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Cranking up old mix tapes converted to MP3 (complete with me doing cheesy DJ bumpers) from the mid-80s tonight while I work.Feel free to enjoy them if you like.
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The good thing is, converting one to digital doesn't take as long as actually making a mix tape took. It's pretty much just record, play, walk away, come back, flip tape, walk away. Much easier than sitting in front of a boombox for over an hour, or until something good comes on the radio.
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Just watched The Red Violin tonight on Netflix streaming. Very interesting approach to storytelling - through the violin itself.

http://movies.netflix.com/Movie/The-Red-Violin/5670353
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Rock n' roll! maybe we can even try a video hangout at some point.
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The music space is getting interesting - Pandora drops Flash, embraces HTML5 and a fresh new design in the next version of the app. Looks good too.
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I need to check that out.
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The Jawbone wristband that scolds you when you eat that donut.
Jawbone Announces Up, A Wristband To Track Health, Fight Obesity. A combination of a sensor-infused wristband and a smartphone app will provide nudges for healthier living, based on your behavior. Jus...
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Is it better nagging?
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One full week with a mostly* primal/paleo diet and I'm feeling great.

It's interesting now that I've cut out the sugars and grains, and am having more protein, how much less I focus on eating all the time - especially for stress - which is a challenge. It's also been fun being creative with what I eat.

Eggs and bacon in the morning and nuts and berries for snacks occasionally during the day seem to be doing the trick for me. In fact last week I was working away on a design project and it was past noon - I hadn't even thought about eating lunch.

Good timing to do this in the summer as well - access to local seasonal fruits and being able to fire up the grill and make lots of grilled meats for dinner.

Of course it's only been a week, but I feel I can manage this approach toward eating. I've had some slips here and there, but now that I'm getting in the groove, they are simply isolated events rather than the rule.

So far, so good!

*I'm still having dairy items here and there - creamer in coffee, cheese now and then, so from a paleo purist point of view I'm probably impure, but that's OK. :-)
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maybe so - could be your body just needs to get settled into a new rhythm and clear out the old junk. :-)
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Good thinking from Marco. Made me glad I own my own domain.
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I thought of something to post, but I posted it over there, on the web.
Marco.org. I'm Marco Arment: creator of Instapaper, amateur tech writer, and coffee enthusiast. About • Twitter • RSS Some of my favorite posts. I co-host a podcast. Proud member of Read & Tru...
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That's a very good point, I'm glad I own my domain(s) as well. While I'm happy to be involved with Twitter and G+ (and necessity has required me to give in to Facebook to some extent for one of my sites) I start everything on my own domains and then share on other services. At least that way the important stuff (my articles, my photos, etc.) stay MINE, and the ephemeral postings on outside services and such can vanish at any time and not be a major loss.
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The Art of Sketchnoting - Desktop Magazine (Australia) featuring Matt Balara and myself talking sketchnotes.
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Welcome to the club Dave. :-)
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Great little Chrome plugin via +Andy Wright
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Blauberry Ui Kit from Mikael Eidenberg - really nice work.
Blaubarry Ui Kit. Here is a free UI kit including sliders, buttons, scrollbars & form elements made with only shapes, text and layer styles. This can not be sold or distributed from any other plac...
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Kudos to you Mike!
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This is a great time to pick up iA Writer for iPad if you haven't already.
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After 3 days offline, we might as well do a campaign: iA Writer for iPad at 1 buck over the next 24 hours. You'll have to wait a couple of minutes until it propagates. (In the mean time, I'm going to bed. Good night.)
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Those sound like great features. I suppose as I get (more) comfortable using the iPad as a primary written-content-creation tool, I might look more into 'fancier' stuff like iAW. Until then, I still prefer a physical keyboard on a PC of some sort when I'm really down and dirty. And all hail Dropbox, again; all these apps would be substantially less useful for me without it.
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I'm very excited to be speaking at SecondConf in Chicago this September on sketching as a visual thinking power tool for iOS and Mac developers. Looking forward to encouraging more people to use sketching to solve problems.
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yeah.. let me know.. i still got the same phone number! :)
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Designer. REWORK book illustrator. Sketchnote Guy. Passionate husband & dad. Coffee!
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Mike Rohde is a designer, user experience designer, Sketchnote Guy and blogger, working and living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

I have a passion for simple, effective and usable design and for sharing my experiences with others.

Education
  • Milwaukee Area Technical College
  • Custer High School
  • Mather High School
  • Rogers School