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89db8a0d — Derek Sivers formatting 4 months ago
                                                                                
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  <dt>March 29, 2021</dt>
  <dd>If you do what most people do, you’ll get what most people get.</dd>

  <dt>March 26, 2021</dt>
  <dd>Nobody cares what you’re bad at, and neither should you.</dd>

  <dt>February 19, 2021</dt>
  <dd>I’m a fan of: Ravel Boléro, Erika Lemay, Debussy, Black bean burrito, Ruby, PostgreSQL, OpenBSD, Vim, Blackcurrant black tea, New Zealand, silence.</dd>

  <dt>February 2, 2021</dt>
  <dd>Just added twelve new book notes to my site: <a href="https://sive.rs/book">https://sive.rs/book</a></dd>

  <dt>December 7, 2020</dt>
  <dd>Open-sourced all the code and contents of my sive.rs site: <a href="https://git.sr.ht/~sivers/sive.rs">https://git.sr.ht/~sivers/sive.rs</a></dd>

  <dt>November 24, 2020</dt>
  <dd>The Art of Living with Less Stress: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amS0u15AL14">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amS0u15AL14</a> - from <a href="https://sive.rs/relax">https://sive.rs/relax</a></dd>

  <dt>October 20, 2020</dt>
  <dd>My limited-edition signed hardcover book “YOUR MUSIC AND PEOPLE” finally arrived from the printer today! Shipping next week. <a href="https://m.sive.rs/YMaP-4x.mp4">https://m.sive.rs/YMaP-4x.mp4</a> (All thanks to <a href="https://saeah.com/">https://saeah.com/</a> who produced it!)</dd>

  <dt>October 16, 2020</dt>
  <dd>“Your feelings are justified!” ← this is what everyone wants to hear</dd>

  <dt>September 12, 2020</dt>
  <dd>Real question: What’s the difference between feminism and anti-sexism?</dd>

  <dt>September 1, 2020</dt>
  <dd>One of the best (and funniest) things I ever did was produce this album by “Captain T” : <a href="https://captaint.com/">https://captaint.com/</a> + <a href="https://sive.rs/capt">https://sive.rs/capt</a></dd>

  <dt>August 28, 2020</dt>
  <dd>An open mind, like an open mouth, must eventually close on something.</dd>

  <dt>August 27, 2020</dt>
  <dd>Sincere question: What non-obvious ways do you find or make BALANCE in your world?</dd>

  <dt>August 6, 2020</dt>
  <dd>$250K books sold. $250K to save lives. <a href="https://sive.rs/250k">https://sive.rs/250k</a></dd>

  <dt>August 5, 2020</dt>
  <dd>Changed sivers.org to sive.rs because it’s shorter. (No other reason. “.org” felt like unnecessary noise.)</dd>

  <dt>July 28, 2020</dt>
  <dd>Fun interview with @shaneaparrish <a href="https://fs.blog/knowledge-project/derek-sivers/">https://fs.blog/knowledge-project/derek-sivers/</a> I’ve been a fan (and subscriber) of his for years, so it was an honor to finally talk.</dd>

  <dt>July 22, 2020</dt>
  <dd>“HELL YEAH OR NO”, my newest book, is available now at <a href="https://sive.rs/n">https://sive.rs/n</a></dd>

  <dt>July 22, 2020</dt>
  <dd>“YOUR MUSIC AND PEOPLE”, my new book, is available now at <a href="https://sive.rs/m">https://sive.rs/m</a></dd>

  <dt>July 4, 2020</dt>
  <dd>Moved back to New Zealand for good, today.</dd>

  <dt>April 28, 2020</dt>
  <dd>8 years ago I spent the day in Singapore with my hero Kevin Kelly, then at the end he told me it was his 60th birthday. Today he posted this must-read gem: <a href="https://kk.org/thetechnium/68-bits-of-unsolicited-advice/">https://kk.org/thetechnium/68-bits-of-unsolicited-advice/</a></dd>

  <dt>April 20, 2020</dt>
  <dd>If you haven’t heard “Tango Til They’re Sore” by Tom Waits (from Rain Dogs) in a while, now’s a good time. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmRzZX4dRSw">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmRzZX4dRSw</a></dd>

  <dt>April 10, 2020</dt>
  <dd>Season 2 of my podcast is in full swing. Completely different than Season 1, it’s me being interviewed by many different hosts. Listen at <a href="https://sive.rs/podcast">https://sive.rs/podcast</a></dd>

  <dt>March 23, 2020</dt>
  <dd>Sometimes the winds of change are a hurricane.</dd>

  <dt>March 21, 2020</dt>
  <dd>I’ve answered 2100 emails in the last 48 hours. 4000 left. This is intense, but I’m thankful for the connection.</dd>

  <dt>January 20, 2020</dt>
  <dd>My #1 most-gifted book is “The Third Ear” by Joachim-Ernst Berendt. Forever changes how you think of sound. <a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/0805020071">https://www.amazon.com/dp/0805020071</a></dd>

  <dt>December 30, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Time is personal. Your year changes when your life changes. : <a href="https://sive.rs/mny">https://sive.rs/mny</a></dd>

  <dt>December 3, 2019</dt>
  <dd>I performed at Nara Dreamland with my circus for two weeks in 1992. Then it became this… <a href="https://metro.co.uk/2018/09/01/haunting-photos-capture-abandoned-nara-dreamland-theme-park-in-japan-7903779/">https://metro.co.uk/2018/09/01/haunting-photos-capture-abandoned-nara-dreamland-theme-park-in-japan-7903779/</a></dd>

  <dt>November 17, 2019</dt>
  <dd>How I became Ryuichi Sakamoto’s guitarist (now on podcast) : <a href="https://sive.rs/sakamoto">https://sive.rs/sakamoto</a> + <a href="https://sive.rs/podcast">https://sive.rs/podcast</a></dd>

  <dt>November 15, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Now on podcast : Sammy Cahn said thank you : <a href="https://sive.rs/sammy-cahn">https://sive.rs/sammy-cahn</a> : <a href="https://sive.rs/podcast">https://sive.rs/podcast</a></dd>

  <dt>November 14, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Posted to podcast : “Human Intervention as a Competitive Advantage” : <a href="https://sive.rs/hi">https://sive.rs/hi</a> || <a href="https://sive.rs/podcast">https://sive.rs/podcast</a></dd>

  <dt>November 7, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Experiments in music and life : <a href="https://sive.rs/eml">https://sive.rs/eml</a></dd>

  <dt>November 4, 2019</dt>
  <dd>podcast now also on YouTube : <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcE0XVmYoKM8gcT6nHNHDiK0rSjm8X6eb">https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcE0XVmYoKM8gcT6nHNHDiK0rSjm8X6eb</a></dd>

  <dt>November 2, 2019</dt>
  <dd>My podcast is launched : <a href="https://sive.rs/podcast">https://sive.rs/podcast</a> (Each episode is VERY short, of course. You know how I am.)</dd>

  <dt>November 1, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Writing daily, but posting when ready : <a href="https://sive.rs/nod">https://sive.rs/nod</a></dd>

  <dt>October 30, 2019</dt>
  <dd>How I got rich on the other hand : <a href="https://sive.rs/richand">https://sive.rs/richand</a></dd>

  <dt>October 29, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Podcast RSS generator in Ruby : <a href="https://gist.github.com/sivers/e3a90a742cfc0802ede9dbf553339174">https://gist.github.com/sivers/e3a90a742cfc0802ede9dbf553339174</a></dd>

  <dt>October 28, 2019</dt>
  <dd>When in doubt, try the difference : <a href="https://sive.rs/trd">https://sive.rs/trd</a></dd>

  <dt>October 27, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Why experts are annoying : <a href="https://sive.rs/exan">https://sive.rs/exan</a></dd>

  <dt>October 26, 2019</dt>
  <dd>What you learn by travelling : <a href="https://sive.rs/trav1">https://sive.rs/trav1</a></dd>

  <dt>October 25, 2019</dt>
  <dd>PostgreSQL example of self-contained stored procedures : <a href="https://sive.rs/pg2">https://sive.rs/pg2</a></dd>

  <dt>October 24, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Mastery school : <a href="https://sive.rs/masch">https://sive.rs/masch</a></dd>

  <dt>October 23, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Monthly self-expansion project : <a href="https://sive.rs/exex">https://sive.rs/exex</a></dd>

  <dt>October 22, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Living according to your hierarchy of values : <a href="https://sive.rs/vls1">https://sive.rs/vls1</a></dd>

  <dt>October 17, 2019</dt>
  <dd>How to ask your mentors for help : <a href="https://sive.rs/ment">https://sive.rs/ment</a></dd>

  <dt>October 16, 2019</dt>
  <dd><a href="https://sive.rs/random">https://sive.rs/random</a> jumps to a different random article on my site every time. (Thanks to Dan Maldonado for the idea.)</dd>

  <dt>October 16, 2019</dt>
  <dd>When you win the game, you stop playing : <a href="https://sive.rs/wtg">https://sive.rs/wtg</a></dd>

  <dt>October 15, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Digital pollution : <a href="https://sive.rs/polut">https://sive.rs/polut</a></dd>

  <dt>October 14, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Cut out everything that’s not surprising : <a href="https://sive.rs/d22">https://sive.rs/d22</a></dd>

  <dt>October 13, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Heed your fears : <a href="https://sive.rs/gofear">https://sive.rs/gofear</a></dd>

  <dt>October 12, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Daydreaming is my favorite pastime : <a href="https://sive.rs/daydream">https://sive.rs/daydream</a></dd>

  <dt>October 11, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Anti-chameleon : <a href="https://sive.rs/antic">https://sive.rs/antic</a></dd>

  <dt>October 10, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Where we do and don’t want automation : <a href="https://sive.rs/autom">https://sive.rs/autom</a></dd>

  <dt>October 9, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Human nature to focus on the one bad thing : <a href="https://sive.rs/negz">https://sive.rs/negz</a></dd>

  <dt>October 8, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Back and forth between super-hot and super-cold : <a href="https://sive.rs/sauna">https://sive.rs/sauna</a></dd>

  <dt>October 7, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Err on the side of action, to test theories : <a href="https://sive.rs/erra">https://sive.rs/erra</a></dd>

  <dt>October 6, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Blowing off work to play : <a href="https://sive.rs/hooky">https://sive.rs/hooky</a></dd>

  <dt>October 5, 2019</dt>
  <dd>The joy and strategic wisdom of ignoring plans : <a href="https://sive.rs/ldn">https://sive.rs/ldn</a></dd>

  <dt>October 4, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Tour -isms : <a href="https://sive.rs/isms">https://sive.rs/isms</a></dd>

  <dt>October 3, 2019</dt>
  <dd>To me, this is the most beautiful bike frame: <a href="https://surlybikes.com/bikes/straggler">https://surlybikes.com/bikes/straggler</a> I love a horizontal top tube, and for the top, seat, and down tubes to be same thickness. Simple symmetry.</dd>

  <dt>October 3, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Meta-considerate : <a href="https://sive.rs/metac">https://sive.rs/metac</a></dd>

  <dt>October 2, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Daydreaming the downside, for once : <a href="https://sive.rs/ddown">https://sive.rs/ddown</a></dd>

  <dt>October 1, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Where to find the hours to make it happen : <a href="https://sive.rs/uncomf">https://sive.rs/uncomf</a></dd>

  <dt>September 30, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Your heroes show which way you’re facing : <a href="https://sive.rs/hf">https://sive.rs/hf</a></dd>

  <dt>September 29, 2019</dt>
  <dd>I’m hard to impress when it comes to tea, but “Singapore Breakfast” tea from T2 is the best tea I’ve had in YEARS. Get it if you can. <a href="https://www.t2tea.com/">https://www.t2tea.com/</a></dd>

  <dt>September 29, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Don’t quote. Make it yours and say it yourself. <a href="https://sive.rs/dq">https://sive.rs/dq</a></dd>

  <dt>September 28, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Have a private email account : <a href="https://sive.rs/pe">https://sive.rs/pe</a></dd>

  <dt>September 27, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Future posthumous autobiography : <a href="https://sive.rs/abio">https://sive.rs/abio</a></dd>

  <dt>September 27, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Cross the world four times : <a href="https://sive.rs/4">https://sive.rs/4</a></dd>

  <dt>September 26, 2019</dt>
  <dd>What I did belies why : <a href="https://sive.rs/ww">https://sive.rs/ww</a></dd>

  <dt>September 25, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Would you make your art if you were the last person on earth? : <a href="https://sive.rs/tp3">https://sive.rs/tp3</a></dd>

  <dt>September 24, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Travel without social praise : <a href="https://sive.rs/tp2">https://sive.rs/tp2</a></dd>

  <dt>September 23, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Travel without a phone to be in the moment : <a href="https://sive.rs/tp1">https://sive.rs/tp1</a></dd>

  <dt>July 31, 2019</dt>
  <dd>My old clothes don’t fit : <a href="https://sive.rs/clothes">https://sive.rs/clothes</a></dd>

  <dt>July 18, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Hearing Arvo Pärt “Für Alina” for the first time and loving it. <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F%C3%BCr_Alina">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F%C3%BCr_Alina</a> (Took 2+ listens to slow down my inner clock and appreciate.) Thanks to <a href="https://joellaviolette.com/">https://joellaviolette.com/</a> for the tip.</dd>

  <dt>July 1, 2019</dt>
  <dd>I’ve answered 811 emails in the last 5 days. This might be unsustainable.</dd>

  <dt>July 1, 2019</dt>
  <dd>doors and windows and what’s real : <a href="https://sive.rs/dw">https://sive.rs/dw</a></dd>

  <dt>June 25, 2019</dt>
  <dd>I’ve often been with someone and wished I was alone. I’ve never been alone and wished I was not.</dd>

  <dt>June 25, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Instead of many hours nudging things with a mouse in Pro Tools or Cubase, I wrote a little Ruby script to use sox to programmatically generate it. So much better: <a href="https://gist.github.com/sivers/b900bf4004e148b32a5ddf3fffbe3a1c">https://gist.github.com/sivers/b900bf4004e148b32a5ddf3fffbe3a1c</a></dd>

  <dt>June 11, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Just finished recording the audiobook for “Hell Yeah or No”. It’s really good. I’m excited. <a href="https://sive.rs/n">https://sive.rs/n</a></dd>

  <dt>June 10, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Looked up origin of the word “seesaw”. It’s imitating French “ci-ça”, meaning “this-that”. ♥ <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seesaw">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seesaw</a></dd>

  <dt>June 3, 2019</dt>
  <dd>I just finished my next book: “Hell Yeah or No”. <a href="https://sive.rs/n">https://sive.rs/n</a>  Get on my private email list if interested: <a href="https://sive.rs/list">https://sive.rs/list</a></dd>

  <dt>April 25, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Loving with your head is like running with your hands.</dd>

  <dt>April 12, 2019</dt>
  <dd>New notes from two books on Artificial Intelligence. One good, one great. <a href="https://sive.rs/book/SurvivingAI">https://sive.rs/book/SurvivingAI</a> + <a href="https://sive.rs/book/Life30">https://sive.rs/book/Life30</a></dd>

  <dt>March 8, 2019</dt>
  <dd>I’ve moved from New Zealand to Oxford England : <a href="https://sive.rs/ox1">https://sive.rs/ox1</a> (Email me if you want to meet up anywhere in Europe.)</dd>

  <dt>March 5, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Settling in to Oxford, England : <a href="https://sive.rs/now">https://sive.rs/now</a></dd>

  <dt>January 28, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Benefits of a daily diary and topic journals : <a href="https://sive.rs/dj">https://sive.rs/dj</a></dd>

  <dt>January 7, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Must-read book for those over 60. Should-read for those over 40: <a href="https://sive.rs/book/BrainRulesAging">https://sive.rs/book/BrainRulesAging</a></dd>

  <dt>January 1, 2019</dt>
  <dd>Three new book notes, including the great “Atomic Habits” : <a href="https://sive.rs/book">https://sive.rs/book</a></dd>

  <dt>December 5, 2018</dt>
  <dd>Subtract : <a href="https://sive.rs/subtract">https://sive.rs/subtract</a></dd>

  <dt>December 4, 2018</dt>
  <dd>(updated) Unlearning : <a href="https://sive.rs/unlearning">https://sive.rs/unlearning</a></dd>

  <dt>November 24, 2018</dt>
  <dd>Life can be improved by adding, or by subtracting. The world pushes you to add, because that benefits them. But the secret is to focus on subtracting.</dd>

  <dt>November 18, 2018</dt>
  <dd>The Art of Selfishness : <a href="https://sive.rs/aos">https://sive.rs/aos</a></dd>

  <dt>September 8, 2018</dt>
  <dd>The code to my sites and database are now mirrored on GitHub: <a href="https://github.com/sivers">https://github.com/sivers</a>  Use anything you like.</dd>

  <dt>August 6, 2018</dt>
  <dd>You don’t need confidence, just contribution. <a href="https://sive.rs/contrib">https://sive.rs/contrib</a></dd>

  <dt>August 2, 2018</dt>
  <dd>My definition of success: <a href="http://grantpirosblog.com/a-definition-of-success/">http://grantpirosblog.com/a-definition-of-success/</a> (thanks to Grant Piros for putting it succinctly)</dd>

  <dt>July 25, 2018</dt>
  <dd>New notes on four great books: <a href="https://sive.rs/book">https://sive.rs/book</a> - especially “Story of Philosophy” and “Courage to be Disliked”.</dd>

  <dt>June 18, 2018</dt>
  <dd>Imagining a band: John Bonham, Jaco Pastorius, Bill Evans, Michael Hedges, and Björk, produced by Brian Eno.</dd>

  <dt>June 7, 2018</dt>
  <dd>Unlearning : <a href="https://sive.rs/unlearning">https://sive.rs/unlearning</a></dd>

  <dt>April 17, 2018</dt>
  <dd>New books added to my book notes collection, plus a search box. Total of 250 books now. See new FAQ: <a href="https://sive.rs/bfaq">https://sive.rs/bfaq</a></dd>

  <dt>March 21, 2018</dt>
  <dd>Why I deleted Facebook : <a href="https://sive.rs/facebook">https://sive.rs/facebook</a></dd>

  <dt>March 6, 2018</dt>
  <dd>My writing process : <a href="https://sive.rs/7">https://sive.rs/7</a></dd>

  <dt>March 1, 2018</dt>
  <dd>(for musicians) — Be an extreme character: <a href="https://sive.rs/evers">https://sive.rs/evers</a></dd>

  <dt>February 27, 2018</dt>
  <dd>My “Hell Yeah or No” in the New York Times : <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/26/smarter-living/if-its-not-a-100-yes-its-a-no.html">https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/26/smarter-living/if-its-not-a-100-yes-its-a-no.html</a></dd>

  <dt>February 26, 2018</dt>
  <dd>Get specific! <a href="https://sive.rs/get-specific">https://sive.rs/get-specific</a></dd>

  <dt>February 24, 2018</dt>
  <dd>What it means to be resourceful : <a href="https://sive.rs/res">https://sive.rs/res</a> (new version)</dd>

  <dt>February 22, 2018</dt>
  <dd>If they wish I would have said a little more, I said just the right amount.</dd>

  <dt>February 19, 2018</dt>
  <dd>Rock stars have a boss? <a href="https://sive.rs/noboss">https://sive.rs/noboss</a></dd>

  <dt>February 18, 2018</dt>
  <dd>Never wait : <a href="https://sive.rs/neverwait">https://sive.rs/neverwait</a></dd>

  <dt>February 1, 2018</dt>
  <dd>About me: <a href="https://sive.rs/about">https://sive.rs/about</a></dd>

  <dt>December 11, 2017</dt>
  <dd>Unlikely places and untangled goals : <a href="https://sive.rs/unun">https://sive.rs/unun</a></dd>

  <dt>December 4, 2017</dt>
  <dd>“The opposite of feminism is ignorance.” I like this: <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/02/world/europe/iceland-gender-equality-women-political-leaders.html">https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/02/world/europe/iceland-gender-equality-women-political-leaders.html</a></dd>

  <dt>November 20, 2017</dt>
  <dd>I’m doing this amazing iOS course: <a href="https://www.udemy.com/course/ios-13-app-development-bootcamp/">https://www.udemy.com/course/ios-13-app-development-bootcamp/</a> HIGHLY recommend. @yu_angela is a great teacher.</dd>

  <dt>July 25, 2017</dt>
  <dd>How to Read a Book : <a href="https://sive.rs/book/HowToReadABook">https://sive.rs/book/HowToReadABook</a></dd>

  <dt>July 14, 2017</dt>
  <dd>Just realized that none of my friends or family have a TV.</dd>

  <dt>July 3, 2017</dt>
  <dd>What are the odds of that?  <a href="https://sive.rs/odds">https://sive.rs/odds</a></dd>

  <dt>June 26, 2017</dt>
  <dd>Parenting : Who is it really for?  <a href="https://sive.rs/pa">https://sive.rs/pa</a></dd>

  <dt>June 21, 2017</dt>
  <dd>To hone your writing, hire a translator : <a href="https://sive.rs/tra">https://sive.rs/tra</a></dd>

  <dt>June 17, 2017</dt>
  <dd>Idea: a collection of photos of the tiny source of each of the world’s biggest rivers.</dd>

  <dt>June 16, 2017</dt>
  <dd>Actions, not words, reveal our real values : <a href="https://sive.rs/arv">https://sive.rs/arv</a></dd>

  <dt>June 16, 2017</dt>
  <dd>Ego is the enemy : <a href="https://sive.rs/ego">https://sive.rs/ego</a></dd>

  <dt>April 14, 2017</dt>
  <dd>Updated my OpenBSD page to 6.1 : <a href="https://sive.rs/openbsd">https://sive.rs/openbsd</a> (6.1 is better and faster than ever.)</dd>

  <dt>April 5, 2017</dt>
  <dd>Great new book notes just posted from Seth Godin, Derren Brown, Ryan Holiday, and more. Go to <a href="https://sive.rs/book">https://sive.rs/book</a> then click “newest”.</dd>

  <dt>March 13, 2017</dt>
  <dd>Think like a bronze medalist, not silver : <a href="https://sive.rs/bronze">https://sive.rs/bronze</a></dd>

  <dt>March 10, 2017</dt>
  <dd>Art is useless, and so am I : <a href="https://sive.rs/useless">https://sive.rs/useless</a></dd>

  <dt>February 23, 2017</dt>
  <dd>I thought it’d be funny to make a news outlet that’s just “Everything You Don’t Need to Know”, but then realized that’s all news is, anyway.</dd>

  <dt>February 16, 2017</dt>
  <dd>I’ve done nothing but Esperanto since Christmas. I love it, and love being single-focused.</dd>

  <dt>January 26, 2017</dt>
  <dd>Spent 55 hours this month learning Esperanto. Built these tools to help: <a href="https://github.com/sivers/langdb">https://github.com/sivers/langdb</a> Usable for any language. Enjoy.</dd>

  <dt>January 18, 2017</dt>
  <dd>So excited about what I’m doing now : <a href="https://sive.rs/now">https://sive.rs/now</a>  Learning so much.</dd>

  <dt>December 30, 2016</dt>
  <dd>Quitting something you love: <a href="https://sive.rs/quit">https://sive.rs/quit</a></dd>

  <dt>December 29, 2016</dt>
  <dd>What I’m doing now : <a href="https://sive.rs/now">https://sive.rs/now</a> (updated today)</dd>

  <dt>December 27, 2016</dt>
  <dd>I’m a solitary socialite : <a href="https://sive.rs/soso">https://sive.rs/soso</a></dd>

  <dt>December 25, 2016</dt>
  <dd>Spent 2 riveted hours tonight doing <a href="http://lernu.net/en/kurso/nakamura">http://lernu.net/en/kurso/nakamura</a> section 1. First time with Esperanto ever. What a cool language!</dd>

  <dt>December 22, 2016</dt>
  <dd>In 2016, I answered 30,904 emails from 11,971 people. Here are the answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions : <a href="https://sive.rs/faq">https://sive.rs/faq</a></dd>

  <dt>December 19, 2016</dt>
  <dd>How to do what you love and make good money : <a href="https://sive.rs/balance">https://sive.rs/balance</a></dd>

  <dt>December 9, 2016</dt>
  <dd>Deleted Google+, too. Keeping twitter.com/sivers and facebook.com/sivers That’s enough.</dd>

  <dt>December 8, 2016</dt>
  <dd>Just deleted my LinkedIn account. Man that felt good. Never used it. Having it active felt like a lie. Should I delete G+ next?</dd>

  <dt>December 6, 2016</dt>
  <dd>I’m hiring a creative illustrator : <a href="https://sive.rs/hiring">https://sive.rs/hiring</a></dd>

  <dt>December 5, 2016</dt>
  <dd>Tilting my mirror (motivation is delicate) : <a href="https://sive.rs/tilt">https://sive.rs/tilt</a></dd>

  <dt>November 15, 2016</dt>
  <dd>In Singapore until the NZ quakes stop.</dd>

  <dt>November 10, 2016</dt>
  <dd>We’ll see.... <a href="https://sive.rs/horses">https://sive.rs/horses</a></dd>

  <dt>October 21, 2016</dt>
  <dd>Only dead fish go with the flow.</dd>

  <dt>October 11, 2016</dt>
  <dd>Now update : <a href="https://sive.rs/now">https://sive.rs/now</a></dd>

  <dt>September 27, 2016</dt>
  <dd>Added five new book notes: <a href="https://sive.rs/book">https://sive.rs/book</a> Highlight is <a href="https://sive.rs/book/NotFuck">https://sive.rs/book/NotFuck</a></dd>

  <dt>September 14, 2016</dt>
  <dd>Two unexpected phone calls. Best post I’ve read in a long time: <a href="https://ecstatically.live/2016/08/22/two-unexpected-phone-calls/">https://ecstatically.live/2016/08/22/two-unexpected-phone-calls/</a></dd>

  <dt>September 6, 2016</dt>
  <dd>“gerbil” is a yucky-sounding word. “monkey” makes me smile.</dd>

  <dt>September 5, 2016</dt>
  <dd>Why are you doing?  <a href="https://sive.rs/why">https://sive.rs/why</a></dd>

  <dt>September 1, 2016</dt>
  <dd>OpenBSD 6.0 : why and how : <a href="https://sive.rs/openbsd">https://sive.rs/openbsd</a></dd>

  <dt>August 26, 2016</dt>
  <dd>I’m a very slow thinker : <a href="https://sive.rs/slow">https://sive.rs/slow</a></dd>

  <dt>August 5, 2016</dt>
  <dd>“Ego is the Enemy” is a great book with such an important point. I wish everyone would read it. <a href="https://sive.rs/book/EgoEnemy">https://sive.rs/book/EgoEnemy</a></dd>

  <dt>August 4, 2016</dt>
  <dd>Keep earning your title, or it expires : <a href="https://sive.rs/expire">https://sive.rs/expire</a></dd>

  <dt>August 2, 2016</dt>
  <dd>When you’re extremely un-motivated : <a href="https://sive.rs/unmo">https://sive.rs/unmo</a></dd>

  <dt>July 27, 2016</dt>
  <dd>Disconnect : <a href="https://sive.rs/dc">https://sive.rs/dc</a></dd>

  <dt>July 25, 2016</dt>
  <dd>Don’t add your 2 cents : <a href="https://sive.rs/2c">https://sive.rs/2c</a></dd>

  <dt>July 7, 2016</dt>
  <dd>On a hopeless crusade to correct those who say they’ll “revert” back to my email. Werewolves revert to humans. People *reply* to emails.</dd>

  <dt>July 1, 2016</dt>
  <dd>7 new books on my book summaries : <a href="https://sive.rs/book">https://sive.rs/book</a> (click &quot;newest&quot;, up top). A few great ones.</dd>

  <dt>June 29, 2016</dt>
  <dd>Someone just called me “a not-for-profit Dear Abby for the internet generation”. Answering strangers’ emails 4-6 hours a day, I agree.</dd>

  <dt>June 27, 2016</dt>
  <dd>Debussy “Claire de Lune” moving air in a way that makes my chest change its pattern: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fvo_iOuSck">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fvo_iOuSck</a></dd>

  <dt>April 27, 2016</dt>
  <dd>Possible futures : <a href="https://sive.rs/futures">https://sive.rs/futures</a> (with bonus in comments)</dd>

  <dt>April 27, 2016</dt>
  <dd>SQL awesomeness gets me so damn inspired: <a href="https://blog.jooq.org/2016/04/25/10-sql-tricks-that-you-didnt-think-were-possible/">https://blog.jooq.org/2016/04/25/10-sql-tricks-that-you-didnt-think-were-possible/</a></dd>

  <dt>April 22, 2016</dt>
  <dd>My 200+ book notes &amp; reviews, now with updated ratings. Top recommendations up top: <a href="https://sive.rs/book">https://sive.rs/book</a></dd>

  <dt>April 21, 2016</dt>
  <dd>I sound strange because I’m singing the counter-melody : <a href="https://sive.rs/counter">https://sive.rs/counter</a></dd>

  <dt>April 20, 2016</dt>
  <dd>I split <a href="https://sive.rs/d1">https://sive.rs/d1</a> into separate pages because people were not noticing the category names.</dd>

  <dt>April 18, 2016</dt>
  <dd>Do this. Directives - part 1 : <a href="https://sive.rs/d1">https://sive.rs/d1</a></dd>

  <dt>April 13, 2016</dt>
  <dd>Don’t start a business until people are asking you to : <a href="https://sive.rs/asking">https://sive.rs/asking</a></dd>

  <dt>April 6, 2016</dt>
  <dd>A relationship is like where you live. Your happiness is like the weather.</dd>

  <dt>April 1, 2016</dt>
  <dd>Funniest review of my book: “I call BS on this book and its author. Nobody is dumb enough to…” (…names 2 of the many dumb things I did.) <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R1BA4NUYO3VRJ/">http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R1BA4NUYO3VRJ/</a></dd>

  <dt>March 23, 2016</dt>
  <dd>Wow. James Altucher pulled some interesting insights out of our interview. Read the article first before listening: <a href="http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/03/ep-159-derek-sivers-zen-master-entrepreneurship/">http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/03/ep-159-derek-sivers-zen-master-entrepreneurship/</a></dd>

  <dt>March 17, 2016</dt>
  <dd>Why I don’t promote : <a href="https://sive.rs/nopr">https://sive.rs/nopr</a></dd>

  <dt>March 8, 2016</dt>
  <dd>Moved all my code to Gitlab: <a href="https://gitlab.com/u/sivers">https://gitlab.com/u/sivers</a> (nothing against Github, but it creeps me out when everyone uses the same company)</dd>

  <dt>March 4, 2016</dt>
  <dd>Happy, Smart, and Useful : <a href="https://sive.rs/hsu">https://sive.rs/hsu</a></dd>

  <dt>February 28, 2016</dt>
  <dd>Assume men and women are the same : <a href="https://sive.rs/mw">https://sive.rs/mw</a></dd>

  <dt>February 25, 2016</dt>
  <dd>A warning to anyone receiving advice : <a href="https://sive.rs/advice">https://sive.rs/advice</a></dd>

  <dt>February 25, 2016</dt>
  <dd>After great Tim Ferriss interview with Seth Godin - <a href="http://fourhourworkweek.com/2016/02/10/seth-godin/">http://fourhourworkweek.com/2016/02/10/seth-godin/</a> - noticed that when I interviewed Tim in 2008, we talked about Seth: <a href="https://sive.rs/2008-08-tim-ferriss">https://sive.rs/2008-08-tim-ferriss</a></dd>

  <dt>February 24, 2016</dt>
  <dd>Disappointed in the number of followers/fans of your creative work? See <a href="https://vimeo.com/151128399">https://vimeo.com/151128399</a></dd>

  <dt>February 23, 2016</dt>
  <dd>Over-compensate to compensate : <a href="https://sive.rs/compensate">https://sive.rs/compensate</a> (with cute illustration)</dd>

  <dt>February 20, 2016</dt>
  <dd>Added 5 new book notes. 2 great. 2 very good. <a href="https://sive.rs/book">https://sive.rs/book</a> Click “date” up top to see newest.</dd>

  <dt>February 18, 2016</dt>
  <dd>How to take a compliment: <a href="https://sive.rs/thx">https://sive.rs/thx</a></dd>

  <dt>February 17, 2016</dt>
  <dd>Belgium pride: “Papaoutai” by Stromae. Watch <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiKj0Z_Xnjc">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiKj0Z_Xnjc</a> then <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3p43-Pxd6k">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3p43-Pxd6k</a></dd>

  <dt>February 16, 2016</dt>
  <dd>Why I don’t want stuff: <a href="https://sive.rs/gifts">https://sive.rs/gifts</a></dd>

  <dt>February 14, 2016</dt>
  <dd>Updated for 2016+: “Should you learn programming?” <a href="https://sive.rs/prog">https://sive.rs/prog</a> &amp; “How to learn JavaScript” <a href="https://sive.rs/learn-js">https://sive.rs/learn-js</a></dd>

  <dt>February 9, 2016</dt>
  <dd>Re-wrote <a href="http://musicthoughts.com/">http://musicthoughts.com/</a> from Ruby+Sinatra to static HTML, generated by <a href="https://code.sive.rs/musicthoughts/make.rb">https://code.sive.rs/musicthoughts/make.rb</a> Fun!</dd>

  <dt>January 27, 2016</dt>
  <dd>Switch strategies : <a href="https://sive.rs/switch">https://sive.rs/switch</a></dd>

  <dt>January 26, 2016</dt>
  <dd>Answered 4778 emails in the past 44 days. Learned a lot. Time to start writing publicly again.</dd>

  <dt>January 13, 2016</dt>
  <dd>I’ve been answering about 150 emails a day for the last 30 days. Did 250 today. Each one with big questions about life/career/etc. Oh my.</dd>

  <dt>December 8, 2015</dt>
  <dd>This is probably the best talk I’ve ever done: <a href="https://sive.rs/wds">https://sive.rs/wds</a> (40 minutes)</dd>

  <dt>November 20, 2015</dt>
  <dd>The story about nownownow.com : <a href="https://sive.rs/now3">https://sive.rs/now3</a></dd>

  <dt>November 18, 2015</dt>
  <dd>Selling a company is like getting divorced, graduating college, and winning the lottery on the same day.</dd>

  <dt>November 16, 2015</dt>
  <dd>“Never tell your problems to anyone. 80% don’t care, and the other 20% are glad you have them.” - Lou Holtz, revised</dd>

  <dt>November 12, 2015</dt>
  <dd>Everyone with a /now page gets a profile: <a href="http://nownownow.com/">http://nownownow.com/</a> Click any (+) then keep browsing. So fascinating. Can’t tear myself away.</dd>

  <dt>October 29, 2015</dt>
  <dd>See <a href="http://nownownow.com/">http://nownownow.com/</a> : home of the /now pages. Fun to browse. So many interesting ones.</dd>

  <dt>October 28, 2015</dt>
  <dd>If you liked my “Keep your goals to yourself” TED talk (<a href="https://youtu.be/NHopJHSlVo4),">https://youtu.be/NHopJHSlVo4),</a> you’ll love this: <a href="https://youtu.be/V68SMFrpFt8">https://youtu.be/V68SMFrpFt8</a></dd>

  <dt>October 22, 2015</dt>
  <dd>The /now page movement : <a href="https://sive.rs/nowff">https://sive.rs/nowff</a></dd>

  <dt>October 21, 2015</dt>
  <dd>What happened when a guy in Guatemala read my book and emailed me: <a href="https://medium.com/@chrsaravia/the-internet-contacting-your-idols-and-being-grateful-51a108d28aed">https://medium.com/@chrsaravia/the-internet-contacting-your-idols-and-being-grateful-51a108d28aed</a></dd>

  <dt>October 16, 2015</dt>
  <dd>I live in the windiest city in the world: <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/oct/15/where-world-windiest-city-spoiler-alert-chicago-wellington">http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/oct/15/where-world-windiest-city-spoiler-alert-chicago-wellington</a></dd>

  <dt>October 15, 2015</dt>
  <dd>6 new books at <a href="https://sive.rs/book">https://sive.rs/book</a> Top picks: <a href="https://sive.rs/book/OnWritingWell">https://sive.rs/book/OnWritingWell</a> + <a href="https://sive.rs/book/RollerCoaster">https://sive.rs/book/RollerCoaster</a></dd>

  <dt>October 2, 2015</dt>
  <dd>Relax for the same result : <a href="https://sive.rs/relax">https://sive.rs/relax</a></dd>

  <dt>September 29, 2015</dt>
  <dd>Is there a course like this for hip hop? <a href="http://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/how-to-listen-to-and-understand-great-music-3rd-edition.html">http://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/how-to-listen-to-and-understand-great-music-3rd-edition.html</a></dd>

  <dt>September 28, 2015</dt>
  <dd>Musicians: if you get an email &quot;Seeking Your Music For Radio Airplay&quot;, saying they are partnered with me: No. I am not. Never heard of them.</dd>

  <dt>September 24, 2015</dt>
  <dd>Saying no to everything else: <a href="https://sive.rs/no2">https://sive.rs/no2</a></dd>

  <dt>September 16, 2015</dt>
  <dd>My book “Anything You Want” is released worldwide on Portfolio/Penguin today: <a href="https://sive.rs/a">https://sive.rs/a</a> (I recommend the 90-minute audiobook.)</dd>

  <dt>September 14, 2015</dt>
  <dd>Business-owners focusing on money is like car-owners focusing on their odometer number. If you think it’s the point, you should look up.</dd>

  <dt>September 11, 2015</dt>
  <dd>Learning Elm using <a href="https://pragmaticstudio.com/elm">https://pragmaticstudio.com/elm</a> &amp; <a href="https://pragmaticstudio.com/elm-signals">https://pragmaticstudio.com/elm-signals</a>  Extra appealing since I want to learn Haskell.</dd>

  <dt>September 4, 2015</dt>
  <dd>Curious where I’m going with the “just tell me what to do” <a href="https://sive.rs/2do">https://sive.rs/2do</a> idea? See <a href="https://springismylove.wordpress.com/2015/09/03/derek-sivers-purge-the-vampires/">https://springismylove.wordpress.com/2015/09/03/derek-sivers-purge-the-vampires/</a> &amp; <a href="http://videos.theconference.se/derek-sivers-how-to-like-people">http://videos.theconference.se/derek-sivers-how-to-like-people</a></dd>

  <dt>September 2, 2015</dt>
  <dd>I am such a Vi Hart fan: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/Vihart">https://www.youtube.com/user/Vihart</a></dd>

  <dt>August 29, 2015</dt>
  <dd>“Just tell me what to do”: compressing books into directives: <a href="https://sive.rs/2do">https://sive.rs/2do</a></dd>

  <dt>August 27, 2015</dt>
  <dd>Don’t worry about your ambition, about stepping on people’s toes. You’re just teaching them how to dance.</dd>

  <dt>August 20, 2015</dt>
  <dd>What’s the best way to achieve a new goal? <a href="http://www.npr.org/2015/08/14/431540456/what-s-the-best-way-to-achieve-a-new-goal">http://www.npr.org/2015/08/14/431540456/what-s-the-best-way-to-achieve-a-new-goal</a></dd>

  <dt>August 18, 2015</dt>
  <dd>That great No Diggity riff <a href="http://youtu.be/3KL9mRus19o">http://youtu.be/3KL9mRus19o</a> is from Bill Withers Grandma’s Hands <a href="http://youtu.be/IxjNauWYFfc">http://youtu.be/IxjNauWYFfc</a></dd>

  <dt>August 8, 2015</dt>
  <dd>Best instrument seen in Musical Instruments Museum <a href="http://mim.be/">http://mim.be/</a> is Benjamin Franklin’s Glass Armonica <a href="https://youtu.be/8D9BBMDWoNM?t=20s">https://youtu.be/8D9BBMDWoNM?t=20s</a></dd>

  <dt>July 28, 2015</dt>
  <dd>“The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude.” — Voltaire</dd>

  <dt>June 30, 2015</dt>
  <dd>I sponsored the OpenBSD port of Elixir 1.0.5 &amp; Erlang 18: <a href="http://cvsweb.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb/ports/lang/elixir/">http://cvsweb.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb/ports/lang/elixir/</a></dd>

  <dt>June 24, 2015</dt>
  <dd>Must-read: “Easy vs Hard”: <a href="http://www.sandpapersuit.com/2012/11/easy-vs-hard.html">http://www.sandpapersuit.com/2012/11/easy-vs-hard.html</a></dd>

  <dt>May 29, 2015</dt>
  <dd>Attention New Zealand: <a href="http://tedxwellington.com/blog/2015/05/25/tedxwellington-2015-date-announcement-call-for-speakers-performers/">http://tedxwellington.com/blog/2015/05/25/tedxwellington-2015-date-announcement-call-for-speakers-performers/</a>  Looking for interesting ideas, no matter who from. Please sign up soon. I’m curating &amp; coaching.</dd>

  <dt>May 8, 2015</dt>
  <dd>3 new book notes: <a href="https://sive.rs/book">https://sive.rs/book</a>  (sort by date to see newest or rating to see best)</dd>

  <dt>May 5, 2015</dt>
  <dd>When I write a tech blog post it feels like: ME: “I like doing this.” WORLD: “No! Idiot! You’re wrong! I don’t like doing that!” ☺</dd>

  <dt>May 4, 2015</dt>
  <dd>(for programmers) Simplify: move code into database functions: <a href="https://sive.rs/pg">https://sive.rs/pg</a></dd>

  <dt>April 30, 2015</dt>
  <dd>Her: “I’ll need a few weeks to process before I’m ready to move on.” Me: “For you a few weeks tends to take about a day.” Her: “Good point.”</dd>

  <dt>April 17, 2015</dt>
  <dd>She is a bird. He is a tree. She asks him to fly. But when he can’t, she doesn’t understand why.</dd>

  <dt>March 26, 2015</dt>
  <dd>I know more people than I know.</dd>

  <dt>March 23, 2015</dt>
  <dd>Extra-sad to not be home in Singapore today. R.I.P. to one of the strongest leaders the world’s ever known. <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/23/world/asia/lee-kuan-yew-founding-father-and-first-premier-of-singapore-dies-at-91.html">http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/23/world/asia/lee-kuan-yew-founding-father-and-first-premier-of-singapore-dies-at-91.html</a></dd>

  <dt>February 25, 2015</dt>
  <dd>“My output was being sourced from my weaknesses, not my strengths.” Good insight &amp; question to ask yourself: <a href="http://tynan.com/firstthing">http://tynan.com/firstthing</a></dd>

  <dt>February 17, 2015</dt>
  <dd>Just back from 5 days in paradise: <a href="http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/fiordland/northern-fiordland/milford-track/">http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/fiordland/northern-fiordland/milford-track/</a></dd>

  <dt>February 2, 2015</dt>
  <dd>Getting out of a bad place: <a href="https://sive.rs/bad">https://sive.rs/bad</a></dd>

  <dt>January 21, 2015</dt>
  <dd>Why I’ve been quiet online lately: <a href="https://sive.rs/boring">https://sive.rs/boring</a></dd>

  <dt>January 9, 2015</dt>
  <dd>Treat yourself to 3 minutes of some of the most interesting music you’ll ever hear. The Bulgarian women’s choir: <a href="http://youtu.be/mrcgDhpS3uo">http://youtu.be/mrcgDhpS3uo</a></dd>

  <dt>January 7, 2015</dt>
  <dd>People who say “day job” are my kind of people.</dd>

  <dt>December 23, 2014</dt>
  <dd>People ask why I’m not writing much. I am. It’s just code: <a href="https://code.sive.rs/">https://code.sive.rs/</a></dd>

  <dt>December 19, 2014</dt>
  <dd>What’s the opposite of effort?   (Real question. Any suggestions?)</dd>

  <dt>December 10, 2014</dt>
  <dd>Mark Manson is one of the best writers I know: <a href="http://markmanson.net/best-articles">http://markmanson.net/best-articles</a></dd>

  <dt>December 2, 2014</dt>
  <dd>If you liked my “First Follower / How to Start a Movement” TED talk, see this short vid: <a href="http://rowansimpson.com/2014/11/27/the-quiet-ones/">http://rowansimpson.com/2014/11/27/the-quiet-ones/</a></dd>

  <dt>November 27, 2014</dt>
  <dd>Great new book about smart shortcuts to success: “Smartcuts” <a href="https://sive.rs/book/Smartcuts">https://sive.rs/book/Smartcuts</a></dd>

  <dt>November 14, 2014</dt>
  <dd>5 new books added to my book notes page: <a href="https://sive.rs/book">https://sive.rs/book</a></dd>

  <dt>October 17, 2014</dt>
  <dd>Awww... really nice compliment: <a href="http://www.quora.com/What-are-some-blogs-worth-following/answer/Shobhit-Bakliwal">http://www.quora.com/What-are-some-blogs-worth-following/answer/Shobhit-Bakliwal</a></dd>

  <dt>October 8, 2014</dt>
  <dd>Two months ago removed snacks from the house, and started eating only when actually hungry. No other changes. Lost 30 pounds so far.</dd>

  <dt>October 6, 2014</dt>
  <dd>How to change or build your career: <a href="https://sive.rs/career">https://sive.rs/career</a></dd>

  <dt>September 24, 2014</dt>
  <dd>Of the 185 books I’ve read in the last 7 years, this one has stuck with me the most: <a href="https://sive.rs/book/TimeParadox">https://sive.rs/book/TimeParadox</a> (email me when you finish it)</dd>

  <dt>September 21, 2014</dt>
  <dd>Fixed mindset vs Growth mindset. Crucial to recognize the difference in yourself &amp; others: <a href="https://sive.rs/mindset">https://sive.rs/mindset</a></dd>

  <dt>September 17, 2014</dt>
  <dd>“Don’t divide the world into the weak and strong, or successes and failures. Divide the world into the learners and nonlearners.” - B Barber</dd>

  <dt>September 2, 2014</dt>
  <dd>Sadly selling my paradise house in New Zealand. I’ll miss it a lot: <a href="http://nelson.nzsothebysrealty.com/nelson-properties/?Location=37-Shelbourne-Street-Nelson&amp;PropertyID=2413">http://nelson.nzsothebysrealty.com/nelson-properties/?Location=37-Shelbourne-Street-Nelson&amp;PropertyID=2413</a></dd>

  <dt>August 26, 2014</dt>
  <dd>Awesome customer service from a guy named Thor at Amazon: <a href="http://i.imgur.com/IDFkz82.png">http://i.imgur.com/IDFkz82.png</a></dd>

  <dt>August 21, 2014</dt>
  <dd>I’ll be at TEDxWellington this Sunday. <a href="http://tedxwellington.com/">http://tedxwellington.com/</a> If you see me, come say hi. Gotta get to know my new home.</dd>

  <dt>August 17, 2014</dt>
  <dd>Moved to Wellington (Te Aro)</dd>

  <dt>August 3, 2014</dt>
  <dd>One more reason to spend a few months (or years) in Ubud, Bali: <a href="http://www.hubud.org/">http://www.hubud.org/</a> See also: <a href="http://woodegg.com/id">http://woodegg.com/id</a></dd>

  <dt>July 17, 2014</dt>
  <dd>Some great new additions to my list of book notes: <a href="https://sive.rs/book?sort=date">https://sive.rs/book?sort=date</a> (Click “Sort by rating” to see top recommendations.)</dd>

  <dt>July 12, 2014</dt>
  <dd>On our 3rd date, years ago, my wife said her dream was to see the Moorish architecture of southern Spain. Today we leave for Granada. ☺</dd>

  <dt>July 10, 2014</dt>
  <dd>Seth Godin’s birthday. Looking back at his projects over the years. So inspiring: <a href="http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2014/07/thirty-years-of-projects.html">http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2014/07/thirty-years-of-projects.html</a></dd>

  <dt>June 29, 2014</dt>
  <dd>The philosophy of great customer service: <a href="https://sive.rs/cs">https://sive.rs/cs</a></dd>

  <dt>June 16, 2014</dt>
  <dd>Leaving for Belgium now, through the end of July. Email me if you want to meet up.</dd>

  <dt>June 8, 2014</dt>
  <dd>“A good day is when no one shows up, and you don’t have to go anywhere.” - Burt from Burt’s Bees <a href="http://youtu.be/xBfMtEebvN0">http://youtu.be/xBfMtEebvN0</a></dd>

  <dt>May 23, 2014</dt>
  <dd>AMAZING presentation &quot;Emerging Global Web&quot;: <a href="http://woodegg.s3.amazonaws.com/yiibu.pdf">http://woodegg.s3.amazonaws.com/yiibu.pdf</a> Makes my heart race. This is why I do <a href="http://woodegg.com/">http://woodegg.com/</a></dd>

  <dt>May 18, 2014</dt>
  <dd>Loving what I used to hate: <a href="https://sive.rs/hate">https://sive.rs/hate</a> (Tom Waits, Indonesia, and weight lifting)</dd>

  <dt>May 10, 2014</dt>
  <dd>I’ve never been captivated by dance until now. Wow: <a href="http://youtu.be/2vjPBrBU-TM">http://youtu.be/2vjPBrBU-TM</a> (Maddie Ziegler in Sia’s Chandelier video)</dd>

  <dt>May 5, 2014</dt>
  <dd>My new 19-minute talk (after 2 years of improvements) is The Meaning of Life: <a href="https://sive.rs/ml">https://sive.rs/ml</a></dd>

  <dt>April 18, 2014</dt>
  <dd>The power of the soundtrack: <a href="http://youtu.be/1IAXrxlDK6c">http://youtu.be/1IAXrxlDK6c</a> Brilliant.</dd>

  <dt>April 12, 2014</dt>
  <dd>11 new book notes added: <a href="https://sive.rs/book">https://sive.rs/book</a>  (click “date”, up top, to show newest)</dd>

  <dt>March 30, 2014</dt>
  <dd>Change careers like Tarzan : <a href="https://sive.rs/tarzan">https://sive.rs/tarzan</a></dd>

  <dt>March 19, 2014</dt>
  <dd>What if you didn’t need money or attention?  <a href="https://sive.rs/full">https://sive.rs/full</a></dd>

  <dt>March 15, 2014</dt>
  <dd>I’m not bad at sleeping.  I’m just really good at staying awake.</dd>

  <dt>March 13, 2014</dt>
  <dd>Impulsively skipping TED to go to Iceland tomorrow instead!! <a href="https://sive.rs/hellyeah">https://sive.rs/hellyeah</a> (I re-fuel my soul in Iceland. Favorite place in the world. So excited.)</dd>

  <dt>February 20, 2014</dt>
  <dd>The best thing I ever created: <a href="http://www.shutterstock.com/blog/the-best-thing-i-ever-created-derek-sivers">http://www.shutterstock.com/blog/the-best-thing-i-ever-created-derek-sivers</a></dd>

  <dt>February 20, 2014</dt>
  <dd>Transcript of my “office hours” chat about outsourcing, profit, publishing, and having an unfair advantage: <a href="http://drt.fm/office-hours/derek-sivers/">http://drt.fm/office-hours/derek-sivers/</a></dd>

  <dt>February 17, 2014</dt>
  <dd>Great video interview (or download audio) with Bob Baker: <a href="http://www.diycareermanifesto.com/2014/02/derek-sivers-interview.html">http://www.diycareermanifesto.com/2014/02/derek-sivers-interview.html</a></dd>

  <dt>February 14, 2014</dt>
  <dd>Audio interview. Good conversation. See the overview, and download it for later listening: <a href="http://www.enchantinglawyer.com/journey-self-employed-successful-business-owner-derek-sivers/#more-520">http://www.enchantinglawyer.com/journey-self-employed-successful-business-owner-derek-sivers/#more-520</a></dd>

  <dt>February 6, 2014</dt>
  <dd>How will this game end?  <a href="https://sive.rs/game">https://sive.rs/game</a></dd>

  <dt>February 3, 2014</dt>
  <dd>Imitate. We are imperfect mirrors. <a href="https://sive.rs/mirror">https://sive.rs/mirror</a></dd>

  <dt>January 25, 2014</dt>
  <dd>Nice long audio interview at LeanPub about music and Wood Egg: <a href="http://blog.leanpub.com/2014/01/derek-sivers.html">http://blog.leanpub.com/2014/01/derek-sivers.html</a></dd>

  <dt>January 21, 2014</dt>
  <dd>Understanding Vietnam : <a href="https://sive.rs/vn14">https://sive.rs/vn14</a> (1st chapter of my “Vietnam 2014” book)</dd>

  <dt>January 21, 2014</dt>
  <dd>Understanding Indonesia : <a href="https://sive.rs/id14">https://sive.rs/id14</a> (1st chapter of my “Indonesia 2014” book)</dd>

  <dt>January 21, 2014</dt>
  <dd>Understanding Singapore : <a href="https://sive.rs/sg14">https://sive.rs/sg14</a> (1st chapter of my “Singapore 2014” book)</dd>

  <dt>January 21, 2014</dt>
  <dd>Nice MP3 interview about independent/DIY book publishing: <a href="http://winningedits.com/authormba-podcast/#sivers">http://winningedits.com/authormba-podcast/#sivers</a></dd>

  <dt>January 19, 2014</dt>
  <dd>Understanding Japan : <a href="https://sive.rs/jp14">https://sive.rs/jp14</a> - insightful look at Japanese culture.</dd>

  <dt>January 18, 2014</dt>
  <dd>Go to <a href="https://sive.rs/quality">https://sive.rs/quality</a> again to see Benjamin’s top 2 comments, clarifying the point better than I did.</dd>

  <dt>January 18, 2014</dt>
  <dd>Interview with me on Elance about Asia &amp; my Wood Egg books: <a href="https://www.elance.com/q/blog/expanding-asia-here%E2%80%99s-priceless-advice-asia-2014-author-derek-sivers">https://www.elance.com/q/blog/expanding-asia-here%E2%80%99s-priceless-advice-asia-2014-author-derek-sivers</a></dd>

  <dt>January 16, 2014</dt>
  <dd>Same word. Different places? Different meanings. <a href="https://sive.rs/quality">https://sive.rs/quality</a></dd>

  <dt>January 12, 2014</dt>
  <dd>Wood Egg 2014 books are on sale now. See <a href="https://sive.rs/we14">https://sive.rs/we14</a> then <a href="http://woodegg.com/">http://woodegg.com/</a></dd>

  <dt>January 6, 2014</dt>
  <dd>Print paper books? Refuse? Ideas? See <a href="http://theclimatemessage.com/print-paper-books-refuse-ideas/">http://theclimatemessage.com/print-paper-books-refuse-ideas/</a></dd>

  <dt>December 24, 2013</dt>
  <dd>Jac Holzman : <a href="https://sive.rs/jac">https://sive.rs/jac</a></dd>

  <dt>December 22, 2013</dt>
  <dd>“When you are convinced that you alone are right, you are most likely to be deeply wrong.” — Malcom Brown</dd>

  <dt>December 21, 2013</dt>
  <dd>This beautiful short article remembering Milt Olin made me cry again: <a href="http://causesandeffectmyyearofgivingdaily.blogspot.com/2013/12/a-final-ride.html">http://causesandeffectmyyearofgivingdaily.blogspot.com/2013/12/a-final-ride.html</a></dd>

  <dt>December 20, 2013</dt>
  <dd>“Why am I here?”  <a href="https://sive.rs/here">https://sive.rs/here</a></dd>

  <dt>December 12, 2013</dt>
  <dd>Why my code and ideas are public: <a href="https://sive.rs/ws">https://sive.rs/ws</a></dd>

  <dt>December 10, 2013</dt>
  <dd>OK, Milt Olin, I’ll start writing again : <a href="https://sive.rs/milt">https://sive.rs/milt</a></dd>

  <dt>November 27, 2013</dt>
  <dd>Confirmed I’ll be at TED 2014 in Vancouver, and TED Global 2014 in Rio de Janeiro. Email me to meet up: derek@sivers.org</dd>

  <dt>November 11, 2013</dt>
  <dd>2014 Wood Egg books almost done. Opinions or suggestions for book covers? (License a photo of yours?) <a href="http://woodegg.com/covers">http://woodegg.com/covers</a></dd>

  <dt>November 2, 2013</dt>
  <dd>New book notes from &quot;How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big&quot; by Scott Adams: <a href="https://sive.rs/book/HowToFail">https://sive.rs/book/HowToFail</a></dd>

  <dt>September 12, 2013</dt>
  <dd>“If it sounds like writing, rewrite it.” — Elmore Leonard</dd>

  <dt>September 10, 2013</dt>
  <dd>Every smart person I know has read “Paradox of Choice”: <a href="https://sive.rs/book/ParadoxOfChoice">https://sive.rs/book/ParadoxOfChoice</a></dd>

  <dt>August 28, 2013</dt>
  <dd>Memorizing <a href="http://underscorejs.org/">http://underscorejs.org/</a> using <a href="http://ankisrs.net/">http://ankisrs.net/</a> like this: <a href="https://sive.rs/srs">https://sive.rs/srs</a></dd>

  <dt>August 25, 2013</dt>
  <dd>&quot;I Forgot My Phone&quot; video is brilliant &amp; powerful: <a href="http://youtu.be/OINa46HeWg8">http://youtu.be/OINa46HeWg8</a></dd>

  <dt>August 7, 2013</dt>
  <dd>Forbes put me in &quot;25 Entrepreneurs To Follow&quot; list with Richard Branson, Tony Hsieh, Craig Newmark and other bigshots. <a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/natalierobehmed/2013/07/31/25-entrepreneurs-to-follow-on-twitter/">http://www.forbes.com/sites/natalierobehmed/2013/07/31/25-entrepreneurs-to-follow-on-twitter/</a></dd>

  <dt>August 1, 2013</dt>
  <dd>Rewrite of <a href="https://sive.rs/">https://sive.rs/</a> as generated static site. Code section near bottom has open source Ruby code behind it, if interested.</dd>

  <dt>July 19, 2013</dt>
  <dd>#1 top-selling nonfiction book on Kindle today. Had to screenshot the moment. <a href="https://sive.rs/images/sivers-amazon-2013-07-19.png">https://sive.rs/images/sivers-amazon-2013-07-19.png</a></dd>

  <dt>July 18, 2013</dt>
  <dd>My book &quot;Anything You Want&quot; is #1 in all 3 of its categories on Amazon! <a href="https://sive.rs/a">https://sive.rs/a</a> <a href="https://sive.rs/images/sivers-amazon-2013-07-18.png">https://sive.rs/images/sivers-amazon-2013-07-18.png</a></dd>

  <dt>June 16, 2013</dt>
  <dd>Fragile Plan vs Robust Plan : <a href="https://sive.rs/robust">https://sive.rs/robust</a></dd>

  <dt>June 16, 2013</dt>
  <dd>Why my baby’s photos aren’t online: We should be able to choose when we are ready to have an online presence, not have it forced upon us.</dd>

  <dt>June 13, 2013</dt>
  <dd>Anyone else think of music this way? <a href="http://youtu.be/Av_Us6xHkUc">http://youtu.be/Av_Us6xHkUc</a> I tend to draw in the air like this, as I sing or listen to anything.</dd>

  <dt>June 9, 2013</dt>
  <dd>Story behind Wood Egg (my new company): <a href="https://sive.rs/eg">https://sive.rs/eg</a></dd>

  <dt>June 3, 2013</dt>
  <dd>Some will always say you’re wrong: <a href="https://sive.rs/wrong">https://sive.rs/wrong</a></dd>

  <dt>May 27, 2013</dt>
  <dd>Think the Chinese are just copycats? Check out these DIY inventors: <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/05/chinese-diy-inventions/100511">http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/05/chinese-diy-inventions/100511</a></dd>

  <dt>May 24, 2013</dt>
  <dd>Ahhh... a must-listen for guitarists. Joe Pass solo jazz guitar: <a href="http://youtu.be/JFqiDcvRW2Y">http://youtu.be/JFqiDcvRW2Y</a></dd>

  <dt>May 20, 2013</dt>
  <dd>No rules in this game: <a href="https://sive.rs/360">https://sive.rs/360</a></dd>

  <dt>May 10, 2013</dt>
  <dd>Tiny 4-question interview with me: <a href="http://onepercentcollective.org/derek-sivers-generosity-talks">http://onepercentcollective.org/derek-sivers-generosity-talks</a></dd>

  <dt>May 2, 2013</dt>
  <dd>New Ramen Music issue: <a href="http://ramenmusic.com/issue-11/3187ca6d61">http://ramenmusic.com/issue-11/3187ca6d61</a> Great format. Great curation. Great service. I highly recommend subscribing (or submitting your music!)</dd>

  <dt>May 1, 2013</dt>
  <dd>Brilliantly awesome and so true: the McDonald’s Theory: <a href="http://medium.com/what-i-learned-building/9216e1c9da7d">http://medium.com/what-i-learned-building/9216e1c9da7d</a></dd>

  <dt>April 30, 2013</dt>
  <dd>CD Baby nostalgia: <a href="http://youtu.be/zzFfQbSeSyg?t=1m47s">http://youtu.be/zzFfQbSeSyg?t=1m47s</a> Hadn’t seen this video in 8 years. Great warehouse footage.</dd>

  <dt>April 15, 2013</dt>
  <dd>Seeking inspiration? See <a href="https://sive.rs/io">https://sive.rs/io</a></dd>

  <dt>April 15, 2013</dt>
  <dd>My cousin had twin baby boys yesterday. They named them Tomahawk and Skookum. No joke. Those are their real names. I’m so proud. ☺</dd>

  <dt>April 11, 2013</dt>
  <dd>Skateboard from Sydney to Woolongong in one day? <a href="http://www.rotub.me/blog/my-skate-of-mind.html">http://www.rotub.me/blog/my-skate-of-mind.html</a> We’ve all got a wonderful ridiculous thing we’ve been wanting to do.</dd>

  <dt>April 9, 2013</dt>
  <dd>What book impacted you the most?  See <a href="http://rise365.com/pivotalbooks/">http://rise365.com/pivotalbooks/</a></dd>

  <dt>April 6, 2013</dt>
  <dd>The Great Movies: <a href="https://sive.rs/ebert2">https://sive.rs/ebert2</a></dd>

  <dt>March 28, 2013</dt>
  <dd>Awesome life-changing project: <a href="http://blog.ted.com/2013/03/27/my-year-of-ted-how-54-talks-changed-a-life/">http://blog.ted.com/2013/03/27/my-year-of-ted-how-54-talks-changed-a-life/</a> Reminder: it’s not what you read or watch. It’s what you consistently DO about it.</dd>

  <dt>March 26, 2013</dt>
  <dd>Got instrumental music with American Country feel, similar to Horse Whisperer soundtrack? Email indie filmmakers roamingwildfilm@gmail.com</dd>

  <dt>March 25, 2013</dt>
  <dd>Learning JavaScript - my experience and advice: <a href="https://sive.rs/learn-js">https://sive.rs/learn-js</a></dd>

  <dt>March 22, 2013</dt>
  <dd>Human Intervention as a Competitive Advantage: <a href="https://sive.rs/hi">https://sive.rs/hi</a></dd>

  <dt>March 22, 2013</dt>
  <dd>Sing like you, not them. Design like you, not them. Nice analogy: <a href="http://ninjasandrobots.com/i-cant-sing">http://ninjasandrobots.com/i-cant-sing</a></dd>

  <dt>March 18, 2013</dt>
  <dd>I don’t tweet about food, but if I did, it would be laksa : <a href="http://thesilverchef.blogspot.sg/2013/01/top-10-best-singapore-food-of-2012.html">http://thesilverchef.blogspot.sg/2013/01/top-10-best-singapore-food-of-2012.html</a></dd>

  <dt>March 18, 2013</dt>
  <dd>Changing my operating system: <a href="https://sive.rs/os">https://sive.rs/os</a></dd>

  <dt>March 6, 2013</dt>
  <dd>Please try <a href="http://musicthoughts.com/">http://musicthoughts.com/</a> - especially language links at bottom. Works OK? Looks OK? Any feedback appreciated.</dd>

  <dt>February 28, 2013</dt>
  <dd>Patience. Persistence. More patience. More persistence. Must-read: <a href="http://jeffjlin.com/2013/02/23/ang-lee-and-the-uncertainty-of-success/">http://jeffjlin.com/2013/02/23/ang-lee-and-the-uncertainty-of-success/</a></dd>

  <dt>February 26, 2013</dt>
  <dd>The secret of success is to never quite succeed.</dd>

  <dt>February 17, 2013</dt>
  <dd>This: <a href="http://benyu.org/connections-dont-build-things">http://benyu.org/connections-dont-build-things</a> is the perfect follow-up to <a href="https://sive.rs/xn">https://sive.rs/xn</a> and I totally agree with it.</dd>

  <dt>February 12, 2013</dt>
  <dd>I’m at Webstock in New Zealand for the rest of the week. Come say hi if you see me, or email to meet up. <a href="http://www.webstock.org.nz/13/">http://www.webstock.org.nz/13/</a></dd>

  <dt>February 11, 2013</dt>
  <dd>It’s all who you know? : <a href="https://sive.rs/xn">https://sive.rs/xn</a></dd>

  <dt>February 7, 2013</dt>
  <dd>Driving a car for the first time in years, means listening to the radio for the first time in years, means discovering I like Taylor Swift.</dd>

  <dt>February 5, 2013</dt>
  <dd>Just finished an amazing book about Willpower : <a href="https://sive.rs/book/WillpowerInstinct">https://sive.rs/book/WillpowerInstinct</a>  Highly recommended!</dd>

  <dt>January 28, 2013</dt>
  <dd>Focus, entertain, or both? : <a href="https://sive.rs/boring">https://sive.rs/boring</a></dd>

  <dt>January 28, 2013</dt>
  <dd>Prove it! <a href="http://breckyunits.com/prove_it">http://breckyunits.com/prove_it</a> (Words don’t prove anything. Just actions.)</dd>

  <dt>January 25, 2013</dt>
  <dd>Listen, try this: For the rest of the day, say &quot;Listen.&quot; before every sentence.</dd>

  <dt>January 24, 2013</dt>
  <dd>Wow! This summary of my book made me want to read it again: <a href="http://www.actionablebooks.com/summaries/anything-you-want/">http://www.actionablebooks.com/summaries/anything-you-want/</a>  :-)</dd>

  <dt>January 13, 2013</dt>
  <dd>Yes, you should learn basic programming: <a href="https://sive.rs/prog">https://sive.rs/prog</a></dd>

  <dt>January 11, 2013</dt>
  <dd>Animation of my “Don’t Announce Your Goals” talk: <a href="https://vimeo.com/55495626">https://vimeo.com/55495626</a> - by Luca Cioni from Italy</dd>

  <dt>January 6, 2013</dt>
  <dd>Memorizing a programming language using spaced repetition software: <a href="https://sive.rs/srs">https://sive.rs/srs</a></dd>

  <dt>December 27, 2012</dt>
  <dd>Learning JavaScript from the great &quot;Professional JavaScript for Web Developers&quot; - <a href="http://goo.gl/1Y6ro">http://goo.gl/1Y6ro</a> - and <a href="http://eloquentjavascript.net/">http://eloquentjavascript.net/</a></dd>

  <dt>December 10, 2012</dt>
  <dd>Everything is my fault: <a href="https://sive.rs/my-fault">https://sive.rs/my-fault</a></dd>

  <dt>December 3, 2012</dt>
  <dd>You don’t have to be local : <a href="https://sive.rs/local">https://sive.rs/local</a></dd>

  <dt>November 27, 2012</dt>
  <dd>Did all Ruby Koans today - <a href="http://rubykoans.com/">http://rubykoans.com/</a> - Wonderful refresher. Highly recommended. Thanks to brilliant @jimweirich</dd>

  <dt>November 25, 2012</dt>
  <dd>Find people on Facebook with same name as you. Imitate their photo. Then send friend request. Brilliant! <a href="http://imgur.com/a/IqXWj">http://imgur.com/a/IqXWj</a></dd>

  <dt>November 10, 2012</dt>
  <dd>2 inspiring friends I’m actively thankful to know: Kevin Kelly <a href="http://www.kk.org/about-me.php">http://www.kk.org/about-me.php</a> + Alexis Ohanian <a href="http://about.me/alexis">http://about.me/alexis</a></dd>

  <dt>November 4, 2012</dt>
  <dd>I can go without food and water longer than I can go without solitude.</dd>

  <dt>October 21, 2012</dt>
  <dd>Spoke at Dynamite Circle conference in Bangkok <a href="http://www.tropicalmba.com/innercircle/">http://www.tropicalmba.com/innercircle/</a> Anyone I met there, please email me to keep in touch.</dd>

  <dt>October 17, 2012</dt>
  <dd>20 years ago I saw Chiang Mai on the map and decided to go someday. Today I’m here. Some goals take time.</dd>

  <dt>October 13, 2012</dt>
  <dd>Speaking at INK in India, today: <a href="http://www.inktalks.com/conferences/ink2012">http://www.inktalks.com/conferences/ink2012</a></dd>

  <dt>October 7, 2012</dt>
  <dd>New book notes posted at <a href="https://sive.rs/book?sort=date">https://sive.rs/book?sort=date</a> (click &quot;rating&quot; header to sort with highest recommendations at top)</dd>

  <dt>October 3, 2012</dt>
  <dd>Why I don’t have [like] buttons all over my site: <a href="http://informationarchitects.net/blog/sweep-the-sleaze/">http://informationarchitects.net/blog/sweep-the-sleaze/</a></dd>

  <dt>September 29, 2012</dt>
  <dd>In Taiwan for my first time. Absolutely love it. Speaking at TEDxTaipei tomorrow. <a href="http://tedxtaipei.com/">http://tedxtaipei.com/</a></dd>

  <dt>September 18, 2012</dt>
  <dd>I updated <a href="https://sive.rs/comfort">https://sive.rs/comfort</a> with the scariest moment of my life: forgetting my lines backstage at TED.</dd>

  <dt>September 3, 2012</dt>
  <dd><a href="https://sive.rs/donkey">https://sive.rs/donkey</a> = <a href="http://www.smbc-comics.com/comics/20120902.gif">http://www.smbc-comics.com/comics/20120902.gif</a> = ☺☺☺</dd>

  <dt>September 3, 2012</dt>
  <dd>Just finished amazing FunConf. Great conversations. If we met there, please email me to keep in touch: derek@sivers.org #funconf</dd>

  <dt>August 27, 2012</dt>
  <dd>Week in Iceland. Highlight: 6am walk through Snæfellsnes lava canyon. Found silent grassy patch &amp; sat through sunrise. Iceland is my style.</dd>

  <dt>August 13, 2012</dt>
  <dd>Push, push, push. Expanding your comfort zone. <a href="https://sive.rs/comfort">https://sive.rs/comfort</a></dd>

  <dt>August 11, 2012</dt>
  <dd>Good interview with me about freedom, indie, future of music, etc. Free PDF: <a href="http://magcloud.com/browse/issue/424234">http://magcloud.com/browse/issue/424234</a></dd>

  <dt>August 5, 2012</dt>
  <dd>Keeping all my tweets at <a href="https://sive.rs/tweets">https://sive.rs/tweets</a></dd>

  <dt>July 23, 2012</dt>
  <dd>Би монгол хэл сурч байна.  (I’m learning Mongolian. Going to Mongolia tomorrow.)</dd>

  <dt>July 22, 2012</dt>
  <dd>So reassuring to watch a master at their craft - any craft: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VGjA66RSm0">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VGjA66RSm0</a>  Imagine if everyone put this attention into their work.</dd>

  <dt>July 21, 2012</dt>
  <dd>Stumped? Try just looking at it: <a href="http://heydave.org/post/27681989546/the-just-look-at-it-hack-to-problem-solving">http://heydave.org/post/27681989546/the-just-look-at-it-hack-to-problem-solving</a> Maybe if already looked at it, try listening to it. Avoid trying to solve.</dd>

  <dt>July 18, 2012</dt>
  <dd>Studying the Icelandic language with a teacher, in preparation for an August visit there.</dd>

  <dt>July 3, 2012</dt>
  <dd>Speaking at TEDx Kuala Lumpur next week. @tedxkl Advance article: <a href="http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/6/30/business/11569316&amp;sec=business">http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/6/30/business/11569316&amp;sec=business</a></dd>

  <dt>June 30, 2012</dt>
  <dd>The only true voyage of discovery is not to visit strange lands, but to possess other eyes. - Marcel Proust</dd>

  <dt>June 25, 2012</dt>
  <dd>Today my hero is @MohitPawar for his amazing work with <a href="http://woodegg.com/in">http://woodegg.com/in</a> + more. So so impressed with this man. <a href="http://mohitpawar.com/about/">http://mohitpawar.com/about/</a></dd>

  <dt>June 19, 2012</dt>
  <dd>All of my talks on life, business, music, philosophy, etc: <a href="https://sive.rs/presentations">https://sive.rs/presentations</a>  Enjoy!</dd>

  <dt>June 16, 2012</dt>
  <dd>Speed through a 90-day Asia trip, at 1 second per day: <a href="http://youtu.be/OjD995hJKOM">http://youtu.be/OjD995hJKOM</a>  Brilliant format to quickly share vacation experience.</dd>

  <dt>June 8, 2012</dt>
  <dd>Separate REST JSON API server and client? <a href="http://stackoverflow.com/q/10941249/1031790?stw=1">http://stackoverflow.com/q/10941249/1031790?stw=1</a></dd>

  <dt>June 8, 2012</dt>
  <dd>Programmers who have made a REST API separate from JS/HTML client, I’d love your advice, here: <a href="http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10941249/separate-rest-json-api-server-and-client">http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10941249/separate-rest-json-api-server-and-client</a>  Thanks!</dd>

  <dt>June 6, 2012</dt>
  <dd>My life is simple: one inbox: derek@sivers.org  I almost never check Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc. Just email. Reach me there.</dd>

  <dt>June 1, 2012</dt>
  <dd>RT @AmberRubarth: Digging into good convos with one of my favorite humans Derek Sivers <a href="http://instagr.am/p/LTpDfqs8NJ/">http://instagr.am/p/LTpDfqs8NJ/</a></dd>

  <dt>May 28, 2012</dt>
  <dd>Candy Chang inspires me more than anyone. See <a href="http://candychang.com/i-wish-this-was/">http://candychang.com/i-wish-this-was/</a> + <a href="http://candychang.com/before-i-die-in-nola/">http://candychang.com/before-i-die-in-nola/</a></dd>

  <dt>May 25, 2012</dt>
  <dd>RT @NextBankAsia: Considering a ’Next Startup/Small Business Bank Asia’ inspired by @sivers NBA talk. Who’s for it? Massive opportunity there.</dd>

  <dt>May 17, 2012</dt>
  <dd>Smart people don’t think others are stupid: <a href="https://sive.rs/ss">https://sive.rs/ss</a></dd>

  <dt>May 16, 2012</dt>
  <dd>Watched &quot;Tree Of Life&quot; movie &amp; started crying like I haven’t in years. Maybe great movie or maybe just right time. Either way... oof!</dd>

  <dt>May 10, 2012</dt>
  <dd>RT @ladyxtel: First Expletive Award at #NBASG12 goes to @sivers. Loving how he said fuckyeah in his presentation with pizzazz</dd>

  <dt>May 6, 2012</dt>
  <dd>RT @viviansessoms: Me with Ryuichi Sakamoto (Victor Bailey, Manu Katche &amp; Derek Sivers in there too!) <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2VkeTquhEE">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2VkeTquhEE</a></dd>

  <dt>May 4, 2012</dt>
  <dd>My quotes have been posterized: <a href="http://strikingtruths.com/anything-you-want/">http://strikingtruths.com/anything-you-want/</a> (for real motivation, just add image of mountain climbing or kitten cllimbing tree) ☺</dd>

  <dt>May 1, 2012</dt>
  <dd>RT @arsenio: @sivers The Baraka ’sequel’ is finally coming soon:  <a href="http://laughingsquid.com/samsara-new-non-narrative-film-by-ron-fricke/">http://laughingsquid.com/samsara-new-non-narrative-film-by-ron-fricke/</a></dd>

  <dt>May 1, 2012</dt>
  <dd>Lush review of Baraka - one of my fave movies: <a href="http://blogs.suntimes.com/foreignc/2012/04/the-ultimate-expression-of-humanity.html">http://blogs.suntimes.com/foreignc/2012/04/the-ultimate-expression-of-humanity.html</a></dd>

  <dt>April 24, 2012</dt>
  <dd>Advice on moving to Los Angeles : <a href="https://sive.rs/la">https://sive.rs/la</a></dd>

  <dt>April 18, 2012</dt>
  <dd>Use flashcards to help remember programming lessons: <a href="http://www.jackkinsella.ie/2011/12/05/janki-method.html">http://www.jackkinsella.ie/2011/12/05/janki-method.html</a>  (I do this already. Thrilled to see someone write it up.)</dd>

  <dt>April 8, 2012</dt>
  <dd>In New Zealand South Island for the rest of the month. (Dunedin/ChCh/Nelson/etc.) Email me (derek@sivers.org) if you’d like to meet up.</dd>

  <dt>April 8, 2012</dt>
  <dd>RT @jfarmer: In a startup, the hard thing isn’t killing bad ideas.  It’s killing all the good ideas you shouldn’t do right now.</dd>

  <dt>April 8, 2012</dt>
  <dd>OnlyIndie looks like a very smart way to buy or publish ebooks: <a href="http://www.onlyindie.com/">http://www.onlyindie.com/</a></dd>

  <dt>April 3, 2012</dt>
  <dd>I’m still learning this lesson: <a href="https://sive.rs/quirks">https://sive.rs/quirks</a>  It’s really hard to just do things the normal way (stock Rails) instead of my own.</dd>

  <dt>March 31, 2012</dt>
  <dd><a href="https://sive.rs/semi-expert">https://sive.rs/semi-expert</a> = <a href="http://flightfox.com/">http://flightfox.com/</a> = !!!!</dd>

  <dt>March 29, 2012</dt>
  <dd>Here’s my wild life: asleep by 11pm, wake at 6am to learn jQuery at <a href="http://codeschool.com/">http://codeschool.com/</a> Riveting. Love it. (not sarcastic)</dd>

  <dt>March 28, 2012</dt>
  <dd>I guess I’m doing an &quot;Ask Me Anything&quot; in the comments to this post: <a href="http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3761013">http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3761013</a>  (original article linked at top)</dd>

  <dt>March 18, 2012</dt>
  <dd>10 questions, 10 answers: <a href="http://derek.sivers.spillsthebeans.com/">http://derek.sivers.spillsthebeans.com/</a></dd>

  <dt>March 9, 2012</dt>
  <dd>College students and recent grads who want to do big things (+ spend July in Boulder) @BoldAcademy is now open: <a href="http://tumblr.heyamberrae.com/bold-academy">http://tumblr.heyamberrae.com/bold-academy</a></dd>

  <dt>March 9, 2012</dt>
  <dd>Going to SxSW? Make sure you see this first: <a href="https://sive.rs/sxsw">https://sive.rs/sxsw</a>  65 people sharing their best advice on getting the most from SxSW.</dd>

  <dt>February 19, 2012</dt>
  <dd>“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.” ― Oscar Wilde</dd>

  <dt>February 19, 2012</dt>
  <dd>Favorite TED talk: a scholar of traditional children’s games: <a href="http://youtu.be/hRVrm3svaUk">http://youtu.be/hRVrm3svaUk</a> (click [cc] translate button). Want to go to his school!</dd>

  <dt>February 16, 2012</dt>
  <dd>What is your comfort zone? <a href="http://www.whatismycomfortzone.com/">http://www.whatismycomfortzone.com/</a></dd>

  <dt>February 15, 2012</dt>
  <dd>“How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg.” - Abraham Lincoln</dd>

  <dt>February 13, 2012</dt>
  <dd>&quot;Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies.&quot; - Gore Vidal</dd>

  <dt>January 30, 2012</dt>
  <dd>All talk of paradise only starts when something has been lost.</dd>

  <dt>January 29, 2012</dt>
  <dd>&quot;If there’s a fear of falling, the only safety is deliberately jumping.&quot; - Carl Jung</dd>

  <dt>January 29, 2012</dt>
  <dd>&quot;Only a fool never changes his mind.&quot; - Freddie Laker.</dd>

  <dt>January 28, 2012</dt>
  <dd>My hero Harry Beckwith just posted this one about &quot;you&quot;: <a href="http://www.beckwithpartners.com/2012/01/how-to-engage-someone/">http://www.beckwithpartners.com/2012/01/how-to-engage-someone/</a> ☺</dd>

  <dt>January 24, 2012</dt>
  <dd>Dumb mistakes that turned out smart: <a href="http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/the-smartest-dumb-thing-i-ever-did.html">http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/the-smartest-dumb-thing-i-ever-did.html</a></dd>

  <dt>January 24, 2012</dt>
  <dd>Media industry’s takeover of creativity is the real piracy: <a href="http://radar.oreilly.com/2012/01/on-pirates-and-piracy.html">http://radar.oreilly.com/2012/01/on-pirates-and-piracy.html</a> &quot;How dare you terrorize the whole world?&quot;</dd>

  <dt>January 23, 2012</dt>
  <dd>Finally learning JavaScript, after all these years.</dd>

  <dt>January 19, 2012</dt>
  <dd>&quot;Whenever people are certain they understand our peculiar situation here on this planet, it is because they just stopped thinking.&quot; - Wilson</dd>

  <dt>January 18, 2012</dt>
  <dd>RT @muz4now: When I don’t like a piece of music, I make a point of listening to it more closely. ~ Florent Schmitt #music #quote</dd>

  <dt>January 17, 2012</dt>
  <dd>I completely agree with everything here: <a href="http://rdegges.com/how-i-program-stuff">http://rdegges.com/how-i-program-stuff</a> - especially the isolation/introvert stuff.</dd>

  <dt>January 13, 2012</dt>
  <dd>RT @benjaminspall: NEW — Lessons Learnt from Derek Sivers and Thomas Edison <a href="http://liferapture.com/derek-sivers-thomas-edison/">http://liferapture.com/derek-sivers-thomas-edison/</a></dd>

  <dt>January 13, 2012</dt>
  <dd>What do you hate NOT doing? <a href="https://sive.rs/hatenot">https://sive.rs/hatenot</a></dd>

  <dt>January 8, 2012</dt>
  <dd>One time, at band camp... <a href="http://youtu.be/gqG4oSfQYIY">http://youtu.be/gqG4oSfQYIY</a></dd>

  <dt>January 7, 2012</dt>
  <dd>Get to know your friends &amp; family better: ask wide-open questions. <a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/unthinking/201112/how-know-another-person">http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/unthinking/201112/how-know-another-person</a> (Makes better conversation, too.)</dd>

  <dt>January 6, 2012</dt>
  <dd>Great 3-hour hang with Dan Andrews aka @TropicalMBA, in Singapore for his first time.</dd>

  <dt>December 31, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Stevie Wonder &quot;Superstition&quot; rehearsal is even funkier than the album version: <a href="http://youtu.be/wDZFf0pm0SE">http://youtu.be/wDZFf0pm0SE</a> (love outro at 3:50 too)</dd>

  <dt>December 30, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Proudly exclude some customers to define your niche. Great example? Read <a href="https://sive.rs/proudly-exclude-most">https://sive.rs/proudly-exclude-most</a> then see <a href="http://youtu.be/1L3eeC2lJZs">http://youtu.be/1L3eeC2lJZs</a></dd>

  <dt>December 30, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Best book of 2011? <a href="http://www.brigittelyons.com/2011/12/best-book-2011/">http://www.brigittelyons.com/2011/12/best-book-2011/</a>  (According to the brilliant @brigittelyons, that is.)</dd>

  <dt>December 29, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Without longing, we are lost.</dd>

  <dt>December 27, 2011</dt>
  <dd>&quot;Good taste is the enemy of creativity.&quot; - Pablo Picasso</dd>

  <dt>December 22, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Word for the day: metamotivation <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metamotivation">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metamotivation</a>  (a worthy goal)</dd>

  <dt>December 21, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Friends from memory: <a href="https://sive.rs/friends">https://sive.rs/friends</a></dd>

  <dt>December 20, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Strange people still leave comments on this 2-year-old post: <a href="https://sive.rs/super-power">https://sive.rs/super-power</a> (skip article. read comments starting at 38.)</dd>

  <dt>December 16, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Pursuing a meaningful life. Nice distinctions: <a href="http://blogs.hbr.org/haque/2011/05/is_a_well_lived_live_worth_anything.html">http://blogs.hbr.org/haque/2011/05/is_a_well_lived_live_worth_anything.html</a></dd>

  <dt>December 12, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Best way to learn is to teach. Start by teaching yourself. Take notes! <a href="http://swombat.com/2011/12/11/taking-notes">http://swombat.com/2011/12/11/taking-notes</a></dd>

  <dt>December 6, 2011</dt>
  <dd>My ultimate minimalist hardware and software: <a href="http://derek.sivers.usesthis.com/">http://derek.sivers.usesthis.com/</a></dd>

  <dt>December 3, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Android developer: I’ll pay for a few hours of making me a VERY simple app. I watch your screen+chat while you work. Email derek@sivers.org</dd>

  <dt>December 3, 2011</dt>
  <dd>The only explanation you ned for doing anything : &quot;Because it’s fun!&quot; <a href="http://phpadvent.org/2011/because-its-fun-by-derek-sivers">http://phpadvent.org/2011/because-its-fun-by-derek-sivers</a></dd>

  <dt>November 30, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Got a startup idea? I’ll be mentoring for incubator JFDI - part of TechStars in Singapore. 2 weeks left to apply. Go to <a href="http://bootcamp.jfdi.asia/">http://bootcamp.jfdi.asia/</a></dd>

  <dt>November 26, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Singapore English = Singlish. Info, examples, and debate: <a href="http://youtu.be/jG5Gr-rjEWY">http://youtu.be/jG5Gr-rjEWY</a> (I agree with girl at 05:00 + YouTube comments.)</dd>

  <dt>November 24, 2011</dt>
  <dd>RT @shauntrennery: Read 80% of @sivers’ &quot;Anything You Want&quot; on the plane home last night. Best to-the-point entrepreneurial book I’ve read <a href="https://sive.rs/a">https://sive.rs/a</a></dd>

  <dt>November 22, 2011</dt>
  <dd>I’ve never been bored when alone. Only times I’ve been bored, it’s because I was stuck with other people. Clear sign I’m an introvert, huh?</dd>

  <dt>November 21, 2011</dt>
  <dd>The co-op business model: share whatever you’ve got. <a href="https://sive.rs/sharing">https://sive.rs/sharing</a></dd>

  <dt>November 16, 2011</dt>
  <dd>232 sand dollars: <a href="https://sive.rs/232">https://sive.rs/232</a></dd>

  <dt>November 16, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Very worthy of a short pause in your day to appreciate this beautiful world: The National Geographic Photo Contest: <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/11/national-geographic-photo-contest-2011/100187/">http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/11/national-geographic-photo-contest-2011/100187/</a></dd>

  <dt>November 11, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Find a community, learn what they love, and build something for them. It’s not passive. <a href="http://blog.thestartuptoolkit.com/2011/11/what-i-learned-from-a-month-of-blogging-and-250k-visits/">http://blog.thestartuptoolkit.com/2011/11/what-i-learned-from-a-month-of-blogging-and-250k-visits/</a> (by @robfitz)</dd>

  <dt>November 9, 2011</dt>
  <dd>I’m convinced that Colin Charles - @bytebot - is the most powerful man in Malaysia. Thanks for all your help, Colin.</dd>

  <dt>November 3, 2011</dt>
  <dd>I keep sending people to this great Jason Fried article: How to get good at making money: <a href="http://www.inc.com/magazine/20110301/making-money-small-business-advice-from-jason-fried_Printer_Friendly.html">http://www.inc.com/magazine/20110301/making-money-small-business-advice-from-jason-fried_Printer_Friendly.html</a></dd>

  <dt>November 2, 2011</dt>
  <dd>If you are both a developer and a musician who wants to beta a good open source tool for your site, please email me: derek@sivers.org</dd>

  <dt>October 30, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Snake under dinner table last night. Bats overhead. This morning, a monkey stole a muffin off my plate as I was eating. I love Malaysia.</dd>

  <dt>October 24, 2011</dt>
  <dd>The order in which I’d tackle life: <a href="http://tynan.com/stepsoflife">http://tynan.com/stepsoflife</a> (best article I’ve read in a long time. highly recommended.)</dd>

  <dt>October 19, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Conference in Cambodia 3 days ago, Singapore today, Brunei tomorrow, Malaysia on Friday. I guess I really live in Asia now.</dd>

  <dt>October 19, 2011</dt>
  <dd>It’s not who you share with, but who you share as. People are multi-faceted. <a href="http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/4chans_chris_poole_facebook_google_are_doing_it_wr.php">http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/4chans_chris_poole_facebook_google_are_doing_it_wr.php</a> Brilliant.</dd>

  <dt>October 16, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Funny how some days you wake up just OVERFLOWING with love and apprecation for your friends, family, and life.</dd>

  <dt>October 15, 2011</dt>
  <dd>RT @breezyskies: Derek Sivers on stage for why we need to fail. #TEDxPhnomPenh <a href="http://instagr.am/p/QLG-s/">http://instagr.am/p/QLG-s/</a></dd>

  <dt>October 15, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Speaking at TEDxPhnomPenh in Cambodia today. Any #tedxpp people please email me via <a href="https://sive.rs/">https://sive.rs/</a> so we can keep in touch.</dd>

  <dt>October 13, 2011</dt>
  <dd>In Cambodia now. Huge floods. See <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/10/worst-flooding-in-decades-swamps-thailand/100168/">http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/10/worst-flooding-in-decades-swamps-thailand/100168/</a> 8-hour bike ride through them, water to chest. Awesome.</dd>

  <dt>October 9, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Wow. Watch as you shoot into space in one minute: <a href="http://youtu.be/rvDqoxMUroA">http://youtu.be/rvDqoxMUroA</a>  Best thing I’ve seen in a long time.</dd>

  <dt>October 5, 2011</dt>
  <dd>World’s leading Creative Class countries (by author of ’The Creative Class’ book) <a href="http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2011/10/worlds-leading-creative-class-countries/228/">http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2011/10/worlds-leading-creative-class-countries/228/</a>  VERY surprised by #1!</dd>

  <dt>October 3, 2011</dt>
  <dd><a href="https://sive.rs/">https://sive.rs/</a>  &amp;lt;-- new design. Feedback? Please email me any suggestions.</dd>

  <dt>October 3, 2011</dt>
  <dd>RT @brotherjwill: Get it while it’s hot! - &quot;Anything You Want&quot; by @sivers is on sale 4 $1.99 on Kindle <a href="http://amzn.to/q4Z2Hq">http://amzn.to/q4Z2Hq</a> &amp; more @ProjectDomino books 4cheap</dd>

  <dt>October 3, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Finding new ways to deal with the world is better than over-training old patterns.</dd>

  <dt>September 20, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Fascinating story of an American family who moves to Russia and puts their kids into a radically-cool Russian school. <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/18/magazine/my-familys-experiment-in-extreme-schooling.html?_r=1&amp;ref=general&amp;src=me&amp;pagewanted=print">http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/18/magazine/my-familys-experiment-in-extreme-schooling.html?_r=1&amp;ref=general&amp;src=me&amp;pagewanted=print</a></dd>

  <dt>September 19, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Just realized “The Big Lebowski” title was not referring to The Dude.</dd>

  <dt>September 18, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Love this cover by Yuna : <a href="http://youtu.be/C0dwfRt8LcI">http://youtu.be/C0dwfRt8LcI</a> Interesting story: <a href="http://youtu.be/CgttH2GmK8Q">http://youtu.be/CgttH2GmK8Q</a> Welcome home to KL, @yunamusic</dd>

  <dt>September 9, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Great profile of my buddy @bpinaud from Rio, Brasil : <a href="http://adboardingpass.com/2011/09/06/introducing-bruno-pinaud-a-brazilian-creative-who-writes-directs-codes-and-has-a-mean-roundhouse-kick/">http://adboardingpass.com/2011/09/06/introducing-bruno-pinaud-a-brazilian-creative-who-writes-directs-codes-and-has-a-mean-roundhouse-kick/</a></dd>

  <dt>September 7, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Updated my book list: <a href="https://sive.rs/book">https://sive.rs/book</a> I was giving too many 10-ratings, so I bumped all -1 except 4 all-time faves. Please read those.</dd>

  <dt>August 24, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Great conversation with @lucian (Let’s do it again soon.)</dd>

  <dt>August 23, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Help give 2100 children the gift of hearing: <a href="http://givehearing.com">http://givehearing.com</a></dd>

  <dt>August 23, 2011</dt>
  <dd>RT @kamal: This is my favorite <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0rCS8qpq20">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0rCS8qpq20</a></dd>

  <dt>August 23, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Anyone done INSEAD+Tsingua ’TIEMBA’ program? Love to hear your thoughts. Please email: derek@sivers.org</dd>

  <dt>August 19, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Vulnerable is a tough gig.</dd>

  <dt>August 15, 2011</dt>
  <dd>I am here: <a href="http://wikitravel.org/en/Borobudur">http://wikitravel.org/en/Borobudur</a></dd>

  <dt>August 15, 2011</dt>
  <dd>For #tedxjakarta crowd: the “gut is smarter than head” info is from this great book: <a href="https://sive.rs/book/HowWeDecide">https://sive.rs/book/HowWeDecide</a></dd>

  <dt>August 14, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Halo Jakarta! LOVED the #TEDxJakarta people I met yesterday. (Email me to keep in touch: derek@sivers.org) Now going to Jogja for 4 days.</dd>

  <dt>August 12, 2011</dt>
  <dd>RT @dmillerconj: &quot;Why I love Derek Sivers’ book&quot; <a href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ASoftwareStart-upGuy/~3/yIXCsZR1Jj8/why-i-love-derek-sivers-book.html">http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ASoftwareStart-upGuy/~3/yIXCsZR1Jj8/why-i-love-derek-sivers-book.html</a> #in</dd>

  <dt>August 9, 2011</dt>
  <dd>10 years of business experience shared in 47 minutes: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBAAC8C0430D64F4D">http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBAAC8C0430D64F4D</a></dd>

  <dt>August 8, 2011</dt>
  <dd>One small location change makes 20X improvement in business: <a href="http://justinjackson.ca/this-tree-guy-has-good-business-advice/">http://justinjackson.ca/this-tree-guy-has-good-business-advice/</a></dd>

  <dt>August 6, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Schools and parents heed this tale: <a href="http://samanthadouglas.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/give-100-percent/">http://samanthadouglas.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/give-100-percent/</a> “No more cheering for their actual accomplishments, just excitement for the grade.”</dd>

  <dt>August 6, 2011</dt>
  <dd>My best advice for entrepreneurs in a 45-minute video: <a href="http://appsumo.com/sivers/">http://appsumo.com/sivers/</a></dd>

  <dt>August 4, 2011</dt>
  <dd>5 ways to listen better. I love this: <a href="http://www.ted.com/talks/julian_treasure_5_ways_to_listen_better.html">http://www.ted.com/talks/julian_treasure_5_ways_to_listen_better.html</a></dd>

  <dt>August 3, 2011</dt>
  <dd>RT @kurtis_edward: if you are at all serious about a career in the music industry you need to read this book, it is incredible <a href="https://sive.rs/pdf">https://sive.rs/pdf</a> #amazing</dd>

  <dt>August 3, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Really nice review by @matthewemay : <a href="http://www.openforum.com/articles/guru-review-anything-you-want">http://www.openforum.com/articles/guru-review-anything-you-want</a> (love “The Reluctant Entrepreneur”)</dd>

  <dt>July 28, 2011</dt>
  <dd>“Don’t pursue goals that are easily achieved. Pursue what you can just barely achieve through your greatest efforts.” - Albert Einstein</dd>

  <dt>July 27, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Can there be another CD Baby? <a href="http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/question-can-there-be-another-cd-baby.html">http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/question-can-there-be-another-cd-baby.html</a>  Great question from @rgmusicom. Your thoughts?</dd>

  <dt>July 25, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Buying something doesn’t give you status. NOT buying something gives you status. Because consumerism is abundant, but satiability is rare.</dd>

  <dt>July 25, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Bucket list: Swim with whale sharks. See <a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2017167/Open-wide-The-diver-nearly-got-swallowed-whaleshark.html">http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2017167/Open-wide-The-diver-nearly-got-swallowed-whaleshark.html</a></dd>

  <dt>July 25, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Here’s what you should invent... <a href="http://blog.hanxiaogang.com/?p=38">http://blog.hanxiaogang.com/?p=38</a></dd>

  <dt>July 21, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Wow. I have personally answered 4459 emails in the last 3 weeks. Most of my waking hours. Maybe I should play hard-to-get for a while?</dd>

  <dt>July 21, 2011</dt>
  <dd>RT @DirkvanReenen: Just read the best business book, 4 yrs of College won’t touch what these 75 pages will teach you. &quot;Anything you Want&quot; by Derek Sivers</dd>

  <dt>July 20, 2011</dt>
  <dd>RT @mitchjoel: Are you an entrepreneur, startup and/or founder? @sivers tells it like it is. Read this: <a href="http://www.twistimage.com/blog/archives/anything-you-want/">http://www.twistimage.com/blog/archives/anything-you-want/</a></dd>

  <dt>July 20, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Startups, ideas, rejection, hard work, huge success. Why do it? Some thoughts: <a href="http://www.twistimage.com/blog/archives/anything-you-want/">http://www.twistimage.com/blog/archives/anything-you-want/</a></dd>

  <dt>July 18, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Musicians, please read: <a href="http://www.berklee-blogs.com/2011/07/john-mayer-2011-clinic-manage-the-temptation-to-publish-yourself/">http://www.berklee-blogs.com/2011/07/john-mayer-2011-clinic-manage-the-temptation-to-publish-yourself/</a> John Mayer talk @ Berklee about resisting distraction of social media + much more. Great advice.</dd>

  <dt>July 15, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Is your job as valuable to you as the few years you have left in this life? If not, then stop. <a href="http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/should+probably+quit+your/5093085/story.html">http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/should+probably+quit+your/5093085/story.html</a></dd>

  <dt>July 15, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Jaw dropped: Humpback whale gives show after being saved. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBYPlcSD490#at=205">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBYPlcSD490#at=205</a></dd>

  <dt>July 15, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Listening to Sufjan Stevens “Age of Adz” album over and over. <a href="http://asthmatickitty.com/the-age-of-adz">http://asthmatickitty.com/the-age-of-adz</a></dd>

  <dt>July 14, 2011</dt>
  <dd>You weren’t meant to have a boss. <a href="http://paulgraham.com/boss.html">http://paulgraham.com/boss.html</a> (Read to the end.) Great analogy.</dd>

  <dt>July 14, 2011</dt>
  <dd>You are whatever you pretend to be.</dd>

  <dt>July 11, 2011</dt>
  <dd>The greatest music video ever made: <a href="http://youtu.be/ZPjjZCO67WI">http://youtu.be/ZPjjZCO67WI</a></dd>

  <dt>July 10, 2011</dt>
  <dd>“Assume life will be really tough, and then ask if you can handle it. If the answer is yes, you’ve won.” - Charlie Munger</dd>

  <dt>July 10, 2011</dt>
  <dd>“Of all the sins, envy is easily the worst because you can’t even have any fun with it. It’s a total net loss.” - Charlie Munger</dd>

  <dt>July 8, 2011</dt>
  <dd>&quot;Sivers isn’t a guy who figured it all out; he’s just one who navigated the rapids and lived.&quot;  :-) ! Thanks for the quote, @willsansbury</dd>

  <dt>July 5, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Cute animation of one of my favorite little essays: “Hell Yeah or No”: <a href="https://vimeo.com/55495626">https://vimeo.com/55495626</a></dd>

  <dt>July 4, 2011</dt>
  <dd>You had me at “deep, bonging counterpoint”. No, you had me at “Bjork”. <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/02/arts/music/bjorks-biophilia-at-the-manchester-international-festival.html?_r=1&amp;pagewanted=all">http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/02/arts/music/bjorks-biophilia-at-the-manchester-international-festival.html?_r=1&amp;pagewanted=all</a>  Wow.</dd>

  <dt>July 3, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Yesterday went to Miyazaki’s Ghibli museum. See <a href="http://www.kirainet.com/english/ghibli-museum/">http://www.kirainet.com/english/ghibli-museum/</a> Today saw Tokyo with @kirai. Awesome.</dd>

  <dt>July 1, 2011</dt>
  <dd>New interviews you might like: <a href="https://sive.rs/i1106">https://sive.rs/i1106</a></dd>

  <dt>July 1, 2011</dt>
  <dd>OK we’re all allowed one proud little tweet like this, right? <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/books/2745/">http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/books/2745/</a></dd>

  <dt>July 1, 2011</dt>
  <dd>If it’s not a hit, switch!  <a href="http://youtu.be/mBlJVazr4A0">http://youtu.be/mBlJVazr4A0</a></dd>

  <dt>June 30, 2011</dt>
  <dd>21 Inspiring Ideas for entrepreneurs: <a href="http://onstartups.com/tabid/3339/bid/57644/Anything-You-Want-21-Inspiring-Ideas-From-Derek-Sivers.aspx">http://onstartups.com/tabid/3339/bid/57644/Anything-You-Want-21-Inspiring-Ideas-From-Derek-Sivers.aspx</a> (best summary of my book)</dd>

  <dt>June 30, 2011</dt>
  <dd>RT @ProjectDomino: Anything You Want is #39 in Amazon’s Bestsellers list. Can you help us get @sivers in the top 10? <a href="http://amzn.to/DerekDominoAYW">http://amzn.to/DerekDominoAYW</a></dd>

  <dt>June 30, 2011</dt>
  <dd>I miss the mob : <a href="http://youtu.be/GFRLSAPnIG0">http://youtu.be/GFRLSAPnIG0</a></dd>

  <dt>June 30, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Forbes review of my book: “astonished with the sheer concentration of fresh insights on business and entrepreneurialism” <a href="http://blogs.forbes.com/michaelellsberg/2011/06/29/one-of-the-best-hours-youll-ever-spend/">http://blogs.forbes.com/michaelellsberg/2011/06/29/one-of-the-best-hours-youll-ever-spend/</a></dd>

  <dt>June 30, 2011</dt>
  <dd>I finally wrote a book. Just released today. See announcement at <a href="https://sive.rs/ayw">https://sive.rs/ayw</a> and book at <a href="https://sive.rs/a">https://sive.rs/a</a></dd>

  <dt>June 29, 2011</dt>
  <dd>I finally wrote a book. Just released today. See announcement at <a href="https://sive.rs/ayw">https://sive.rs/ayw</a> + book at <a href="https://sive.rs/a">https://sive.rs/a</a></dd>

  <dt>June 29, 2011</dt>
  <dd>(I prefer Linux <a href="http://archlinux.org/">http://archlinux.org/</a> - and avoid being a part of anyone’s end-to-end ecosystem for anything.)</dd>

  <dt>June 29, 2011</dt>
  <dd>In 1998, admitting I don’t use Microsoft products, I got a weird look. Now admitting I don’t use Apple products, I get a VERY weird look.</dd>

  <dt>June 25, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Korean grocery uses spare time and space at subway. Brilliant. <a href="http://youtu.be/nJVoYsBym88">http://youtu.be/nJVoYsBym88</a></dd>

  <dt>June 24, 2011</dt>
  <dd>RT @ronen: The 3 months I worked next door to a chocolate factory, I had the most sex of any period in my life. Coincidence? #cocoapheremones</dd>

  <dt>June 24, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Projecting meaning: <a href="https://sive.rs/meaning">https://sive.rs/meaning</a></dd>

  <dt>June 22, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Business potential doesn’t have to be overseas. States compared to countries: <a href="http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart/2011/01/comparing_us_states_countries">http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart/2011/01/comparing_us_states_countries</a> <a href="http://www.economist.com/content/all_parities_china">http://www.economist.com/content/all_parities_china</a> <a href="http://www.economist.com/content/indian-summary">http://www.economist.com/content/indian-summary</a></dd>

  <dt>June 21, 2011</dt>
  <dd>You don’t understand something until you think it’s obvious. <a href="http://mebassett.blogspot.com/2011/06/you-dont-understand-something-until-you.html">http://mebassett.blogspot.com/2011/06/you-dont-understand-something-until-you.html</a></dd>

  <dt>June 20, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Fish don’t know they’re in water: <a href="https://sive.rs/fish">https://sive.rs/fish</a></dd>

  <dt>June 20, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Classic: Chris Farley interviewing Paul McCartney. Best 2½ minutes of TV: <a href="http://www.myvideo.de/watch/3412362/Chris_Farley_Interview_Paul_Mc_Cartney_SNL">http://www.myvideo.de/watch/3412362/Chris_Farley_Interview_Paul_Mc_Cartney_SNL</a></dd>

  <dt>June 19, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Great book on music promotion. Good to-do tips especially for those new to this: <a href="http://bob-baker.com/buzz/online-music-promotion.html">http://bob-baker.com/buzz/online-music-promotion.html</a></dd>

  <dt>June 17, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Wow. My hero Charlie Munger, when asked how to make a perfect society, says to study Singapore: <a href="http://youtu.be/pVcKkPflmT8">http://youtu.be/pVcKkPflmT8</a></dd>

  <dt>June 16, 2011</dt>
  <dd>How to get good at making money: <a href="http://www.inc.com/magazine/20110301/making-money-small-business-advice-from-jason-fried.html">http://www.inc.com/magazine/20110301/making-money-small-business-advice-from-jason-fried.html</a> Required reading for new entrepreneurs.</dd>

  <dt>June 16, 2011</dt>
  <dd>#echelon2011 If you want my slides from my talk this morning (or just to meet), email me: derek@sivers.org</dd>

  <dt>June 14, 2011</dt>
  <dd>3200km ÷ 5km/hr ÷ 12hrs/day = 53 days to walk from bottom to top of India. Hmmm...</dd>

  <dt>June 11, 2011</dt>
  <dd>I LOVE a different point of view. Here’s a hula hoop from the hoop’s perspective: <a href="http://youtu.be/3GVrO1VYAOI">http://youtu.be/3GVrO1VYAOI</a></dd>

  <dt>June 11, 2011</dt>
  <dd>My interview with Celestine Chua, with fun photos: <a href="http://celestinechua.com/blog/interview-cd-baby/">http://celestinechua.com/blog/interview-cd-baby/</a></dd>

  <dt>June 11, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Love these photos of CD Baby in 1999 in my Woodstock house: <a href="http://www.jpfolks.com/ECRoadTrip00/ECpages/cdbaby.html">http://www.jpfolks.com/ECRoadTrip00/ECpages/cdbaby.html</a> taken by jpfolks.com</dd>

  <dt>June 10, 2011</dt>
  <dd><a href="http://ramenmusic.com">http://ramenmusic.com</a> : Very curated, beautifully presented music. So impressed, I just bought lifetime subscription. Highly recommended.</dd>

  <dt>June 10, 2011</dt>
  <dd>RT @Kurt_Vonnegut: Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you’ll look back and realize they were big things.</dd>

  <dt>June 10, 2011</dt>
  <dd>See <a href="http://ramenmusic.com">http://ramenmusic.com</a> : Very curated, beautifully presented music. So impressed, I just bought lifetime subscription. Highly recommended.</dd>

  <dt>June 10, 2011</dt>
  <dd>This is the answer to the &quot;I need a technical co-founder&quot; question I get daily: <a href="http://lederhosenlabs.com/2011/05/31/technical-co-founders-are-overrated/">http://lederhosenlabs.com/2011/05/31/technical-co-founders-are-overrated/</a></dd>

  <dt>June 10, 2011</dt>
  <dd>RT @ericstromberg: This remains my favorite post on the value of a business idea: <a href="https://sive.rs/multiply">https://sive.rs/multiply</a></dd>

  <dt>June 9, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Trying to pursue many different directions at once? Don’t be a donkey. <a href="https://sive.rs/donkey">https://sive.rs/donkey</a></dd>

  <dt>June 9, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Kid’s got Seoul : <a href="http://youtu.be/BewknNW2b8Y">http://youtu.be/BewknNW2b8Y</a></dd>

  <dt>June 6, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Entrepreneurs, need inspiration for what to invent? Try this: <a href="http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%22should+invent%22">http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%22should+invent%22</a></dd>

  <dt>June 6, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Of all the articles I’ve read in the past 6 months, this one had the biggest impact on me: <a href="http://lesswrong.com/lw/3gj/efficient_charity_do_unto_others/">http://lesswrong.com/lw/3gj/efficient_charity_do_unto_others/</a></dd>

  <dt>June 5, 2011</dt>
  <dd>I moved to Singapore: <a href="https://sive.rs/singapore">https://sive.rs/singapore</a> (It’s official now.)</dd>

  <dt>June 5, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Any questions? <a href="https://sive.rs/aq">https://sive.rs/aq</a></dd>

  <dt>May 30, 2011</dt>
  <dd>RT @davidhooper: New Book by @sivers - This is a promo piece I got from BookExpo in NYC <a href="http://twitpic.com/54geoc">http://twitpic.com/54geoc</a></dd>

  <dt>May 29, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Hey you! What song are you listening to? <a href="http://youtu.be/tvHRUY0tBcs">http://youtu.be/tvHRUY0tBcs</a> (different soundtracks for same environment)</dd>

  <dt>May 28, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Added a few new book notes, for those seeking knowledge or wisdom: <a href="https://sive.rs/book?sort=date">https://sive.rs/book?sort=date</a></dd>

  <dt>May 26, 2011</dt>
  <dd>At Music Matters conference. Email me to meet up. <a href="http://www.musicmatters.asia/2011/home/">http://www.musicmatters.asia/2011/home/</a> (I live 5 minutes walk away. Love it.)</dd>

  <dt>May 26, 2011</dt>
  <dd>RT @davidhooper: @sivers At Book Expo and saw your new book being promoted at the Amazon booth. Looking forward to checking it out!</dd>

  <dt>May 19, 2011</dt>
  <dd>5 ways to increase your intelligence : <a href="http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=you-can-increase-your-intelligence-2011-03-07">http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=you-can-increase-your-intelligence-2011-03-07</a> (facts not opinons).  Brilliant article by @AndreaKuszewski</dd>

  <dt>May 19, 2011</dt>
  <dd>&quot;I never have to lie to anyone because I don’t fear anyone. The only time you lie is when you are afraid.&quot; - John Gotti.</dd>

  <dt>May 16, 2011</dt>
  <dd>RT @plamere: How good is Google’s Instant Mix?  <a href="http://musicmachinery.com/2011/05/14/how-good-is-googles-instant-mix/">http://musicmachinery.com/2011/05/14/how-good-is-googles-instant-mix/</a> - TLDR; not so good</dd>

  <dt>May 7, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Some people like to pay. Let them. <a href="https://sive.rs/ppay">https://sive.rs/ppay</a></dd>

  <dt>May 5, 2011</dt>
  <dd>GREAT musicians’ guide to Nashville. Anyone new or moving there should get this book: <a href="http://www.survivenashville.com/">http://www.survivenashville.com/</a></dd>

  <dt>May 4, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Leaving for Bali in 30 minutes. SO excited. Been wanting to go for 24 years - since I heard this priceless album: <a href="http://www.nonesuch.com/albums/bali-music-from-the-morning-of-the-world">http://www.nonesuch.com/albums/bali-music-from-the-morning-of-the-world</a></dd>

  <dt>May 2, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Great article on how someone created and sold an ebook. Very specific and full of advice. <a href="http://www.startupsopensourced.com/2011/05/01/startups-open-sourced-1-week-later-10000-in-revenue/">http://www.startupsopensourced.com/2011/05/01/startups-open-sourced-1-week-later-10000-in-revenue/</a></dd>

  <dt>April 30, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Fun interview with Jordan from ’Pickup Podcast’, here: <a href="http://pickuppodcast.com/2011/04/28/episode-128-derek-sivers/">http://pickuppodcast.com/2011/04/28/episode-128-derek-sivers/</a></dd>

  <dt>April 27, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Awesome time-lapse view from my Singapore apartment: <a href="https://sive.rs/file/marinaskyline2.mov">https://sive.rs/file/marinaskyline2.mov</a> - by buddy @wallytham</dd>

  <dt>April 22, 2011</dt>
  <dd>In theory, there’s no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is.</dd>

  <dt>April 20, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Awesome project. Giant marimbas for a school for the blind: <a href="http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2087404594/zimbabwean-marimbas-for-the-texas-school-for-the-b">http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2087404594/zimbabwean-marimbas-for-the-texas-school-for-the-b</a></dd>

  <dt>April 19, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Feedback on my new video, please? <a href="http://youtu.be/-GCm-u_vlaQ">http://youtu.be/-GCm-u_vlaQ</a> Should I keep animating my essays like this? Suggestions?</dd>

  <dt>April 19, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Keep Your Goals to Yourself, in VERY simple English: <a href="http://youtu.be/6X9xOD00NWU">http://youtu.be/6X9xOD00NWU</a></dd>

  <dt>April 19, 2011</dt>
  <dd>These BBC nature documentaries so beautifully capture the creatures of our planet: <a href="http://youtu.be/G-wGbCEaCmE">http://youtu.be/G-wGbCEaCmE</a></dd>

  <dt>April 18, 2011</dt>
  <dd>RT @1_wavex: @sivers -my friend, the great @prestonreed has a new guitar, a groove u could drive a truck thru  : <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymgsRU6MbNE">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymgsRU6MbNE</a></dd>

  <dt>April 18, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Front-row at Imogen Heap in Singapore, yesterday. SO great. Awesome arrangements. Charming performer, too. <a href="http://youtu.be/nONE2Uouv8I">http://youtu.be/nONE2Uouv8I</a></dd>

  <dt>April 14, 2011</dt>
  <dd>RT @1_wavex: The surest indication that something is not fully understood .. is the conviction that it is fully understood. @sivers @~</dd>

  <dt>April 14, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Signed up to attend <a href="http://tedxubud.com/">http://tedxubud.com/</a> and speak at <a href="http://thenewmedia.asia/about">http://thenewmedia.asia/about</a> - in case you’re there, say hello!</dd>

  <dt>April 12, 2011</dt>
  <dd>To become too great to ignore, focus on winning one single test: <a href="http://calnewport.com/blog/2009/06/03/the-pyramid-method-a-simple-strategy-for-becoming-exceptionally-good/">http://calnewport.com/blog/2009/06/03/the-pyramid-method-a-simple-strategy-for-becoming-exceptionally-good/</a>  Very inspiring.</dd>

  <dt>April 12, 2011</dt>
  <dd>I wish this was everywhere: <a href="http://candychang.com/i-wish-this-was/">http://candychang.com/i-wish-this-was/</a></dd>

  <dt>April 9, 2011</dt>
  <dd>How to Get a Real Business Education. Brilliant article by Scott Adams (Dilbert creator). <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704101604576247143383496656.html?mod=WeekendHeader_Right">http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704101604576247143383496656.html?mod=WeekendHeader_Right</a></dd>

  <dt>March 30, 2011</dt>
  <dd>(a) Da da da da da! (b) Ba ba ba BA ba? (a) Da DA da da! (b) Hehehehe. (a) Da da DA DA DA? (b) Ba ba! Heheheh. <a href="http://youtu.be/_JmA2ClUvUY">http://youtu.be/_JmA2ClUvUY</a></dd>

  <dt>March 29, 2011</dt>
  <dd>We’re using the same device to do our work as we are to distract ourselves from our work! Great solution: <a href="http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2011/03/are-you-making-something.html">http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2011/03/are-you-making-something.html</a></dd>

  <dt>March 29, 2011</dt>
  <dd>When in doubt, remain in doubt.</dd>

  <dt>March 27, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Great counter-intuitivie life lessons. Very wise: <a href="http://www.quora.com/What-life-lessons-are-unintuitive-or-go-against-common-sense-or-wisdom">http://www.quora.com/What-life-lessons-are-unintuitive-or-go-against-common-sense-or-wisdom</a></dd>

  <dt>March 27, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Contacted about doing charity project to raise money for marionettes. Marionettes! Cool! What? Malaria nets? Oh. That’s OK too, I guess.</dd>

  <dt>March 24, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Parahawking in Nepal - now on my TO-DO list: <a href="http://parahawking.com/">http://parahawking.com/</a> (thanks @eclectopedic)</dd>

  <dt>March 24, 2011</dt>
  <dd>There’s no place like home. <a href="https://sive.rs/homeless">https://sive.rs/homeless</a></dd>

  <dt>March 18, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Listening to this while programming: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_K%C3%B6ln_Concert">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_K%C3%B6ln_Concert</a>  Wow.</dd>

  <dt>March 16, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Know any great guitar technique books in PDF format? (Got a new acoustic guitar &amp; enjoying re-awakening my chops.)</dd>

  <dt>March 11, 2011</dt>
  <dd>View from my Singapore apartment, time-lapse at night: <a href="https://sive.rs/file/marinaskyline.mov">https://sive.rs/file/marinaskyline.mov</a> (thanks @wallytham)</dd>

  <dt>March 8, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Telling the story of how CD Baby took off. @gajoob and @davidhooper get full credit for its momentum by announcing to their readers in 1998.</dd>

  <dt>March 1, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Have time to give deep critique/suggestions on rough draft of my new book? Email me something about yourself to derek@sivers.org</dd>

  <dt>February 28, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Amazing museum in Sydney: <a href="http://www.whiterabbitcollection.org/">http://www.whiterabbitcollection.org/</a>  Please go if you can. Best collection I’ve ever seen.</dd>

  <dt>February 16, 2011</dt>
  <dd>My newest TED talk: Why You Need to Fail <a href="http://youtu.be/HhxcFGuKOys">http://youtu.be/HhxcFGuKOys</a>  Any suggestions on how to improve it?</dd>

  <dt>February 11, 2011</dt>
  <dd>My favorite marketing author, Harry Beckwith, is finally blogging! Keep your eye on this: <a href="http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/unthinking">http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/unthinking</a></dd>

  <dt>January 31, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Hour-long candid interview with me at <a href="http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/blog/derek-sivers-the-22-million-dollar-man/">http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/blog/derek-sivers-the-22-million-dollar-man/</a> (scroll down to the green [Get Access] button.) MP3: <a href="http://cdn.earn1k.com/audio/DerekSivers_CDBaby100Million.mp3">http://cdn.earn1k.com/audio/DerekSivers_CDBaby100Million.mp3</a></dd>

  <dt>January 31, 2011</dt>
  <dd>What’s on Derek Sivers’ desk? Nothing but his feet: <a href="http://www.tagbento.com/243/dereks-desk">http://www.tagbento.com/243/dereks-desk</a></dd>

  <dt>January 31, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Broke my big toe playing in Arabian Sea, Varkala, India. Local hospital: $1 doctor + $2 xray. Experience + bragging rights: priceless. :-)</dd>

  <dt>January 24, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Delegate or die: the self-employed trap. <a href="https://sive.rs/delegate">https://sive.rs/delegate</a></dd>

  <dt>January 22, 2011</dt>
  <dd>(Vanity tweet:) iPad ad for TED at bus stop in Los Angeles: <a href="https://sive.rs/file/TED-iPad-ad.mov">https://sive.rs/file/TED-iPad-ad.mov</a></dd>

  <dt>January 16, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Inspiration never makes the first move. <a href="http://artofminimalism.com/creating-to-be-human-20-rock-star-bloggers-take-the-stage/">http://artofminimalism.com/creating-to-be-human-20-rock-star-bloggers-take-the-stage/</a></dd>

  <dt>January 14, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Musicians: anyone tried live internet jamming like <a href="http://ejamming.com/">http://ejamming.com/</a> ? If so, please email me your honest thoughts? derek@sivers.org Thx!</dd>

  <dt>January 14, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Restrictions will set you free. <a href="http://andyswan.com/blog/2011/01/05/two-rules/">http://andyswan.com/blog/2011/01/05/two-rules/</a> + <a href="https://sive.rs/restrictions-will-set-you-free">https://sive.rs/restrictions-will-set-you-free</a></dd>

  <dt>January 5, 2011</dt>
  <dd>My video &quot;First Follower&quot; aka &quot;Lessons Learned from Dancing Guy&quot; available for free download: <a href="https://sive.rs/file/DancingGuy-ff.m4v">https://sive.rs/file/DancingGuy-ff.m4v</a> Use, share, etc.</dd>

  <dt>January 4, 2011</dt>
  <dd>Spent the whole day typing out my notes for my favorite book ever. Enjoy: <a href="https://sive.rs/book/SeekingWisdom">https://sive.rs/book/SeekingWisdom</a></dd>

  <dt>December 29, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Doomsday predictions make headlines, but betting against them usually wins. See <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/28/science/28tierney.html?_r=1">http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/28/science/28tierney.html?_r=1</a></dd>

  <dt>December 28, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Back home in Singapore. So good to be back. Hope to stay in this Asia/Australia time zone for all of 2011.</dd>

  <dt>December 27, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Q: Hey Richard Branson, we are 2 broke students, can we join you on your private jet to DC tonight? A: Sure! <a href="http://beanoriginal.net/the-audacity-of-shamelessly-asking/">http://beanoriginal.net/the-audacity-of-shamelessly-asking/</a></dd>

  <dt>December 25, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Strategic advantage for a business to be both tech and non-tech: <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2010/12/24/hybrid-startup/">http://techcrunch.com/2010/12/24/hybrid-startup/</a></dd>

  <dt>December 25, 2010</dt>
  <dd>RT @cyberpr: Watch Team @CyberPR in tacky red sweaters singing! Our  HOLIDAY VIDEO CARD! for you <a href="http://www.youtube.com/arielpublicity#p/u/0/zq8_HrEx93w">http://www.youtube.com/arielpublicity#p/u/0/zq8_HrEx93w</a></dd>

  <dt>December 22, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Congrats @thinksimplenow <a href="http://thinksimplenow.com">http://thinksimplenow.com</a> for winning coolest job: ’good mood blogger’. Glad I was no help. :-)</dd>

  <dt>December 18, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Read The 4-Hour Body in one 12-hour sitting. <a href="http://fourhourbody.com/">http://fourhourbody.com/</a> Amazing book. Congrats @tferriss</dd>

  <dt>December 16, 2010</dt>
  <dd>What’s the most ’unrealistic’ thing you’ve accomplished and what did you learn from the process? See <a href="http://www.sensophy.com/48-online-authorities-reveal-unrealistic-accomplishments/">http://www.sensophy.com/48-online-authorities-reveal-unrealistic-accomplishments/</a></dd>

  <dt>December 2, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Flying to India to speak at <a href="http://theinkconference.com/">http://theinkconference.com/</a></dd>

  <dt>November 27, 2010</dt>
  <dd>RT @arsenehodali: @sivers dinners are for talking about that which we lack and desire it seems.</dd>

  <dt>November 27, 2010</dt>
  <dd>&quot;When bankers get together for dinner, they discuss art. When artists get together for dinner, they discuss money.&quot; — Oscar Wilde</dd>

  <dt>November 26, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Process innovation. The Henry Ford of Heart Surgery. LOVE this. <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125875892887958111.html">http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125875892887958111.html</a></dd>

  <dt>November 23, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Musicians, great examples of purple cow + chutzpah: <a href="http://www.sonicscoop.com/2010/11/21/smarter-in-60-ii-how-music-can-milk-seth-godins-purple-cow/">http://www.sonicscoop.com/2010/11/21/smarter-in-60-ii-how-music-can-milk-seth-godins-purple-cow/</a></dd>

  <dt>November 22, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Gorgeous haunting merge of old Amsterdam photos into today: <a href="http://www.howtobearetronaut.com/2010/03/the-ghosts-of-amsterdam/">http://www.howtobearetronaut.com/2010/03/the-ghosts-of-amsterdam/</a></dd>

  <dt>November 22, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Obvious to you. Amazing to others. <a href="https://sive.rs/obvious">https://sive.rs/obvious</a></dd>

  <dt>November 19, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Why wreck a blank canvas? <a href="https://sive.rs/blank">https://sive.rs/blank</a></dd>

  <dt>November 12, 2010</dt>
  <dd>RT @TechCrunch: CD Baby Founder Recounts A Tale Of Steve Jobs, iTunes, And Broken Promises <a href="http://tcrn.ch/aKFVbX">http://tcrn.ch/aKFVbX</a> by @jasonkincaid</dd>

  <dt>November 12, 2010</dt>
  <dd>The day Steve Jobs dissed me hard: <a href="https://sive.rs/itunes">https://sive.rs/itunes</a></dd>

  <dt>November 7, 2010</dt>
  <dd>When someone complains, it means one of two things....  <a href="https://sive.rs/complainers">https://sive.rs/complainers</a></dd>

  <dt>November 7, 2010</dt>
  <dd>&quot;Safest way to get what you want is to deserve what you want.&quot; - Charlie Munger - <a href="http://www.deeshaa.org/2010/02/13/notes-from-charlie-mungers-2007-commencement-speech-at-usc-law/">http://www.deeshaa.org/2010/02/13/notes-from-charlie-mungers-2007-commencement-speech-at-usc-law/</a></dd>

  <dt>November 1, 2010</dt>
  <dd>If you are both a guitarist and a Linux fan, check this out: <a href="http://gnuguitarinux.sourceforge.net/">http://gnuguitarinux.sourceforge.net/</a> (Maybe should be called Hendrix?)</dd>

  <dt>October 31, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Jon Stewart’s serious comment at the end of the rally: <a href="http://www.reddit.com/r/reddit.com/comments/dysci/jon_stewart_thank_you_for_your_serious_comments/c13xzpy">http://www.reddit.com/r/reddit.com/comments/dysci/jon_stewart_thank_you_for_your_serious_comments/c13xzpy</a>  Brilliant.</dd>

  <dt>October 31, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Great tidbits of wisdom from traveling the world for 3 years: <a href="http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2010/10/30/20-things-ive-learned-from-traveling-around-the-world-for-three-years/">http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2010/10/30/20-things-ive-learned-from-traveling-around-the-world-for-three-years/</a> (Warning: makes you want to get up and go!)</dd>

  <dt>October 29, 2010</dt>
  <dd>RT @pwiger: Announcing your goals is bad for completion (<a href="https://sive.rs/zipit)">https://sive.rs/zipit)</a> so I zipped it AND DID IT! I’m sooo proud now! :) <a href="http://dailymile.com/e/E6F2">http://dailymile.com/e/E6F2</a></dd>

  <dt>October 29, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Signed up for a Hotdesk for 6 months at <a href="http://hackerspace.sg/">http://hackerspace.sg/</a> @hackerspacesg</dd>

  <dt>October 29, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Listening to Lyle Lovett’s album ’Joshua Judges Ruth’ for the 100th time. So so so good. All of it.</dd>

  <dt>October 29, 2010</dt>
  <dd>New York Times / Freakonomics disagrees with my TED Talk: <a href="http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/28/are-public-commitments-counterproductive/">http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/28/are-public-commitments-counterproductive/</a>  Your thoughts?</dd>

  <dt>October 28, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Spent afternoon in Singapore Japanese internet cafe. Calm and classy. Highly recommended if in Raffles Place: <a href="http://cafeo-rid.com/">http://cafeo-rid.com/</a></dd>

  <dt>October 28, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Test says I’m INTJ: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/INTJ#Characteristics">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/INTJ#Characteristics</a> Funny how accurate that description is. You? <a href="http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp">http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp</a></dd>

  <dt>October 27, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Notes from a Guide to the Good Life: <a href="http://www.leader-values.com/wordpress/?p=3075">http://www.leader-values.com/wordpress/?p=3075</a></dd>

  <dt>October 23, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Characteristics of successful musicians, too: <a href="http://paulgraham.com/founders.html">http://paulgraham.com/founders.html</a> (emphasize 2 &amp; 3. add practice/improvement.)</dd>

  <dt>October 17, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Boarding plane to Guilin, China, to study Mandarin full-time for 2 months. A dream/goal of mine since 2006. Very excited.</dd>

  <dt>October 14, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Shower in the Hong Kong airport lounge, after a 14-hour flight. 5 hour layover, then Singapore.</dd>

  <dt>October 8, 2010</dt>
  <dd>The best part of blogging is the people you will meet: <a href="http://onstartups.com/tabid/3339/bid/14208/Why-Every-Entrepreneur-Should-Write-and-9-Tips-To-Get-Started.aspx">http://onstartups.com/tabid/3339/bid/14208/Why-Every-Entrepreneur-Should-Write-and-9-Tips-To-Get-Started.aspx</a> (I agree)</dd>

  <dt>October 6, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Believe those who seek the truth.  Doubt those who find it.</dd>

  <dt>October 5, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Speaking at Berklee College of Music in Boston tonight (Oct 4th) at 7pm: 921 Boylston, 3rd floor, The Loft. Everyone invited.</dd>

  <dt>October 2, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Speaking at TEDx in Singapore on October 16th: <a href="http://tedxnus.com/">http://tedxnus.com/</a>  It’s free, so register while you can.</dd>

  <dt>September 29, 2010</dt>
  <dd>For home-recording artists: free ebook: &quot;How we made a studio-grade album for $190&quot; <a href="http://www.drugstorefanatics.com/page.php?id=3">http://www.drugstorefanatics.com/page.php?id=3</a></dd>

  <dt>September 25, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Donated $500 to author of Anki, because it’s that amazing. Using it to learn Mandarin. <a href="http://ichi2.net/anki/">http://ichi2.net/anki/</a></dd>

  <dt>September 24, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Some great new books posted: <a href="https://sive.rs/book?sort=date">https://sive.rs/book?sort=date</a></dd>

  <dt>September 23, 2010</dt>
  <dd>L3C: interesting structure for running a business where profit is only a secondary goal: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L3C">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L3C</a></dd>

  <dt>September 22, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Tweeting on the command-line again thanks to <a href="http://jmillerinc.com/2010/05/31/twitter-from-the-command-line-in-python-using-oauth/">http://jmillerinc.com/2010/05/31/twitter-from-the-command-line-in-python-using-oauth/</a></dd>

  <dt>September 17, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Spoke in Rotterdam today: &quot;Art of Profitability&quot; - <a href="http://www.marketingfacts.nl/berichten/20100916_emerce_eday_keynote_derek_sivers_profitability_art/">http://www.marketingfacts.nl/berichten/20100916_emerce_eday_keynote_derek_sivers_profitability_art/</a> - based on this book: <a href="https://sive.rs/book/ArtOfProfitability">https://sive.rs/book/ArtOfProfitability</a></dd>

  <dt>August 31, 2010</dt>
  <dd>LOVE this: &quot;winning&quot; is just comparing hours spent practicing. What if practice=winning were taught more directly? <a href="http://dilbert.com/blog/entry/the_illusion_of_winning/">http://dilbert.com/blog/entry/the_illusion_of_winning/</a></dd>

  <dt>August 31, 2010</dt>
  <dd>in Singapore for the week. Anyone here want to meet? I’d love to get to know it more. Email me at derek@sivers.org</dd>

  <dt>August 29, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Studying Mandarin 3-6 hours a day, lately. So into it. Using <a href="http://wenlin.com">http://wenlin.com</a> + <a href="http://amzn.to/avHOJc">http://amzn.to/avHOJc</a> + <a href="http://amzn.to/ajnKXn">http://amzn.to/ajnKXn</a></dd>

  <dt>August 24, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Biked 100km (62 miles) from Stockholm to Baltic Sea: <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&amp;hl=en&amp;oe=UTF8&amp;num=200&amp;start=42&amp;msa=0&amp;msid=107061946988576143189.00048bd76b1f825e46887&amp;ll=59.307263,18.37944&amp;spn=0.234475,0.725784&amp;z=11">http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&amp;hl=en&amp;oe=UTF8&amp;num=200&amp;start=42&amp;msa=0&amp;msid=107061946988576143189.00048bd76b1f825e46887&amp;ll=59.307263,18.37944&amp;spn=0.234475,0.725784&amp;z=11</a></dd>

  <dt>August 17, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Attention companies: Major Rails programmer/author/speaker told me he’s ready to commit to a great company as tech lead. Email me for info.</dd>

  <dt>August 8, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Karmalist wishlist? <a href="https://sive.rs/kl">https://sive.rs/kl</a></dd>

  <dt>August 5, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Listening to <a href="http://www.nothingbuttheblues.co.uk/radio.html">http://www.nothingbuttheblues.co.uk/radio.html</a></dd>

  <dt>July 30, 2010</dt>
  <dd>I always wanted a pet fox. Thank you, science! <a href="http://www.sibfox.com/foxes/">http://www.sibfox.com/foxes/</a></dd>

  <dt>July 28, 2010</dt>
  <dd>The best &quot;ABOUT ME&quot; page I’ve ever seen: <a href="http://www.leland1234.com/About%20Me.html">http://www.leland1234.com/About%20Me.html</a></dd>

  <dt>July 27, 2010</dt>
  <dd>If people don’t think you’re weird, you’re living badly. We’re defined by what we say no to. <a href="http://paulgraham.com/addiction.html">http://paulgraham.com/addiction.html</a></dd>

  <dt>July 27, 2010</dt>
  <dd>When you retire, what happens to all the knowledge and experience you acquired? <a href="http://steveblank.com/2010/07/26/you-cant-take-it-with-you/">http://steveblank.com/2010/07/26/you-cant-take-it-with-you/</a></dd>

  <dt>July 24, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Choosing safety over your long-time dream? Read <a href="http://blog.rootein.com/2010/04/for-gods-sake-follow-your-dreams.html">http://blog.rootein.com/2010/04/for-gods-sake-follow-your-dreams.html</a></dd>

  <dt>July 22, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Valuable to others, or only you?  <a href="https://sive.rs/starving-artist">https://sive.rs/starving-artist</a></dd>

  <dt>July 19, 2010</dt>
  <dd>In Stockholm (Sweden) for two months. Anyone I should meet? Contact me here: <a href="https://sive.rs/contact">https://sive.rs/contact</a></dd>

  <dt>July 12, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Wow. Fell in love with my wife all over again (actually: more than ever) this weekend.</dd>

  <dt>July 9, 2010</dt>
  <dd>“I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.” - John Cage</dd>

  <dt>July 8, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Quit quirks when working with others: <a href="https://sive.rs/quirks">https://sive.rs/quirks</a></dd>

  <dt>July 6, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Went on a nice 1-hour run through the streets of London, barefoot.</dd>

  <dt>July 4, 2010</dt>
  <dd>(for those of you considering a massive change) My loss: <a href="https://sive.rs/loss">https://sive.rs/loss</a></dd>

  <dt>July 3, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Compass in your gut. (The most important lesson I ever learned.) <a href="https://sive.rs/compass">https://sive.rs/compass</a></dd>

  <dt>July 2, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Do you know an anorexic hermit crab? <a href="http://www.sridharsmusic.com/blog/crab/">http://www.sridharsmusic.com/blog/crab/</a></dd>

  <dt>July 2, 2010</dt>
  <dd>I assume I’m below average. <a href="https://sive.rs/below-average">https://sive.rs/below-average</a></dd>

  <dt>July 2, 2010</dt>
  <dd>iPhone or millionaire? Love this comic: <a href="http://www.geekculture.com/joyoftech/joyimages/1125.gif">http://www.geekculture.com/joyoftech/joyimages/1125.gif</a></dd>

  <dt>June 30, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Comedian mayor and married lesbian prime minister. Iceland is my favorite country. <a href="http://nyti.ms/9IxjkR">http://nyti.ms/9IxjkR</a> &amp; <a href="http://www.examiner.com/x-50081-NY-Romance-Examiner~y2010m6d29-Icelands-Prime-Minister-First-World-Leader-with-SameSex-Spouse">http://www.examiner.com/x-50081-NY-Romance-Examiner~y2010m6d29-Icelands-Prime-Minister-First-World-Leader-with-SameSex-Spouse</a></dd>

  <dt>June 30, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Hi! I’m Troy McClure. You might remember me from such films as... <a href="http://worldwide-web.com/JeffreyBabad/Simpsons/Troy/index.html">http://worldwide-web.com/JeffreyBabad/Simpsons/Troy/index.html</a></dd>

  <dt>June 30, 2010</dt>
  <dd>For musicians: widget for giving away an MP3 in return for their email address, a Facebook &quot;like&quot;, or tweet: <a href="http://www.pledgemusic.com/#new_widget">http://www.pledgemusic.com/#new_widget</a></dd>

  <dt>June 30, 2010</dt>
  <dd>How to get hired: <a href="https://sive.rs/gethired">https://sive.rs/gethired</a></dd>

  <dt>June 28, 2010</dt>
  <dd>If you have a problem in your life, it’s rooted in a habit: <a href="http://tynan.net/habits">http://tynan.net/habits</a></dd>

  <dt>June 27, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Many things taught as fact are proven wrong here: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_misconceptions">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_misconceptions</a></dd>

  <dt>June 27, 2010</dt>
  <dd>&quot;As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well used brings happy death.&quot; - Leonardo da Vinci</dd>

  <dt>June 26, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Wow. I knew it felt like nobody was using MySpace anymore, but look at that graph! <a href="http://helloform.com/blog/2010/06/its-too-late-for-myspace/">http://helloform.com/blog/2010/06/its-too-late-for-myspace/</a></dd>

  <dt>June 26, 2010</dt>
  <dd>We store our knowledge &amp; memories in the things we create: <a href="http://dilbert.com/blog/entry/exobrain/">http://dilbert.com/blog/entry/exobrain/</a></dd>

  <dt>June 25, 2010</dt>
  <dd>RT @ciazma: about @sivers in Turkish <a href="http://sozluk.sourtimes.org/show.asp?id=19497184">http://sozluk.sourtimes.org/show.asp?id=19497184</a></dd>

  <dt>June 23, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Do I have to be a teenager to think this is an AWESOME trailer?  <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_RrNCqCIPE">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_RrNCqCIPE</a></dd>

  <dt>June 22, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Geek talk: <a href="http://thegeektalk.com/interviews/derek-sivers/">http://thegeektalk.com/interviews/derek-sivers/</a></dd>

  <dt>June 22, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Ruby metaprogramming. Just finished <a href="http://www.pragprog.com/screencasts/v-dtrubyom/the-ruby-object-model-and-metaprogramming">http://www.pragprog.com/screencasts/v-dtrubyom/the-ruby-object-model-and-metaprogramming</a> now starting <a href="http://www.pragprog.com/titles/ppmetr/metaprogramming-ruby">http://www.pragprog.com/titles/ppmetr/metaprogramming-ruby</a> thanks to @chadfowler</dd>

  <dt>June 21, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Saw Theo Jansen &amp; his walking beasts on the beach in Den Haag, Holland today: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcR7U2tuNoY">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcR7U2tuNoY</a></dd>

  <dt>June 20, 2010</dt>
  <dd>How to hire a programmer to make your ideas happen: <a href="https://sive.rs/how2hire">https://sive.rs/how2hire</a></dd>

  <dt>June 20, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Where I’ve been in Amsterdam: <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&amp;hl=en&amp;msa=0&amp;msid=107061946988576143189.00048910e322ffd89de12&amp;ll=52.373084,4.873981&amp;spn=0.070427,0.181446&amp;z=13">http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&amp;hl=en&amp;msa=0&amp;msid=107061946988576143189.00048910e322ffd89de12&amp;ll=52.373084,4.873981&amp;spn=0.070427,0.181446&amp;z=13</a> (Nexus One phone GPS tracks bike-rides and walks, then one-click to upload.)</dd>

  <dt>June 17, 2010</dt>
  <dd>We cannot expect to touch excellence if &quot;going through the motions&quot; is the norm of our lives. <a href="https://sive.rs/book/ArtOfLearning">https://sive.rs/book/ArtOfLearning</a></dd>

  <dt>June 17, 2010</dt>
  <dd>GREAT story about not waiting for permission to get what you really want: <a href="http://www.bothsidesofthetable.com/2010/06/15/its-better-to-beg-for-forgiveness-than-to-ask-for-permission/">http://www.bothsidesofthetable.com/2010/06/15/its-better-to-beg-for-forgiveness-than-to-ask-for-permission/</a></dd>

  <dt>June 16, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Former Prime Minister of Japan, Yukio Hatoyama, just tweeted my First Follower talk! <a href="http://twitter.com/hatoyamayukio/status/16265390887">http://twitter.com/hatoyamayukio/status/16265390887</a></dd>

  <dt>June 16, 2010</dt>
  <dd>After 15 years of practice... <a href="https://sive.rs/15-years">https://sive.rs/15-years</a></dd>

  <dt>June 13, 2010</dt>
  <dd>My 45-min RailsConf talk about accents, quirks, outcomes, confabulation, instinct, delegating, and incest: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV-phU9m9kg">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV-phU9m9kg</a></dd>

  <dt>June 13, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Reading all about cycling in Holland. So excited for longer exploratory trips: <a href="http://www.cycletourer.co.uk/cycletouring/holland.shtml">http://www.cycletourer.co.uk/cycletouring/holland.shtml</a></dd>

  <dt>June 11, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Moving to Amsterdam today. Two suitcases + two bikes. Cancelled cellphone contract. Heading to airport. Ah, the laptop life.</dd>

  <dt>June 11, 2010</dt>
  <dd>#railsconf All the music from my keynote speech last night, since many have asked: <a href="http://gist.github.com/433638">http://gist.github.com/433638</a></dd>

  <dt>June 7, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Minimalism is simply eliminating the unnecessary: <a href="http://mnmlist.com/not-affluent/">http://mnmlist.com/not-affluent/</a></dd>

  <dt>June 2, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Spent the last 3 days nonstop doing <a href="http://railstutorial.org/">http://railstutorial.org/</a> start-to-finish. Awesome book, @railstutorial - Thanks!</dd>

  <dt>May 29, 2010</dt>
  <dd>RT @alaindebotton: Modern romanticism: we go in search of one person who will spare us any need for other people.</dd>

  <dt>May 28, 2010</dt>
  <dd>One of my favorite posts of all time: &quot;I Have No Talent&quot;: <a href="http://railstips.org/blog/archives/2010/01/12/i-have-no-talent/">http://railstips.org/blog/archives/2010/01/12/i-have-no-talent/</a></dd>

  <dt>May 26, 2010</dt>
  <dd>I love learning about our common thinking mistakes: <a href="http://lesswrong.com/lw/lg/the_affect_heuristic/">http://lesswrong.com/lw/lg/the_affect_heuristic/</a></dd>

  <dt>May 26, 2010</dt>
  <dd>How I became Ryuichi Sakamoto’s guitarist: <a href="https://sive.rs/sakamoto">https://sive.rs/sakamoto</a></dd>

  <dt>May 25, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Naïve Quitting: <a href="https://sive.rs/nq">https://sive.rs/nq</a></dd>

  <dt>May 24, 2010</dt>
  <dd>This is the CLI-geek finance tool I’d always been looking for: <a href="http://bugsplat.info/2010-05-23-keeping-finances-with-ledger.html">http://bugsplat.info/2010-05-23-keeping-finances-with-ledger.html</a></dd>

  <dt>May 24, 2010</dt>
  <dd>RT @HarryBeckwith: Interesting:  Just learned that the word enthusiasm comes from the Greek, and means &quot;filled with God.&quot;</dd>

  <dt>May 19, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Riveting animation of brilliant talks: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc</a> + <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7AWnfFRc7g">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7AWnfFRc7g</a></dd>

  <dt>May 16, 2010</dt>
  <dd>You mean I can be nomadic AND bring a kitten? <a href="http://cuteoverload.com/2010/05/11/lets-go-for-a-catwalk/">http://cuteoverload.com/2010/05/11/lets-go-for-a-catwalk/</a></dd>

  <dt>May 14, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Clear thinking is inspiring. One of my favorite thinker’s posts on fear: <a href="http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2010/05/worst-case_thin.html">http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2010/05/worst-case_thin.html</a></dd>

  <dt>May 13, 2010</dt>
  <dd>RT @TheSeantourage: Schedule 1 night a week to disappear from the world &amp; connect to your own divinity. Take a walk, journal, or create art.</dd>

  <dt>May 13, 2010</dt>
  <dd>I use Linux &amp; BSD (not Mac or Windows) so my backups are rsync + tar cf with bcrypt encryption. (Yeah. Geeky.) @JDelage @thacomputa @mkoidin</dd>

  <dt>May 13, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Hard drive died. New drive in, OS installed and all software and all work/docs/configs restored from backup &amp; working in 4 hours. Good boy.</dd>

  <dt>May 10, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Doesn’t take much motivation. Just enough to get started: <a href="http://blogs.hbr.org/bregman/2010/05/how-and-when-to-motivate-yours.html">http://blogs.hbr.org/bregman/2010/05/how-and-when-to-motivate-yours.html</a></dd>

  <dt>May 8, 2010</dt>
  <dd>I love this! 24 hours from idea to rough launch. I preach this but should practice it: <a href="http://thintz.com/essays/lean-startup-extreme">http://thintz.com/essays/lean-startup-extreme</a></dd>

  <dt>May 8, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Interesting thoughts on <a href="https://sive.rs/thor">https://sive.rs/thor</a> at <a href="http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1328452">http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1328452</a></dd>

  <dt>May 8, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Thursday = Thor’s day. Or &quot;going one further&quot;: <a href="https://sive.rs/thor">https://sive.rs/thor</a></dd>

  <dt>May 8, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Glad Henry Tate is still teaching Art History at Berklee. Amazing teacher: <a href="http://www.berklee.edu/faculty/detail/henry-augustine-tate">http://www.berklee.edu/faculty/detail/henry-augustine-tate</a> + <a href="http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=104492">http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=104492</a></dd>

  <dt>May 7, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Favorite pizza in NYC: <a href="http://palapizza.com">http://palapizza.com</a> at 198 Allen St (below Houston) - the &quot;Bufala Cruda&quot; pizza. So fresh!</dd>

  <dt>May 5, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Experiment without hot water. Why? Autonomy, ingenuity, and will power. Read to end. Sounds like me: <a href="http://joshwhiton.com/?p=181">http://joshwhiton.com/?p=181</a></dd>

  <dt>May 5, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Great music biz articles at <a href="http://madepublishing.com">http://madepublishing.com</a></dd>

  <dt>May 4, 2010</dt>
  <dd>New book notes: <a href="https://sive.rs/book?sort=date">https://sive.rs/book?sort=date</a> (Click &quot;my notes&quot; for any.)</dd>

  <dt>May 4, 2010</dt>
  <dd>&quot;Work is love made visible.&quot; - Khalil Gibran</dd>

  <dt>April 28, 2010</dt>
  <dd>25 tips to overcome creative block: <a href="http://blog.iso50.com/2010/02/10/overcoming-creative-block/">http://blog.iso50.com/2010/02/10/overcoming-creative-block/</a></dd>

  <dt>April 27, 2010</dt>
  <dd>For every complicated problem, there’s a simple solution. But it’s wrong.</dd>

  <dt>April 26, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Oregon coast all week. Outside of cellphone range. Bad internet, so only on an hour a day. Re-learning Ruby, programming, and reading a lot.</dd>

  <dt>April 23, 2010</dt>
  <dd>It works! Giving away an idea to make it happen: <a href="http://techdirt.com/blog/entrepreneurs/articles/20100407/0229408906.shtml">http://techdirt.com/blog/entrepreneurs/articles/20100407/0229408906.shtml</a></dd>

  <dt>April 16, 2010</dt>
  <dd>(Whoa.) Remember who you are: <a href="http://gapingvoid.com/2010/04/15/you-less-than/">http://gapingvoid.com/2010/04/15/you-less-than/</a></dd>

  <dt>April 9, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Last chance for a free book: <a href="http://bookmooch.com/inventory/sivers/">http://bookmooch.com/inventory/sivers/</a> Just sign up &amp; email me your username so I can gift you points to use.</dd>

  <dt>April 8, 2010</dt>
  <dd>I’m giving away ALL my books, 175 of them, here: <a href="http://bookmooch.com/inventory/sivers/">http://bookmooch.com/inventory/sivers/</a>  Get one ASAP!</dd>

  <dt>April 8, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Great idea: a summary of last week’s news that is still important. Read only that, not daily noise. <a href="http://marco.org/502016907">http://marco.org/502016907</a></dd>

  <dt>April 7, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Great entrepreneur article. “It’s not the job of the customers to know what they don’t know” <a href="http://blogmaverick.com/2010/04/06/why-you-should-never-listen-to-your-customers/">http://blogmaverick.com/2010/04/06/why-you-should-never-listen-to-your-customers/</a></dd>

  <dt>April 2, 2010</dt>
  <dd>RT @tedtalks: How to start a movement -- in 3 minutes: Derek Sivers on #TED <a href="http://on.ted.com/8EPn">http://on.ted.com/8EPn</a></dd>

  <dt>April 2, 2010</dt>
  <dd>My TED talk: &quot;How to Start a Movement&quot; is live: <a href="http://www.ted.com/talks/derek_sivers_how_to_start_a_movement.html">http://www.ted.com/talks/derek_sivers_how_to_start_a_movement.html</a></dd>

  <dt>April 1, 2010</dt>
  <dd>At the end of every computer is a real person, a lot like you: <a href="https://sive.rs/real">https://sive.rs/real</a></dd>

  <dt>April 1, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Friends don’t let friends buy Monster cable! Bad Monster, bad! <a href="http://www.mint.com/blog/trends/the-rip1/">http://www.mint.com/blog/trends/the-rip1/</a></dd>

  <dt>April 1, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Why many smart people are not successful: <a href="http://www.lifebeyondcode.com/2010/03/29/9-reasons-why-many-smart-people-go-nowhere/">http://www.lifebeyondcode.com/2010/03/29/9-reasons-why-many-smart-people-go-nowhere/</a></dd>

  <dt>March 31, 2010</dt>
  <dd>&quot;The only people who should plan on making money from writing a book are people who made money on their last book.&quot; <a href="http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2010/03/publishing-books-to-make-money.html">http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2010/03/publishing-books-to-make-money.html</a></dd>

  <dt>March 30, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Good luck NOT traveling after seeing this: <a href="http://airbnb.com/top40">http://airbnb.com/top40</a></dd>

  <dt>March 30, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Offered the shit end of the stick? Never forget you can flip the stick &amp; take the good end: <a href="https://sive.rs/flipstick">https://sive.rs/flipstick</a></dd>

  <dt>March 30, 2010</dt>
  <dd>I LOVE Arch Linux: <a href="http://archlinux.org/">http://archlinux.org/</a> Using it exclusively now &amp; thrilled. Minimalist DIY. Try if Ubuntu is too Mac-like for you. :-)</dd>

  <dt>March 30, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Wow. Amazing wisdom about writing: <a href="http://bighow.com/news/the-art-of-great-writing-60-writing-tips-from-6-alltime-great-writers">http://bighow.com/news/the-art-of-great-writing-60-writing-tips-from-6-alltime-great-writers</a></dd>

  <dt>March 29, 2010</dt>
  <dd>&quot;How I wish that somewhere there existed an island for those who are wise and of good will.&quot; - Albert Einstein</dd>

  <dt>March 27, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Just booked a round-trip flight to Amsterdam: June 12 to September 24, so I guess we’ll be in Europe all summer.</dd>

  <dt>March 25, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Using Rich Media To Drive Home A Point: <a href="http://www.myrender.com/blog/2010/3/23/using-rich-media-to-drive-home-a-point.html">http://www.myrender.com/blog/2010/3/23/using-rich-media-to-drive-home-a-point.html</a></dd>

  <dt>March 24, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Musicians have a &quot;Hall of Elders&quot; where they can seek inspiration: <a href="http://indieconnect.ning.com/profiles/blogs/advice-from-the-hall-of-elders">http://indieconnect.ning.com/profiles/blogs/advice-from-the-hall-of-elders</a> - about <a href="http://musicthoughts.com">http://musicthoughts.com</a></dd>

  <dt>March 24, 2010</dt>
  <dd>All videos from &quot;Successful SxSW: the Tao of the Conference&quot;: <a href="https://sive.rs/sxsw">https://sive.rs/sxsw</a></dd>

  <dt>March 22, 2010</dt>
  <dd>While fiancee was at her bridal shower, I switched my laptop to minimalist <a href="http://archlinux.org/">http://archlinux.org/</a> + <a href="http://www.nongnu.org/ratpoison/">http://www.nongnu.org/ratpoison/</a></dd>

  <dt>March 20, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Oh I definitely stumbled and fell bad. I was a horrible manager. That’s why I sold the company: personal failure, not success.(to @alexpham)</dd>

  <dt>March 20, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Definitions of &quot;founder&quot;: (1) a person who founds or establishes some institution, (2) stumble and nearly fall: &quot;the horses foundered&quot;</dd>

  <dt>March 20, 2010</dt>
  <dd>RT @cyberpr: Today Ariel Publicity turns 15 years old thanks to every single artist who I have ever worked with</dd>

  <dt>March 19, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Magnatune is doing better than ever: <a href="http://blogs.magnatune.com/buckman/2010/03/new-business-model-for-magnatune.html">http://blogs.magnatune.com/buckman/2010/03/new-business-model-for-magnatune.html</a></dd>

  <dt>March 18, 2010</dt>
  <dd>SxSW talk went well. Took ~60 hours of prep to edit it all! Only had time to use 22 of the 64 submitted videos. I’ll post all online ASAP.</dd>

  <dt>March 18, 2010</dt>
  <dd>About to do my talk at SxSW convention center 4th floor room 12AB.</dd>

  <dt>March 16, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Nice Apple rant! &quot;iPhone: Sterile Disney-fied walled garden surrounded by sharp-toothed lawyers.&quot; Freedom not optional. <a href="http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/03/15/Joining-Google#p-5">http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/03/15/Joining-Google#p-5</a></dd>

  <dt>March 16, 2010</dt>
  <dd>My SxSW talk, Wednesday at 11am: &quot;Successful SXSW: The Tao of the Conference&quot; Add to your schedule? <a href="http://my.sxsw.com/events/event/7561">http://my.sxsw.com/events/event/7561</a></dd>

  <dt>March 16, 2010</dt>
  <dd>RT @Mhochberg: @sivers Sentences, like punctuation, are the &quot;body language&quot; of a written language.</dd>

  <dt>March 16, 2010</dt>
  <dd>RT: @KwaiYu: Chinese: One of oldest languages but has no plurals nor tenses. Reason why Chinese people struggle with English.</dd>

  <dt>March 15, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Does every language have sentences?</dd>

  <dt>March 14, 2010</dt>
  <dd>I’m on NPR Morning Edition this morning, commenting on this: <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124126711">http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124126711</a></dd>

  <dt>March 13, 2010</dt>
  <dd>At SxSW. If you see me, say hi.</dd>

  <dt>March 12, 2010</dt>
  <dd>To be clear:I don’t recommend being like the guy in the &quot;ruthless&quot; article. Just thought it was a fascinating objective analysis. Good read.</dd>

  <dt>March 12, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Are you capable of being ruthless to get ahead? <a href="http://blog.cubeofm.com/are-you-capable-of-being-ruthless-to-get-ahea">http://blog.cubeofm.com/are-you-capable-of-being-ruthless-to-get-ahea</a></dd>

  <dt>March 12, 2010</dt>
  <dd>CD release tips: <a href="http://independentrockstar.com/679/cd-release-tips-derek-sivers/">http://independentrockstar.com/679/cd-release-tips-derek-sivers/</a></dd>

  <dt>March 10, 2010</dt>
  <dd>10,000 free musical instruments to 10,000 underprivileged kids? Consider voting: <a href="http://refresheverything.com/getinstrumental">http://refresheverything.com/getinstrumental</a></dd>

  <dt>March 8, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Smart people don’t think others are stupid.</dd>

  <dt>March 7, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Listening to Debussy’s “Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp” for the 100th time. Stunning recording: <a href="http://amazon.com/dp/B000001SEN">http://amazon.com/dp/B000001SEN</a></dd>

  <dt>March 7, 2010</dt>
  <dd>RT @cyberpr: Want to see an amazing video that cost $24.95 to create? <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83oWsG0cJcc">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83oWsG0cJcc</a> from @DLchorus</dd>

  <dt>March 5, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Great metaphor of relying on inherent talent vs hard work: <a href="http://blog.cubeofm.com/your-high-iq-will-kill-your-startup">http://blog.cubeofm.com/your-high-iq-will-kill-your-startup</a></dd>

  <dt>March 3, 2010</dt>
  <dd>MUST-SEE: OK Go &quot;This Too Shall Pass&quot; video: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w</a></dd>

  <dt>March 2, 2010</dt>
  <dd>My favorite recent TED talk: your experiencing self vs remembering self. Deep. <a href="http://on.ted.com/8Ads">http://on.ted.com/8Ads</a></dd>

  <dt>March 2, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Giving away some books: <a href="http://bookmooch.com/inventory/sivers">http://bookmooch.com/inventory/sivers</a></dd>

  <dt>February 27, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Just FYI for those who asked: My talk at SxSW: <a href="http://my.sxsw.com/events/event/7561">http://my.sxsw.com/events/event/7561</a></dd>

  <dt>February 27, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Do you have conference advice for musicians? Want to be in my SxSW keynote? <a href="https://sive.rs/conftips">https://sive.rs/conftips</a></dd>

  <dt>February 26, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Do something small weekly, something big monthly. Wise marketing advice: <a href="http://www.fistfulayen.com/blog/?p=657">http://www.fistfulayen.com/blog/?p=657</a></dd>

  <dt>February 25, 2010</dt>
  <dd>USPTO hiring patent examiners. Same job Einstein had. :-)  <a href="http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=85627686&amp;JobTitle=Patent+Examiner+%28*General%29&amp;sort=rv%2c-dtex&amp;cn=&amp;rad_units=miles&amp;brd=3876&amp;pp=50&amp;fn=4537&amp;jbf574=CM56&amp;vw=b&amp;re=134&amp;FedEmp=N&amp;FedPub=Y&amp;caller=basic.aspx&amp;ss=0&amp;AVSDM=2010-01-29+03%3a23%3a00">http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=85627686&amp;JobTitle=Patent+Examiner+%28*General%29&amp;sort=rv%2c-dtex&amp;cn=&amp;rad_units=miles&amp;brd=3876&amp;pp=50&amp;fn=4537&amp;jbf574=CM56&amp;vw=b&amp;re=134&amp;FedEmp=N&amp;FedPub=Y&amp;caller=basic.aspx&amp;ss=0&amp;AVSDM=2010-01-29+03%3a23%3a00</a></dd>

  <dt>February 25, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Love her projects: <a href="http://www.babelgum.com/3020170/radar-eleven-color-katie.html">http://www.babelgum.com/3020170/radar-eleven-color-katie.html</a> + <a href="http://colormekatie.blogspot.com/2010/01/chalk-walk.html">http://colormekatie.blogspot.com/2010/01/chalk-walk.html</a></dd>

  <dt>February 23, 2010</dt>
  <dd>RT @andrewatideal: Join what was started by @sivers, continued by @dubber, and spread the word on something made real by me. Here’s how: <a href="http://www.projectidealism.com/2010/02/dancers-need-music.html">http://www.projectidealism.com/2010/02/dancers-need-music.html</a></dd>

  <dt>February 23, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Powerful highlight of last week’s TED Conference: <a href="http://ted.com/talks/philip_howard.html">http://ted.com/talks/philip_howard.html</a> &quot;4 ways to fix a broken legal system&quot;</dd>

  <dt>February 20, 2010</dt>
  <dd>AWESOME! See <a href="http://www.projectidealism.com/2010/02/dance-party.html">http://www.projectidealism.com/2010/02/dance-party.html</a> - Now THAT’s a challenge! Anyone else? Jump in now.</dd>

  <dt>February 18, 2010</dt>
  <dd>My notes for the 7 newest books I’ve read: <a href="https://sive.rs/book?sort=date">https://sive.rs/book?sort=date</a> Travellers, read &quot;Geography of Bliss&quot; ASAP!</dd>

  <dt>February 17, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Brilliant! &quot;Following&quot; by using theme, not example: <a href="http://andrewdubber.com/2010/02/the-other-way-of-following-first/">http://andrewdubber.com/2010/02/the-other-way-of-following-first/</a></dd>

  <dt>February 17, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Music appreciation lesson from Einstein himself: <a href="https://sive.rs/weidman">https://sive.rs/weidman</a></dd>

  <dt>February 16, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Great post on sunk costs. Applies to so many things in life: <a href="http://blog.asmartbear.com/sunk-costs.html">http://blog.asmartbear.com/sunk-costs.html</a></dd>

  <dt>February 15, 2010</dt>
  <dd>First Follower idea is all yours: <a href="https://sive.rs/ff2">https://sive.rs/ff2</a></dd>

  <dt>February 14, 2010</dt>
  <dd>RT @tonyrobbins: 3 min video: Interesting,weird but true insights into leadership &amp; what makes a behavior become cool   <a href="https://sive.rs/ff">https://sive.rs/ff</a></dd>

  <dt>February 12, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Girl at TED asks me where Google booth is. I see Larry Page so I shout, &quot;Hey Larry! Where’s your booth?&quot; Very annoyed, he scowls and points.</dd>

  <dt>February 12, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy: <a href="https://sive.rs/ff">https://sive.rs/ff</a>  (This is my TED Talk from yesterday.)</dd>

  <dt>February 11, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Just did my TED talk. Nerve-wracking, got stuck at one point, but got a standing ovation at the end. :-) Phew!</dd>

  <dt>February 9, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Practicing my TED Talk for Wednesday. (Preview: <a href="https://sive.rs/dance-lessons)">https://sive.rs/dance-lessons)</a></dd>

  <dt>February 7, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Oops. Correct phone#: 712-432-8730. Conf code: 10318#</dd>

  <dt>February 7, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Listen in on a conference call interview I’m doing in 3 minutes, for the next hour: call 1-732-432-8730 (10318#)</dd>

  <dt>February 6, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Mini dream-come-true: I’m on the front page of TED.com: <a href="http://ted.com">http://ted.com</a></dd>

  <dt>February 5, 2010</dt>
  <dd>RT @MichelleStewart: &quot;If you can learn music, you can learn anything&quot; via Derek Sivers (who heard it from an old Jazz musician) #millionaireaffair</dd>

  <dt>February 4, 2010</dt>
  <dd>RT @AlexPham: Musicians, this one’s for you: Five (non-obvious) ways to get new fans. <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2010/02/five-nonobvious-ways-to-get-new-fans.html">http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2010/02/five-nonobvious-ways-to-get-new-fans.html</a> #nms</dd>

  <dt>February 4, 2010</dt>
  <dd>RT @AlexPham: Where to get fans. Advice from @iancr @coreythrace @ReverbNation @TopSpinMedia and other pros.  <a href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2010/02/five-nonobvious-ways-to-get-new-fans.html">http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2010/02/five-nonobvious-ways-to-get-new-fans.html</a></dd>

  <dt>February 4, 2010</dt>
  <dd>40-minute talk about profitability, for entrepreneurs: <a href="http://b.lesseverything.com/2010/2/3/derek-sivers-speaks-at-lessconf2009">http://b.lesseverything.com/2010/2/3/derek-sivers-speaks-at-lessconf2009</a></dd>

  <dt>February 1, 2010</dt>
  <dd>&quot;If I look at the mass, I will never act. If I look at the one, I will.&quot; - Mother Theresa</dd>

  <dt>January 31, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Business owners, resist the urge to punish everyone for one person’s mistake: <a href="https://sive.rs/punish">https://sive.rs/punish</a></dd>

  <dt>January 31, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Very helpful and thorough U.S. Copyright FAQ page: <a href="http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/">http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/</a></dd>

  <dt>January 30, 2010</dt>
  <dd>My TED talk on Japanese addresses &amp; other opposites: <a href="http://www.ted.com/talks/derek_sivers_weird_or_just_different.html">http://www.ted.com/talks/derek_sivers_weird_or_just_different.html</a></dd>

  <dt>January 29, 2010</dt>
  <dd>It’s bad luck to believe in bad luck.</dd>

  <dt>January 28, 2010</dt>
  <dd>There are always more than two options: <a href="https://sive.rs/options">https://sive.rs/options</a></dd>

  <dt>January 27, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Rush Limbaugh major confession: <a href="http://www.theonion.com/content/opinion/i_dont_even_want_to_be_alive">http://www.theonion.com/content/opinion/i_dont_even_want_to_be_alive</a></dd>

  <dt>January 27, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Big catalog = infinite specialty shops : <a href="https://sive.rs/prism">https://sive.rs/prism</a></dd>

  <dt>January 26, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Seth Godin on spreading music and selling intimacy: <a href="https://sive.rs/seth-godin">https://sive.rs/seth-godin</a></dd>

  <dt>January 25, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Eno is my hero. Great article &amp; quotes: <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/jan/17/brian-eno-interview-paul-morley">http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/jan/17/brian-eno-interview-paul-morley</a></dd>

  <dt>January 22, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Musician feedback on &quot;Ignore Everybody&quot;: <a href="https://sive.rs/ie2">https://sive.rs/ie2</a></dd>

  <dt>January 21, 2010</dt>
  <dd>On the Oregon coast. Girlfriend has bad cold, so extending stay 4 days. I’m finally documenting and publicly publishing my PHP framework.</dd>

  <dt>January 15, 2010</dt>
  <dd>MeetInnovators interview: <a href="http://meetinnovators.com/2010/01/14/derek-sivers-from-cd-baby/">http://meetinnovators.com/2010/01/14/derek-sivers-from-cd-baby/</a></dd>

  <dt>January 14, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Tofugu elaborates on my explanation of Japanese addresses: <a href="http://www.tofugu.com/2010/01/06/how-the-japanese-address-system-works/">http://www.tofugu.com/2010/01/06/how-the-japanese-address-system-works/</a> (Mine: <a href="https://sive.rs/jaddr)">https://sive.rs/jaddr)</a></dd>

  <dt>January 14, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Musicians can report live CD-sales to Soundscan: <a href="http://indiehitmaker.com">http://indiehitmaker.com</a></dd>

  <dt>January 13, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Anyone know a Carnatic vocalist that sings in Tamil in the New York City area? Please contact me. (Paying gig.) <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnatic_music">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnatic_music</a></dd>

  <dt>January 13, 2010</dt>
  <dd>LOVE this mindset: &quot;not talent, just hard work&quot;: <a href="http://railstips.org/blog/archives/2010/01/12/i-have-no-talent/">http://railstips.org/blog/archives/2010/01/12/i-have-no-talent/</a></dd>

  <dt>January 9, 2010</dt>
  <dd>&quot;It’s definitely time to get up. Yes. My dog needs a new tutu.&quot;  <a href="http://sleeptalkinman.blogspot.com/">http://sleeptalkinman.blogspot.com/</a></dd>

  <dt>January 9, 2010</dt>
  <dd>&quot;This fish has got big floppy lips. Floppy lips. Fishy kissy fishy kissy. Oop, took one on the mouth! Not nice.&quot;  <a href="http://sleeptalkinman.blogspot.com/">http://sleeptalkinman.blogspot.com/</a></dd>

  <dt>January 9, 2010</dt>
  <dd>&quot;Don’t leave the duck there. It’s totally irresponsible. Put it on the swing, it’ll have much more fun.&quot;  <a href="http://sleeptalkinman.blogspot.com/">http://sleeptalkinman.blogspot.com/</a></dd>

  <dt>January 9, 2010</dt>
  <dd>AWESOME: <a href="http://sleeptalkinman.blogspot.com/">http://sleeptalkinman.blogspot.com/</a></dd>

  <dt>January 9, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Excited for this next weekend: <a href="http://stevepavlina.com/conscious-growth-workshop/">http://stevepavlina.com/conscious-growth-workshop/</a> Love his anti-hype description.</dd>

  <dt>January 7, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Long dinner with Jac Holzman, founder of Elektra, who discovered the Doors, Queen, etc. <a href="http://recordsbymail.com/elektra.php">http://recordsbymail.com/elektra.php</a></dd>

  <dt>January 7, 2010</dt>
  <dd>10 Rules for Web Startups (from Twitter founder). GREAT: <a href="http://evhead.com/2005/11/ten-rules-for-web-startups.asp">http://evhead.com/2005/11/ten-rules-for-web-startups.asp</a></dd>

  <dt>January 6, 2010</dt>
  <dd>Great Calvin imitation: <a href="http://i.imgur.com/nXWqL.jpg">http://i.imgur.com/nXWqL.jpg</a></dd>

  <dt>January 5, 2010</dt>
  <dd>RT: @fogus: the best blog post of 2009 was &quot;No more yes. It’s either HELL YEAH! or no.&quot; <a href="https://sive.rs/hellyeah">https://sive.rs/hellyeah</a>  (Thanks!)</dd>

  <dt>January 1, 2010</dt>
  <dd>In Rio de Janeiro, Copacobana beach, with 2 million people all wearing white, fireworks, with 4 good friends &amp; fiancée. :-)</dd>

  <dt>December 29, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Changed our plans to fly to Rio tomorrow through January 2nd. Anyone in Rio want to meet? Email me: <a href="https://sive.rs/contact">https://sive.rs/contact</a></dd>

  <dt>December 28, 2009</dt>
  <dd>In Florianópolis, Brazil. Here: <a href="http://pontadosganchos.com.br/web/eng/bangalos_especialdavila.php">http://pontadosganchos.com.br/web/eng/bangalos_especialdavila.php</a></dd>

  <dt>December 22, 2009</dt>
  <dd>So SO proud of the UK’s #1 Christmas hit: <a href="http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2009/12/21/rage-against-the-machine-win-u-k-christmas-single-battle/">http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2009/12/21/rage-against-the-machine-win-u-k-christmas-single-battle/</a></dd>

  <dt>December 22, 2009</dt>
  <dd>In line at the post office, sending 15 copies of <a href="https://sive.rs/book/IgnoreEverybody">https://sive.rs/book/IgnoreEverybody</a> to 15 musicians for their thoughts.</dd>

  <dt>December 19, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Supposed to be on a plane to Brazil, but coming snowstorm cancelled all flights for 3 days. Instead, bracing for blizzard.</dd>

  <dt>December 19, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Papa Bill: I don’t need to worry about you. <a href="https://sive.rs/papabill">https://sive.rs/papabill</a></dd>

  <dt>December 19, 2009</dt>
  <dd>7 Critical Marketing Basics Every Musicians Should Know: <a href="http://cyberprurban.com/blog/?p=275">http://cyberprurban.com/blog/?p=275</a></dd>

  <dt>December 19, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Funny comments on my YouTube &quot;Japanese Addresses &amp; Other Opposites&quot;: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1zh49J5rsg">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1zh49J5rsg</a></dd>

  <dt>December 19, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Just saw Avatar. Absolutely amazing. One of the most creative movies I’ve ever seen. See it 3D. So good we’re going again.</dd>

  <dt>December 14, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Met with my girlfriend’s (Muslim Indian) family to ask for her hand in marriage. Got a big &quot;welcome to the family&quot; at the end.</dd>

  <dt>December 13, 2009</dt>
  <dd><a href="http://stevepavlina.com">http://stevepavlina.com</a> really resonates with me. Love his book too: <a href="https://sive.rs/book/PersonalDevelopmentForSmartPeople">https://sive.rs/book/PersonalDevelopmentForSmartPeople</a></dd>

  <dt>December 12, 2009</dt>
  <dd>&quot;Nobody told me it’s impossible, so I did it&quot;</dd>

  <dt>December 12, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Ariel Publicity kicks ass: <a href="http://views.washingtonpost.com/on-success/woman-warrior/2009/12/while_in_business_school_i.html">http://views.washingtonpost.com/on-success/woman-warrior/2009/12/while_in_business_school_i.html</a> (&quot;empower independent artists to optimize their own PR&quot;) <a href="http://arielpublicity.com">http://arielpublicity.com</a></dd>

  <dt>December 10, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Helping get a busker online: <a href="http://www.changeyourreality.com/blog/2007/04/22/techies-unite-give-bucketman-a-site/">http://www.changeyourreality.com/blog/2007/04/22/techies-unite-give-bucketman-a-site/</a> (thanks @richcollins)</dd>

  <dt>December 10, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Business idea: Put buskers online: <a href="https://sive.rs/busk">https://sive.rs/busk</a></dd>

  <dt>December 9, 2009</dt>
  <dd>RT @annielin: why he gave away his company to charity: thoughts on cd baby’s derek @sivers &amp; the night i crashed on his couch on tour: <a href="http://is.gd/5gd0W">http://is.gd/5gd0W</a></dd>

  <dt>December 9, 2009</dt>
  <dd>&quot;Online&quot; marketing = &quot;Color&quot; TV : <a href="https://sive.rs/tv">https://sive.rs/tv</a></dd>

  <dt>December 6, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Entrepreneurs, take note. Build a system not a product: <a href="http://blog.opportunitycloud.com/2009/12/05/build-a-system-not-a-product/">http://blog.opportunitycloud.com/2009/12/05/build-a-system-not-a-product/</a></dd>

  <dt>December 5, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Why I gave away my company to charity: <a href="https://sive.rs/trust">https://sive.rs/trust</a></dd>

  <dt>December 2, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Best web-design advice I’ve seen in a long time. Bookmark it: <a href="http://boagworld.com/design/8-ecommerce-improvements">http://boagworld.com/design/8-ecommerce-improvements</a></dd>

  <dt>December 2, 2009</dt>
  <dd>There’s no speed limit. (The lessons that changed my life.) <a href="https://sive.rs/kimo">https://sive.rs/kimo</a></dd>

  <dt>December 1, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Cutest kitten video ever. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bmhjf0rKe8">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bmhjf0rKe8</a> This is why the internet was invented.</dd>

  <dt>November 29, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Yawn: <a href="http://www.upenn.edu/gazette/1109/expert.html">http://www.upenn.edu/gazette/1109/expert.html</a></dd>

  <dt>November 28, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Present one idea at a time and let others build upon it: <a href="https://sive.rs/1idea">https://sive.rs/1idea</a></dd>

  <dt>November 26, 2009</dt>
  <dd>The challenge: Don’t speak in future tense. <a href="https://sive.rs/futuretense">https://sive.rs/futuretense</a></dd>

  <dt>November 25, 2009</dt>
  <dd>&quot;Each of my lectures contains one lie. Your job, as students, is to find the lie.&quot; Read to end: <a href="http://www.zenmoments.org/my-favorite-liar/">http://www.zenmoments.org/my-favorite-liar/</a></dd>

  <dt>November 25, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Hardest delegating lesson to learn: Trust but verify. <a href="https://sive.rs/trust-but-verify">https://sive.rs/trust-but-verify</a></dd>

  <dt>November 24, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Let pedestrians define the walkways: <a href="https://sive.rs/walkways">https://sive.rs/walkways</a></dd>

  <dt>November 22, 2009</dt>
  <dd>All this learning means nothing until you make something happen: <a href="https://sive.rs/confidence">https://sive.rs/confidence</a></dd>

  <dt>November 22, 2009</dt>
  <dd>I’m at <a href="http://boston.musichackday.org/">http://boston.musichackday.org/</a> all weekend. Any #musichackday people come say hello. Gray shirt. Shiny head.</dd>

  <dt>November 21, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Did something I’ve wanted to for years: Signed up to Netflix and added ALL of Ebert’s &quot;Great Movies&quot; to queue.</dd>

  <dt>November 21, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Since I used to play Santa at a mall, I can really appreciate this: <a href="http://twitter.com/loadedsanta">http://twitter.com/loadedsanta</a></dd>

  <dt>November 17, 2009</dt>
  <dd>&quot;Only dead fish go with the flow.&quot; - <a href="https://sive.rs/book/PragmaticThinking">https://sive.rs/book/PragmaticThinking</a></dd>

  <dt>November 17, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Read 10 new books in last 6 weeks, mostly about learning and investing. Notes posted here: <a href="https://sive.rs/book?sort=date">https://sive.rs/book?sort=date</a></dd>

  <dt>November 13, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Past 40 hours went from coffee plantation in rural India, to dinner with 30 musicians in Singapore, to Tokyo-LAX-NYC. Almost home....</dd>

  <dt>November 7, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Off to rural Coorg India for 3 days here: <a href="http://www.swarga.in/">http://www.swarga.in/</a> (read the description!) Totally offline. Writing, reading, programming.</dd>

  <dt>November 5, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Check one thing off my to-do list for life: I’m now a TED speaker. It went well.  :-)</dd>

  <dt>November 5, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Anyone wondering how TED India is going, my buddy Ani is blogging it well: <a href="http://annekejong.blogspot.com/">http://annekejong.blogspot.com/</a></dd>

  <dt>November 4, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Staying in dorm room at Infosys Campus, Mysore India, all week. Amazing: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=infosys+campus+mysore">http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=infosys+campus+mysore</a></dd>

  <dt>November 1, 2009</dt>
  <dd>3hr layover @ LAX = 2 hr intense bikeride on the beach, 15 min swim, back at gate early. HELL YEAH!</dd>

  <dt>November 1, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Now flying NYC - LA - Tokyo - Singapore - Bangalore, then a bus to Mysore India. 23 hours of wonderful offline programming and reading time.</dd>

  <dt>October 31, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Doing the opposite of everyone is valuable: <a href="https://sive.rs/contrarian">https://sive.rs/contrarian</a></dd>

  <dt>October 31, 2009</dt>
  <dd>You are all at least my 11th cousin. Including Obama: <a href="http://www.ksbw.com/news/21404492/detail.html">http://www.ksbw.com/news/21404492/detail.html</a></dd>

  <dt>October 30, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Deep article with clear thinking about a universal language <a href="http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/2009%20-%20Fall/full-McWhorter-Fall-2009.html">http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/2009%20-%20Fall/full-McWhorter-Fall-2009.html</a></dd>

  <dt>October 29, 2009</dt>
  <dd>5 Music Industry Leaders You Should Follow: <a href="http://audiolife.com/blog/index.php/5-music-industry-leaders-you-should-follow/">http://audiolife.com/blog/index.php/5-music-industry-leaders-you-should-follow/</a> (thanks Lior!)</dd>

  <dt>October 27, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Tweaking my TED Talk slides for next week’s @tedindia #tedindia</dd>

  <dt>October 26, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Reading “The Productive Programmer” <a href="http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596519544">http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596519544</a></dd>

  <dt>October 24, 2009</dt>
  <dd>4 hands. 1 guitar. Watch carefully. Her right, his left. Vice-versa. Amazing: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcsSPzr7ays">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcsSPzr7ays</a></dd>

  <dt>October 24, 2009</dt>
  <dd>GREAT 5-minute talk about how sound affects us. Please watch: <a href="http://www.ted.com/talks/julian_treasure_the_4_ways_sound_affects_us.html">http://www.ted.com/talks/julian_treasure_the_4_ways_sound_affects_us.html</a></dd>

  <dt>October 24, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Been working in 25-minute uninterrupted bursts with a 5-minute break, as suggested in #1-5 here: <a href="http://www.pomodorotechnique.com/">http://www.pomodorotechnique.com/</a></dd>

  <dt>October 21, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Up at 5am working, watching Manhattan skyline. Dark blue sky. Office building lights turning on like microwave popcorn.</dd>

  <dt>October 21, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Interview with the great Rick Goetz from musiciancoaching.com about music, business, and focus.</dd>

  <dt>October 21, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Speaking on a panel at CMJ: &quot;Specific Business Concepts for the Modern Day Music Artist&quot; - using hashtag #cmjbiz if you want to follow.</dd>

  <dt>October 20, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Spent the day switching to Linux (Ubuntu 9.10). Very impressed. Now back to programming Muckwork (finally).</dd>

  <dt>October 20, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Best laugh of the morning over breakfast: Drunkest Guy Goes Back for More Beer: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZQsA7G0hvQ">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZQsA7G0hvQ</a></dd>

  <dt>October 19, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Installing FreeBSD on a Lenovo T400s. Years-old dream to have a minimalist FreeBSD laptop. Glad PHK has same one.</dd>

  <dt>October 17, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Arrived in Jacksonville. Speaking at @lessconf tomorrow. Constantly editing my 45-minute talk on profitability.</dd>

  <dt>October 17, 2009</dt>
  <dd>If you think you haven’t found your passion...  <a href="https://sive.rs/passion">https://sive.rs/passion</a></dd>

  <dt>October 16, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Doesn’t feel like work (or I’ve forgotten) : <a href="https://sive.rs/notwork">https://sive.rs/notwork</a></dd>

  <dt>October 15, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Weird businesses. The ultimate inspiration: <a href="http://www.inc.com/ss/america039s-weirdest-businesses">http://www.inc.com/ss/america039s-weirdest-businesses</a></dd>

  <dt>October 15, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Learning the theme, not the example: <a href="https://sive.rs/metaphor">https://sive.rs/metaphor</a></dd>

  <dt>October 14, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Podcast interview with me, talking about.... <a href="http://www.tripplanier.com/blog_files/derek-sivers.html">http://www.tripplanier.com/blog_files/derek-sivers.html</a></dd>

  <dt>October 14, 2009</dt>
  <dd>How I knew I was done with my company: <a href="https://sive.rs/done">https://sive.rs/done</a></dd>

  <dt>October 13, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Now that’s one way to dance: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcgg6YLVj28">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcgg6YLVj28</a></dd>

  <dt>October 13, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Interview with &quot;Allentrepreneur. Startup Founders At The Forefront&quot; about passion, fearlessness, integrity.</dd>

  <dt>October 13, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Just signed up for Seth Godin’s November 19 NYC event: <a href="http://www.squidoo.com/The-November-Sessions">http://www.squidoo.com/The-November-Sessions</a></dd>

  <dt>October 13, 2009</dt>
  <dd>You should feel pain when unclear:  <a href="https://sive.rs/unclear">https://sive.rs/unclear</a></dd>

  <dt>October 13, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Why did I get 20,000 new Twitter followers in the last 9 days?  I’m assuming they’re spambots unless I hear otherwise from new followers.</dd>

  <dt>October 12, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Watching <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhqZ0RU95d4">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhqZ0RU95d4</a> = hell yeah!</dd>

  <dt>October 11, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Listening to Madhouse 8 while programming Muckwork. Never realized ALL instruments except sax are Prince. Amazing.</dd>

  <dt>October 11, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Very worth following @kurt_vonnegut = daily Kurt Vonnegut quotes: <a href="http://twitter.com/kurt_vonnegut">http://twitter.com/kurt_vonnegut</a></dd>

  <dt>October 10, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Turn stairs into a piano, and people skip the escalator to use them: <a href="http://technology.todaysbigthing.com/2009/10/09">http://technology.todaysbigthing.com/2009/10/09</a> Awesome.</dd>

  <dt>October 10, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Oooh. Musicians: get in on this ASAP. Watch the demo video then enter your email address: <a href="http://creators.rockband.com/">http://creators.rockband.com/</a></dd>

  <dt>October 10, 2009</dt>
  <dd>YES!! I’m speaking at TED India! Just a 2 minute talk explaining this: <a href="https://sive.rs/jadr">https://sive.rs/jadr</a> but I’m psyched!</dd>

  <dt>October 10, 2009</dt>
  <dd>How do you grade yourself? <a href="https://sive.rs/grade">https://sive.rs/grade</a></dd>

  <dt>October 10, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Whistle-blowers are an important part of society, but I wish that person outside my window would lay off the whistle for a day.</dd>

  <dt>October 9, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Seeing Sugarland and Keith Urban at Madison Square Garden as a guest Sugarland &amp; @cyberpr</dd>

  <dt>October 9, 2009</dt>
  <dd>If you haven’t seen Stop Making Sense concert video by Talking Heads, you should. It’s genius and inspiring.:w</dd>

  <dt>October 8, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Not happy with existing venues? Make a new one. <a href="https://sive.rs/makenew">https://sive.rs/makenew</a></dd>

  <dt>October 7, 2009</dt>
  <dd>RT @jerrethammons &quot;Aren’t those sizes from Coldstone?&quot; = thanks for the best laugh of the morning. :-)</dd>

  <dt>October 7, 2009</dt>
  <dd>What’s the difference between like, love, and in-love?  <a href="https://sive.rs/inlove">https://sive.rs/inlove</a>  (curious to hear different answers)</dd>

  <dt>October 6, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Imagine if Einstein tried to maintain a blog, book and hobbies while solving Relativity: <a href="http://www.calnewport.com/blog/?p=115">http://www.calnewport.com/blog/?p=115</a></dd>

  <dt>October 5, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Before mailing to a U.S. address: <a href="http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/welcome.jsp">http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/welcome.jsp</a>  Use their &quot;standard format&quot; for more reliable delivery.</dd>

  <dt>October 5, 2009</dt>
  <dd>You Can’t Do What You Want By Doing Something Else: <a href="http://www.artima.com/weblogs/viewpost.jsp?thread=269972">http://www.artima.com/weblogs/viewpost.jsp?thread=269972</a></dd>

  <dt>October 4, 2009</dt>
  <dd>went to SNL dress rehearsal. Madonna gets in skit with Lady Gaga. Worth watching.  :-)</dd>

  <dt>October 4, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Spending the next 2 days over my head at <a href="http://www.singularitysummit.com/program">http://www.singularitysummit.com/program</a></dd>

  <dt>October 3, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Best laugh of the day: Streaker scores! <a href="http://www.metacafe.com/watch/3084/amazing_streaker_scores/">http://www.metacafe.com/watch/3084/amazing_streaker_scores/</a></dd>

  <dt>October 1, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Highest book recommendation: Ignore Everybody - <a href="https://sive.rs/ie">https://sive.rs/ie</a></dd>

  <dt>September 30, 2009</dt>
  <dd>How to get on a magazine cover, by Tori Sparks: <a href="https://sive.rs/tori-sparks">https://sive.rs/tori-sparks</a></dd>

  <dt>September 30, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Entrepreneurs: &quot;Let your users tell you what they need instead of deciding for them&quot; : <a href="http://drstarcat.com/archives/163">http://drstarcat.com/archives/163</a></dd>

  <dt>September 28, 2009</dt>
  <dd>And if only 1% of those people... <a href="https://sive.rs/1pct">https://sive.rs/1pct</a>  (Just a tiny story with a good reminder.)</dd>

  <dt>September 25, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Does your company really want to hang out with me? <a href="https://sive.rs/sms">https://sive.rs/sms</a></dd>

  <dt>September 25, 2009</dt>
  <dd>RT @carlalynnehall: Last night I tested @sivers &quot;pay what you want&quot; experiment from <a href="https://sive.rs/livecd">https://sive.rs/livecd</a> and I SOLD OUT OF ALL THE CDs!!</dd>

  <dt>September 25, 2009</dt>
  <dd>The first rule of communication: Communicate so that you cannot be misunderstood. <a href="https://sive.rs/book/YouInc">https://sive.rs/book/YouInc</a></dd>

  <dt>September 24, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Biking : <a href="https://sive.rs/biking">https://sive.rs/biking</a></dd>

  <dt>September 23, 2009</dt>
  <dd>My 40th birthday today, so I just biked 100 hilly miles in 7 hours. Now having pizza and tea, and programming. Perfect day.</dd>

  <dt>September 22, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Idea for a venue where the audience can mix their own audio: <a href="https://sive.rs/venuemix">https://sive.rs/venuemix</a></dd>

  <dt>September 22, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Musicians, try this experiment? Everyone must have a CD, even if free: <a href="https://sive.rs/livecd">https://sive.rs/livecd</a></dd>

  <dt>September 20, 2009</dt>
  <dd>&quot;If I’d listened to customers, I’d have given them a faster horse.&quot; - Henry Ford</dd>

  <dt>September 19, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Weird! <a href="http://archive.org/details/DerekSivers_312">http://archive.org/details/DerekSivers_312</a> is a reading of <a href="https://sive.rs/freedom">https://sive.rs/freedom</a> created by @audiorarities (Thanks!)</dd>

  <dt>September 18, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Is there such a thing as too much freedom?  <a href="https://sive.rs/freedom">https://sive.rs/freedom</a></dd>

  <dt>September 18, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Wow. Comedian Eddie Izzard ran 43 marathons in 51 days, for real:  <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8256589.stm">http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8256589.stm</a></dd>

  <dt>September 17, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Write? Write. Sleep? Sleep. Read? Read. Don’t fight it.  <a href="https://sive.rs/dont-fight-it">https://sive.rs/dont-fight-it</a>  (advice to myself)</dd>

  <dt>September 16, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Interview: <a href="http://musformation.com/an_interview_with_derek_sivers_-_founder_of_cd_babycom/">http://musformation.com/an_interview_with_derek_sivers_-_founder_of_cd_babycom/</a></dd>

  <dt>September 14, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Safety: <a href="https://sive.rs/safety">https://sive.rs/safety</a></dd>

  <dt>September 14, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Seeing closing performance of Avenue Q on Broadway, as guest of Jeff Marx who co-wrote it. Now that’s stylin. :-)</dd>

  <dt>September 14, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Verbose article about succinctly saying &quot;no&quot;: <a href="http://www.esquire.com/features/influence/say-no-0508">http://www.esquire.com/features/influence/say-no-0508</a></dd>

  <dt>September 13, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Imagining lots of tedious steps? Or one fun step?  <a href="https://sive.rs/steps">https://sive.rs/steps</a></dd>

  <dt>September 12, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Does it help to be desperate? - PART 2: <a href="https://sive.rs/desperate2">https://sive.rs/desperate2</a></dd>

  <dt>September 12, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Reading Tina’s report on her 3 months in India. Wow: <a href="http://thinksimplenow.com/clarity/living-enlightenment-report/">http://thinksimplenow.com/clarity/living-enlightenment-report/</a></dd>

  <dt>September 11, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Does it help to be desperate?  <a href="https://sive.rs/desperate">https://sive.rs/desperate</a></dd>

  <dt>September 10, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Next Tarantino Movie an Homage to Beloved Tarantino Movies: <a href="http://www.theonion.com/content/news/next_tarantino_movie_an_homage_to">http://www.theonion.com/content/news/next_tarantino_movie_an_homage_to</a></dd>

  <dt>September 7, 2009</dt>
  <dd>I keep hearing good things about <a href="http://bandcamp.com">http://bandcamp.com</a> - Reply if you have any experience with them?</dd>

  <dt>September 7, 2009</dt>
  <dd>&quot;I don’t come to bow, I come to conquer.&quot; - Bob Marley</dd>

  <dt>September 7, 2009</dt>
  <dd>&quot;Just keep climbing ladders.&quot;: <a href="https://sive.rs/ladders">https://sive.rs/ladders</a></dd>

  <dt>September 6, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Unlearning : <a href="https://sive.rs/unlearning">https://sive.rs/unlearning</a></dd>

  <dt>September 5, 2009</dt>
  <dd>My heroes: <a href="https://sive.rs/heroes">https://sive.rs/heroes</a></dd>

  <dt>September 5, 2009</dt>
  <dd>James Brown gives you dancing lessons: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdz88MBWomo">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdz88MBWomo</a></dd>

  <dt>September 2, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Kurt Vonnegut explains drama : <a href="https://sive.rs/drama">https://sive.rs/drama</a></dd>

  <dt>September 1, 2009</dt>
  <dd>How to send personalized emails: <a href="https://sive.rs/emailer">https://sive.rs/emailer</a></dd>

  <dt>August 31, 2009</dt>
  <dd>&quot;Advertising is the tax you pay for being unremarkable.&quot; - (via @tferriss)</dd>

  <dt>August 31, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Sprezzatura: <a href="https://sive.rs/sprezzatura">https://sive.rs/sprezzatura</a></dd>

  <dt>August 30, 2009</dt>
  <dd>What do you hate NOT doing? <a href="https://sive.rs/hatenot">https://sive.rs/hatenot</a></dd>

  <dt>August 29, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Idea: Musician’s own website as definitive source of all info: <a href="https://sive.rs/mhost">https://sive.rs/mhost</a></dd>

  <dt>August 26, 2009</dt>
  <dd>No more yes. It’s either HELL YEAH! or no. <a href="https://sive.rs/hellyeah">https://sive.rs/hellyeah</a></dd>

  <dt>August 26, 2009</dt>
  <dd>I love a clear mind. (&quot;I suspect I agree with some of the points the boycotters could make, but they haven’t made them.&quot;)</dd>

  <dt>August 20, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Pink Floyd, making &quot;Dark Side of the Moon&quot;. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NKDSDbipGU">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NKDSDbipGU</a>  Cool to hear isolated tracks.</dd>

  <dt>August 18, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Synchronized disrobing in Union Square out my window this morning: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DEToul8LLk">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DEToul8LLk</a></dd>

  <dt>August 16, 2009</dt>
  <dd>New York City with no people or cars: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLTUr8Smwpo">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLTUr8Smwpo</a>  A 7am bike ride up Park Ave, through Grand Central.</dd>

  <dt>August 15, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Anyone in NYC with a bicycle: Get up by 7am tomorrow and get to Park Ave. Streets closed. Only bikes &amp; peds. Amazing! <a href="http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/summerstreets/html/about/about.shtml">http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/summerstreets/html/about/about.shtml</a></dd>

  <dt>August 13, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Talking to random strangers in Union Square.  :-)</dd>

  <dt>August 10, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Learning Git : <a href="http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/~cduan/technical/git/">http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/~cduan/technical/git/</a></dd>

  <dt>August 4, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Rented a car at the airport. Accidentally drove it off a bridge into a creek. Car totaled. I’m fine. Shoulda paid the $8/day insurance. Damn.</dd>

  <dt>August 3, 2009</dt>
  <dd>6am bike ride in the rain: 52 miles in 3.5 hours. (NYC Union Square to Piermont &amp; back.) Yeah!</dd>

  <dt>August 2, 2009</dt>
  <dd>&quot;Networking is important when it’s real, and a useless distraction when it’s fake.&quot; - Seth Godin. Watch: <a href="http://www.brandinfection.com/2009/08/01/seth-godin-on-social-networking/">http://www.brandinfection.com/2009/08/01/seth-godin-on-social-networking/</a></dd>

  <dt>August 1, 2009</dt>
  <dd>&quot;Please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or think at some point, ’If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’&quot; - Kurt Vonnegut</dd>

  <dt>August 1, 2009</dt>
  <dd>White wine that my dinner guests always love: Kim Crawford 2008 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. From New Zealand. In US at Trader Joe’s.</dd>

  <dt>July 29, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Ideas are just a multiplier of execution : <a href="https://sive.rs/multiply">https://sive.rs/multiply</a></dd>

  <dt>July 29, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Travel gloat: Walking in NYC. Feet, sandals, and jeans covered in mud from a festival in central England where I was this morning.  :-)</dd>

  <dt>July 26, 2009</dt>
  <dd>A computer that would require kids to be creative to use it:  <a href="https://sive.rs/kidspc">https://sive.rs/kidspc</a></dd>

  <dt>July 26, 2009</dt>
  <dd>At WOMAD festival, Peter Gabriel playing his only 2009 concert in background. I’m on laptop in TED tent, programming muckwork.com :-)</dd>

  <dt>July 21, 2009</dt>
  <dd>At #TED in Oxford hanging with the clever @brainpicker - quizzing strangers about how many oceans there are, including names. (A P I A S)</dd>

  <dt>July 20, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Try to get more rejections: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rejection_Therapy">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rejection_Therapy</a></dd>

  <dt>July 20, 2009</dt>
  <dd>&quot;Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature. Avoiding danger is no safer than exposure.&quot; - Helen Keller</dd>

  <dt>July 16, 2009</dt>
  <dd>&quot;I miss the mob&quot; : <a href="https://sive.rs/the-mob">https://sive.rs/the-mob</a></dd>

  <dt>July 14, 2009</dt>
  <dd>&quot;Listen to my music, and let me know what I should do&quot;: <a href="https://sive.rs/letmeknow2">https://sive.rs/letmeknow2</a></dd>

  <dt>July 14, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Answered 795 emails today. (Gimme a Ringo Helter Skelter shout: &quot;I’ve got blisters on my fingers!&quot;)</dd>

  <dt>July 12, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Barking (When things aren’t working, think &quot;smarter&quot; not &quot;louder&quot;) - <a href="https://sive.rs/barking">https://sive.rs/barking</a></dd>

  <dt>July 11, 2009</dt>
  <dd>The power of no reward: <a href="https://sive.rs/no-reward">https://sive.rs/no-reward</a></dd>

  <dt>July 10, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Listening to <a href="http://www.brunomerz.com/music/">http://www.brunomerz.com/music/</a> while answering a million emails.  :-)</dd>

  <dt>July 8, 2009</dt>
  <dd>The mirror: It’s about you, not them: <a href="https://sive.rs/you-not-them">https://sive.rs/you-not-them</a></dd>

  <dt>July 7, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Tom Williams: Hired by Apple at 14. His full story. <a href="https://sive.rs/tom-williams">https://sive.rs/tom-williams</a></dd>

  <dt>July 5, 2009</dt>
  <dd>One ex slept over for a few days &amp; left this morning. Next ex arriving (with her son) in a few hours. Ex’s are good for total honesty.</dd>

  <dt>July 2, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Had good dinner with @dcurtis talking about surprising similarities, on his last day in NYC.  :-)</dd>

  <dt>July 2, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Semi-experts: profit by saving us time  <a href="https://sive.rs/semi-expert">https://sive.rs/semi-expert</a></dd>

  <dt>July 1, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Complete:  I need more ___________ and less ____________.</dd>

  <dt>June 30, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Nothing to waste: The advantage of being under-funded : <a href="https://sive.rs/novc">https://sive.rs/novc</a></dd>

  <dt>June 29, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Just biked 52 miles in from NYC (Union Square), over GW Bridge, through NJ, to Piermont NY and back. 6am-10:30am. Wooo!</dd>

  <dt>June 28, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Version 0.1 = Start lo-fi  <a href="https://sive.rs/lofi">https://sive.rs/lofi</a></dd>

  <dt>June 28, 2009</dt>
  <dd>3rd night in a row of hours-long MJ party outside my window. Oof.  <a href="http://www.snapmylife.com/pictures/show/7483291">http://www.snapmylife.com/pictures/show/7483291</a></dd>

  <dt>June 27, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Early drafts of great work are encouraging: <a href="https://sive.rs/early">https://sive.rs/early</a></dd>

  <dt>June 27, 2009</dt>
  <dd>&quot;The less confident you are, the more serious you have to act.&quot; - Tara Ploughman (@TaraPloughman)</dd>

  <dt>June 27, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Great short illustrated look at Thomas Jefferson: <a href="http://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/25/time-wastes-too-fast/">http://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/25/time-wastes-too-fast/</a></dd>

  <dt>June 25, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Doing the opposite of everyone is valuable. <a href="https://sive.rs/contrarian">https://sive.rs/contrarian</a></dd>

  <dt>June 24, 2009</dt>
  <dd>What comes first: thoughts or feelings?</dd>

  <dt>June 22, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Japanese addresses: No street names. Block numbers. Cool, huh? <a href="https://sive.rs/jadr">https://sive.rs/jadr</a></dd>

  <dt>June 22, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Read &quot;Born to Run&quot; in one sitting. Riveting, interesting &amp; inspiring. Must-read for all runners: <a href="http://amazon.com/dp/0307266303">http://amazon.com/dp/0307266303</a></dd>

  <dt>June 21, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Why do we get some songs stuck in our head? <a href="https://sive.rs/whystuck">https://sive.rs/whystuck</a></dd>

  <dt>June 21, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Customers given too many choices are 10x less likely to buy: <a href="https://sive.rs/jam">https://sive.rs/jam</a></dd>

  <dt>June 21, 2009</dt>
  <dd>It’s rained for 16 of the last 20 days here in NYC. Report says 10 more rain days coming. My Pacific Northwest blood likes it! :-)</dd>

  <dt>June 21, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Quiet Bach piano music, lightly in the background, is a great backdrop for the sounds of NYC.</dd>

  <dt>June 19, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Another great reading list: <a href="http://www.squeakland.org/resources/books/readingList.jsp">http://www.squeakland.org/resources/books/readingList.jsp</a></dd>

  <dt>June 19, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Highly recommended reading list for those who love to learn: <a href="https://sive.rs/book">https://sive.rs/book</a> (each with detailed notes)</dd>

  <dt>June 18, 2009</dt>
  <dd>(Learned today:) A jolly nonstop bagpiper outside your window is only fun for the first two hours.</dd>

  <dt>June 17, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Shut up! Announcing your plans makes you less motivated to accomplish them: <a href="https://sive.rs/zipit">https://sive.rs/zipit</a></dd>

  <dt>June 17, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Brunch with @Willbassboy and Sandrine, talking Canon cameras, audience interaction, and Fab Faux : <a href="http://www.thefabfaux.com/fauxstory.php">http://www.thefabfaux.com/fauxstory.php</a></dd>

  <dt>June 16, 2009</dt>
  <dd>&quot;Illiterates of the 21st century will not be those who can’t read and write, but those who can’t learn, unlearn, and relearn.&quot; - Toffler</dd>

  <dt>June 16, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Live in a city? Grow your own fresh air : <a href="https://sive.rs/air">https://sive.rs/air</a></dd>

  <dt>June 15, 2009</dt>
  <dd>That’s version ∞. First launch version 0.1. <a href="https://sive.rs/infinity">https://sive.rs/infinity</a></dd>

  <dt>June 13, 2009</dt>
  <dd>About to hit Facebook’s 5000 friend-limit. Last chance to link up there, if you want: <a href="http://www.facebook.com/people/Derek_Sivers/609761260">http://www.facebook.com/people/Derek_Sivers/609761260</a></dd>

  <dt>June 12, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Woke to this great text from a friend: &quot;I totally forgot what of was like to be drunk and single&quot; :-)</dd>

  <dt>June 12, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Show success before asking for help : <a href="https://sive.rs/success-first">https://sive.rs/success-first</a></dd>

  <dt>June 11, 2009</dt>
  <dd>I’d talk about hanging with @zedshaw last night, but you’d think I was just showing off.  :-)</dd>

  <dt>June 11, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Why you need your own company <a href="https://sive.rs/laboratory">https://sive.rs/laboratory</a></dd>

  <dt>June 11, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Signed up for Improv Everywhere : <a href="http://improveverywhere.com/faq/">http://improveverywhere.com/faq/</a> + <a href="http://improveverywhere.com/missions/">http://improveverywhere.com/missions/</a></dd>

  <dt>June 10, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Great music video all shot in one take, with audio at same time as video (not sync’d) <a href="http://nyellee.com/wordpress/?p=190">http://nyellee.com/wordpress/?p=190</a></dd>

  <dt>June 10, 2009</dt>
  <dd>MusicThoughts update : inspiring quotes for music-makers - <a href="https://sive.rs/musicthoughts2">https://sive.rs/musicthoughts2</a></dd>

  <dt>June 10, 2009</dt>
  <dd>One of my favorite mags runs final issue: <a href="http://www.performingsongwriter.com">http://www.performingsongwriter.com</a> Where else do you read in-depth interviews with songwriters?</dd>

  <dt>June 8, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Does quantity + learning = quality?  <a href="https://sive.rs/qlq">https://sive.rs/qlq</a></dd>

  <dt>June 7, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Musicians, this is one of the most useful Twitter feeds for you: <a href="http://twitter.com/artistshouse">http://twitter.com/artistshouse</a> (@artistshouse)</dd>

  <dt>June 7, 2009</dt>
  <dd>How to make a movement. Lessons learned from dancing guy: <a href="https://sive.rs/dance-lessons">https://sive.rs/dance-lessons</a></dd>

  <dt>June 6, 2009</dt>
  <dd>How to start a movement: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA8z7f7a2Pk">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA8z7f7a2Pk</a></dd>

  <dt>June 6, 2009</dt>
  <dd>&quot;... I have something he will never have: Enough.&quot; - <a href="https://sive.rs/enough">https://sive.rs/enough</a></dd>

  <dt>June 5, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Are you future-focused or present-focused? The marshmallow experiment. <a href="https://sive.rs/time">https://sive.rs/time</a></dd>

  <dt>June 5, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Café in Brooklyn. Ask a stranger if she knows the song on the radio. She says, &quot;Hi Derek!&quot; It’s Cady from <a href="http://www.cadyfinlaysonfiddle.com">http://www.cadyfinlaysonfiddle.com</a></dd>

  <dt>June 5, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Hey! Someone updated my Wikipedia page. Thanks (whoever you are). Not allowed to do it myself. :-) <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Sivers">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Sivers</a></dd>

  <dt>June 4, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Some people like to pay. Let them. <a href="https://sive.rs/ppay">https://sive.rs/ppay</a></dd>

  <dt>June 3, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Are fans telling friends? If not, improve, don’t promote: <a href="https://sive.rs/purplecow">https://sive.rs/purplecow</a></dd>

  <dt>June 2, 2009</dt>
  <dd>What do musicians and entrepreneurs have in common? <a href="https://sive.rs/no9to5">https://sive.rs/no9to5</a></dd>

  <dt>June 2, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Surreal moment: sitting in Times Square at midnight, roped off pedestrian area, lawn chairs, teaching @tferriss SQL in moleskin notebook.</dd>

  <dt>May 31, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Interviewed by CIRAA : <a href="https://sive.rs/ciraa">https://sive.rs/ciraa</a></dd>

  <dt>May 30, 2009</dt>
  <dd>What super-power do you want? <a href="https://sive.rs/super-power">https://sive.rs/super-power</a></dd>

  <dt>May 28, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Talent increases. Resourcefulness decreases. Are you sustainable? <a href="https://sive.rs/sustainable">https://sive.rs/sustainable</a></dd>

  <dt>May 28, 2009</dt>
  <dd>&quot;Find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.&quot; - Confucius</dd>

  <dt>May 28, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Came to NYC for a wedding. Decided to stay. Cancelled return flight. Found a place &amp; signed a 1-year lease. Now buying clothes.</dd>

  <dt>May 27, 2009</dt>
  <dd>My $3.3M mistake: <a href="https://sive.rs/mistake">https://sive.rs/mistake</a></dd>

  <dt>May 27, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Great press for my friend Bird York (@birdyork) : <a href="http://variety.com/2009/tv/features/featured-player-kathleen-bird-york-1118002558/">http://variety.com/2009/tv/features/featured-player-kathleen-bird-york-1118002558/</a></dd>

  <dt>May 27, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Have you looked under the chickens? <a href="https://sive.rs/chickens">https://sive.rs/chickens</a></dd>

  <dt>May 26, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Last month I asked, &quot;What’s the opposite of music?&quot;  My favorite answer: &quot;business&quot;.  :-)</dd>

  <dt>May 26, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Old-timers projecting decaying health into the music biz: <a href="https://sive.rs/decaying">https://sive.rs/decaying</a></dd>

  <dt>May 24, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Dreams are here. Details have changed. <a href="https://sive.rs/details">https://sive.rs/details</a></dd>

  <dt>May 24, 2009</dt>
  <dd>I want to hear Brother Theodore do a cover of Shout</dd>

  <dt>May 24, 2009</dt>
  <dd>What can go backwards? <a href="https://sive.rs/backwards">https://sive.rs/backwards</a></dd>

  <dt>May 24, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Great advice for attending parties: <a href="http://gigaom.com/2007/06/24/how-to-work-the-room/">http://gigaom.com/2007/06/24/how-to-work-the-room/</a></dd>

  <dt>May 23, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Character predicts your future: <a href="https://sive.rs/character">https://sive.rs/character</a></dd>

  <dt>May 22, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Sammy Cahn said thank you: <a href="https://sive.rs/sammy-cahn">https://sive.rs/sammy-cahn</a></dd>

  <dt>May 21, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Have a goal you’ve been putting off? Let it go. It’s a bad goal. Goals shape the present, not the future. <a href="https://sive.rs/goals">https://sive.rs/goals</a></dd>

  <dt>May 21, 2009</dt>
  <dd>hearing Maya Solovey play at Union Hall, Brooklyn. She’s great. <a href="http://mayasolovey.com">http://mayasolovey.com</a></dd>

  <dt>May 21, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Download the movie &quot;Sita Sings the Blues&quot; at <a href="http://sitasingstheblues.com">http://sitasingstheblues.com</a> and watch some night. So great! Read <a href="http://budurl.com/abna">http://budurl.com/abna</a></dd>

  <dt>May 20, 2009</dt>
  <dd>in NYC for a week.</dd>

  <dt>May 18, 2009</dt>
  <dd>YES! FINALLY! My first earthquake!! (I’m in Santa Monica today.) Felt like a truck hit the house, then kept driving through it. Awesome.</dd>

  <dt>May 16, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Read amazing &quot;China Road&quot; book in one sitting: <a href="http://amazon.com/dp/0812975243">http://amazon.com/dp/0812975243</a> I gotta do this: <a href="http://bikechina.com/t-bjxadh44.html">http://bikechina.com/t-bjxadh44.html</a></dd>

  <dt>May 15, 2009</dt>
  <dd>9-year-old playing Crazy Train by Ozzy : <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMD_L8IDZnc">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMD_L8IDZnc</a>  (start at 3 minutes if busy). Watch to the end!</dd>

  <dt>May 13, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Working at Workspace in Vancouver today. GREAT place for freelancers. Beautiful view. <a href="http://google.com/search?q=workspace+vancouver">http://google.com/search?q=workspace+vancouver</a></dd>

  <dt>May 12, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Seth Godin’s great summary of Tribes: <a href="http://sensuouscurmudgeon.wordpress.com/2011/04/25/hubble-ultra-deep-field-in-3d/">http://sensuouscurmudgeon.wordpress.com/2011/04/25/hubble-ultra-deep-field-in-3d/</a> ;-)</dd>

  <dt>May 10, 2009</dt>
  <dd>India. Breathless description. (&quot;It’s madness! It’s alive!&quot;) <a href="http://jakecooper.blogspot.com/2008/05/cup-of-chai.html">http://jakecooper.blogspot.com/2008/05/cup-of-chai.html</a></dd>

  <dt>May 9, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Vancouver (BC) residents: I’m coming to Vancouver tonight for one week. No plans. Show me around? Email: derek@sivers.org</dd>

  <dt>May 7, 2009</dt>
  <dd>1st time I heard CocoRosie was with Earl Gray in an Iceland café. Now playing with Earl Gray in Seattle café. <a href="http://www.cocorosieland.com/">http://www.cocorosieland.com/</a></dd>

  <dt>May 4, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Microwaved cellphone. Awesome. <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-7XwboOx98">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-7XwboOx98</a></dd>

  <dt>May 1, 2009</dt>
  <dd>A: &quot;I want to do something ambitious.&quot; B: &quot;Like being a vet?&quot; A: &quot;No, I’m thinking big - like inventing a new animal.&quot;</dd>

  <dt>April 30, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Rewriting <a href="https://sive.rs/blog">https://sive.rs/blog</a> software so it can be multi-lingual like <a href="http://musicthoughts.com">http://musicthoughts.com</a></dd>

  <dt>April 25, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Freaky Scrabble ads! <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NThCPpyoW7U">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NThCPpyoW7U</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3ul3q1PexA">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3ul3q1PexA</a></dd>

  <dt>April 21, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Gone to Yosemite for a few days.</dd>

  <dt>April 17, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Hmm... OK. So...  What’s the opposite of music?</dd>

  <dt>April 16, 2009</dt>
  <dd>What’s the opposite of a rut?</dd>

  <dt>April 15, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Advice is cheap. Costs nothing to give. Easiest response when confronted with a problem. Addresses it without actually dealing with it.</dd>

  <dt>April 15, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Fellow introverts, send this to your extrovert friends: <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200303/rauch">http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200303/rauch</a> (Describes us introverts very well.)</dd>

  <dt>April 13, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Watch with sound off: <a href="http://youtube.com/watch?v=rmkLlVzUBn4">http://youtube.com/watch?v=rmkLlVzUBn4</a> Get his permission to add your own music &amp; re-upload = Great music video!</dd>

  <dt>April 13, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Thinking of going to graduate school? Read first: <a href="http://chronicle.com/jobs/news/2009/01/2009013001c.htm">http://chronicle.com/jobs/news/2009/01/2009013001c.htm</a></dd>

  <dt>April 10, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Going to sit all day at Kalpataru with Tina &amp; Jeremy</dd>

  <dt>April 10, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Found out I was a dad for 10 weeks.</dd>

  <dt>April 9, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Back home in Seattle after months away. Had breakfast at Easy Street Records. I love it here.</dd>

  <dt>April 7, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Realized I hadn’t even turned on my TV+DVD in over 3 years, so I gave it to my neighbor. I love giving away unused stuff!</dd>

  <dt>April 7, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Know a music school in the San Francisco area that could use a good upright piano? I have one to donate. Email me: <a href="https://sive.rs/contact">https://sive.rs/contact</a></dd>

  <dt>April 4, 2009</dt>
  <dd>&quot;To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time.&quot; - Leonard Bernstein</dd>

  <dt>April 4, 2009</dt>
  <dd>A financial planner determines your investment strategy based on your goals. What if a time planner did that with investing your time?</dd>

  <dt>April 3, 2009</dt>
  <dd>I can build computers from scratch, but bike repair is a mystery. So I got a book, tools &amp; 2 busted bikes. Here I go.</dd>

  <dt>April 2, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Lessons learned from a 19yr-old getting massive YouTube views of her music: <a href="http://www.newmusictipsheet.com/page.php?id=read_commentary_archives&amp;comm_id=77">http://www.newmusictipsheet.com/page.php?id=read_commentary_archives&amp;comm_id=77</a> + <a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/jaaaaaaa">http://www.youtube.com/user/jaaaaaaa</a></dd>

  <dt>April 2, 2009</dt>
  <dd>I could never quite explain why Pixar is cool and Dreamworks is lame, but this helps: <a href="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3472/3398960470_05527c04b1_b.jpg">http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3472/3398960470_05527c04b1_b.jpg</a></dd>

  <dt>April 1, 2009</dt>
  <dd>My smoothie: apple juice, 2 fists-full of almonds, lots of (blue/black/straw/rasp)berries + 1 banana. Blend high until almonds gone.</dd>

  <dt>March 31, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Não há nada pior que um bom princípio.</dd>

  <dt>March 30, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Programming again. Something peaceful about the solitude of vi, a unix terminal, pgsql command-line, phpunit, and a cup of tea.</dd>

  <dt>March 30, 2009</dt>
  <dd>SO impressed with <a href="http://easydns.com">http://easydns.com</a> registrar. Great service all-around. Answered phone instantly on a Sunday. Use them instead of GoDaddy.</dd>

  <dt>March 29, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Best talk I saw at TED: restoring a rainforest <a href="http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/willie_smits_restores_a_rainforest.html">http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/willie_smits_restores_a_rainforest.html</a></dd>

  <dt>March 29, 2009</dt>
  <dd>video interviews about promoting and marketing your music: <a href="https://sive.rs/soundadvice">https://sive.rs/soundadvice</a></dd>

  <dt>March 26, 2009</dt>
  <dd>registered for TED India! Let me know if you do the same: <a href="http://conferences.ted.com/TEDIndia/">http://conferences.ted.com/TEDIndia/</a></dd>

  <dt>March 24, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Writing down all the things I’d regret not-doing if I was on my deathbed now, and making sure I do them ASAP. (Should take 2-3 years.)</dd>

  <dt>March 23, 2009</dt>
  <dd>scuba diving in Dominica. (Pronounced &quot;dom-in-EE-ca&quot;, rhymes with Puerto Rica.)</dd>

  <dt>March 20, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Realized I haven’t read blogs in weeks. Only check messages once a day. Continually ignoring distractions and increasing focus.</dd>

  <dt>March 20, 2009</dt>
  <dd>At Parish in Austin seeing Lisa Hannigan and Jim Bianco.</dd>

  <dt>March 19, 2009</dt>
  <dd>GREAT interview with Seth Godin about the music business: <a href="http://www.musicmarketing.com/2009/03/seth-godin.html">http://www.musicmarketing.com/2009/03/seth-godin.html</a> (Thanks @davidhooper)  Very worth 25 minute listen.</dd>

  <dt>March 19, 2009</dt>
  <dd>daydreaming what we could build with Aerogel : <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerogel">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerogel</a> <a href="http://www.youtube.com/results?&amp;search_query=aerogel">http://www.youtube.com/results?&amp;search_query=aerogel</a></dd>

  <dt>March 19, 2009</dt>
  <dd>donated at sperm bank in Austin. (Will be frozen here for a few years, if anyone wants some.) Results came back quite virile.</dd>

  <dt>March 14, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Posted new interview musicians might like, though I reveal what a hard-ass I am: <a href="https://sive.rs/2009-interview">https://sive.rs/2009-interview</a></dd>

  <dt>March 14, 2009</dt>
  <dd>in Austin for SxSW for the next 10 days. (Cold &amp; rainy here!)</dd>

  <dt>March 12, 2009</dt>
  <dd>choosing a new city to live in. Vancouver? Hong Kong?  (familiar+healthy vs exotic+learning) <a href="https://sive.rs/maslow">https://sive.rs/maslow</a></dd>

  <dt>March 11, 2009</dt>
  <dd>just finished reading Emergency by Neil Strauss in one sitting. Fascinating book about survivalism: nature, urban, and disaster.</dd>

  <dt>March 11, 2009</dt>
  <dd>FedEx’d my DNA to 23andme.com to find out why I’ll die, etc.  <a href="http://google.com/search?q=23andme">http://google.com/search?q=23andme</a></dd>

  <dt>March 9, 2009</dt>
  <dd>p.s.  EasyDNS is my 2nd-fave: <a href="http://easydns.com">http://easydns.com</a></dd>

  <dt>March 9, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Thanks everyone! As for registrar: GoDaddy gives me advertising indigestion. Gandi is pure &amp; cool. <a href="http://www.gandi.net/">http://www.gandi.net/</a></dd>

  <dt>March 9, 2009</dt>
  <dd><a href="https://sive.rs">https://sive.rs</a> : Is my site working for everyone? I moved DNS from GoDaddy to Gandi today <a href="http://www.gandi.net/">http://www.gandi.net/</a> Much better registrar.</dd>

  <dt>March 8, 2009</dt>
  <dd>What’s a melody for?  Interesting pondering: <a href="http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com//2009/03/06/whats-a-melody-for/">http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com//2009/03/06/whats-a-melody-for/</a></dd>

  <dt>March 8, 2009</dt>
  <dd>&quot;What seems nasty, painful, evil can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind.&quot; - Henry Miller</dd>

  <dt>March 6, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Whoa! For $1500 you could get a new laptop or... travel the entire world on changeable flights for an entire year.</dd>

  <dt>March 6, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Middlemen: If you must explain your value, it’s not as great as you think.</dd>

  <dt>March 6, 2009</dt>
  <dd>The simpler and clearer, the better. To be simple is to be direct. To be direct is to be honest. To be honest is to be fully human.</dd>

  <dt>March 4, 2009</dt>
  <dd>biked 52 miles in 5 hours in light rain over some pretty big hills. Phew!</dd>

  <dt>March 4, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Awesome Surveillance Self-Defense site : <a href="https://ssd.eff.org/">https://ssd.eff.org/</a>  (Click &quot;Printer-friendly version&quot; at bottom for easier reading.)</dd>

  <dt>March 3, 2009</dt>
  <dd>leaving now on a 60-mile bikeride in the rain.</dd>

  <dt>March 1, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Next time you order a pizza, ask for &quot;light cheese. extra sauce.&quot; Tastes better &amp; you feel better after. Let me know what you think.</dd>

  <dt>March 1, 2009</dt>
  <dd>&quot;Need to be social? Pretend to be an extrovert.&quot; - me. &quot;You are whatever you pretend to be&quot; - Kurt Vonnegut. Ooops. Becoming an extrovert.</dd>

  <dt>February 28, 2009</dt>
  <dd>What do you do for feedback on a new song you’re writing?  <a href="https://sive.rs/songfeedback">https://sive.rs/songfeedback</a></dd>

  <dt>February 28, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Don’t you love completely-honest conversations? No sugar-coating or disclaimers. No exhausting translation.</dd>

  <dt>February 27, 2009</dt>
  <dd>accepting all kinds of responsibility and power.</dd>

  <dt>February 26, 2009</dt>
  <dd>不要害怕錯誤。錯誤是不存在的。</dd>

  <dt>February 22, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Awesome album promotion stunt: <a href="http://mashable.com/2009/02/20/josh-freese-album-promotion/">http://mashable.com/2009/02/20/josh-freese-album-promotion/</a></dd>

  <dt>February 20, 2009</dt>
  <dd>A free, open song contest idea: <a href="https://sive.rs/song-contest-idea">https://sive.rs/song-contest-idea</a></dd>

  <dt>February 20, 2009</dt>
  <dd>reading &quot;What Would Google Do&quot; by Jeff Jarvis, getting my mind blown with the possibilities.</dd>

  <dt>February 19, 2009</dt>
  <dd>in Memphis Tennessee for the Folk Alliance conference: <a href="http://www.folkalliance.org">http://www.folkalliance.org</a></dd>

  <dt>February 18, 2009</dt>
  <dd>GREAT talk by Elizabeth Gilbert about genius/creativity/inspiration: <a href="https://sive.rs/genius">https://sive.rs/genius</a></dd>

  <dt>February 13, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Feeling VERY at-home in New York City. Comfortable and familiar. Still the fastest walker.  :-)</dd>

  <dt>February 12, 2009</dt>
  <dd>at Future of Music conference but realizing I’m only into the creation of music+mktg. Where the actual creation stops, I lose interest.</dd>

  <dt>February 8, 2009</dt>
  <dd>finished TED with one last conversation with Regina Spektor, Thomas Dolby, and walked Liz Gilbert back to her hotel.</dd>

  <dt>February 8, 2009</dt>
  <dd>For healthy air, buy these plants: Areca Palm, Mother-in-law’s Tongue, Money Plant. Details: <a href="http://greenspaces.in/blog/ted09/">http://greenspaces.in/blog/ted09/</a></dd>

  <dt>February 7, 2009</dt>
  <dd>TED moment: in bathroom line in front of Bill Gates. Joked with him at sinks about mosquito release.</dd>

  <dt>February 7, 2009</dt>
  <dd>found out Arabic, like Chinese, has many different spoken languages, all sharing the exact same written language.</dd>

  <dt>February 6, 2009</dt>
  <dd>TED India will be Nov 4-7 in Mysore at Infosys campus. $2000. Registration opens by end of February. I’m in.</dd>

  <dt>February 5, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Awww....  My hero Seth Godin just used me as an example in his presentation at TED!</dd>

  <dt>February 4, 2009</dt>
  <dd>report from the first few (overwhelming) hours at the TED Conference : <a href="https://sive.rs/ted1">https://sive.rs/ted1</a></dd>

  <dt>February 4, 2009</dt>
  <dd>MIDI sequencing musicians will appreciate : <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-BZfFakpzc">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-BZfFakpzc</a></dd>

  <dt>February 2, 2009</dt>
  <dd>ran 4 miles barefoot along foamy waves on the freezing Oregon coast. Stopped at midpoint, and water surrounded me waist-high. Rrrargh!</dd>

  <dt>January 30, 2009</dt>
  <dd>turning a friend on to Fables : <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fables_%28comics%29">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fables_%28comics%29</a></dd>

  <dt>January 27, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Article summing up the &quot;Smithsonian 2.0&quot; event I went to in D.C. last weekend: <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/25/AR2009012502179_pf.html">http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/25/AR2009012502179_pf.html</a></dd>

  <dt>January 27, 2009</dt>
  <dd>&quot;He who thinks he knows, doesn’t know. He who knows that he doesn’t know, knows.&quot; - Joseph Campbell.</dd>

  <dt>January 26, 2009</dt>
  <dd>going through 475 newly-submitted quotes at <a href="http://musicthoughts.com">http://musicthoughts.com</a>  Only approving the best 10%. Costs me ~$20 each to have translated.</dd>

  <dt>January 25, 2009</dt>
  <dd>re-launched MusicThoughts.com in 10 languages. Very exciting. <a href="https://sive.rs/see-musicthoughts">https://sive.rs/see-musicthoughts</a> + <a href="http://musicthoughts.com">http://musicthoughts.com</a>  Enjoy!</dd>

  <dt>January 24, 2009</dt>
  <dd>toured the &quot;Raiders of the Lost Ark&quot;-style archives of the Smithsonian today. Understaffed, I think they need to embrace crowdsourcing.</dd>

  <dt>January 23, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Flying to Washington DC for &quot;Smithsonian 2.0 - A Gathering to Re-Imagine the Smithsonian in the Digital Age.&quot; <a href="http://si.edu/">http://si.edu/</a></dd>

  <dt>January 21, 2009</dt>
  <dd>had duck and drinks in a dungeon with Steve Vai, Steve Corn, Sinem Saniye, as guests of the generous Frank Hessing, until 3am. C’est fini!</dd>

  <dt>January 19, 2009</dt>
  <dd>3rd day at MIDEM: Great to be here with no agenda. Wantless. Getting to know people for who they are, not what they can do for me.</dd>

  <dt>January 17, 2009</dt>
  <dd>MIDEMnet: out of 55 speakers, only 2 are women. WTF?! Lopsided doesn’t usually bother me, but this is ridiculous. MIDEMnet Committee=7 men.</dd>

  <dt>January 15, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Leaving now for France for MIDEM Conference. Back Jan 25.</dd>

  <dt>January 14, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Sax player next door has been playing for 10 hours straight. He’s good! Now he’s playing &quot;Virgo&quot;, by Wayne Shorter. One of my faves.</dd>

  <dt>January 14, 2009</dt>
  <dd>just bought <a href="http://cdbaby.com/cd/rubarth3">http://cdbaby.com/cd/rubarth3</a> from CD Baby  :-)</dd>

  <dt>January 14, 2009</dt>
  <dd>How to be a full-time touring musician - a &quot;Success Story&quot; interview with Amber Rubarth : <a href="https://sive.rs/amber-rubarth">https://sive.rs/amber-rubarth</a></dd>

  <dt>January 13, 2009</dt>
  <dd>I’m a piñata that needs to be broken open.</dd>

  <dt>January 13, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Listening to Tom Waits’ &quot;Tango Till They’re Sore&quot; for the 100th time. Recommend you do the same.  :-)</dd>

  <dt>January 12, 2009</dt>
  <dd>having watermelon &amp; beet juice.  AMAZING!  Try it next time you go to a real juice shop.</dd>

  <dt>January 12, 2009</dt>
  <dd>good blog : <a href="http://lateralaction.com">http://lateralaction.com</a></dd>

  <dt>January 10, 2009</dt>
  <dd>What advice would you give a 19-year-old guitarist who wants to be a session musician?  Reply at <a href="https://sive.rs/session-musician">https://sive.rs/session-musician</a></dd>

  <dt>January 9, 2009</dt>
  <dd>When you hear someone complaining, here’s what it means : <a href="https://sive.rs/complainers">https://sive.rs/complainers</a></dd>

  <dt>January 8, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Jack LaLanne on nutrition: &quot;If man made it, don’t eat it.&quot; &amp; &quot;If it tastes good, spit it out.&quot;</dd>

  <dt>January 7, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Checking ex-CDBaby bank account : Artists are still (today, 2009) cashing CDBaby checks written in 2005 &amp; 2006! Get it while you can.</dd>

  <dt>January 6, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Changed Twitter background to Iceland waterfall, while friend told me a long story on the phone.  :-)  See <a href="http://twitter.com/sivers">http://twitter.com/sivers</a></dd>

  <dt>January 4, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Had Lunch, Tea, and Dinner with @lkr, @lian_amber, and @kailayu, respectively. All three very impressive &amp; great conversationalists.</dd>

  <dt>January 2, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Same reason I’m thinking of moving to India (+ some practicality for MuckWork): <a href="http://joi.ito.com/weblog/2009/01/01/moving-to-dubai.html">http://joi.ito.com/weblog/2009/01/01/moving-to-dubai.html</a></dd>

  <dt>January 2, 2009</dt>
  <dd>Saw Seven Pounds because my friend Bird York’s song was in climax : <a href="http://www.birdyork.com/">http://www.birdyork.com/</a> Couldn’t take my eyes off gorgeous Rosario Dawson.</dd>

  <dt>December 25, 2008</dt>
  <dd>Planning to go to Valparaíso some day, whether 6 days or 6 months : <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valpara%C3%ADso">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valpara%C3%ADso</a></dd>

  <dt>December 24, 2008</dt>
  <dd>I’ve seen it a dozen times in the last year but it still makes my eyes water : <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k08yxu57NA">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k08yxu57NA</a></dd>

  <dt>December 24, 2008</dt>
  <dd>Twitter should change its constant question to &quot;What are you learning?&quot;  Imagine answering THAT 10 times a day!</dd>

  <dt>December 23, 2008</dt>
  <dd>Getting to the more peaceful place means getting past the original goal : <a href="https://sive.rs/getting-past-it">https://sive.rs/getting-past-it</a></dd>

  <dt>December 21, 2008</dt>
  <dd>Attending 9 conferences in next 3 months: MIDEM, Smithsonian2.0, TED, FutureOfMusic, FolkAlliance, ETech, SxSW, ASCAP, MusExpo.</dd>

  <dt>December 21, 2008</dt>
  <dd>just realized how many smart people I know &amp; would love to have over for dinner. (a few at a time)</dd>

  <dt>December 21, 2008</dt>
  <dd>Do something new every 3 years : <a href="http://www.longtail.com/the_long_tail/2008/12/do-something-ne.html">http://www.longtail.com/the_long_tail/2008/12/do-something-ne.html</a> (editor of Wired, author of Long Tail)</dd>

  <dt>December 19, 2008</dt>
  <dd>Nobody’s going to help you. Does that encourage you or discourage you? See <a href="https://sive.rs/up2you">https://sive.rs/up2you</a> and please reply there.</dd>

  <dt>December 18, 2008</dt>
  <dd>stood next to Regina Spektor at a noisy club last night. I love her, but hate yelling, especially to my idol. So I said nothing.</dd>

  <dt>December 18, 2008</dt>
  <dd>at a drum circle at Remo warehouse, shaking a maraca. Guest of Abe Thomas. Met Remo Belli himself. <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remo">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remo</a></dd>

  <dt>December 16, 2008</dt>
  <dd>Interesting: Séamus Anthony’s Purple Ocean Music Model : <a href="http://seamusanthony.com/a-purple-ocean-music-model">http://seamusanthony.com/a-purple-ocean-music-model</a></dd>

  <dt>December 16, 2008</dt>
  <dd>Mutual admiration club with my twin @artsyave (Tina Su). Her amazing blog is my favorite inspiration: <a href="http://thinksimplenow.com">http://thinksimplenow.com</a> Subscribe.</dd>

  <dt>December 14, 2008</dt>
  <dd>Happiness is letting someone make you the villain : <a href="https://sive.rs/villain">https://sive.rs/villain</a></dd>

  <dt>December 13, 2008</dt>
  <dd>Attending a music biz conference? Here’s the REAL way to do it : <a href="https://sive.rs/conferences">https://sive.rs/conferences</a></dd>

  <dt>December 12, 2008</dt>
  <dd>(in reply to a few who asked:) ALL of my music is at <a href="https://sive.rs/music">https://sive.rs/music</a> Download by clicking title, or stream by clicking arrow. Enjoy!</dd>

  <dt>December 12, 2008</dt>
  <dd>Used to listen to music while working but it’s too distracting now. Can’t block it out. Are most people ignoring? Is this a musician thing?</dd>

  <dt>December 10, 2008</dt>
  <dd>Ebert’s great review of Magnolia, one of my favorite movies: <a href="http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-magnolia-1999">http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-magnolia-1999</a></dd>

  <dt>December 9, 2008</dt>
  <dd>Biked 30 miles in 2 hours while learning Mandarin <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/0071547363">http://www.amazon.com/dp/0071547363</a>  Not tired when done. Life is good.</dd>

  <dt>December 8, 2008</dt>
  <dd>Glad I could help your friends: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/05/health/05happy-web.html">http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/05/health/05happy-web.html</a>  :-)</dd>

  <dt>December 7, 2008</dt>
  <dd>You know you love your work when you get home from a party at 1:30am and get right back to work because you want to, not have to.</dd>

  <dt>December 7, 2008</dt>
  <dd>You’ve all seen the one-woman acapella <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25VGdNU3nrU">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25VGdNU3nrU</a> by @imogenheap right?  So inspiring. Can’t get enough.</dd>

  <dt>December 7, 2008</dt>
  <dd>James Fallows’ writing about China in the Atlantic is addictive: <a href="http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2008/11/their-own-worst-enemy/307056/">http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2008/11/their-own-worst-enemy/307056/</a></dd>

  <dt>December 6, 2008</dt>
  <dd>Another great article by @cyberpr about how musicians can best use Twitter : <a href="http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/twitter-is-radically-changing-the-way-musicians-are-building.html">http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/twitter-is-radically-changing-the-way-musicians-are-building.html</a>  ← Recommended for newcomers.</dd>

  <dt>December 6, 2008</dt>
  <dd>Just noticed I’m following exactly 1000 people now, and the pelican was update #100. How appropriate! Loving my brilliant musician buddies.</dd>

  <dt>December 6, 2008</dt>
  <dd>A pelican shit in my mouth. Reminder: when seeing pelicans, don’t look up and say, &quot;Wow! Pelicans!&quot;  Yuk. Tastes like digested oyster shell.</dd>

  <dt>December 5, 2008</dt>
  <dd>Interesting article about the incredible emphasis on music education in China : <a href="http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/JL02Ad01.html">http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/JL02Ad01.html</a></dd>

  <dt>December 5, 2008</dt>
  <dd>Bought 3 books @ local store: <a href="http://amazon.com/dp/1591842239">http://amazon.com/dp/1591842239</a> + <a href="http://amazon.com/dp/1401922759">http://amazon.com/dp/1401922759</a> + <a href="http://amazon.com/dp/1401219136">http://amazon.com/dp/1401219136</a>  :-)</dd>

  <dt>December 5, 2008</dt>
  <dd>To my friends who just joined Twitter, here’s another good article about how to get the most out of it : <a href="http://guykawasaki.com/how-to-use-twit/">http://guykawasaki.com/how-to-use-twit/</a></dd>

  <dt>December 3, 2008</dt>
  <dd>Santa Monica : &quot;It’s as if the French Riviera was 10 minutes from Paris.&quot;</dd>

  <dt>November 28, 2008</dt>
  <dd>Wrote the basic core of MuckWork from scratch in 8 hours today, including fixtures and working unit tests. Whoo!</dd>

  <dt>November 27, 2008</dt>
  <dd>Watching a chubby squirrel falling asleep (eyes closing) on a branch just 10 feet from me.</dd>

  <dt>November 22, 2008</dt>
  <dd>Are people asking themselves questions about you? <a href="https://sive.rs/mystery">https://sive.rs/mystery</a></dd>

  <dt>November 20, 2008</dt>
  <dd>Biked another 30 miles today with no exhaustion. Love noticing improvement. (Thanks for the concerned tweets from my last update. I’m OK.)</dd>

  <dt>November 19, 2008</dt>
  <dd>Got hit by a car on my bike.  Saw it coming.  Gotta learn to get faster on my brakes.</dd>

  <dt>November 16, 2008</dt>
  <dd>Got WAY sucked-in to bike-touring maps and journals like <a href="http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/NZ-1997-South-Island-PT-2">http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/NZ-1997-South-Island-PT-2</a> and <a href="http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=3Tzut&amp;doc_id=3279&amp;v=20d">http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=3Tzut&amp;doc_id=3279&amp;v=20d</a>   Wow.</dd>

  <dt>November 16, 2008</dt>
  <dd>All the cafés in Iceland were playing CocoRosie : <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CocoRosie">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CocoRosie</a> - I LOVE IT</dd>

  <dt>November 15, 2008</dt>
  <dd>what I want from life is not what others want me to want</dd>

  <dt>November 3, 2008</dt>
  <dd>Writing a translation program.</dd>

  <dt>October 31, 2008</dt>
  <dd>Ariel Hyatt (@cyberpr) and I have 255 mutual friends on Facebook.  :-)</dd>

  <dt>October 27, 2008</dt>
  <dd>Finished writing phpunit tests for my first time, for multi-lingual MusicThoughts.</dd>

  <dt>October 24, 2008</dt>
  <dd>Double-speed! Half-speed! Up an octave! Down an octave! <a href="https://sive.rs/more-than-one">https://sive.rs/more-than-one</a></dd>

  <dt>October 23, 2008</dt>
  <dd>My email system tells me I’ve hand-written 6205 emails in the last 60 days.  (That doesn’t include the mass-mailings. Just actually typed.)</dd>

  <dt>October 21, 2008</dt>
  <dd>586 new emails  (after spam &amp; mailing lists removed) that need a reply.  Oof. Here we go...</dd>

  <dt>October 18, 2008</dt>
  <dd>Nobody knows the future - and it doesn’t matter!  <a href="https://sive.rs/no-oracle">https://sive.rs/no-oracle</a></dd>

  <dt>October 18, 2008</dt>
  <dd>Amazing Warren Buffett editorial on why to invest NOW in U.S. stock market : <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/17/opinion/17buffett.html">http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/17/opinion/17buffett.html</a></dd>

  <dt>October 18, 2008</dt>
  <dd>Great Obama article: <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/17/opinion/17brooks.html">http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/17/opinion/17brooks.html</a> - I always thought he was like Atticus Finch</dd>

  <dt>October 17, 2008</dt>
  <dd>Need to break the comparison to others? <a href="https://sive.rs/uncomparable">https://sive.rs/uncomparable</a></dd>

  <dt>October 17, 2008</dt>
  <dd>What’s your grand pursuit?  <a href="https://sive.rs/grand-pursuit">https://sive.rs/grand-pursuit</a></dd>

  <dt>July 16, 2008</dt>
  <dd>realizing there are more Web 2.0 companies set up to help musicians than there are musicians.</dd>

  <dt>May 17, 2008</dt>
  <dd>I finally answer &quot;How was India?&quot; : <a href="https://sive.rs/how-was-india">https://sive.rs/how-was-india</a></dd>

  <dt>April 16, 2008</dt>
  <dd>What’s really keeping you from where you need to be? <a href="https://sive.rs/pigs-sharks">https://sive.rs/pigs-sharks</a></dd>

  <dt>April 8, 2008</dt>
  <dd>Booked 2 hotel rooms for SxSW 2009, March 12-23.</dd>

  <dt>April 8, 2008</dt>
  <dd>What should I do when someone says, “Let me know what you think!” of their music? <a href="https://sive.rs/letmeknow">https://sive.rs/letmeknow</a></dd>

  <dt>February 4, 2008</dt>
  <dd>In Bangalore, re-learning Rails from the GREAT book: Rails Way</dd>

  <dt>January 6, 2008</dt>
  <dd>Thinking maybe I should twitter more often, again.</dd>

  <dt>November 15, 2007</dt>
  <dd>Loving the 75-degree Santa Monica weather so much I don’t want to be anywhere else on earth, for once.</dd>

  <dt>November 13, 2007</dt>
  <dd>Listening to Our Lips are Sealed by the Go Go’s again and again and again and again</dd>

  <dt>November 6, 2007</dt>
  <dd>Trying to make our shopping cart more foolproof.</dd>

  <dt>November 1, 2007</dt>
  <dd>psyched about Open Social</dd>

  <dt>October 22, 2007</dt>
  <dd>giving tech support to India  :-)</dd>

  <dt>October 6, 2007</dt>
  <dd>juggling freelancers around the world</dd>

  <dt>September 30, 2007</dt>
  <dd>Nice! <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_colors_%28compact%29">https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_colors_%28compact%29</a></dd>

  <dt>September 20, 2007</dt>
  <dd>fixing lots of little cdbaby.com things.</dd>

  <dt>September 5, 2007</dt>
  <dd>how to feel powerless: be made to wait at home all day (8am to 8pm) for DSL installation.  at 8pm be told they couldn’t make it.</dd>

  <dt>August 27, 2007</dt>
  <dd>Moved into a new flat in Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden.</dd>

  <dt>August 25, 2007</dt>
  <dd>Finished cdbaby.com rewrite.  (That was the ambitious thing I started a few weeks ago.)</dd>

  <dt>August 6, 2007</dt>
  <dd>digging into PayPal docs for the first time since 2000 or so.</dd>

  <dt>August 3, 2007</dt>
  <dd>doing cdbaby.com checkout process with new MVC + classes</dd>

  <dt>August 3, 2007</dt>
  <dd>(that wasn’t the ambitious thing, though. i’ll tell that next week.)</dd>

  <dt>August 3, 2007</dt>
  <dd>converted the country-sensitive address formatting system over from Ruby to PHP.  it rules!  the ~130 countries have 17 different ways t ...</dd>

  <dt>August 3, 2007</dt>
  <dd>the ambitious thing is going amazingly well.</dd>

  <dt>July 27, 2007</dt>
  <dd>replacing cdbaby’s cart with new Cart class</dd>

  <dt>July 27, 2007</dt>
  <dd>watching a mouse walk in my open window</dd>

  <dt>July 26, 2007</dt>
  <dd>programming cart class, still</dd>

  <dt>July 26, 2007</dt>
  <dd>programming cart class</dd>

  <dt>July 23, 2007</dt>
  <dd>full day of programming ahead : Wells IACH, .com DL cart, zipmaker</dd>

  <dt>July 20, 2007</dt>
  <dd>emailing. nothing but emailing.  catching up on 6 weeks of unanswered email.  fun fun fun.</dd>

  <dt>July 19, 2007</dt>
  <dd>planning the many ways hostbaby could be much better</dd>

  <dt>July 16, 2007</dt>
  <dd>programming artist-search / similar-artists stuff</dd>

  <dt>July 14, 2007</dt>
  <dd>Fuck yeah! PyLucene artist matching done. Incorporating into site.</dd>

  <dt>July 9, 2007</dt>
  <dd>No.. giving up on PyLucene until API update or PyL downdate.</dd>

  <dt>July 9, 2007</dt>
  <dd>PyLucene artist matching parsing soundslikes into artists</dd>

  <dt>July 8, 2007</dt>
  <dd>finished members’ DD section after a lovely uninterrupted 14 hour stint, today</dd>

  <dt>July 7, 2007</dt>
  <dd>programming members’ DD opt-in/out restrictions</dd>

  <dt>July 7, 2007</dt>
  <dd>not</dd>

  <dt>July 6, 2007</dt>
  <dd>programming members’ login area: the DD signup/edit section (more)</dd>

  <dt>July 5, 2007</dt>
  <dd>programming members’ login area: the DD signup/edit section</dd>

  <dt>July 5, 2007</dt>
  <dd>programming members’ login area: uncoupling songs from albums, make-new-album process</dd>

  <dt>July 4, 2007</dt>
  <dd>Spent entire 7 hours programming time getting Java/Lucene working...</dd>

  <dt>July 3, 2007</dt>
  <dd>programming members’ login area: uncoupling songs from albums, make-new-album process, Java/Lucene soundslike separations.</dd>

  <dt>July 3, 2007</dt>
  <dd>break from programming for meeting</dd>

  <dt>July 2, 2007</dt>
  <dd>programming members’ login area, though 4.5 hours after intended starting point</dd>

  <dt>July 1, 2007</dt>
  <dd>finished Wells Fargo Payment Manager, though docs disagree with XSD validation.</dd>

  <dt>July 1, 2007</dt>
  <dd>programming Wells Fargo Payment Manager XML outputs</dd>

  <dt>July 1, 2007</dt>
  <dd>stopping working to read newest Fables while acting sick</dd>

  <dt>June 30, 2007</dt>
  <dd>turning ISO 3166-2 codes into Location class again.</dd>

  <dt>June 28, 2007</dt>
  <dd>turning ISO 3166-2 codes into Location class. fascinating stuff. (really!)</dd>

  <dt>June 28, 2007</dt>
  <dd>programming Wells Fargo Payment Manager XML outputs</dd>

  <dt>June 28, 2007</dt>
  <dd>testing twitter from IM</dd>

  <dt>June 28, 2007</dt>
  <dd>Setting up twitter to work with mobile and IM</dd>

  <dt>March 26, 2007</dt>
  <dd>Signed on to Twitter. Working. Don’t expect updates here often, yet.</dd>

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