Not a single phone picture can do the view here justice. (at Mount Washington Hotel)
and by that I mean, one course that I was taking since the beginning of the year ended this week. so of course that means I have one starting on Monday and the course on Gamiification decided that today is double bonus lecture week.
I will say though, the more I learn about the psychology of what makes a gamified experience fun… the less I remember to check in on foursquare. as I type this I had to go double check to see if I’m still the major of the Starbucks here.
I guess what I’m getting at, fellow internet writers out there, are any of you doing better than I am at juggling full time work with 20 or so hours of schooling, and still managing to produce quality content on a consistent basis?
I’m sure that my production will increase with the oncoming baseball season, but I want to tackle the rest of you guys’ and your interests. like commiserating over how we all water fifty bucks pre-ordering a Coin and now magnet strip credit cards are dead. someone else here has to feel that one other than me.
— I’m pretty sure that this article is the best possible use of Medium.
I was originally going to title this post “Where the Fuck Have I Been??”, but I began to wonder just how many times I’ve used that title here these last 4+ years.
I Don’t Know, probably a lot.
Usually the answer is something along the lines of “On my couch”, “Working too much”, or “Writing, but not on here” and then I go on to promise the handful of you that are relatively loyal with your readership and that I honestly do appreciate I will be more diligent in my updating and provide you with the Laughing Out Louds that you have come to occasionally find in my writing or pictures.
Or maybe you’re the one person who clicks the links to things I found fascinating. But more than likely you are not.
So this time, I won’t make an empty promise. Not to you, and not to me. I always think I have what it takes to give you a quality post every couple of days and still have time to take classes and teach myself how to code and go to the gym and go to work every day.
But I can make a full promise. Once a week. Once every week I will post here with something good. I will write notes beforehand like a real ass writer, and construct for you a solid piece of reading.
(Source: , via fred-wilson)
Of course you do.
I hesitate to put this up here, but there is an auction company that has just listed the shard of bat Clemens is about to roid rage at Piazza in this photo.
What’s that you say? You had no idea that someone saved it?
Yeah, neither did anyone.
I’m pretty sure we all thought this ended up in the garbage.
For a mere probably $10,000 this shard of history can be yours.
In all seriousness if I had the disposable income I would buy the shit out of this.
|me:||wow I'm in the mood to write what should I write|
|127 unfinished works:||what about one of us?|
|me:||hmm I think I'll start something new today|
— Jonny Gomes of the Boston Red Sox, when asked about the recent spending of division rivals the New York Yankees. As a baseball fan, regardless of your team allegiances (as you all know, my heart’s in Queens), these words need to hit home.
300: Rise of an Empire
Seriously though, after two teaser trailers and a whole lot of push ups; I was really pumped for this movie. And then about halfway through, instead of an awesome cinematic score rising and inspiring me to lift heavy things and fight the ocean… Black Sabbath.
Go ahead, tell me I’m crazy and this doesn’t ruin everything.
i don’t want to live on this planet anymore (dot) jpg
More importantly, On Taylor Swift and Your Productivity because lets be honest here.
Here we are embroiled deep into Week Three of this great 2014; which brings me to Week Three of the Great Betterment Project of Ryan and also brings me to truly thank myself for all those hours spent in the car and on trains over the last four and a half years curating and developing perfect Pandora stations for almost all situations. Much the same that a solid chunk of my waking hours were spent in front of a laptop when I decided I had enough to say to try to write a book, the prospect of bettering myself through online classes and codecademy.com has me sitting in basically the same spot every morning from 630am until around noon or so (depending on the activities scheduled for the day, sometimes shorter sometimes longer) and essential to not falling face first into my keyboard in public has been very good music that requires no thumbs downing but still keeps me on my toes with anticipation of the next song.
This has been part one of a series on productivity that you never asked for.
I can’t tell if I’m more upset that they’re considering selling the naming rights to the as of right now “New New York Bridge” or if they’re still stupid and stubborn enough to build at the WIDEST FUCKING POINT OF THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF THE RIVER.
*edit* For the first time in the history of my bloggery, I have a legitimate excuse for my failure to produce this post on the deadline I have set for myself! I have been swamped with actual work!
So, 2014! I know every one has these perennially lofty expectations of themselves with every January 1st knocking at our door and reminding us we are one more New Year’s Day closer to the grave.
But this year, I mean it!
Well, actually, this year I just mean that the goals I’ve created for myself are things I’m interested in and small steps towards bettering myself for the future.
Looking back and taking stock of my geographical impairment, I understand that my employment situation is not going to improve dramatically. I may hate a lot about my job, but at least I’m working and at least we have money; right?
But that doesn’t mean I’m not capable of a whole lot more. So how do I make sure that I’m ready to step back into some big boy pants and reassert myself as a productive member of the American Workforce? I need to make sure that I stay on top of my fucking game.
So 2014 is the year I learn to code. I’m going to start small, re-learning all the HTML that I forgot since 2002 and getting the CSS elements into my mastery; and then who knows. I need to bolster my ability to make an impact in my field when I move back to a real market, otherwise I will be resting on laurels that were earned over a year and a half ago and will be three or four years old when I find myself elsewhere that isn’t here.
That my dear friends, is the long and the short of it. Mostly the long of it; since you know I’m growing increasingly incapable of writing the perfect six word story.
TL:DR… For Sale; Coding skills, never used.
There you go, nerds.