a good chance that more than half of the items you own are papers. It is only by keeping them under control that you avoid being swamped by paper.