2021-03-29T00:00:00+00:00 If you do what most people do, you’ll get what most people get.
2021-03-26T00:00:00+00:00 Nobody cares what you’re bad at, and neither should you.
2021-02-19T00:00:00+00:00 I’m a fan of: Ravel Boléro, Erika Lemay, Debussy, Black bean burrito, Ruby, PostgreSQL, OpenBSD, Vim, Blackcurrant black tea, New Zealand, silence.
2021-02-02T00:00:00+00:00 Just added twelve new book notes to my site: https://sive.rs/book
2020-12-07T00:00:00+00:00 Open-sourced all the code and contents of my sive.rs site: https://git.sr.ht/~sivers/sive.rs
2020-11-24T00:00:00+00:00 The Art of Living with Less Stress: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amS0u15AL14 - from https://sive.rs/relax
2020-10-20T00:00:00+00:00 My limited-edition signed hardcover book “YOUR MUSIC AND PEOPLE” finally arrived from the printer today! Shipping next week. https://m.sive.rs/YMaP-4x.mp4 (All thanks to https://saeah.com/ who produced it!)
2020-10-16T00:00:00+00:00 “Your feelings are justified!” ← this is what everyone wants to hear
2020-09-12T00:00:00+00:00 Real question: What’s the difference between feminism and anti-sexism?
2020-09-01T00:00:00+00:00 One of the best (and funniest) things I ever did was produce this album by “Captain T” : https://captaint.com/ + https://sive.rs/capt
2020-08-28T00:00:00+00:00 An open mind, like an open mouth, must eventually close on something.
2020-08-27T00:00:00+00:00 Sincere question: What non-obvious ways do you find or make BALANCE in your world?
2020-08-06T00:00:00+00:00 $250K books sold. $250K to save lives. https://sive.rs/250k
2020-08-05T00:00:00+00:00 Changed sivers.org to sive.rs because it’s shorter. (No other reason. “.org” felt like unnecessary noise.)
2020-07-28T00:00:00+00:00 Fun interview with @shaneaparrish https://fs.blog/knowledge-project/derek-sivers/ I’ve been a fan (and subscriber) of his for years, so it was an honor to finally talk.
2020-07-22T00:00:00+00:00 “HELL YEAH OR NO”, my newest book, is available now at https://sive.rs/n
2020-07-22T00:00:00+00:00 “YOUR MUSIC AND PEOPLE”, my new book, is available now at https://sive.rs/m
2020-07-04T00:00:00+00:00 Moved back to New Zealand for good, today.
2020-04-28T00:00:00+00:00 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: https://kk.org/thetechnium/68-bits-of-unsolicited-advice/
2020-04-20T00:00:00+00:00 If you haven’t heard “Tango Til They’re Sore” by Tom Waits (from Rain Dogs) in a while, now’s a good time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmRzZX4dRSw
2020-04-10T00:00:00+00:00 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 https://sive.rs/podcast
2020-03-23T00:00:00+00:00 Sometimes the winds of change are a hurricane.
2020-03-21T00:00:00+00:00 I’ve answered 2100 emails in the last 48 hours. 4000 left. This is intense, but I’m thankful for the connection.
2020-01-20T00:00:00+00:00 My #1 most-gifted book is “The Third Ear” by Joachim-Ernst Berendt. Forever changes how you think of sound. https://www.amazon.com/dp/0805020071
2019-12-30T00:00:00+00:00 Time is personal. Your year changes when your life changes. : https://sive.rs/mny
2019-12-03T00:00:00+00:00 I performed at Nara Dreamland with my circus for two weeks in 1992. Then it became this… https://metro.co.uk/2018/09/01/haunting-photos-capture-abandoned-nara-dreamland-theme-park-in-japan-7903779/
2019-11-17T00:00:00+00:00 How I became Ryuichi Sakamoto’s guitarist (now on podcast) : https://sive.rs/sakamoto + https://sive.rs/podcast
2019-11-15T00:00:00+00:00 Now on podcast : Sammy Cahn said thank you : https://sive.rs/sammy-cahn : https://sive.rs/podcast
2019-11-14T00:00:00+00:00 Posted to podcast : “Human Intervention as a Competitive Advantage” : https://sive.rs/hi || https://sive.rs/podcast
2019-11-07T00:00:00+00:00 Experiments in music and life : https://sive.rs/eml
2019-11-04T00:00:00+00:00 podcast now also on YouTube : https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLcE0XVmYoKM8gcT6nHNHDiK0rSjm8X6eb
2019-11-02T00:00:00+00:00 My podcast is launched : https://sive.rs/podcast (Each episode is VERY short, of course. You know how I am.)
2019-11-01T00:00:00+00:00 Writing daily, but posting when ready : https://sive.rs/nod
2019-10-30T00:00:00+00:00 How I got rich on the other hand : https://sive.rs/richand
2019-10-29T00:00:00+00:00 Podcast RSS generator in Ruby : https://gist.github.com/sivers/e3a90a742cfc0802ede9dbf553339174
2019-10-28T00:00:00+00:00 When in doubt, try the difference : https://sive.rs/trd
2019-10-27T00:00:00+00:00 Why experts are annoying : https://sive.rs/exan
2019-10-26T00:00:00+00:00 What you learn by travelling : https://sive.rs/trav1
2019-10-25T00:00:00+00:00 PostgreSQL example of self-contained stored procedures : https://sive.rs/pg2
2019-10-24T00:00:00+00:00 Mastery school : https://sive.rs/masch
2019-10-23T00:00:00+00:00 Monthly self-expansion project : https://sive.rs/exex
2019-10-22T00:00:00+00:00 Living according to your hierarchy of values : https://sive.rs/vls1
2019-10-17T00:00:00+00:00 How to ask your mentors for help : https://sive.rs/ment
2019-10-16T00:00:00+00:00 https://sive.rs/random jumps to a different random article on my site every time. (Thanks to Dan Maldonado for the idea.)
2019-10-16T00:00:00+00:00 When you win the game, you stop playing : https://sive.rs/wtg
2019-10-15T00:00:00+00:00 Digital pollution : https://sive.rs/polut
2019-10-14T00:00:00+00:00 Cut out everything that’s not surprising : https://sive.rs/d22
2019-10-13T00:00:00+00:00 Heed your fears : https://sive.rs/gofear
2019-10-12T00:00:00+00:00 Daydreaming is my favorite pastime : https://sive.rs/daydream
2019-10-11T00:00:00+00:00 Anti-chameleon : https://sive.rs/antic
2019-10-10T00:00:00+00:00 Where we do and don’t want automation : https://sive.rs/autom
2019-10-09T00:00:00+00:00 Human nature to focus on the one bad thing : https://sive.rs/negz
2019-10-08T00:00:00+00:00 Back and forth between super-hot and super-cold : https://sive.rs/sauna
2019-10-07T00:00:00+00:00 Err on the side of action, to test theories : https://sive.rs/erra
2019-10-06T00:00:00+00:00 Blowing off work to play : https://sive.rs/hooky
2019-10-05T00:00:00+00:00 The joy and strategic wisdom of ignoring plans : https://sive.rs/ldn
2019-10-04T00:00:00+00:00 Tour -isms : https://sive.rs/isms
2019-10-03T00:00:00+00:00 To me, this is the most beautiful bike frame: https://surlybikes.com/bikes/straggler I love a horizontal top tube, and for the top, seat, and down tubes to be same thickness. Simple symmetry.
2019-10-03T00:00:00+00:00 Meta-considerate : https://sive.rs/metac
2019-10-02T00:00:00+00:00 Daydreaming the downside, for once : https://sive.rs/ddown
2019-10-01T00:00:00+00:00 Where to find the hours to make it happen : https://sive.rs/uncomf
2019-09-30T00:00:00+00:00 Your heroes show which way you’re facing : https://sive.rs/hf
2019-09-29T00:00:00+00:00 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. https://www.t2tea.com/
2019-09-29T00:00:00+00:00 Don’t quote. Make it yours and say it yourself. https://sive.rs/dq
2019-09-28T00:00:00+00:00 Have a private email account : https://sive.rs/pe
2019-09-27T00:00:00+00:00 Future posthumous autobiography : https://sive.rs/abio
2019-09-27T00:00:00+00:00 Cross the world four times : https://sive.rs/4
2019-09-26T00:00:00+00:00 What I did belies why : https://sive.rs/ww
2019-09-25T00:00:00+00:00 Would you make your art if you were the last person on earth? : https://sive.rs/tp3
2019-09-24T00:00:00+00:00 Travel without social praise : https://sive.rs/tp2
2019-09-23T00:00:00+00:00 Travel without a phone to be in the moment : https://sive.rs/tp1
2019-07-31T00:00:00+00:00 My old clothes don’t fit : https://sive.rs/clothes
2019-07-18T00:00:00+00:00 Hearing Arvo Pärt “Für Alina” for the first time and loving it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F%C3%BCr_Alina (Took 2+ listens to slow down my inner clock and appreciate.) Thanks to https://joellaviolette.com/ for the tip.
2019-07-01T00:00:00+00:00 I’ve answered 811 emails in the last 5 days. This might be unsustainable.
2019-07-01T00:00:00+00:00 doors and windows and what’s real : https://sive.rs/dw
2019-06-25T00:00:00+00:00 I’ve often been with someone and wished I was alone. I’ve never been alone and wished I was not.
2019-06-25T00:00:00+00:00 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: https://gist.github.com/sivers/b900bf4004e148b32a5ddf3fffbe3a1c
2019-06-11T00:00:00+00:00 Just finished recording the audiobook for “Hell Yeah or No”. It’s really good. I’m excited. https://sive.rs/n
2019-06-10T00:00:00+00:00 Looked up origin of the word “seesaw”. It’s imitating French “ci-ça”, meaning “this-that”. ♥ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seesaw
2019-06-03T00:00:00+00:00 I just finished my next book: “Hell Yeah or No”. https://sive.rs/n Get on my private email list if interested: https://sive.rs/list
2019-04-25T00:00:00+00:00 Loving with your head is like running with your hands.
2019-04-12T00:00:00+00:00 New notes from two books on Artificial Intelligence. One good, one great. https://sive.rs/book/SurvivingAI + https://sive.rs/book/Life30
2019-03-08T00:00:00+00:00 I’ve moved from New Zealand to Oxford England : https://sive.rs/ox1 (Email me if you want to meet up anywhere in Europe.)
2019-03-05T00:00:00+00:00 Settling in to Oxford, England : https://sive.rs/now
2019-01-28T00:00:00+00:00 Benefits of a daily diary and topic journals : https://sive.rs/dj
2019-01-07T00:00:00+00:00 Must-read book for those over 60. Should-read for those over 40: https://sive.rs/book/BrainRulesAging
2019-01-01T00:00:00+00:00 Three new book notes, including the great “Atomic Habits” : https://sive.rs/book
2018-12-05T00:00:00+00:00 Subtract : https://sive.rs/subtract
2018-12-04T00:00:00+00:00 (updated) Unlearning : https://sive.rs/unlearning
2018-11-24T00:00:00+00:00 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.
2018-11-18T00:00:00+00:00 The Art of Selfishness : https://sive.rs/aos
2018-09-08T00:00:00+00:00 The code to my sites and database are now mirrored on GitHub: https://github.com/sivers Use anything you like.
2018-08-06T00:00:00+00:00 You don’t need confidence, just contribution. https://sive.rs/contrib
2018-08-02T00:00:00+00:00 My definition of success: http://grantpirosblog.com/a-definition-of-success/ (thanks to Grant Piros for putting it succinctly)
2018-07-25T00:00:00+00:00 New notes on four great books: https://sive.rs/book - especially “Story of Philosophy” and “Courage to be Disliked”.
2018-06-18T00:00:00+00:00 Imagining a band: John Bonham, Jaco Pastorius, Bill Evans, Michael Hedges, and Björk, produced by Brian Eno.
2018-06-07T00:00:00+00:00 Unlearning : https://sive.rs/unlearning
2018-04-17T00:00:00+00:00 New books added to my book notes collection, plus a search box. Total of 250 books now. See new FAQ: https://sive.rs/bfaq
2018-03-21T00:00:00+00:00 Why I deleted Facebook : https://sive.rs/facebook
2018-03-06T00:00:00+00:00 My writing process : https://sive.rs/7
2018-03-01T00:00:00+00:00 (for musicians) — Be an extreme character: https://sive.rs/evers
2018-02-27T00:00:00+00:00 My “Hell Yeah or No” in the New York Times : https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/26/smarter-living/if-its-not-a-100-yes-its-a-no.html
2018-02-26T00:00:00+00:00 Get specific! https://sive.rs/get-specific
2018-02-24T00:00:00+00:00 What it means to be resourceful : https://sive.rs/res (new version)
2018-02-22T00:00:00+00:00 If they wish I would have said a little more, I said just the right amount.
2018-02-19T00:00:00+00:00 Rock stars have a boss? https://sive.rs/noboss
2018-02-18T00:00:00+00:00 Never wait : https://sive.rs/neverwait
2018-02-01T00:00:00+00:00 About me: https://sive.rs/about
2017-12-11T00:00:00+00:00 Unlikely places and untangled goals : https://sive.rs/unun
2017-12-04T00:00:00+00:00 “The opposite of feminism is ignorance.” I like this: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/02/world/europe/iceland-gender-equality-women-political-leaders.html
2017-11-20T00:00:00+00:00 I’m doing this amazing iOS course: https://www.udemy.com/course/ios-13-app-development-bootcamp/ HIGHLY recommend. @yu_angela is a great teacher.
2017-07-25T00:00:00+00:00 How to Read a Book : https://sive.rs/book/HowToReadABook
2017-07-14T00:00:00+00:00 Just realized that none of my friends or family have a TV.
2017-07-03T00:00:00+00:00 What are the odds of that? https://sive.rs/odds
2017-06-26T00:00:00+00:00 Parenting : Who is it really for? https://sive.rs/pa
2017-06-21T00:00:00+00:00 To hone your writing, hire a translator : https://sive.rs/tra
2017-06-17T00:00:00+00:00 Idea: a collection of photos of the tiny source of each of the world’s biggest rivers.
2017-06-16T00:00:00+00:00 Actions, not words, reveal our real values : https://sive.rs/arv
2017-06-16T00:00:00+00:00 Ego is the enemy : https://sive.rs/ego
2017-04-14T00:00:00+00:00 Updated my OpenBSD page to 6.1 : https://sive.rs/openbsd (6.1 is better and faster than ever.)
2017-04-05T00:00:00+00:00 Great new book notes just posted from Seth Godin, Derren Brown, Ryan Holiday, and more. Go to https://sive.rs/book then click “newest”.
2017-03-13T00:00:00+00:00 Think like a bronze medalist, not silver : https://sive.rs/bronze
2017-03-10T00:00:00+00:00 Art is useless, and so am I : https://sive.rs/useless
2017-02-23T00:00:00+00:00 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.
2017-02-16T00:00:00+00:00 I’ve done nothing but Esperanto since Christmas. I love it, and love being single-focused.
2017-01-26T00:00:00+00:00 Spent 55 hours this month learning Esperanto. Built these tools to help: https://github.com/sivers/langdb Usable for any language. Enjoy.
2017-01-18T00:00:00+00:00 So excited about what I’m doing now : https://sive.rs/now Learning so much.
2016-12-30T00:00:00+00:00 Quitting something you love: https://sive.rs/quit
2016-12-29T00:00:00+00:00 What I’m doing now : https://sive.rs/now (updated today)
2016-12-27T00:00:00+00:00 I’m a solitary socialite : https://sive.rs/soso
2016-12-25T00:00:00+00:00 Spent 2 riveted hours tonight doing http://lernu.net/en/kurso/nakamura section 1. First time with Esperanto ever. What a cool language!
2016-12-22T00:00:00+00:00 In 2016, I answered 30,904 emails from 11,971 people. Here are the answers to the most Frequently Asked Questions : https://sive.rs/faq
2016-12-19T00:00:00+00:00 How to do what you love and make good money : https://sive.rs/balance
2016-12-09T00:00:00+00:00 Deleted Google+, too. Keeping twitter.com/sivers and facebook.com/sivers That’s enough.
2016-12-08T00:00:00+00:00 Just deleted my LinkedIn account. Man that felt good. Never used it. Having it active felt like a lie. Should I delete G+ next?
2016-12-06T00:00:00+00:00 I’m hiring a creative illustrator : https://sive.rs/hiring
2016-12-05T00:00:00+00:00 Tilting my mirror (motivation is delicate) : https://sive.rs/tilt
2016-11-15T00:00:00+00:00 In Singapore until the NZ quakes stop.
2016-11-10T00:00:00+00:00 We’ll see.... https://sive.rs/horses
2016-10-21T00:00:00+00:00 Only dead fish go with the flow.
2016-10-11T00:00:00+00:00 Now update : https://sive.rs/now
2016-09-27T00:00:00+00:00 Added five new book notes: https://sive.rs/book Highlight is https://sive.rs/book/NotFuck
2016-09-14T00:00:00+00:00 Two unexpected phone calls. Best post I’ve read in a long time: https://ecstatically.live/2016/08/22/two-unexpected-phone-calls/
2016-09-06T00:00:00+00:00 “gerbil” is a yucky-sounding word. “monkey” makes me smile.
2016-09-05T00:00:00+00:00 Why are you doing? https://sive.rs/why
2016-09-01T00:00:00+00:00 OpenBSD 6.0 : why and how : https://sive.rs/openbsd
2016-08-26T00:00:00+00:00 I’m a very slow thinker : https://sive.rs/slow
2016-08-05T00:00:00+00:00 “Ego is the Enemy” is a great book with such an important point. I wish everyone would read it. https://sive.rs/book/EgoEnemy
2016-08-04T00:00:00+00:00 Keep earning your title, or it expires : https://sive.rs/expire
2016-08-02T00:00:00+00:00 When you’re extremely un-motivated : https://sive.rs/unmo
2016-07-27T00:00:00+00:00 Disconnect : https://sive.rs/dc
2016-07-25T00:00:00+00:00 Don’t add your 2 cents : https://sive.rs/2c
2016-07-07T00:00:00+00:00 On a hopeless crusade to correct those who say they’ll “revert” back to my email. Werewolves revert to humans. People *reply* to emails.
2016-07-01T00:00:00+00:00 7 new books on my book summaries : https://sive.rs/book (click "newest", up top). A few great ones.
2016-06-29T00:00:00+00:00 Someone just called me “a not-for-profit Dear Abby for the internet generation”. Answering strangers’ emails 4-6 hours a day, I agree.
2016-06-27T00:00:00+00:00 Debussy “Claire de Lune” moving air in a way that makes my chest change its pattern: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fvo_iOuSck
2016-04-27T00:00:00+00:00 Possible futures : https://sive.rs/futures (with bonus in comments)
2016-04-27T00:00:00+00:00 SQL awesomeness gets me so damn inspired: https://blog.jooq.org/2016/04/25/10-sql-tricks-that-you-didnt-think-were-possible/
2016-04-22T00:00:00+00:00 My 200+ book notes & reviews, now with updated ratings. Top recommendations up top: https://sive.rs/book
2016-04-21T00:00:00+00:00 I sound strange because I’m singing the counter-melody : https://sive.rs/counter
2016-04-20T00:00:00+00:00 I split https://sive.rs/d1 into separate pages because people were not noticing the category names.
2016-04-18T00:00:00+00:00 Do this. Directives - part 1 : https://sive.rs/d1
2016-04-13T00:00:00+00:00 Don’t start a business until people are asking you to : https://sive.rs/asking
2016-04-06T00:00:00+00:00 A relationship is like where you live. Your happiness is like the weather.
2016-04-01T00:00:00+00:00 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.) http://www.amazon.com/gp/customer-reviews/R1BA4NUYO3VRJ/
2016-03-23T00:00:00+00:00 Wow. James Altucher pulled some interesting insights out of our interview. Read the article first before listening: http://www.jamesaltucher.com/2016/03/ep-159-derek-sivers-zen-master-entrepreneurship/
2016-03-17T00:00:00+00:00 Why I don’t promote : https://sive.rs/nopr
2016-03-08T00:00:00+00:00 Moved all my code to Gitlab: https://gitlab.com/u/sivers (nothing against Github, but it creeps me out when everyone uses the same company)
2016-03-04T00:00:00+00:00 Happy, Smart, and Useful : https://sive.rs/hsu
2016-02-28T00:00:00+00:00 Assume men and women are the same : https://sive.rs/mw
2016-02-25T00:00:00+00:00 A warning to anyone receiving advice : https://sive.rs/advice
2016-02-25T00:00:00+00:00 After great Tim Ferriss interview with Seth Godin - http://fourhourworkweek.com/2016/02/10/seth-godin/ - noticed that when I interviewed Tim in 2008, we talked about Seth: https://sive.rs/2008-08-tim-ferriss
2016-02-24T00:00:00+00:00 Disappointed in the number of followers/fans of your creative work? See https://vimeo.com/151128399
2016-02-23T00:00:00+00:00 Over-compensate to compensate : https://sive.rs/compensate (with cute illustration)
2016-02-20T00:00:00+00:00 Added 5 new book notes. 2 great. 2 very good. https://sive.rs/book Click “date” up top to see newest.
2016-02-18T00:00:00+00:00 How to take a compliment: https://sive.rs/thx
2016-02-17T00:00:00+00:00 Belgium pride: “Papaoutai” by Stromae. Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiKj0Z_Xnjc then https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3p43-Pxd6k
2016-02-16T00:00:00+00:00 Why I don’t want stuff: https://sive.rs/gifts
2016-02-09T00:00:00+00:00 Re-wrote http://musicthoughts.com/ from Ruby+Sinatra to static HTML, generated by https://code.sive.rs/musicthoughts/make.rb Fun!
2016-01-27T00:00:00+00:00 Switch strategies : https://sive.rs/switch
2016-01-26T00:00:00+00:00 Answered 4778 emails in the past 44 days. Learned a lot. Time to start writing publicly again.
2016-01-13T00:00:00+00:00 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.
2015-12-08T00:00:00+00:00 This is probably the best talk I’ve ever done: https://sive.rs/wds (40 minutes)
2015-11-20T00:00:00+00:00 The story about nownownow.com : https://sive.rs/now3
2015-11-18T00:00:00+00:00 Selling a company is like getting divorced, graduating college, and winning the lottery on the same day.
2015-11-16T00:00:00+00:00 “Never tell your problems to anyone. 80% don’t care, and the other 20% are glad you have them.” - Lou Holtz, revised
2015-11-12T00:00:00+00:00 Everyone with a /now page gets a profile: http://nownownow.com/ Click any (+) then keep browsing. So fascinating. Can’t tear myself away.
2015-10-29T00:00:00+00:00 See http://nownownow.com/ : home of the /now pages. Fun to browse. So many interesting ones.
2015-10-28T00:00:00+00:00 If you liked my “Keep your goals to yourself” TED talk (https://youtu.be/NHopJHSlVo4), you’ll love this: https://youtu.be/V68SMFrpFt8
2015-10-22T00:00:00+00:00 The /now page movement : https://sive.rs/nowff
2015-10-21T00:00:00+00:00 What happened when a guy in Guatemala read my book and emailed me: https://medium.com/@chrsaravia/the-internet-contacting-your-idols-and-being-grateful-51a108d28aed
2015-10-16T00:00:00+00:00 I live in the windiest city in the world: http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/oct/15/where-world-windiest-city-spoiler-alert-chicago-wellington
2015-10-15T00:00:00+00:00 6 new books at https://sive.rs/book Top picks: https://sive.rs/book/OnWritingWell + https://sive.rs/book/RollerCoaster
2015-10-02T00:00:00+00:00 Relax for the same result : https://sive.rs/relax
2015-09-29T00:00:00+00:00 Is there a course like this for hip hop? http://www.thegreatcourses.com/courses/how-to-listen-to-and-understand-great-music-3rd-edition.html
2015-09-28T00:00:00+00:00 Musicians: if you get an email "Seeking Your Music For Radio Airplay", saying they are partnered with me: No. I am not. Never heard of them.
2015-09-24T00:00:00+00:00 Saying no to everything else: https://sive.rs/no2
2015-09-16T00:00:00+00:00 My book “Anything You Want” is released worldwide on Portfolio/Penguin today: https://sive.rs/a (I recommend the 90-minute audiobook.)
2015-09-14T00:00:00+00:00 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.
2015-09-11T00:00:00+00:00 Learning Elm using https://pragmaticstudio.com/elm & https://pragmaticstudio.com/elm-signals Extra appealing since I want to learn Haskell.
2015-09-04T00:00:00+00:00 Curious where I’m going with the “just tell me what to do” https://sive.rs/2do idea? See https://springismylove.wordpress.com/2015/09/03/derek-sivers-purge-the-vampires/ & http://videos.theconference.se/derek-sivers-how-to-like-people
2015-09-02T00:00:00+00:00 I am such a Vi Hart fan: https://www.youtube.com/user/Vihart
2015-08-29T00:00:00+00:00 “Just tell me what to do”: compressing books into directives: https://sive.rs/2do
2015-08-27T00:00:00+00:00 Don’t worry about your ambition, about stepping on people’s toes. You’re just teaching them how to dance.
2015-08-20T00:00:00+00:00 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
2015-08-18T00:00:00+00:00 That great No Diggity riff http://youtu.be/3KL9mRus19o is from Bill Withers Grandma’s Hands http://youtu.be/IxjNauWYFfc
2015-08-08T00:00:00+00:00 Best instrument seen in Musical Instruments Museum http://mim.be/ is Benjamin Franklin’s Glass Armonica https://youtu.be/8D9BBMDWoNM?t=20s
2015-07-28T00:00:00+00:00 “The happiest of all lives is a busy solitude.” — Voltaire
2015-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 I sponsored the OpenBSD port of Elixir 1.0.5 & Erlang 18: http://cvsweb.openbsd.org/cgi-bin/cvsweb/ports/lang/elixir/
2015-06-24T00:00:00+00:00 Must-read: “Easy vs Hard”: http://www.sandpapersuit.com/2012/11/easy-vs-hard.html
2015-05-29T00:00:00+00:00 Attention New Zealand: http://tedxwellington.com/blog/2015/05/25/tedxwellington-2015-date-announcement-call-for-speakers-performers/ Looking for interesting ideas, no matter who from. Please sign up soon. I’m curating & coaching.
2015-05-08T00:00:00+00:00 3 new book notes: https://sive.rs/book (sort by date to see newest or rating to see best)
2015-05-05T00:00:00+00:00 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!” ☺
2015-05-04T00:00:00+00:00 (for programmers) Simplify: move code into database functions: https://sive.rs/pg
2015-04-30T00:00:00+00:00 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.”
2015-04-17T00:00:00+00:00 She is a bird. He is a tree. She asks him to fly. But when he can’t, she doesn’t understand why.
2015-03-26T00:00:00+00:00 I know more people than I know.
2015-03-23T00:00:00+00:00 Extra-sad to not be home in Singapore today. R.I.P. to one of the strongest leaders the world’s ever known. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/23/world/asia/lee-kuan-yew-founding-father-and-first-premier-of-singapore-dies-at-91.html
2015-02-25T00:00:00+00:00 “My output was being sourced from my weaknesses, not my strengths.” Good insight & question to ask yourself: http://tynan.com/firstthing
2015-02-17T00:00:00+00:00 Just back from 5 days in paradise: http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/fiordland/northern-fiordland/milford-track/
2015-02-02T00:00:00+00:00 Getting out of a bad place: https://sive.rs/bad
2015-01-21T00:00:00+00:00 Why I’ve been quiet online lately: https://sive.rs/boring
2015-01-09T00:00:00+00:00 Treat yourself to 3 minutes of some of the most interesting music you’ll ever hear. The Bulgarian women’s choir: http://youtu.be/mrcgDhpS3uo
2015-01-07T00:00:00+00:00 People who say “day job” are my kind of people.
2014-12-23T00:00:00+00:00 People ask why I’m not writing much. I am. It’s just code: https://code.sive.rs/
2014-12-19T00:00:00+00:00 What’s the opposite of effort? (Real question. Any suggestions?)
2014-12-10T00:00:00+00:00 Mark Manson is one of the best writers I know: http://markmanson.net/best-articles
2014-12-02T00:00:00+00:00 If you liked my “First Follower / How to Start a Movement” TED talk, see this short vid: http://rowansimpson.com/2014/11/27/the-quiet-ones/
2014-11-27T00:00:00+00:00 Great new book about smart shortcuts to success: “Smartcuts” https://sive.rs/book/Smartcuts
2014-11-14T00:00:00+00:00 5 new books added to my book notes page: https://sive.rs/book
2014-10-17T00:00:00+00:00 Awww... really nice compliment: http://www.quora.com/What-are-some-blogs-worth-following/answer/Shobhit-Bakliwal
2014-10-08T00:00:00+00:00 Two months ago removed snacks from the house, and started eating only when actually hungry. No other changes. Lost 30 pounds so far.
2014-10-06T00:00:00+00:00 How to change or build your career: https://sive.rs/career
2014-09-24T00:00:00+00:00 Of the 185 books I’ve read in the last 7 years, this one has stuck with me the most: https://sive.rs/book/TimeParadox (email me when you finish it)
2014-09-21T00:00:00+00:00 Fixed mindset vs Growth mindset. Crucial to recognize the difference in yourself & others: https://sive.rs/mindset
2014-09-17T00:00:00+00:00 “Don’t divide the world into the weak and strong, or successes and failures. Divide the world into the learners and nonlearners.” - B Barber
2014-09-02T00:00:00+00:00 Sadly selling my paradise house in New Zealand. I’ll miss it a lot: http://nelson.nzsothebysrealty.com/nelson-properties/?Location=37-Shelbourne-Street-Nelson&PropertyID=2413
2014-08-26T00:00:00+00:00 Awesome customer service from a guy named Thor at Amazon: http://i.imgur.com/IDFkz82.png
2014-08-21T00:00:00+00:00 I’ll be at TEDxWellington this Sunday. http://tedxwellington.com/ If you see me, come say hi. Gotta get to know my new home.
2014-08-17T00:00:00+00:00 Moved to Wellington (Te Aro)
2014-08-03T00:00:00+00:00 One more reason to spend a few months (or years) in Ubud, Bali: http://www.hubud.org/ See also: http://woodegg.com/id
2014-07-17T00:00:00+00:00 Some great new additions to my list of book notes: https://sive.rs/book?sort=date (Click “Sort by rating” to see top recommendations.)
2014-07-12T00:00:00+00:00 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. ☺
2014-07-10T00:00:00+00:00 Seth Godin’s birthday. Looking back at his projects over the years. So inspiring: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2014/07/thirty-years-of-projects.html
2014-06-29T00:00:00+00:00 The philosophy of great customer service: https://sive.rs/cs
2014-06-16T00:00:00+00:00 Leaving for Belgium now, through the end of July. Email me if you want to meet up.
2014-06-08T00:00:00+00:00 “A good day is when no one shows up, and you don’t have to go anywhere.” - Burt from Burt’s Bees http://youtu.be/xBfMtEebvN0
2014-05-23T00:00:00+00:00 AMAZING presentation "Emerging Global Web": http://woodegg.s3.amazonaws.com/yiibu.pdf Makes my heart race. This is why I do http://woodegg.com/
2014-05-18T00:00:00+00:00 Loving what I used to hate: https://sive.rs/hate (Tom Waits, Indonesia, and weight lifting)
2014-05-10T00:00:00+00:00 I’ve never been captivated by dance until now. Wow: http://youtu.be/2vjPBrBU-TM (Maddie Ziegler in Sia’s Chandelier video)
2014-05-05T00:00:00+00:00 My new 19-minute talk (after 2 years of improvements) is The Meaning of Life: https://sive.rs/ml
2014-04-18T00:00:00+00:00 The power of the soundtrack: http://youtu.be/1IAXrxlDK6c Brilliant.
2014-04-12T00:00:00+00:00 11 new book notes added: https://sive.rs/book (click “date”, up top, to show newest)
2014-03-30T00:00:00+00:00 Change careers like Tarzan : https://sive.rs/tarzan
2014-03-19T00:00:00+00:00 What if you didn’t need money or attention? https://sive.rs/full
2014-03-15T00:00:00+00:00 I’m not bad at sleeping. I’m just really good at staying awake.
2014-03-13T00:00:00+00:00 Impulsively skipping TED to go to Iceland tomorrow instead!! https://sive.rs/hellyeah (I re-fuel my soul in Iceland. Favorite place in the world. So excited.)
2014-02-20T00:00:00+00:00 The best thing I ever created: http://www.shutterstock.com/blog/the-best-thing-i-ever-created-derek-sivers
2014-02-20T00:00:00+00:00 Transcript of my “office hours” chat about outsourcing, profit, publishing, and having an unfair advantage: http://drt.fm/office-hours/derek-sivers/
2014-02-17T00:00:00+00:00 Great video interview (or download audio) with Bob Baker: http://www.diycareermanifesto.com/2014/02/derek-sivers-interview.html
2014-02-14T00:00:00+00:00 Audio interview. Good conversation. See the overview, and download it for later listening: http://www.enchantinglawyer.com/journey-self-employed-successful-business-owner-derek-sivers/#more-520
2014-02-06T00:00:00+00:00 How will this game end? https://sive.rs/game
2014-02-03T00:00:00+00:00 Imitate. We are imperfect mirrors. https://sive.rs/mirror
2014-01-25T00:00:00+00:00 Nice long audio interview at LeanPub about music and Wood Egg: http://blog.leanpub.com/2014/01/derek-sivers.html
2014-01-21T00:00:00+00:00 Understanding Vietnam : https://sive.rs/vn14 (1st chapter of my “Vietnam 2014” book)
2014-01-21T00:00:00+00:00 Understanding Indonesia : https://sive.rs/id14 (1st chapter of my “Indonesia 2014” book)
2014-01-21T00:00:00+00:00 Understanding Singapore : https://sive.rs/sg14 (1st chapter of my “Singapore 2014” book)
2014-01-21T00:00:00+00:00 Nice MP3 interview about independent/DIY book publishing: http://winningedits.com/authormba-podcast/#sivers
2014-01-19T00:00:00+00:00 Understanding Japan : https://sive.rs/jp14 - insightful look at Japanese culture.
2014-01-18T00:00:00+00:00 Go to https://sive.rs/quality again to see Benjamin’s top 2 comments, clarifying the point better than I did.
2014-01-18T00:00:00+00:00 Interview with me on Elance about Asia & my Wood Egg books: https://www.elance.com/q/blog/expanding-asia-here%E2%80%99s-priceless-advice-asia-2014-author-derek-sivers
2014-01-16T00:00:00+00:00 Same word. Different places? Different meanings. https://sive.rs/quality
2014-01-12T00:00:00+00:00 Wood Egg 2014 books are on sale now. See https://sive.rs/we14 then http://woodegg.com/
2014-01-06T00:00:00+00:00 Print paper books? Refuse? Ideas? See http://theclimatemessage.com/print-paper-books-refuse-ideas/
2013-12-24T00:00:00+00:00 Jac Holzman : https://sive.rs/jac
2013-12-22T00:00:00+00:00 “When you are convinced that you alone are right, you are most likely to be deeply wrong.” — Malcom Brown
2013-12-21T00:00:00+00:00 This beautiful short article remembering Milt Olin made me cry again: http://causesandeffectmyyearofgivingdaily.blogspot.com/2013/12/a-final-ride.html
2013-12-20T00:00:00+00:00 “Why am I here?” https://sive.rs/here
2013-12-12T00:00:00+00:00 Why my code and ideas are public: https://sive.rs/ws
2013-12-10T00:00:00+00:00 OK, Milt Olin, I’ll start writing again : https://sive.rs/milt
2013-11-27T00:00:00+00:00 Confirmed I’ll be at TED 2014 in Vancouver, and TED Global 2014 in Rio de Janeiro. Email me to meet up: firstname.lastname@example.org
2013-11-11T00:00:00+00:00 2014 Wood Egg books almost done. Opinions or suggestions for book covers? (License a photo of yours?) http://woodegg.com/covers
2013-11-02T00:00:00+00:00 New book notes from "How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big" by Scott Adams: https://sive.rs/book/HowToFail
2013-09-12T00:00:00+00:00 “If it sounds like writing, rewrite it.” — Elmore Leonard
2013-09-10T00:00:00+00:00 Every smart person I know has read “Paradox of Choice”: https://sive.rs/book/ParadoxOfChoice
2013-08-28T00:00:00+00:00 Memorizing http://underscorejs.org/ using http://ankisrs.net/ like this: https://sive.rs/srs
2013-08-25T00:00:00+00:00 "I Forgot My Phone" video is brilliant & powerful: http://youtu.be/OINa46HeWg8
2013-08-07T00:00:00+00:00 Forbes put me in "25 Entrepreneurs To Follow" list with Richard Branson, Tony Hsieh, Craig Newmark and other bigshots. http://www.forbes.com/sites/natalierobehmed/2013/07/31/25-entrepreneurs-to-follow-on-twitter/
2013-08-01T00:00:00+00:00 Rewrite of https://sive.rs/ as generated static site. Code section near bottom has open source Ruby code behind it, if interested.
2013-07-19T00:00:00+00:00 #1 top-selling nonfiction book on Kindle today. Had to screenshot the moment. https://sive.rs/images/sivers-amazon-2013-07-19.png
2013-07-18T00:00:00+00:00 My book "Anything You Want" is #1 in all 3 of its categories on Amazon! https://sive.rs/a https://sive.rs/images/sivers-amazon-2013-07-18.png
2013-06-16T00:00:00+00:00 Fragile Plan vs Robust Plan : https://sive.rs/robust
2013-06-16T00:00:00+00:00 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.
2013-06-13T00:00:00+00:00 Anyone else think of music this way? http://youtu.be/Av_Us6xHkUc I tend to draw in the air like this, as I sing or listen to anything.
2013-06-09T00:00:00+00:00 Story behind Wood Egg (my new company): https://sive.rs/eg
2013-06-03T00:00:00+00:00 Some will always say you’re wrong: https://sive.rs/wrong
2013-05-27T00:00:00+00:00 Think the Chinese are just copycats? Check out these DIY inventors: http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2013/05/chinese-diy-inventions/100511
2013-05-24T00:00:00+00:00 Ahhh... a must-listen for guitarists. Joe Pass solo jazz guitar: http://youtu.be/JFqiDcvRW2Y
2013-05-20T00:00:00+00:00 No rules in this game: https://sive.rs/360
2013-05-10T00:00:00+00:00 Tiny 4-question interview with me: http://onepercentcollective.org/derek-sivers-generosity-talks
2013-05-02T00:00:00+00:00 New Ramen Music issue: http://ramenmusic.com/issue-11/3187ca6d61 Great format. Great curation. Great service. I highly recommend subscribing (or submitting your music!)
2013-05-01T00:00:00+00:00 Brilliantly awesome and so true: the McDonald’s Theory: http://medium.com/what-i-learned-building/9216e1c9da7d
2013-04-30T00:00:00+00:00 CD Baby nostalgia: http://youtu.be/zzFfQbSeSyg?t=1m47s Hadn’t seen this video in 8 years. Great warehouse footage.
2013-04-15T00:00:00+00:00 Seeking inspiration? See https://sive.rs/io
2013-04-15T00:00:00+00:00 My cousin had twin baby boys yesterday. They named them Tomahawk and Skookum. No joke. Those are their real names. I’m so proud. ☺
2013-04-11T00:00:00+00:00 Skateboard from Sydney to Woolongong in one day? http://www.rotub.me/blog/my-skate-of-mind.html We’ve all got a wonderful ridiculous thing we’ve been wanting to do.
2013-04-09T00:00:00+00:00 What book impacted you the most? See http://rise365.com/pivotalbooks/
2013-04-06T00:00:00+00:00 The Great Movies: https://sive.rs/ebert2
2013-03-28T00:00:00+00:00 Awesome life-changing project: http://blog.ted.com/2013/03/27/my-year-of-ted-how-54-talks-changed-a-life/ Reminder: it’s not what you read or watch. It’s what you consistently DO about it.
2013-03-26T00:00:00+00:00 Got instrumental music with American Country feel, similar to Horse Whisperer soundtrack? Email indie filmmakers email@example.com
2013-03-22T00:00:00+00:00 Human Intervention as a Competitive Advantage: https://sive.rs/hi
2013-03-22T00:00:00+00:00 Sing like you, not them. Design like you, not them. Nice analogy: http://ninjasandrobots.com/i-cant-sing
2013-03-18T00:00:00+00:00 I don’t tweet about food, but if I did, it would be laksa : http://thesilverchef.blogspot.sg/2013/01/top-10-best-singapore-food-of-2012.html
2013-03-18T00:00:00+00:00 Changing my operating system: https://sive.rs/os
2013-03-06T00:00:00+00:00 Please try http://musicthoughts.com/ - especially language links at bottom. Works OK? Looks OK? Any feedback appreciated.
2013-02-28T00:00:00+00:00 Patience. Persistence. More patience. More persistence. Must-read: http://jeffjlin.com/2013/02/23/ang-lee-and-the-uncertainty-of-success/
2013-02-26T00:00:00+00:00 The secret of success is to never quite succeed.
2013-02-17T00:00:00+00:00 This: http://benyu.org/connections-dont-build-things is the perfect follow-up to https://sive.rs/xn and I totally agree with it.
2013-02-12T00:00:00+00:00 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. http://www.webstock.org.nz/13/
2013-02-11T00:00:00+00:00 It’s all who you know? : https://sive.rs/xn
2013-02-07T00:00:00+00:00 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.
2013-02-05T00:00:00+00:00 Just finished an amazing book about Willpower : https://sive.rs/book/WillpowerInstinct Highly recommended!
2013-01-28T00:00:00+00:00 Focus, entertain, or both? : https://sive.rs/boring
2013-01-28T00:00:00+00:00 Prove it! http://breckyunits.com/prove_it (Words don’t prove anything. Just actions.)
2013-01-25T00:00:00+00:00 Listen, try this: For the rest of the day, say "Listen." before every sentence.
2013-01-24T00:00:00+00:00 Wow! This summary of my book made me want to read it again: http://www.actionablebooks.com/summaries/anything-you-want/ :-)
2013-01-13T00:00:00+00:00 Yes, you should learn basic programming: https://sive.rs/prog
2013-01-11T00:00:00+00:00 Animation of my “Don’t Announce Your Goals” talk: https://vimeo.com/55495626 - by Luca Cioni from Italy
2013-01-06T00:00:00+00:00 Memorizing a programming language using spaced repetition software: https://sive.rs/srs
2012-12-10T00:00:00+00:00 Everything is my fault: https://sive.rs/my-fault
2012-12-03T00:00:00+00:00 You don’t have to be local : https://sive.rs/local
2012-11-27T00:00:00+00:00 Did all Ruby Koans today - http://rubykoans.com/ - Wonderful refresher. Highly recommended. Thanks to brilliant @jimweirich
2012-11-25T00:00:00+00:00 Find people on Facebook with same name as you. Imitate their photo. Then send friend request. Brilliant! http://imgur.com/a/IqXWj
2012-11-10T00:00:00+00:00 2 inspiring friends I’m actively thankful to know: Kevin Kelly http://www.kk.org/about-me.php + Alexis Ohanian http://about.me/alexis
2012-11-04T00:00:00+00:00 I can go without food and water longer than I can go without solitude.
2012-10-21T00:00:00+00:00 Spoke at Dynamite Circle conference in Bangkok http://www.tropicalmba.com/innercircle/ Anyone I met there, please email me to keep in touch.
2012-10-17T00:00:00+00:00 20 years ago I saw Chiang Mai on the map and decided to go someday. Today I’m here. Some goals take time.
2012-10-13T00:00:00+00:00 Speaking at INK in India, today: http://www.inktalks.com/conferences/ink2012
2012-10-07T00:00:00+00:00 New book notes posted at https://sive.rs/book?sort=date (click "rating" header to sort with highest recommendations at top)
2012-10-03T00:00:00+00:00 Why I don’t have [like] buttons all over my site: http://informationarchitects.net/blog/sweep-the-sleaze/
2012-09-29T00:00:00+00:00 In Taiwan for my first time. Absolutely love it. Speaking at TEDxTaipei tomorrow. http://tedxtaipei.com/
2012-09-18T00:00:00+00:00 I updated https://sive.rs/comfort with the scariest moment of my life: forgetting my lines backstage at TED.
2012-09-03T00:00:00+00:00 https://sive.rs/donkey = http://www.smbc-comics.com/comics/20120902.gif = ☺☺☺
2012-09-03T00:00:00+00:00 Just finished amazing FunConf. Great conversations. If we met there, please email me to keep in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org #funconf
2012-08-27T00:00:00+00:00 Week in Iceland. Highlight: 6am walk through Snæfellsnes lava canyon. Found silent grassy patch & sat through sunrise. Iceland is my style.
2012-08-13T00:00:00+00:00 Push, push, push. Expanding your comfort zone. https://sive.rs/comfort
2012-08-11T00:00:00+00:00 Good interview with me about freedom, indie, future of music, etc. Free PDF: http://magcloud.com/browse/issue/424234
2012-08-05T00:00:00+00:00 Keeping all my tweets at https://sive.rs/tweets
2012-07-23T00:00:00+00:00 Би монгол хэл сурч байна. (I’m learning Mongolian. Going to Mongolia tomorrow.)
2012-07-22T00:00:00+00:00 So reassuring to watch a master at their craft - any craft: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VGjA66RSm0 Imagine if everyone put this attention into their work.
2012-07-21T00:00:00+00:00 Stumped? Try just looking at it: http://heydave.org/post/27681989546/the-just-look-at-it-hack-to-problem-solving Maybe if already looked at it, try listening to it. Avoid trying to solve.
2012-07-18T00:00:00+00:00 Studying the Icelandic language with a teacher, in preparation for an August visit there.
2012-07-03T00:00:00+00:00 Speaking at TEDx Kuala Lumpur next week. @tedxkl Advance article: http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/6/30/business/11569316&sec=business
2012-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 The only true voyage of discovery is not to visit strange lands, but to possess other eyes. - Marcel Proust
2012-06-25T00:00:00+00:00 Today my hero is @MohitPawar for his amazing work with http://woodegg.com/in + more. So so impressed with this man. http://mohitpawar.com/about/
2012-06-19T00:00:00+00:00 All of my talks on life, business, music, philosophy, etc: https://sive.rs/presentations Enjoy!
2012-06-16T00:00:00+00:00 Speed through a 90-day Asia trip, at 1 second per day: http://youtu.be/OjD995hJKOM Brilliant format to quickly share vacation experience.
2012-06-08T00:00:00+00:00 Separate REST JSON API server and client? http://stackoverflow.com/q/10941249/1031790?stw=1
2012-06-08T00:00:00+00:00 Programmers who have made a REST API separate from JS/HTML client, I’d love your advice, here: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/10941249/separate-rest-json-api-server-and-client Thanks!
2012-06-06T00:00:00+00:00 My life is simple: one inbox: email@example.com I almost never check Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc. Just email. Reach me there.
2012-06-01T00:00:00+00:00 RT @AmberRubarth: Digging into good convos with one of my favorite humans Derek Sivers http://instagr.am/p/LTpDfqs8NJ/
2012-05-28T00:00:00+00:00 Candy Chang inspires me more than anyone. See http://candychang.com/i-wish-this-was/ + http://candychang.com/before-i-die-in-nola/
2012-05-25T00:00:00+00:00 RT @NextBankAsia: Considering a ’Next Startup/Small Business Bank Asia’ inspired by @sivers NBA talk. Who’s for it? Massive opportunity there.
2012-05-17T00:00:00+00:00 Smart people don’t think others are stupid: https://sive.rs/ss
2012-05-16T00:00:00+00:00 Watched "Tree Of Life" movie & started crying like I haven’t in years. Maybe great movie or maybe just right time. Either way... oof!
2012-05-10T00:00:00+00:00 RT @ladyxtel: First Expletive Award at #NBASG12 goes to @sivers. Loving how he said fuckyeah in his presentation with pizzazz
2012-05-06T00:00:00+00:00 RT @viviansessoms: Me with Ryuichi Sakamoto (Victor Bailey, Manu Katche & Derek Sivers in there too!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2VkeTquhEE
2012-05-04T00:00:00+00:00 My quotes have been posterized: http://strikingtruths.com/anything-you-want/ (for real motivation, just add image of mountain climbing or kitten cllimbing tree) ☺
2012-05-01T00:00:00+00:00 RT @arsenio: @sivers The Baraka ’sequel’ is finally coming soon: http://laughingsquid.com/samsara-new-non-narrative-film-by-ron-fricke/
2012-05-01T00:00:00+00:00 Lush review of Baraka - one of my fave movies: http://blogs.suntimes.com/foreignc/2012/04/the-ultimate-expression-of-humanity.html
2012-04-24T00:00:00+00:00 Advice on moving to Los Angeles : https://sive.rs/la
2012-04-18T00:00:00+00:00 Use flashcards to help remember programming lessons: http://www.jackkinsella.ie/2011/12/05/janki-method.html (I do this already. Thrilled to see someone write it up.)
2012-04-08T00:00:00+00:00 In New Zealand South Island for the rest of the month. (Dunedin/ChCh/Nelson/etc.) Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you’d like to meet up.
2012-04-08T00:00:00+00:00 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.
2012-04-08T00:00:00+00:00 OnlyIndie looks like a very smart way to buy or publish ebooks: http://www.onlyindie.com/
2012-04-03T00:00:00+00:00 I’m still learning this lesson: https://sive.rs/quirks It’s really hard to just do things the normal way (stock Rails) instead of my own.
2012-03-31T00:00:00+00:00 https://sive.rs/semi-expert = http://flightfox.com/ = !!!!
2012-03-29T00:00:00+00:00 Here’s my wild life: asleep by 11pm, wake at 6am to learn jQuery at http://codeschool.com/ Riveting. Love it. (not sarcastic)
2012-03-28T00:00:00+00:00 I guess I’m doing an "Ask Me Anything" in the comments to this post: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3761013 (original article linked at top)
2012-03-18T00:00:00+00:00 10 questions, 10 answers: http://derek.sivers.spillsthebeans.com/
2012-03-09T00:00:00+00:00 College students and recent grads who want to do big things (+ spend July in Boulder) @BoldAcademy is now open: http://tumblr.heyamberrae.com/bold-academy
2012-03-09T00:00:00+00:00 Going to SxSW? Make sure you see this first: https://sive.rs/sxsw 65 people sharing their best advice on getting the most from SxSW.
2012-02-19T00:00:00+00:00 “If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll kill you.” ― Oscar Wilde
2012-02-19T00:00:00+00:00 Favorite TED talk: a scholar of traditional children’s games: http://youtu.be/hRVrm3svaUk (click [cc] translate button). Want to go to his school!
2012-02-16T00:00:00+00:00 What is your comfort zone? http://www.whatismycomfortzone.com/
2012-02-15T00:00:00+00:00 “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
2012-02-13T00:00:00+00:00 "Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies." - Gore Vidal
2012-01-30T00:00:00+00:00 All talk of paradise only starts when something has been lost.
2012-01-29T00:00:00+00:00 "If there’s a fear of falling, the only safety is deliberately jumping." - Carl Jung
2012-01-29T00:00:00+00:00 "Only a fool never changes his mind." - Freddie Laker.
2012-01-28T00:00:00+00:00 My hero Harry Beckwith just posted this one about "you": http://www.beckwithpartners.com/2012/01/how-to-engage-someone/ ☺
2012-01-24T00:00:00+00:00 Dumb mistakes that turned out smart: http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/the-smartest-dumb-thing-i-ever-did.html
2012-01-24T00:00:00+00:00 Media industry’s takeover of creativity is the real piracy: http://radar.oreilly.com/2012/01/on-pirates-and-piracy.html "How dare you terrorize the whole world?"
2012-01-19T00:00:00+00:00 "Whenever people are certain they understand our peculiar situation here on this planet, it is because they just stopped thinking." - Wilson
2012-01-18T00:00:00+00:00 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
2012-01-17T00:00:00+00:00 I completely agree with everything here: http://rdegges.com/how-i-program-stuff - especially the isolation/introvert stuff.
2012-01-13T00:00:00+00:00 RT @benjaminspall: NEW — Lessons Learnt from Derek Sivers and Thomas Edison http://liferapture.com/derek-sivers-thomas-edison/
2012-01-13T00:00:00+00:00 What do you hate NOT doing? https://sive.rs/hatenot
2012-01-08T00:00:00+00:00 One time, at band camp... http://youtu.be/gqG4oSfQYIY
2012-01-07T00:00:00+00:00 Get to know your friends & family better: ask wide-open questions. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/unthinking/201112/how-know-another-person (Makes better conversation, too.)
2012-01-06T00:00:00+00:00 Great 3-hour hang with Dan Andrews aka @TropicalMBA, in Singapore for his first time.
2011-12-31T00:00:00+00:00 Stevie Wonder "Superstition" rehearsal is even funkier than the album version: http://youtu.be/wDZFf0pm0SE (love outro at 3:50 too)
2011-12-30T00:00:00+00:00 Proudly exclude some customers to define your niche. Great example? Read https://sive.rs/proudly-exclude-most then see http://youtu.be/1L3eeC2lJZs
2011-12-30T00:00:00+00:00 Best book of 2011? http://www.brigittelyons.com/2011/12/best-book-2011/ (According to the brilliant @brigittelyons, that is.)
2011-12-29T00:00:00+00:00 Without longing, we are lost.
2011-12-27T00:00:00+00:00 "Good taste is the enemy of creativity." - Pablo Picasso
2011-12-22T00:00:00+00:00 Word for the day: metamotivation http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metamotivation (a worthy goal)
2011-12-21T00:00:00+00:00 Friends from memory: https://sive.rs/friends
2011-12-20T00:00:00+00:00 Strange people still leave comments on this 2-year-old post: https://sive.rs/super-power (skip article. read comments starting at 38.)
2011-12-16T00:00:00+00:00 Pursuing a meaningful life. Nice distinctions: http://blogs.hbr.org/haque/2011/05/is_a_well_lived_live_worth_anything.html
2011-12-12T00:00:00+00:00 Best way to learn is to teach. Start by teaching yourself. Take notes! http://swombat.com/2011/12/11/taking-notes
2011-12-06T00:00:00+00:00 My ultimate minimalist hardware and software: http://derek.sivers.usesthis.com/
2011-12-03T00:00:00+00:00 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 email@example.com
2011-12-03T00:00:00+00:00 The only explanation you ned for doing anything : "Because it’s fun!" http://phpadvent.org/2011/because-its-fun-by-derek-sivers
2011-11-30T00:00:00+00:00 Got a startup idea? I’ll be mentoring for incubator JFDI - part of TechStars in Singapore. 2 weeks left to apply. Go to http://bootcamp.jfdi.asia/
2011-11-26T00:00:00+00:00 Singapore English = Singlish. Info, examples, and debate: http://youtu.be/jG5Gr-rjEWY (I agree with girl at 05:00 + YouTube comments.)
2011-11-24T00:00:00+00:00 RT @shauntrennery: Read 80% of @sivers’ "Anything You Want" on the plane home last night. Best to-the-point entrepreneurial book I’ve read https://sive.rs/a
2011-11-22T00:00:00+00:00 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?
2011-11-21T00:00:00+00:00 The co-op business model: share whatever you’ve got. https://sive.rs/sharing
2011-11-16T00:00:00+00:00 232 sand dollars: https://sive.rs/232
2011-11-16T00:00:00+00:00 Very worthy of a short pause in your day to appreciate this beautiful world: The National Geographic Photo Contest: http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/11/national-geographic-photo-contest-2011/100187/
2011-11-11T00:00:00+00:00 Find a community, learn what they love, and build something for them. It’s not passive. http://blog.thestartuptoolkit.com/2011/11/what-i-learned-from-a-month-of-blogging-and-250k-visits/ (by @robfitz)
2011-11-09T00:00:00+00:00 I’m convinced that Colin Charles - @bytebot - is the most powerful man in Malaysia. Thanks for all your help, Colin.
2011-11-03T00:00:00+00:00 I keep sending people to this great Jason Fried article: How to get good at making money: http://www.inc.com/magazine/20110301/making-money-small-business-advice-from-jason-fried_Printer_Friendly.html
2011-11-02T00:00:00+00:00 If you are both a developer and a musician who wants to beta a good open source tool for your site, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
2011-10-30T00:00:00+00:00 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.
2011-10-24T00:00:00+00:00 The order in which I’d tackle life: http://tynan.com/stepsoflife (best article I’ve read in a long time. highly recommended.)
2011-10-19T00:00:00+00:00 Conference in Cambodia 3 days ago, Singapore today, Brunei tomorrow, Malaysia on Friday. I guess I really live in Asia now.
2011-10-19T00:00:00+00:00 It’s not who you share with, but who you share as. People are multi-faceted. http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/4chans_chris_poole_facebook_google_are_doing_it_wr.php Brilliant.
2011-10-16T00:00:00+00:00 Funny how some days you wake up just OVERFLOWING with love and apprecation for your friends, family, and life.
2011-10-15T00:00:00+00:00 RT @breezyskies: Derek Sivers on stage for why we need to fail. #TEDxPhnomPenh http://instagr.am/p/QLG-s/
2011-10-15T00:00:00+00:00 Speaking at TEDxPhnomPenh in Cambodia today. Any #tedxpp people please email me via https://sive.rs/ so we can keep in touch.
2011-10-13T00:00:00+00:00 In Cambodia now. Huge floods. See http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/10/worst-flooding-in-decades-swamps-thailand/100168/ 8-hour bike ride through them, water to chest. Awesome.
2011-10-09T00:00:00+00:00 Wow. Watch as you shoot into space in one minute: http://youtu.be/rvDqoxMUroA Best thing I’ve seen in a long time.
2011-10-05T00:00:00+00:00 World’s leading Creative Class countries (by author of ’The Creative Class’ book) http://www.theatlanticcities.com/jobs-and-economy/2011/10/worlds-leading-creative-class-countries/228/ VERY surprised by #1!
2011-10-03T00:00:00+00:00 https://sive.rs/ <-- new design. Feedback? Please email me any suggestions.
2011-10-03T00:00:00+00:00 RT @brotherjwill: Get it while it’s hot! - "Anything You Want" by @sivers is on sale 4 $1.99 on Kindle http://amzn.to/q4Z2Hq & more @ProjectDomino books 4cheap
2011-10-03T00:00:00+00:00 Finding new ways to deal with the world is better than over-training old patterns.
2011-09-20T00:00:00+00:00 Fascinating story of an American family who moves to Russia and puts their kids into a radically-cool Russian school. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/18/magazine/my-familys-experiment-in-extreme-schooling.html?_r=1&ref=general&src=me&pagewanted=print
2011-09-19T00:00:00+00:00 Just realized “The Big Lebowski” title was not referring to The Dude.
2011-09-18T00:00:00+00:00 Love this cover by Yuna : http://youtu.be/C0dwfRt8LcI Interesting story: http://youtu.be/CgttH2GmK8Q Welcome home to KL, @yunamusic
2011-09-09T00:00:00+00:00 Great profile of my buddy @bpinaud from Rio, Brasil : http://adboardingpass.com/2011/09/06/introducing-bruno-pinaud-a-brazilian-creative-who-writes-directs-codes-and-has-a-mean-roundhouse-kick/
2011-09-07T00:00:00+00:00 Updated my book list: https://sive.rs/book I was giving too many 10-ratings, so I bumped all -1 except 4 all-time faves. Please read those.
2011-08-24T00:00:00+00:00 Great conversation with @lucian (Let’s do it again soon.)
2011-08-23T00:00:00+00:00 Help give 2100 children the gift of hearing: http://givehearing.com
2011-08-23T00:00:00+00:00 RT @kamal: This is my favorite http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0rCS8qpq20
2011-08-23T00:00:00+00:00 Anyone done INSEAD+Tsingua ’TIEMBA’ program? Love to hear your thoughts. Please email: email@example.com
2011-08-19T00:00:00+00:00 Vulnerable is a tough gig.
2011-08-15T00:00:00+00:00 I am here: http://wikitravel.org/en/Borobudur
2011-08-15T00:00:00+00:00 For #tedxjakarta crowd: the “gut is smarter than head” info is from this great book: https://sive.rs/book/HowWeDecide
2011-08-14T00:00:00+00:00 Halo Jakarta! LOVED the #TEDxJakarta people I met yesterday. (Email me to keep in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org) Now going to Jogja for 4 days.
2011-08-12T00:00:00+00:00 RT @dmillerconj: "Why I love Derek Sivers’ book" http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ASoftwareStart-upGuy/~3/yIXCsZR1Jj8/why-i-love-derek-sivers-book.html #in
2011-08-09T00:00:00+00:00 10 years of business experience shared in 47 minutes: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBAAC8C0430D64F4D
2011-08-08T00:00:00+00:00 One small location change makes 20X improvement in business: http://justinjackson.ca/this-tree-guy-has-good-business-advice/
2011-08-06T00:00:00+00:00 Schools and parents heed this tale: http://samanthadouglas.wordpress.com/2011/07/28/give-100-percent/ “No more cheering for their actual accomplishments, just excitement for the grade.”
2011-08-06T00:00:00+00:00 My best advice for entrepreneurs in a 45-minute video: http://appsumo.com/sivers/
2011-08-04T00:00:00+00:00 5 ways to listen better. I love this: http://www.ted.com/talks/julian_treasure_5_ways_to_listen_better.html
2011-08-03T00:00:00+00:00 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 https://sive.rs/pdf #amazing
2011-08-03T00:00:00+00:00 Really nice review by @matthewemay : http://www.openforum.com/articles/guru-review-anything-you-want (love “The Reluctant Entrepreneur”)
2011-07-28T00:00:00+00:00 “Don’t pursue goals that are easily achieved. Pursue what you can just barely achieve through your greatest efforts.” - Albert Einstein
2011-07-27T00:00:00+00:00 Can there be another CD Baby? http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/question-can-there-be-another-cd-baby.html Great question from @rgmusicom. Your thoughts?
2011-07-25T00:00:00+00:00 Buying something doesn’t give you status. NOT buying something gives you status. Because consumerism is abundant, but satiability is rare.
2011-07-25T00:00:00+00:00 Bucket list: Swim with whale sharks. See http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2017167/Open-wide-The-diver-nearly-got-swallowed-whaleshark.html
2011-07-25T00:00:00+00:00 Here’s what you should invent... http://blog.hanxiaogang.com/?p=38
2011-07-21T00:00:00+00:00 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?
2011-07-21T00:00:00+00:00 RT @DirkvanReenen: Just read the best business book, 4 yrs of College won’t touch what these 75 pages will teach you. "Anything you Want" by Derek Sivers
2011-07-20T00:00:00+00:00 RT @mitchjoel: Are you an entrepreneur, startup and/or founder? @sivers tells it like it is. Read this: http://www.twistimage.com/blog/archives/anything-you-want/
2011-07-20T00:00:00+00:00 Startups, ideas, rejection, hard work, huge success. Why do it? Some thoughts: http://www.twistimage.com/blog/archives/anything-you-want/
2011-07-18T00:00:00+00:00 Musicians, please read: http://www.berklee-blogs.com/2011/07/john-mayer-2011-clinic-manage-the-temptation-to-publish-yourself/ John Mayer talk @ Berklee about resisting distraction of social media + much more. Great advice.
2011-07-15T00:00:00+00:00 Is your job as valuable to you as the few years you have left in this life? If not, then stop. http://www.ottawacitizen.com/opinion/should+probably+quit+your/5093085/story.html
2011-07-15T00:00:00+00:00 Jaw dropped: Humpback whale gives show after being saved. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EBYPlcSD490#at=205
2011-07-15T00:00:00+00:00 Listening to Sufjan Stevens “Age of Adz” album over and over. http://asthmatickitty.com/the-age-of-adz
2011-07-14T00:00:00+00:00 You weren’t meant to have a boss. http://paulgraham.com/boss.html (Read to the end.) Great analogy.
2011-07-14T00:00:00+00:00 You are whatever you pretend to be.
2011-07-11T00:00:00+00:00 The greatest music video ever made: http://youtu.be/ZPjjZCO67WI
2011-07-10T00:00:00+00:00 “Assume life will be really tough, and then ask if you can handle it. If the answer is yes, you’ve won.” - Charlie Munger
2011-07-10T00:00:00+00:00 “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
2011-07-08T00:00:00+00:00 "Sivers isn’t a guy who figured it all out; he’s just one who navigated the rapids and lived." :-) ! Thanks for the quote, @willsansbury
2011-07-05T00:00:00+00:00 Cute animation of one of my favorite little essays: “Hell Yeah or No”: https://vimeo.com/55495626
2011-07-04T00:00:00+00:00 You had me at “deep, bonging counterpoint”. No, you had me at “Bjork”. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/02/arts/music/bjorks-biophilia-at-the-manchester-international-festival.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all Wow.
2011-07-03T00:00:00+00:00 Yesterday went to Miyazaki’s Ghibli museum. See http://www.kirainet.com/english/ghibli-museum/ Today saw Tokyo with @kirai. Awesome.
2011-07-01T00:00:00+00:00 New interviews you might like: https://sive.rs/i1106
2011-07-01T00:00:00+00:00 OK we’re all allowed one proud little tweet like this, right? http://www.amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/books/2745/
2011-07-01T00:00:00+00:00 If it’s not a hit, switch! http://youtu.be/mBlJVazr4A0
2011-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 21 Inspiring Ideas for entrepreneurs: http://onstartups.com/tabid/3339/bid/57644/Anything-You-Want-21-Inspiring-Ideas-From-Derek-Sivers.aspx (best summary of my book)
2011-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 RT @ProjectDomino: Anything You Want is #39 in Amazon’s Bestsellers list. Can you help us get @sivers in the top 10? http://amzn.to/DerekDominoAYW
2011-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 I miss the mob : http://youtu.be/GFRLSAPnIG0
2011-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 Forbes review of my book: “astonished with the sheer concentration of fresh insights on business and entrepreneurialism” http://blogs.forbes.com/michaelellsberg/2011/06/29/one-of-the-best-hours-youll-ever-spend/
2011-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 I finally wrote a book. Just released today. See announcement at https://sive.rs/ayw and book at https://sive.rs/a
2011-06-29T00:00:00+00:00 I finally wrote a book. Just released today. See announcement at https://sive.rs/ayw + book at https://sive.rs/a
2011-06-29T00:00:00+00:00 (I prefer Linux http://archlinux.org/ - and avoid being a part of anyone’s end-to-end ecosystem for anything.)
2011-06-29T00:00:00+00:00 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.
2011-06-25T00:00:00+00:00 Korean grocery uses spare time and space at subway. Brilliant. http://youtu.be/nJVoYsBym88
2011-06-24T00:00:00+00:00 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
2011-06-24T00:00:00+00:00 Projecting meaning: https://sive.rs/meaning
2011-06-22T00:00:00+00:00 Business potential doesn’t have to be overseas. States compared to countries: http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart/2011/01/comparing_us_states_countries http://www.economist.com/content/all_parities_china http://www.economist.com/content/indian-summary
2011-06-21T00:00:00+00:00 You don’t understand something until you think it’s obvious. http://mebassett.blogspot.com/2011/06/you-dont-understand-something-until-you.html
2011-06-20T00:00:00+00:00 Fish don’t know they’re in water: https://sive.rs/fish
2011-06-20T00:00:00+00:00 Classic: Chris Farley interviewing Paul McCartney. Best 2½ minutes of TV: http://www.myvideo.de/watch/3412362/Chris_Farley_Interview_Paul_Mc_Cartney_SNL
2011-06-19T00:00:00+00:00 Great book on music promotion. Good to-do tips especially for those new to this: http://bob-baker.com/buzz/online-music-promotion.html
2011-06-17T00:00:00+00:00 Wow. My hero Charlie Munger, when asked how to make a perfect society, says to study Singapore: http://youtu.be/pVcKkPflmT8
2011-06-16T00:00:00+00:00 How to get good at making money: http://www.inc.com/magazine/20110301/making-money-small-business-advice-from-jason-fried.html Required reading for new entrepreneurs.
2011-06-16T00:00:00+00:00 #echelon2011 If you want my slides from my talk this morning (or just to meet), email me: email@example.com
2011-06-14T00:00:00+00:00 3200km ÷ 5km/hr ÷ 12hrs/day = 53 days to walk from bottom to top of India. Hmmm...
2011-06-11T00:00:00+00:00 I LOVE a different point of view. Here’s a hula hoop from the hoop’s perspective: http://youtu.be/3GVrO1VYAOI
2011-06-11T00:00:00+00:00 My interview with Celestine Chua, with fun photos: http://celestinechua.com/blog/interview-cd-baby/
2011-06-11T00:00:00+00:00 Love these photos of CD Baby in 1999 in my Woodstock house: http://www.jpfolks.com/ECRoadTrip00/ECpages/cdbaby.html taken by jpfolks.com
2011-06-10T00:00:00+00:00 http://ramenmusic.com : Very curated, beautifully presented music. So impressed, I just bought lifetime subscription. Highly recommended.
2011-06-10T00:00:00+00:00 RT @Kurt_Vonnegut: Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you’ll look back and realize they were big things.
2011-06-10T00:00:00+00:00 See http://ramenmusic.com : Very curated, beautifully presented music. So impressed, I just bought lifetime subscription. Highly recommended.
2011-06-10T00:00:00+00:00 This is the answer to the "I need a technical co-founder" question I get daily: http://lederhosenlabs.com/2011/05/31/technical-co-founders-are-overrated/
2011-06-10T00:00:00+00:00 RT @ericstromberg: This remains my favorite post on the value of a business idea: https://sive.rs/multiply
2011-06-09T00:00:00+00:00 Trying to pursue many different directions at once? Don’t be a donkey. https://sive.rs/donkey
2011-06-09T00:00:00+00:00 Kid’s got Seoul : http://youtu.be/BewknNW2b8Y
2011-06-06T00:00:00+00:00 Entrepreneurs, need inspiration for what to invent? Try this: http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%22should+invent%22
2011-06-06T00:00:00+00:00 Of all the articles I’ve read in the past 6 months, this one had the biggest impact on me: http://lesswrong.com/lw/3gj/efficient_charity_do_unto_others/
2011-06-05T00:00:00+00:00 I moved to Singapore: https://sive.rs/singapore (It’s official now.)
2011-06-05T00:00:00+00:00 Any questions? https://sive.rs/aq
2011-05-30T00:00:00+00:00 RT @davidhooper: New Book by @sivers - This is a promo piece I got from BookExpo in NYC http://twitpic.com/54geoc
2011-05-29T00:00:00+00:00 Hey you! What song are you listening to? http://youtu.be/tvHRUY0tBcs (different soundtracks for same environment)
2011-05-28T00:00:00+00:00 Added a few new book notes, for those seeking knowledge or wisdom: https://sive.rs/book?sort=date
2011-05-26T00:00:00+00:00 At Music Matters conference. Email me to meet up. http://www.musicmatters.asia/2011/home/ (I live 5 minutes walk away. Love it.)
2011-05-26T00:00:00+00:00 RT @davidhooper: @sivers At Book Expo and saw your new book being promoted at the Amazon booth. Looking forward to checking it out!
2011-05-19T00:00:00+00:00 5 ways to increase your intelligence : http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=you-can-increase-your-intelligence-2011-03-07 (facts not opinons). Brilliant article by @AndreaKuszewski
2011-05-19T00:00:00+00:00 "I never have to lie to anyone because I don’t fear anyone. The only time you lie is when you are afraid." - John Gotti.
2011-05-16T00:00:00+00:00 RT @plamere: How good is Google’s Instant Mix? http://musicmachinery.com/2011/05/14/how-good-is-googles-instant-mix/ - TLDR; not so good
2011-05-07T00:00:00+00:00 Some people like to pay. Let them. https://sive.rs/ppay
2011-05-05T00:00:00+00:00 GREAT musicians’ guide to Nashville. Anyone new or moving there should get this book: http://www.survivenashville.com/
2011-05-04T00:00:00+00:00 Leaving for Bali in 30 minutes. SO excited. Been wanting to go for 24 years - since I heard this priceless album: http://www.nonesuch.com/albums/bali-music-from-the-morning-of-the-world
2011-05-02T00:00:00+00:00 Great article on how someone created and sold an ebook. Very specific and full of advice. http://www.startupsopensourced.com/2011/05/01/startups-open-sourced-1-week-later-10000-in-revenue/
2011-04-30T00:00:00+00:00 Fun interview with Jordan from ’Pickup Podcast’, here: http://pickuppodcast.com/2011/04/28/episode-128-derek-sivers/
2011-04-27T00:00:00+00:00 Awesome time-lapse view from my Singapore apartment: https://sive.rs/file/marinaskyline2.mov - by buddy @wallytham
2011-04-22T00:00:00+00:00 In theory, there’s no difference between theory and practice. But in practice, there is.
2011-04-20T00:00:00+00:00 Awesome project. Giant marimbas for a school for the blind: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2087404594/zimbabwean-marimbas-for-the-texas-school-for-the-b
2011-04-19T00:00:00+00:00 Feedback on my new video, please? http://youtu.be/-GCm-u_vlaQ Should I keep animating my essays like this? Suggestions?
2011-04-19T00:00:00+00:00 Keep Your Goals to Yourself, in VERY simple English: http://youtu.be/6X9xOD00NWU
2011-04-19T00:00:00+00:00 These BBC nature documentaries so beautifully capture the creatures of our planet: http://youtu.be/G-wGbCEaCmE
2011-04-18T00:00:00+00:00 RT @1_wavex: @sivers -my friend, the great @prestonreed has a new guitar, a groove u could drive a truck thru : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymgsRU6MbNE
2011-04-18T00:00:00+00:00 Front-row at Imogen Heap in Singapore, yesterday. SO great. Awesome arrangements. Charming performer, too. http://youtu.be/nONE2Uouv8I
2011-04-14T00:00:00+00:00 RT @1_wavex: The surest indication that something is not fully understood .. is the conviction that it is fully understood. @sivers @~
2011-04-14T00:00:00+00:00 Signed up to attend http://tedxubud.com/ and speak at http://thenewmedia.asia/about - in case you’re there, say hello!
2011-04-12T00:00:00+00:00 To become too great to ignore, focus on winning one single test: http://calnewport.com/blog/2009/06/03/the-pyramid-method-a-simple-strategy-for-becoming-exceptionally-good/ Very inspiring.
2011-04-12T00:00:00+00:00 I wish this was everywhere: http://candychang.com/i-wish-this-was/
2011-04-09T00:00:00+00:00 How to Get a Real Business Education. Brilliant article by Scott Adams (Dilbert creator). http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704101604576247143383496656.html?mod=WeekendHeader_Right
2011-03-30T00:00:00+00:00 (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. http://youtu.be/_JmA2ClUvUY
2011-03-29T00:00:00+00:00 We’re using the same device to do our work as we are to distract ourselves from our work! Great solution: http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2011/03/are-you-making-something.html
2011-03-29T00:00:00+00:00 When in doubt, remain in doubt.
2011-03-27T00:00:00+00:00 Great counter-intuitivie life lessons. Very wise: http://www.quora.com/What-life-lessons-are-unintuitive-or-go-against-common-sense-or-wisdom
2011-03-27T00:00:00+00:00 Contacted about doing charity project to raise money for marionettes. Marionettes! Cool! What? Malaria nets? Oh. That’s OK too, I guess.
2011-03-24T00:00:00+00:00 Parahawking in Nepal - now on my TO-DO list: http://parahawking.com/ (thanks @eclectopedic)
2011-03-24T00:00:00+00:00 There’s no place like home. https://sive.rs/homeless
2011-03-18T00:00:00+00:00 Listening to this while programming: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_K%C3%B6ln_Concert Wow.
2011-03-16T00:00:00+00:00 Know any great guitar technique books in PDF format? (Got a new acoustic guitar & enjoying re-awakening my chops.)
2011-03-11T00:00:00+00:00 View from my Singapore apartment, time-lapse at night: https://sive.rs/file/marinaskyline.mov (thanks @wallytham)
2011-03-08T00:00:00+00:00 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.
2011-03-01T00:00:00+00:00 Have time to give deep critique/suggestions on rough draft of my new book? Email me something about yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org
2011-02-28T00:00:00+00:00 Amazing museum in Sydney: http://www.whiterabbitcollection.org/ Please go if you can. Best collection I’ve ever seen.
2011-02-16T00:00:00+00:00 My newest TED talk: Why You Need to Fail http://youtu.be/HhxcFGuKOys Any suggestions on how to improve it?
2011-02-11T00:00:00+00:00 My favorite marketing author, Harry Beckwith, is finally blogging! Keep your eye on this: http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/unthinking
2011-01-31T00:00:00+00:00 Hour-long candid interview with me at http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/blog/derek-sivers-the-22-million-dollar-man/ (scroll down to the green [Get Access] button.) MP3: http://cdn.earn1k.com/audio/DerekSivers_CDBaby100Million.mp3
2011-01-31T00:00:00+00:00 What’s on Derek Sivers’ desk? Nothing but his feet: http://www.tagbento.com/243/dereks-desk
2011-01-31T00:00:00+00:00 Broke my big toe playing in Arabian Sea, Varkala, India. Local hospital: $1 doctor + $2 xray. Experience + bragging rights: priceless. :-)
2011-01-24T00:00:00+00:00 Delegate or die: the self-employed trap. https://sive.rs/delegate
2011-01-22T00:00:00+00:00 (Vanity tweet:) iPad ad for TED at bus stop in Los Angeles: https://sive.rs/file/TED-iPad-ad.mov
2011-01-16T00:00:00+00:00 Inspiration never makes the first move. http://artofminimalism.com/creating-to-be-human-20-rock-star-bloggers-take-the-stage/
2011-01-14T00:00:00+00:00 Musicians: anyone tried live internet jamming like http://ejamming.com/ ? If so, please email me your honest thoughts? email@example.com Thx!
2011-01-14T00:00:00+00:00 Restrictions will set you free. http://andyswan.com/blog/2011/01/05/two-rules/ + https://sive.rs/restrictions-will-set-you-free
2011-01-05T00:00:00+00:00 My video "First Follower" aka "Lessons Learned from Dancing Guy" available for free download: https://sive.rs/file/DancingGuy-ff.m4v Use, share, etc.
2011-01-04T00:00:00+00:00 Spent the whole day typing out my notes for my favorite book ever. Enjoy: https://sive.rs/book/SeekingWisdom
2010-12-29T00:00:00+00:00 Doomsday predictions make headlines, but betting against them usually wins. See http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/28/science/28tierney.html?_r=1
2010-12-28T00:00:00+00:00 Back home in Singapore. So good to be back. Hope to stay in this Asia/Australia time zone for all of 2011.
2010-12-27T00:00:00+00:00 Q: Hey Richard Branson, we are 2 broke students, can we join you on your private jet to DC tonight? A: Sure! http://beanoriginal.net/the-audacity-of-shamelessly-asking/
2010-12-25T00:00:00+00:00 Strategic advantage for a business to be both tech and non-tech: http://techcrunch.com/2010/12/24/hybrid-startup/
2010-12-25T00:00:00+00:00 RT @cyberpr: Watch Team @CyberPR in tacky red sweaters singing! Our HOLIDAY VIDEO CARD! for you http://www.youtube.com/arielpublicity#p/u/0/zq8_HrEx93w
2010-12-22T00:00:00+00:00 Congrats @thinksimplenow http://thinksimplenow.com for winning coolest job: ’good mood blogger’. Glad I was no help. :-)
2010-12-18T00:00:00+00:00 Read The 4-Hour Body in one 12-hour sitting. http://fourhourbody.com/ Amazing book. Congrats @tferriss
2010-12-16T00:00:00+00:00 What’s the most ’unrealistic’ thing you’ve accomplished and what did you learn from the process? See http://www.sensophy.com/48-online-authorities-reveal-unrealistic-accomplishments/
2010-12-02T00:00:00+00:00 Flying to India to speak at http://theinkconference.com/
2010-11-27T00:00:00+00:00 RT @arsenehodali: @sivers dinners are for talking about that which we lack and desire it seems.
2010-11-27T00:00:00+00:00 "When bankers get together for dinner, they discuss art. When artists get together for dinner, they discuss money." — Oscar Wilde
2010-11-26T00:00:00+00:00 Process innovation. The Henry Ford of Heart Surgery. LOVE this. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125875892887958111.html
2010-11-23T00:00:00+00:00 Musicians, great examples of purple cow + chutzpah: http://www.sonicscoop.com/2010/11/21/smarter-in-60-ii-how-music-can-milk-seth-godins-purple-cow/
2010-11-22T00:00:00+00:00 Gorgeous haunting merge of old Amsterdam photos into today: http://www.howtobearetronaut.com/2010/03/the-ghosts-of-amsterdam/
2010-11-22T00:00:00+00:00 Obvious to you. Amazing to others. https://sive.rs/obvious
2010-11-19T00:00:00+00:00 Why wreck a blank canvas? https://sive.rs/blank
2010-11-12T00:00:00+00:00 RT @TechCrunch: CD Baby Founder Recounts A Tale Of Steve Jobs, iTunes, And Broken Promises http://tcrn.ch/aKFVbX by @jasonkincaid
2010-11-12T00:00:00+00:00 The day Steve Jobs dissed me hard: https://sive.rs/itunes
2010-11-07T00:00:00+00:00 When someone complains, it means one of two things.... https://sive.rs/complainers
2010-11-07T00:00:00+00:00 "Safest way to get what you want is to deserve what you want." - Charlie Munger - http://www.deeshaa.org/2010/02/13/notes-from-charlie-mungers-2007-commencement-speech-at-usc-law/
2010-11-01T00:00:00+00:00 If you are both a guitarist and a Linux fan, check this out: http://gnuguitarinux.sourceforge.net/ (Maybe should be called Hendrix?)
2010-10-31T00:00:00+00:00 Jon Stewart’s serious comment at the end of the rally: http://www.reddit.com/r/reddit.com/comments/dysci/jon_stewart_thank_you_for_your_serious_comments/c13xzpy Brilliant.
2010-10-31T00:00:00+00:00 Great tidbits of wisdom from traveling the world for 3 years: http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/2010/10/30/20-things-ive-learned-from-traveling-around-the-world-for-three-years/ (Warning: makes you want to get up and go!)
2010-10-29T00:00:00+00:00 RT @pwiger: Announcing your goals is bad for completion (https://sive.rs/zipit) so I zipped it AND DID IT! I’m sooo proud now! :) http://dailymile.com/e/E6F2
2010-10-29T00:00:00+00:00 Signed up for a Hotdesk for 6 months at http://hackerspace.sg/ @hackerspacesg
2010-10-29T00:00:00+00:00 Listening to Lyle Lovett’s album ’Joshua Judges Ruth’ for the 100th time. So so so good. All of it.
2010-10-29T00:00:00+00:00 New York Times / Freakonomics disagrees with my TED Talk: http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/28/are-public-commitments-counterproductive/ Your thoughts?
2010-10-28T00:00:00+00:00 Spent afternoon in Singapore Japanese internet cafe. Calm and classy. Highly recommended if in Raffles Place: http://cafeo-rid.com/
2010-10-28T00:00:00+00:00 Test says I’m INTJ: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/INTJ#Characteristics Funny how accurate that description is. You? http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp
2010-10-27T00:00:00+00:00 Notes from a Guide to the Good Life: http://www.leader-values.com/wordpress/?p=3075
2010-10-23T00:00:00+00:00 Characteristics of successful musicians, too: http://paulgraham.com/founders.html (emphasize 2 & 3. add practice/improvement.)
2010-10-17T00:00:00+00:00 Boarding plane to Guilin, China, to study Mandarin full-time for 2 months. A dream/goal of mine since 2006. Very excited.
2010-10-14T00:00:00+00:00 Shower in the Hong Kong airport lounge, after a 14-hour flight. 5 hour layover, then Singapore.
2010-10-08T00:00:00+00:00 The best part of blogging is the people you will meet: http://onstartups.com/tabid/3339/bid/14208/Why-Every-Entrepreneur-Should-Write-and-9-Tips-To-Get-Started.aspx (I agree)
2010-10-06T00:00:00+00:00 Believe those who seek the truth. Doubt those who find it.
2010-10-05T00:00:00+00:00 Speaking at Berklee College of Music in Boston tonight (Oct 4th) at 7pm: 921 Boylston, 3rd floor, The Loft. Everyone invited.
2010-10-02T00:00:00+00:00 Speaking at TEDx in Singapore on October 16th: http://tedxnus.com/ It’s free, so register while you can.
2010-09-29T00:00:00+00:00 For home-recording artists: free ebook: "How we made a studio-grade album for $190" http://www.drugstorefanatics.com/page.php?id=3
2010-09-25T00:00:00+00:00 Donated $500 to author of Anki, because it’s that amazing. Using it to learn Mandarin. http://ichi2.net/anki/
2010-09-24T00:00:00+00:00 Some great new books posted: https://sive.rs/book?sort=date
2010-09-23T00:00:00+00:00 L3C: interesting structure for running a business where profit is only a secondary goal: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L3C
2010-09-22T00:00:00+00:00 Tweeting on the command-line again thanks to http://jmillerinc.com/2010/05/31/twitter-from-the-command-line-in-python-using-oauth/
2010-09-17T00:00:00+00:00 Spoke in Rotterdam today: "Art of Profitability" - http://www.marketingfacts.nl/berichten/20100916_emerce_eday_keynote_derek_sivers_profitability_art/ - based on this book: https://sive.rs/book/ArtOfProfitability
2010-08-31T00:00:00+00:00 LOVE this: "winning" is just comparing hours spent practicing. What if practice=winning were taught more directly? http://dilbert.com/blog/entry/the_illusion_of_winning/
2010-08-31T00:00:00+00:00 in Singapore for the week. Anyone here want to meet? I’d love to get to know it more. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
2010-08-29T00:00:00+00:00 Studying Mandarin 3-6 hours a day, lately. So into it. Using http://wenlin.com + http://amzn.to/avHOJc + http://amzn.to/ajnKXn
2010-08-24T00:00:00+00:00 Biked 100km (62 miles) from Stockholm to Baltic Sea: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&oe=UTF8&num=200&start=42&msa=0&msid=107061946988576143189.00048bd76b1f825e46887&ll=59.307263,18.37944&spn=0.234475,0.725784&z=11
2010-08-17T00:00:00+00:00 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.
2010-08-08T00:00:00+00:00 Karmalist wishlist? https://sive.rs/kl
2010-08-05T00:00:00+00:00 Listening to http://www.nothingbuttheblues.co.uk/radio.html
2010-07-30T00:00:00+00:00 I always wanted a pet fox. Thank you, science! http://www.sibfox.com/foxes/
2010-07-28T00:00:00+00:00 The best "ABOUT ME" page I’ve ever seen: http://www.leland1234.com/About%20Me.html
2010-07-27T00:00:00+00:00 If people don’t think you’re weird, you’re living badly. We’re defined by what we say no to. http://paulgraham.com/addiction.html
2010-07-27T00:00:00+00:00 When you retire, what happens to all the knowledge and experience you acquired? http://steveblank.com/2010/07/26/you-cant-take-it-with-you/
2010-07-24T00:00:00+00:00 Choosing safety over your long-time dream? Read http://blog.rootein.com/2010/04/for-gods-sake-follow-your-dreams.html
2010-07-22T00:00:00+00:00 Valuable to others, or only you? https://sive.rs/starving-artist
2010-07-19T00:00:00+00:00 In Stockholm (Sweden) for two months. Anyone I should meet? Contact me here: https://sive.rs/contact
2010-07-12T00:00:00+00:00 Wow. Fell in love with my wife all over again (actually: more than ever) this weekend.
2010-07-09T00:00:00+00:00 “I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.” - John Cage
2010-07-08T00:00:00+00:00 Quit quirks when working with others: https://sive.rs/quirks
2010-07-06T00:00:00+00:00 Went on a nice 1-hour run through the streets of London, barefoot.
2010-07-04T00:00:00+00:00 (for those of you considering a massive change) My loss: https://sive.rs/loss
2010-07-03T00:00:00+00:00 Compass in your gut. (The most important lesson I ever learned.) https://sive.rs/compass
2010-07-02T00:00:00+00:00 Do you know an anorexic hermit crab? http://www.sridharsmusic.com/blog/crab/
2010-07-02T00:00:00+00:00 I assume I’m below average. https://sive.rs/below-average
2010-07-02T00:00:00+00:00 iPhone or millionaire? Love this comic: http://www.geekculture.com/joyoftech/joyimages/1125.gif
2010-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 Comedian mayor and married lesbian prime minister. Iceland is my favorite country. http://nyti.ms/9IxjkR & http://www.examiner.com/x-50081-NY-Romance-Examiner~y2010m6d29-Icelands-Prime-Minister-First-World-Leader-with-SameSex-Spouse
2010-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 Hi! I’m Troy McClure. You might remember me from such films as... http://worldwide-web.com/JeffreyBabad/Simpsons/Troy/index.html
2010-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 For musicians: widget for giving away an MP3 in return for their email address, a Facebook "like", or tweet: http://www.pledgemusic.com/#new_widget
2010-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 How to get hired: https://sive.rs/gethired
2010-06-28T00:00:00+00:00 If you have a problem in your life, it’s rooted in a habit: http://tynan.net/habits
2010-06-27T00:00:00+00:00 Many things taught as fact are proven wrong here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_misconceptions
2010-06-27T00:00:00+00:00 "As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well used brings happy death." - Leonardo da Vinci
2010-06-26T00:00:00+00:00 Wow. I knew it felt like nobody was using MySpace anymore, but look at that graph! http://helloform.com/blog/2010/06/its-too-late-for-myspace/
2010-06-26T00:00:00+00:00 We store our knowledge & memories in the things we create: http://dilbert.com/blog/entry/exobrain/
2010-06-25T00:00:00+00:00 RT @ciazma: about @sivers in Turkish http://sozluk.sourtimes.org/show.asp?id=19497184
2010-06-23T00:00:00+00:00 Do I have to be a teenager to think this is an AWESOME trailer? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_RrNCqCIPE
2010-06-22T00:00:00+00:00 Geek talk: http://thegeektalk.com/interviews/derek-sivers/
2010-06-22T00:00:00+00:00 Ruby metaprogramming. Just finished http://www.pragprog.com/screencasts/v-dtrubyom/the-ruby-object-model-and-metaprogramming now starting http://www.pragprog.com/titles/ppmetr/metaprogramming-ruby thanks to @chadfowler
2010-06-21T00:00:00+00:00 Saw Theo Jansen & his walking beasts on the beach in Den Haag, Holland today: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcR7U2tuNoY
2010-06-20T00:00:00+00:00 How to hire a programmer to make your ideas happen: https://sive.rs/how2hire
2010-06-20T00:00:00+00:00 Where I’ve been in Amsterdam: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=107061946988576143189.00048910e322ffd89de12&ll=52.373084,4.873981&spn=0.070427,0.181446&z=13 (Nexus One phone GPS tracks bike-rides and walks, then one-click to upload.)
2010-06-17T00:00:00+00:00 We cannot expect to touch excellence if "going through the motions" is the norm of our lives. https://sive.rs/book/ArtOfLearning
2010-06-17T00:00:00+00:00 GREAT story about not waiting for permission to get what you really want: http://www.bothsidesofthetable.com/2010/06/15/its-better-to-beg-for-forgiveness-than-to-ask-for-permission/
2010-06-16T00:00:00+00:00 Former Prime Minister of Japan, Yukio Hatoyama, just tweeted my First Follower talk! http://twitter.com/hatoyamayukio/status/16265390887
2010-06-16T00:00:00+00:00 After 15 years of practice... https://sive.rs/15-years
2010-06-13T00:00:00+00:00 My 45-min RailsConf talk about accents, quirks, outcomes, confabulation, instinct, delegating, and incest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fV-phU9m9kg
2010-06-13T00:00:00+00:00 Reading all about cycling in Holland. So excited for longer exploratory trips: http://www.cycletourer.co.uk/cycletouring/holland.shtml
2010-06-11T00:00:00+00:00 Moving to Amsterdam today. Two suitcases + two bikes. Cancelled cellphone contract. Heading to airport. Ah, the laptop life.
2010-06-11T00:00:00+00:00 #railsconf All the music from my keynote speech last night, since many have asked: http://gist.github.com/433638
2010-06-07T00:00:00+00:00 Minimalism is simply eliminating the unnecessary: http://mnmlist.com/not-affluent/
2010-06-02T00:00:00+00:00 Spent the last 3 days nonstop doing http://railstutorial.org/ start-to-finish. Awesome book, @railstutorial - Thanks!
2010-05-29T00:00:00+00:00 RT @alaindebotton: Modern romanticism: we go in search of one person who will spare us any need for other people.
2010-05-28T00:00:00+00:00 One of my favorite posts of all time: "I Have No Talent": http://railstips.org/blog/archives/2010/01/12/i-have-no-talent/
2010-05-26T00:00:00+00:00 I love learning about our common thinking mistakes: http://lesswrong.com/lw/lg/the_affect_heuristic/
2010-05-26T00:00:00+00:00 How I became Ryuichi Sakamoto’s guitarist: https://sive.rs/sakamoto
2010-05-25T00:00:00+00:00 Naïve Quitting: https://sive.rs/nq
2010-05-24T00:00:00+00:00 This is the CLI-geek finance tool I’d always been looking for: http://bugsplat.info/2010-05-23-keeping-finances-with-ledger.html
2010-05-24T00:00:00+00:00 RT @HarryBeckwith: Interesting: Just learned that the word enthusiasm comes from the Greek, and means "filled with God."
2010-05-19T00:00:00+00:00 Riveting animation of brilliant talks: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc + http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7AWnfFRc7g
2010-05-16T00:00:00+00:00 You mean I can be nomadic AND bring a kitten? http://cuteoverload.com/2010/05/11/lets-go-for-a-catwalk/
2010-05-14T00:00:00+00:00 Clear thinking is inspiring. One of my favorite thinker’s posts on fear: http://www.schneier.com/blog/archives/2010/05/worst-case_thin.html
2010-05-13T00:00:00+00:00 RT @TheSeantourage: Schedule 1 night a week to disappear from the world & connect to your own divinity. Take a walk, journal, or create art.
2010-05-13T00:00:00+00:00 I use Linux & BSD (not Mac or Windows) so my backups are rsync + tar cf with bcrypt encryption. (Yeah. Geeky.) @JDelage @thacomputa @mkoidin
2010-05-13T00:00:00+00:00 Hard drive died. New drive in, OS installed and all software and all work/docs/configs restored from backup & working in 4 hours. Good boy.
2010-05-10T00:00:00+00:00 Doesn’t take much motivation. Just enough to get started: http://blogs.hbr.org/bregman/2010/05/how-and-when-to-motivate-yours.html
2010-05-08T00:00:00+00:00 I love this! 24 hours from idea to rough launch. I preach this but should practice it: http://thintz.com/essays/lean-startup-extreme
2010-05-08T00:00:00+00:00 Interesting thoughts on https://sive.rs/thor at http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=1328452
2010-05-08T00:00:00+00:00 Thursday = Thor’s day. Or "going one further": https://sive.rs/thor
2010-05-08T00:00:00+00:00 Glad Henry Tate is still teaching Art History at Berklee. Amazing teacher: http://www.berklee.edu/faculty/detail/henry-augustine-tate + http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=104492
2010-05-07T00:00:00+00:00 Favorite pizza in NYC: http://palapizza.com at 198 Allen St (below Houston) - the "Bufala Cruda" pizza. So fresh!
2010-05-05T00:00:00+00:00 Experiment without hot water. Why? Autonomy, ingenuity, and will power. Read to end. Sounds like me: http://joshwhiton.com/?p=181
2010-05-05T00:00:00+00:00 Great music biz articles at http://madepublishing.com
2010-05-04T00:00:00+00:00 New book notes: https://sive.rs/book?sort=date (Click "my notes" for any.)
2010-05-04T00:00:00+00:00 "Work is love made visible." - Khalil Gibran
2010-04-28T00:00:00+00:00 25 tips to overcome creative block: http://blog.iso50.com/2010/02/10/overcoming-creative-block/
2010-04-27T00:00:00+00:00 For every complicated problem, there’s a simple solution. But it’s wrong.
2010-04-26T00:00:00+00:00 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.
2010-04-23T00:00:00+00:00 It works! Giving away an idea to make it happen: http://techdirt.com/blog/entrepreneurs/articles/20100407/0229408906.shtml
2010-04-16T00:00:00+00:00 (Whoa.) Remember who you are: http://gapingvoid.com/2010/04/15/you-less-than/
2010-04-09T00:00:00+00:00 Last chance for a free book: http://bookmooch.com/inventory/sivers/ Just sign up & email me your username so I can gift you points to use.
2010-04-08T00:00:00+00:00 I’m giving away ALL my books, 175 of them, here: http://bookmooch.com/inventory/sivers/ Get one ASAP!
2010-04-08T00:00:00+00:00 Great idea: a summary of last week’s news that is still important. Read only that, not daily noise. http://marco.org/502016907
2010-04-07T00:00:00+00:00 Great entrepreneur article. “It’s not the job of the customers to know what they don’t know” http://blogmaverick.com/2010/04/06/why-you-should-never-listen-to-your-customers/
2010-04-02T00:00:00+00:00 RT @tedtalks: How to start a movement -- in 3 minutes: Derek Sivers on #TED http://on.ted.com/8EPn
2010-04-02T00:00:00+00:00 My TED talk: "How to Start a Movement" is live: http://www.ted.com/talks/derek_sivers_how_to_start_a_movement.html
2010-04-01T00:00:00+00:00 At the end of every computer is a real person, a lot like you: https://sive.rs/real
2010-04-01T00:00:00+00:00 Friends don’t let friends buy Monster cable! Bad Monster, bad! http://www.mint.com/blog/trends/the-rip1/
2010-04-01T00:00:00+00:00 Why many smart people are not successful: http://www.lifebeyondcode.com/2010/03/29/9-reasons-why-many-smart-people-go-nowhere/
2010-03-31T00:00:00+00:00 "The only people who should plan on making money from writing a book are people who made money on their last book." http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2010/03/publishing-books-to-make-money.html
2010-03-30T00:00:00+00:00 Good luck NOT traveling after seeing this: http://airbnb.com/top40
2010-03-30T00:00:00+00:00 Offered the shit end of the stick? Never forget you can flip the stick & take the good end: https://sive.rs/flipstick
2010-03-30T00:00:00+00:00 I LOVE Arch Linux: http://archlinux.org/ Using it exclusively now & thrilled. Minimalist DIY. Try if Ubuntu is too Mac-like for you. :-)
2010-03-30T00:00:00+00:00 Wow. Amazing wisdom about writing: http://bighow.com/news/the-art-of-great-writing-60-writing-tips-from-6-alltime-great-writers
2010-03-29T00:00:00+00:00 "How I wish that somewhere there existed an island for those who are wise and of good will." - Albert Einstein
2010-03-27T00:00:00+00:00 Just booked a round-trip flight to Amsterdam: June 12 to September 24, so I guess we’ll be in Europe all summer.
2010-03-25T00:00:00+00:00 Using Rich Media To Drive Home A Point: http://www.myrender.com/blog/2010/3/23/using-rich-media-to-drive-home-a-point.html
2010-03-24T00:00:00+00:00 Musicians have a "Hall of Elders" where they can seek inspiration: http://indieconnect.ning.com/profiles/blogs/advice-from-the-hall-of-elders - about http://musicthoughts.com
2010-03-24T00:00:00+00:00 All videos from "Successful SxSW: the Tao of the Conference": https://sive.rs/sxsw
2010-03-22T00:00:00+00:00 While fiancee was at her bridal shower, I switched my laptop to minimalist http://archlinux.org/ + http://www.nongnu.org/ratpoison/
2010-03-20T00:00:00+00:00 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)
2010-03-20T00:00:00+00:00 Definitions of "founder": (1) a person who founds or establishes some institution, (2) stumble and nearly fall: "the horses foundered"
2010-03-20T00:00:00+00:00 RT @cyberpr: Today Ariel Publicity turns 15 years old thanks to every single artist who I have ever worked with
2010-03-19T00:00:00+00:00 Magnatune is doing better than ever: http://blogs.magnatune.com/buckman/2010/03/new-business-model-for-magnatune.html
2010-03-18T00:00:00+00:00 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.
2010-03-18T00:00:00+00:00 About to do my talk at SxSW convention center 4th floor room 12AB.
2010-03-16T00:00:00+00:00 Nice Apple rant! "iPhone: Sterile Disney-fied walled garden surrounded by sharp-toothed lawyers." Freedom not optional. http://www.tbray.org/ongoing/When/201x/2010/03/15/Joining-Google#p-5
2010-03-16T00:00:00+00:00 My SxSW talk, Wednesday at 11am: "Successful SXSW: The Tao of the Conference" Add to your schedule? http://my.sxsw.com/events/event/7561
2010-03-16T00:00:00+00:00 RT @Mhochberg: @sivers Sentences, like punctuation, are the "body language" of a written language.
2010-03-16T00:00:00+00:00 RT: @KwaiYu: Chinese: One of oldest languages but has no plurals nor tenses. Reason why Chinese people struggle with English.
2010-03-15T00:00:00+00:00 Does every language have sentences?
2010-03-14T00:00:00+00:00 I’m on NPR Morning Edition this morning, commenting on this: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=124126711
2010-03-13T00:00:00+00:00 At SxSW. If you see me, say hi.
2010-03-12T00:00:00+00:00 To be clear:I don’t recommend being like the guy in the "ruthless" article. Just thought it was a fascinating objective analysis. Good read.
2010-03-12T00:00:00+00:00 Are you capable of being ruthless to get ahead? http://blog.cubeofm.com/are-you-capable-of-being-ruthless-to-get-ahea
2010-03-12T00:00:00+00:00 CD release tips: http://independentrockstar.com/679/cd-release-tips-derek-sivers/
2010-03-10T00:00:00+00:00 10,000 free musical instruments to 10,000 underprivileged kids? Consider voting: http://refresheverything.com/getinstrumental
2010-03-08T00:00:00+00:00 Smart people don’t think others are stupid.
2010-03-07T00:00:00+00:00 Listening to Debussy’s “Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp” for the 100th time. Stunning recording: http://amazon.com/dp/B000001SEN
2010-03-07T00:00:00+00:00 RT @cyberpr: Want to see an amazing video that cost $24.95 to create? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83oWsG0cJcc from @DLchorus
2010-03-05T00:00:00+00:00 Great metaphor of relying on inherent talent vs hard work: http://blog.cubeofm.com/your-high-iq-will-kill-your-startup
2010-03-03T00:00:00+00:00 MUST-SEE: OK Go "This Too Shall Pass" video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybUFnY7Y8w
2010-03-02T00:00:00+00:00 My favorite recent TED talk: your experiencing self vs remembering self. Deep. http://on.ted.com/8Ads
2010-03-02T00:00:00+00:00 Giving away some books: http://bookmooch.com/inventory/sivers
2010-02-27T00:00:00+00:00 Just FYI for those who asked: My talk at SxSW: http://my.sxsw.com/events/event/7561
2010-02-27T00:00:00+00:00 Do you have conference advice for musicians? Want to be in my SxSW keynote? https://sive.rs/conftips
2010-02-26T00:00:00+00:00 Do something small weekly, something big monthly. Wise marketing advice: http://www.fistfulayen.com/blog/?p=657
2010-02-25T00:00:00+00:00 USPTO hiring patent examiners. Same job Einstein had. :-) http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=85627686&JobTitle=Patent+Examiner+%28*General%29&sort=rv%2c-dtex&cn=&rad_units=miles&brd=3876&pp=50&fn=4537&jbf574=CM56&vw=b&re=134&FedEmp=N&FedPub=Y&caller=basic.aspx&ss=0&AVSDM=2010-01-29+03%3a23%3a00
2010-02-25T00:00:00+00:00 Love her projects: http://www.babelgum.com/3020170/radar-eleven-color-katie.html + http://colormekatie.blogspot.com/2010/01/chalk-walk.html
2010-02-23T00:00:00+00:00 RT @andrewatideal: Join what was started by @sivers, continued by @dubber, and spread the word on something made real by me. Here’s how: http://www.projectidealism.com/2010/02/dancers-need-music.html
2010-02-23T00:00:00+00:00 Powerful highlight of last week’s TED Conference: http://ted.com/talks/philip_howard.html "4 ways to fix a broken legal system"
2010-02-20T00:00:00+00:00 AWESOME! See http://www.projectidealism.com/2010/02/dance-party.html - Now THAT’s a challenge! Anyone else? Jump in now.
2010-02-18T00:00:00+00:00 My notes for the 7 newest books I’ve read: https://sive.rs/book?sort=date Travellers, read "Geography of Bliss" ASAP!
2010-02-17T00:00:00+00:00 Brilliant! "Following" by using theme, not example: http://andrewdubber.com/2010/02/the-other-way-of-following-first/
2010-02-17T00:00:00+00:00 Music appreciation lesson from Einstein himself: https://sive.rs/weidman
2010-02-16T00:00:00+00:00 Great post on sunk costs. Applies to so many things in life: http://blog.asmartbear.com/sunk-costs.html
2010-02-15T00:00:00+00:00 First Follower idea is all yours: https://sive.rs/ff2
2010-02-14T00:00:00+00:00 RT @tonyrobbins: 3 min video: Interesting,weird but true insights into leadership & what makes a behavior become cool https://sive.rs/ff
2010-02-12T00:00:00+00:00 Girl at TED asks me where Google booth is. I see Larry Page so I shout, "Hey Larry! Where’s your booth?" Very annoyed, he scowls and points.
2010-02-12T00:00:00+00:00 Leadership Lessons from Dancing Guy: https://sive.rs/ff (This is my TED Talk from yesterday.)
2010-02-11T00:00:00+00:00 Just did my TED talk. Nerve-wracking, got stuck at one point, but got a standing ovation at the end. :-) Phew!
2010-02-09T00:00:00+00:00 Practicing my TED Talk for Wednesday. (Preview: https://sive.rs/dance-lessons)
2010-02-07T00:00:00+00:00 Oops. Correct phone#: 712-432-8730. Conf code: 10318#
2010-02-07T00:00:00+00:00 Listen in on a conference call interview I’m doing in 3 minutes, for the next hour: call 1-732-432-8730 (10318#)
2010-02-06T00:00:00+00:00 Mini dream-come-true: I’m on the front page of TED.com: http://ted.com
2010-02-05T00:00:00+00:00 RT @MichelleStewart: "If you can learn music, you can learn anything" via Derek Sivers (who heard it from an old Jazz musician) #millionaireaffair
2010-02-04T00:00:00+00:00 RT @AlexPham: Musicians, this one’s for you: Five (non-obvious) ways to get new fans. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2010/02/five-nonobvious-ways-to-get-new-fans.html #nms
2010-02-04T00:00:00+00:00 RT @AlexPham: Where to get fans. Advice from @iancr @coreythrace @ReverbNation @TopSpinMedia and other pros. http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/music_blog/2010/02/five-nonobvious-ways-to-get-new-fans.html
2010-02-04T00:00:00+00:00 40-minute talk about profitability, for entrepreneurs: http://b.lesseverything.com/2010/2/3/derek-sivers-speaks-at-lessconf2009
2010-02-01T00:00:00+00:00 "If I look at the mass, I will never act. If I look at the one, I will." - Mother Theresa
2010-01-31T00:00:00+00:00 Business owners, resist the urge to punish everyone for one person’s mistake: https://sive.rs/punish
2010-01-31T00:00:00+00:00 Very helpful and thorough U.S. Copyright FAQ page: http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/
2010-01-30T00:00:00+00:00 My TED talk on Japanese addresses & other opposites: http://www.ted.com/talks/derek_sivers_weird_or_just_different.html
2010-01-29T00:00:00+00:00 It’s bad luck to believe in bad luck.
2010-01-28T00:00:00+00:00 There are always more than two options: https://sive.rs/options
2010-01-27T00:00:00+00:00 Rush Limbaugh major confession: http://www.theonion.com/content/opinion/i_dont_even_want_to_be_alive
2010-01-27T00:00:00+00:00 Big catalog = infinite specialty shops : https://sive.rs/prism
2010-01-26T00:00:00+00:00 Seth Godin on spreading music and selling intimacy: https://sive.rs/seth-godin
2010-01-25T00:00:00+00:00 Eno is my hero. Great article & quotes: http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2010/jan/17/brian-eno-interview-paul-morley
2010-01-22T00:00:00+00:00 Musician feedback on "Ignore Everybody": https://sive.rs/ie2
2010-01-21T00:00:00+00:00 On the Oregon coast. Girlfriend has bad cold, so extending stay 4 days. I’m finally documenting and publicly publishing my PHP framework.
2010-01-15T00:00:00+00:00 MeetInnovators interview: http://meetinnovators.com/2010/01/14/derek-sivers-from-cd-baby/
2010-01-14T00:00:00+00:00 Tofugu elaborates on my explanation of Japanese addresses: http://www.tofugu.com/2010/01/06/how-the-japanese-address-system-works/ (Mine: https://sive.rs/jaddr)
2010-01-14T00:00:00+00:00 Musicians can report live CD-sales to Soundscan: http://indiehitmaker.com
2010-01-13T00:00:00+00:00 Anyone know a Carnatic vocalist that sings in Tamil in the New York City area? Please contact me. (Paying gig.) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carnatic_music
2010-01-13T00:00:00+00:00 LOVE this mindset: "not talent, just hard work": http://railstips.org/blog/archives/2010/01/12/i-have-no-talent/
2010-01-09T00:00:00+00:00 "It’s definitely time to get up. Yes. My dog needs a new tutu." http://sleeptalkinman.blogspot.com/
2010-01-09T00:00:00+00:00 "This fish has got big floppy lips. Floppy lips. Fishy kissy fishy kissy. Oop, took one on the mouth! Not nice." http://sleeptalkinman.blogspot.com/
2010-01-09T00:00:00+00:00 "Don’t leave the duck there. It’s totally irresponsible. Put it on the swing, it’ll have much more fun." http://sleeptalkinman.blogspot.com/
2010-01-09T00:00:00+00:00 AWESOME: http://sleeptalkinman.blogspot.com/
2010-01-09T00:00:00+00:00 Excited for this next weekend: http://stevepavlina.com/conscious-growth-workshop/ Love his anti-hype description.
2010-01-07T00:00:00+00:00 Long dinner with Jac Holzman, founder of Elektra, who discovered the Doors, Queen, etc. http://recordsbymail.com/elektra.php
2010-01-07T00:00:00+00:00 10 Rules for Web Startups (from Twitter founder). GREAT: http://evhead.com/2005/11/ten-rules-for-web-startups.asp
2010-01-06T00:00:00+00:00 Great Calvin imitation: http://i.imgur.com/nXWqL.jpg
2010-01-05T00:00:00+00:00 RT: @fogus: the best blog post of 2009 was "No more yes. It’s either HELL YEAH! or no." https://sive.rs/hellyeah (Thanks!)
2010-01-01T00:00:00+00:00 In Rio de Janeiro, Copacobana beach, with 2 million people all wearing white, fireworks, with 4 good friends & fiancée. :-)
2009-12-29T00:00:00+00:00 Changed our plans to fly to Rio tomorrow through January 2nd. Anyone in Rio want to meet? Email me: https://sive.rs/contact
2009-12-28T00:00:00+00:00 In Florianópolis, Brazil. Here: http://pontadosganchos.com.br/web/eng/bangalos_especialdavila.php
2009-12-22T00:00:00+00:00 So SO proud of the UK’s #1 Christmas hit: http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2009/12/21/rage-against-the-machine-win-u-k-christmas-single-battle/
2009-12-22T00:00:00+00:00 In line at the post office, sending 15 copies of https://sive.rs/book/IgnoreEverybody to 15 musicians for their thoughts.
2009-12-19T00:00:00+00:00 Supposed to be on a plane to Brazil, but coming snowstorm cancelled all flights for 3 days. Instead, bracing for blizzard.
2009-12-19T00:00:00+00:00 Papa Bill: I don’t need to worry about you. https://sive.rs/papabill
2009-12-19T00:00:00+00:00 7 Critical Marketing Basics Every Musicians Should Know: http://cyberprurban.com/blog/?p=275
2009-12-19T00:00:00+00:00 Funny comments on my YouTube "Japanese Addresses & Other Opposites": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1zh49J5rsg
2009-12-19T00:00:00+00:00 Just saw Avatar. Absolutely amazing. One of the most creative movies I’ve ever seen. See it 3D. So good we’re going again.
2009-12-14T00:00:00+00:00 Met with my girlfriend’s (Muslim Indian) family to ask for her hand in marriage. Got a big "welcome to the family" at the end.
2009-12-13T00:00:00+00:00 http://stevepavlina.com really resonates with me. Love his book too: https://sive.rs/book/PersonalDevelopmentForSmartPeople
2009-12-12T00:00:00+00:00 "Nobody told me it’s impossible, so I did it"
2009-12-12T00:00:00+00:00 Ariel Publicity kicks ass: http://views.washingtonpost.com/on-success/woman-warrior/2009/12/while_in_business_school_i.html ("empower independent artists to optimize their own PR") http://arielpublicity.com
2009-12-10T00:00:00+00:00 Helping get a busker online: http://www.changeyourreality.com/blog/2007/04/22/techies-unite-give-bucketman-a-site/ (thanks @richcollins)
2009-12-10T00:00:00+00:00 Business idea: Put buskers online: https://sive.rs/busk
2009-12-09T00:00:00+00:00 RT @annielin: why he gave away his company to charity: thoughts on cd baby’s derek @sivers & the night i crashed on his couch on tour: http://is.gd/5gd0W
2009-12-09T00:00:00+00:00 "Online" marketing = "Color" TV : https://sive.rs/tv
2009-12-06T00:00:00+00:00 Entrepreneurs, take note. Build a system not a product: http://blog.opportunitycloud.com/2009/12/05/build-a-system-not-a-product/
2009-12-05T00:00:00+00:00 Why I gave away my company to charity: https://sive.rs/trust
2009-12-02T00:00:00+00:00 Best web-design advice I’ve seen in a long time. Bookmark it: http://boagworld.com/design/8-ecommerce-improvements
2009-12-02T00:00:00+00:00 There’s no speed limit. (The lessons that changed my life.) https://sive.rs/kimo
2009-12-01T00:00:00+00:00 Cutest kitten video ever. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Bmhjf0rKe8 This is why the internet was invented.
2009-11-29T00:00:00+00:00 Yawn: http://www.upenn.edu/gazette/1109/expert.html
2009-11-28T00:00:00+00:00 Present one idea at a time and let others build upon it: https://sive.rs/1idea
2009-11-26T00:00:00+00:00 The challenge: Don’t speak in future tense. https://sive.rs/futuretense
2009-11-25T00:00:00+00:00 "Each of my lectures contains one lie. Your job, as students, is to find the lie." Read to end: http://www.zenmoments.org/my-favorite-liar/
2009-11-25T00:00:00+00:00 Hardest delegating lesson to learn: Trust but verify. https://sive.rs/trust-but-verify
2009-11-24T00:00:00+00:00 Let pedestrians define the walkways: https://sive.rs/walkways
2009-11-22T00:00:00+00:00 All this learning means nothing until you make something happen: https://sive.rs/confidence
2009-11-22T00:00:00+00:00 I’m at http://boston.musichackday.org/ all weekend. Any #musichackday people come say hello. Gray shirt. Shiny head.
2009-11-21T00:00:00+00:00 Did something I’ve wanted to for years: Signed up to Netflix and added ALL of Ebert’s "Great Movies" to queue.
2009-11-21T00:00:00+00:00 Since I used to play Santa at a mall, I can really appreciate this: http://twitter.com/loadedsanta
2009-11-17T00:00:00+00:00 "Only dead fish go with the flow." - https://sive.rs/book/PragmaticThinking
2009-11-17T00:00:00+00:00 Read 10 new books in last 6 weeks, mostly about learning and investing. Notes posted here: https://sive.rs/book?sort=date
2009-11-13T00:00:00+00:00 Past 40 hours went from coffee plantation in rural India, to dinner with 30 musicians in Singapore, to Tokyo-LAX-NYC. Almost home....
2009-11-07T00:00:00+00:00 Off to rural Coorg India for 3 days here: http://www.swarga.in/ (read the description!) Totally offline. Writing, reading, programming.
2009-11-05T00:00:00+00:00 Check one thing off my to-do list for life: I’m now a TED speaker. It went well. :-)
2009-11-05T00:00:00+00:00 Anyone wondering how TED India is going, my buddy Ani is blogging it well: http://annekejong.blogspot.com/
2009-11-04T00:00:00+00:00 Staying in dorm room at Infosys Campus, Mysore India, all week. Amazing: http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=infosys+campus+mysore
2009-11-01T00:00:00+00:00 3hr layover @ LAX = 2 hr intense bikeride on the beach, 15 min swim, back at gate early. HELL YEAH!
2009-11-01T00:00:00+00:00 Now flying NYC - LA - Tokyo - Singapore - Bangalore, then a bus to Mysore India. 23 hours of wonderful offline programming and reading time.
2009-10-31T00:00:00+00:00 Doing the opposite of everyone is valuable: https://sive.rs/contrarian
2009-10-31T00:00:00+00:00 You are all at least my 11th cousin. Including Obama: http://www.ksbw.com/news/21404492/detail.html
2009-10-30T00:00:00+00:00 Deep article with clear thinking about a universal language http://www.worldaffairsjournal.org/2009%20-%20Fall/full-McWhorter-Fall-2009.html
2009-10-29T00:00:00+00:00 5 Music Industry Leaders You Should Follow: http://audiolife.com/blog/index.php/5-music-industry-leaders-you-should-follow/ (thanks Lior!)
2009-10-27T00:00:00+00:00 Tweaking my TED Talk slides for next week’s @tedindia #tedindia
2009-10-26T00:00:00+00:00 Reading “The Productive Programmer” http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596519544
2009-10-24T00:00:00+00:00 4 hands. 1 guitar. Watch carefully. Her right, his left. Vice-versa. Amazing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcsSPzr7ays
2009-10-24T00:00:00+00:00 GREAT 5-minute talk about how sound affects us. Please watch: http://www.ted.com/talks/julian_treasure_the_4_ways_sound_affects_us.html
2009-10-24T00:00:00+00:00 Been working in 25-minute uninterrupted bursts with a 5-minute break, as suggested in #1-5 here: http://www.pomodorotechnique.com/
2009-10-21T00:00:00+00:00 Up at 5am working, watching Manhattan skyline. Dark blue sky. Office building lights turning on like microwave popcorn.
2009-10-21T00:00:00+00:00 Interview with the great Rick Goetz from musiciancoaching.com about music, business, and focus.
2009-10-21T00:00:00+00:00 Speaking on a panel at CMJ: "Specific Business Concepts for the Modern Day Music Artist" - using hashtag #cmjbiz if you want to follow.
2009-10-20T00:00:00+00:00 Spent the day switching to Linux (Ubuntu 9.10). Very impressed. Now back to programming Muckwork (finally).
2009-10-20T00:00:00+00:00 Best laugh of the morning over breakfast: Drunkest Guy Goes Back for More Beer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZQsA7G0hvQ
2009-10-19T00:00:00+00:00 Installing FreeBSD on a Lenovo T400s. Years-old dream to have a minimalist FreeBSD laptop. Glad PHK has same one.
2009-10-17T00:00:00+00:00 Arrived in Jacksonville. Speaking at @lessconf tomorrow. Constantly editing my 45-minute talk on profitability.
2009-10-17T00:00:00+00:00 If you think you haven’t found your passion... https://sive.rs/passion
2009-10-16T00:00:00+00:00 Doesn’t feel like work (or I’ve forgotten) : https://sive.rs/notwork
2009-10-15T00:00:00+00:00 Weird businesses. The ultimate inspiration: http://www.inc.com/ss/america039s-weirdest-businesses
2009-10-15T00:00:00+00:00 Learning the theme, not the example: https://sive.rs/metaphor
2009-10-14T00:00:00+00:00 Podcast interview with me, talking about.... http://www.tripplanier.com/blog_files/derek-sivers.html
2009-10-14T00:00:00+00:00 How I knew I was done with my company: https://sive.rs/done
2009-10-13T00:00:00+00:00 Now that’s one way to dance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcgg6YLVj28
2009-10-13T00:00:00+00:00 Interview with "Allentrepreneur. Startup Founders At The Forefront" about passion, fearlessness, integrity.
2009-10-13T00:00:00+00:00 Just signed up for Seth Godin’s November 19 NYC event: http://www.squidoo.com/The-November-Sessions
2009-10-13T00:00:00+00:00 You should feel pain when unclear: https://sive.rs/unclear
2009-10-13T00:00:00+00:00 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.
2009-10-12T00:00:00+00:00 Watching http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhqZ0RU95d4 = hell yeah!
2009-10-11T00:00:00+00:00 Listening to Madhouse 8 while programming Muckwork. Never realized ALL instruments except sax are Prince. Amazing.
2009-10-11T00:00:00+00:00 Very worth following @kurt_vonnegut = daily Kurt Vonnegut quotes: http://twitter.com/kurt_vonnegut
2009-10-10T00:00:00+00:00 Turn stairs into a piano, and people skip the escalator to use them: http://technology.todaysbigthing.com/2009/10/09 Awesome.
2009-10-10T00:00:00+00:00 Oooh. Musicians: get in on this ASAP. Watch the demo video then enter your email address: http://creators.rockband.com/
2009-10-10T00:00:00+00:00 YES!! I’m speaking at TED India! Just a 2 minute talk explaining this: https://sive.rs/jadr but I’m psyched!
2009-10-10T00:00:00+00:00 How do you grade yourself? https://sive.rs/grade
2009-10-10T00:00:00+00:00 Whistle-blowers are an important part of society, but I wish that person outside my window would lay off the whistle for a day.
2009-10-09T00:00:00+00:00 Seeing Sugarland and Keith Urban at Madison Square Garden as a guest Sugarland & @cyberpr
2009-10-09T00:00:00+00:00 If you haven’t seen Stop Making Sense concert video by Talking Heads, you should. It’s genius and inspiring.:w
2009-10-08T00:00:00+00:00 Not happy with existing venues? Make a new one. https://sive.rs/makenew
2009-10-07T00:00:00+00:00 RT @jerrethammons "Aren’t those sizes from Coldstone?" = thanks for the best laugh of the morning. :-)
2009-10-07T00:00:00+00:00 What’s the difference between like, love, and in-love? https://sive.rs/inlove (curious to hear different answers)
2009-10-06T00:00:00+00:00 Imagine if Einstein tried to maintain a blog, book and hobbies while solving Relativity: http://www.calnewport.com/blog/?p=115
2009-10-05T00:00:00+00:00 Before mailing to a U.S. address: http://zip4.usps.com/zip4/welcome.jsp Use their "standard format" for more reliable delivery.
2009-10-05T00:00:00+00:00 You Can’t Do What You Want By Doing Something Else: http://www.artima.com/weblogs/viewpost.jsp?thread=269972
2009-10-04T00:00:00+00:00 went to SNL dress rehearsal. Madonna gets in skit with Lady Gaga. Worth watching. :-)
2009-10-04T00:00:00+00:00 Spending the next 2 days over my head at http://www.singularitysummit.com/program
2009-10-03T00:00:00+00:00 Best laugh of the day: Streaker scores! http://www.metacafe.com/watch/3084/amazing_streaker_scores/
2009-10-01T00:00:00+00:00 Highest book recommendation: Ignore Everybody - https://sive.rs/ie
2009-09-30T00:00:00+00:00 How to get on a magazine cover, by Tori Sparks: https://sive.rs/tori-sparks
2009-09-30T00:00:00+00:00 Entrepreneurs: "Let your users tell you what they need instead of deciding for them" : http://drstarcat.com/archives/163
2009-09-28T00:00:00+00:00 And if only 1% of those people... https://sive.rs/1pct (Just a tiny story with a good reminder.)
2009-09-25T00:00:00+00:00 Does your company really want to hang out with me? https://sive.rs/sms
2009-09-25T00:00:00+00:00 RT @carlalynnehall: Last night I tested @sivers "pay what you want" experiment from https://sive.rs/livecd and I SOLD OUT OF ALL THE CDs!!
2009-09-25T00:00:00+00:00 The first rule of communication: Communicate so that you cannot be misunderstood. https://sive.rs/book/YouInc
2009-09-24T00:00:00+00:00 Biking : https://sive.rs/biking
2009-09-23T00:00:00+00:00 My 40th birthday today, so I just biked 100 hilly miles in 7 hours. Now having pizza and tea, and programming. Perfect day.
2009-09-22T00:00:00+00:00 Idea for a venue where the audience can mix their own audio: https://sive.rs/venuemix
2009-09-22T00:00:00+00:00 Musicians, try this experiment? Everyone must have a CD, even if free: https://sive.rs/livecd
2009-09-20T00:00:00+00:00 "If I’d listened to customers, I’d have given them a faster horse." - Henry Ford
2009-09-19T00:00:00+00:00 Weird! http://archive.org/details/DerekSivers_312 is a reading of https://sive.rs/freedom created by @audiorarities (Thanks!)
2009-09-18T00:00:00+00:00 Is there such a thing as too much freedom? https://sive.rs/freedom
2009-09-18T00:00:00+00:00 Wow. Comedian Eddie Izzard ran 43 marathons in 51 days, for real: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8256589.stm
2009-09-17T00:00:00+00:00 Write? Write. Sleep? Sleep. Read? Read. Don’t fight it. https://sive.rs/dont-fight-it (advice to myself)
2009-09-16T00:00:00+00:00 Interview: http://musformation.com/an_interview_with_derek_sivers_-_founder_of_cd_babycom/
2009-09-14T00:00:00+00:00 Safety: https://sive.rs/safety
2009-09-14T00:00:00+00:00 Seeing closing performance of Avenue Q on Broadway, as guest of Jeff Marx who co-wrote it. Now that’s stylin. :-)
2009-09-14T00:00:00+00:00 Verbose article about succinctly saying "no": http://www.esquire.com/features/influence/say-no-0508
2009-09-13T00:00:00+00:00 Imagining lots of tedious steps? Or one fun step? https://sive.rs/steps
2009-09-12T00:00:00+00:00 Does it help to be desperate? - PART 2: https://sive.rs/desperate2
2009-09-12T00:00:00+00:00 Reading Tina’s report on her 3 months in India. Wow: http://thinksimplenow.com/clarity/living-enlightenment-report/
2009-09-11T00:00:00+00:00 Does it help to be desperate? https://sive.rs/desperate
2009-09-10T00:00:00+00:00 Next Tarantino Movie an Homage to Beloved Tarantino Movies: http://www.theonion.com/content/news/next_tarantino_movie_an_homage_to
2009-09-07T00:00:00+00:00 I keep hearing good things about http://bandcamp.com - Reply if you have any experience with them?
2009-09-07T00:00:00+00:00 "I don’t come to bow, I come to conquer." - Bob Marley
2009-09-07T00:00:00+00:00 "Just keep climbing ladders.": https://sive.rs/ladders
2009-09-06T00:00:00+00:00 Unlearning : https://sive.rs/unlearning
2009-09-05T00:00:00+00:00 My heroes: https://sive.rs/heroes
2009-09-05T00:00:00+00:00 James Brown gives you dancing lessons: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdz88MBWomo
2009-09-02T00:00:00+00:00 Kurt Vonnegut explains drama : https://sive.rs/drama
2009-09-01T00:00:00+00:00 How to send personalized emails: https://sive.rs/emailer
2009-08-31T00:00:00+00:00 "Advertising is the tax you pay for being unremarkable." - (via @tferriss)
2009-08-31T00:00:00+00:00 Sprezzatura: https://sive.rs/sprezzatura
2009-08-30T00:00:00+00:00 What do you hate NOT doing? https://sive.rs/hatenot
2009-08-29T00:00:00+00:00 Idea: Musician’s own website as definitive source of all info: https://sive.rs/mhost
2009-08-26T00:00:00+00:00 No more yes. It’s either HELL YEAH! or no. https://sive.rs/hellyeah
2009-08-26T00:00:00+00:00 I love a clear mind. ("I suspect I agree with some of the points the boycotters could make, but they haven’t made them.")
2009-08-20T00:00:00+00:00 Pink Floyd, making "Dark Side of the Moon". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NKDSDbipGU Cool to hear isolated tracks.
2009-08-18T00:00:00+00:00 Synchronized disrobing in Union Square out my window this morning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DEToul8LLk
2009-08-16T00:00:00+00:00 New York City with no people or cars: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLTUr8Smwpo A 7am bike ride up Park Ave, through Grand Central.
2009-08-15T00:00:00+00:00 Anyone in NYC with a bicycle: Get up by 7am tomorrow and get to Park Ave. Streets closed. Only bikes & peds. Amazing! http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/summerstreets/html/about/about.shtml
2009-08-13T00:00:00+00:00 Talking to random strangers in Union Square. :-)
2009-08-10T00:00:00+00:00 Learning Git : http://www.eecs.harvard.edu/~cduan/technical/git/
2009-08-04T00:00:00+00:00 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.
2009-08-03T00:00:00+00:00 6am bike ride in the rain: 52 miles in 3.5 hours. (NYC Union Square to Piermont & back.) Yeah!
2009-08-02T00:00:00+00:00 "Networking is important when it’s real, and a useless distraction when it’s fake." - Seth Godin. Watch: http://www.brandinfection.com/2009/08/01/seth-godin-on-social-networking/
2009-08-01T00:00:00+00:00 "Please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or think at some point, ’If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.’" - Kurt Vonnegut
2009-08-01T00:00:00+00:00 White wine that my dinner guests always love: Kim Crawford 2008 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. From New Zealand. In US at Trader Joe’s.
2009-07-29T00:00:00+00:00 Ideas are just a multiplier of execution : https://sive.rs/multiply
2009-07-29T00:00:00+00:00 Travel gloat: Walking in NYC. Feet, sandals, and jeans covered in mud from a festival in central England where I was this morning. :-)
2009-07-26T00:00:00+00:00 A computer that would require kids to be creative to use it: https://sive.rs/kidspc
2009-07-26T00:00:00+00:00 At WOMAD festival, Peter Gabriel playing his only 2009 concert in background. I’m on laptop in TED tent, programming muckwork.com :-)
2009-07-21T00:00:00+00:00 At #TED in Oxford hanging with the clever @brainpicker - quizzing strangers about how many oceans there are, including names. (A P I A S)
2009-07-20T00:00:00+00:00 Try to get more rejections: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rejection_Therapy
2009-07-20T00:00:00+00:00 "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature. Avoiding danger is no safer than exposure." - Helen Keller
2009-07-16T00:00:00+00:00 "I miss the mob" : https://sive.rs/the-mob
2009-07-14T00:00:00+00:00 "Listen to my music, and let me know what I should do": https://sive.rs/letmeknow2
2009-07-14T00:00:00+00:00 Answered 795 emails today. (Gimme a Ringo Helter Skelter shout: "I’ve got blisters on my fingers!")
2009-07-12T00:00:00+00:00 Barking (When things aren’t working, think "smarter" not "louder") - https://sive.rs/barking
2009-07-11T00:00:00+00:00 The power of no reward: https://sive.rs/no-reward
2009-07-10T00:00:00+00:00 Listening to http://www.brunomerz.com/music/ while answering a million emails. :-)
2009-07-08T00:00:00+00:00 The mirror: It’s about you, not them: https://sive.rs/you-not-them
2009-07-07T00:00:00+00:00 Tom Williams: Hired by Apple at 14. His full story. https://sive.rs/tom-williams
2009-07-05T00:00:00+00:00 One ex slept over for a few days & left this morning. Next ex arriving (with her son) in a few hours. Ex’s are good for total honesty.
2009-07-02T00:00:00+00:00 Had good dinner with @dcurtis talking about surprising similarities, on his last day in NYC. :-)
2009-07-02T00:00:00+00:00 Semi-experts: profit by saving us time https://sive.rs/semi-expert
2009-07-01T00:00:00+00:00 Complete: I need more ___________ and less ____________.
2009-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 Nothing to waste: The advantage of being under-funded : https://sive.rs/novc
2009-06-29T00:00:00+00:00 Just biked 52 miles in from NYC (Union Square), over GW Bridge, through NJ, to Piermont NY and back. 6am-10:30am. Wooo!
2009-06-28T00:00:00+00:00 Version 0.1 = Start lo-fi https://sive.rs/lofi
2009-06-28T00:00:00+00:00 3rd night in a row of hours-long MJ party outside my window. Oof. http://www.snapmylife.com/pictures/show/7483291
2009-06-27T00:00:00+00:00 Early drafts of great work are encouraging: https://sive.rs/early
2009-06-27T00:00:00+00:00 "The less confident you are, the more serious you have to act." - Tara Ploughman (@TaraPloughman)
2009-06-27T00:00:00+00:00 Great short illustrated look at Thomas Jefferson: http://kalman.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/25/time-wastes-too-fast/
2009-06-25T00:00:00+00:00 Doing the opposite of everyone is valuable. https://sive.rs/contrarian
2009-06-24T00:00:00+00:00 What comes first: thoughts or feelings?
2009-06-22T00:00:00+00:00 Japanese addresses: No street names. Block numbers. Cool, huh? https://sive.rs/jadr
2009-06-22T00:00:00+00:00 Read "Born to Run" in one sitting. Riveting, interesting & inspiring. Must-read for all runners: http://amazon.com/dp/0307266303
2009-06-21T00:00:00+00:00 Why do we get some songs stuck in our head? https://sive.rs/whystuck
2009-06-21T00:00:00+00:00 Customers given too many choices are 10x less likely to buy: https://sive.rs/jam
2009-06-21T00:00:00+00:00 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! :-)
2009-06-21T00:00:00+00:00 Quiet Bach piano music, lightly in the background, is a great backdrop for the sounds of NYC.
2009-06-19T00:00:00+00:00 Another great reading list: http://www.squeakland.org/resources/books/readingList.jsp
2009-06-19T00:00:00+00:00 Highly recommended reading list for those who love to learn: https://sive.rs/book (each with detailed notes)
2009-06-18T00:00:00+00:00 (Learned today:) A jolly nonstop bagpiper outside your window is only fun for the first two hours.
2009-06-17T00:00:00+00:00 Shut up! Announcing your plans makes you less motivated to accomplish them: https://sive.rs/zipit
2009-06-17T00:00:00+00:00 Brunch with @Willbassboy and Sandrine, talking Canon cameras, audience interaction, and Fab Faux : http://www.thefabfaux.com/fauxstory.php
2009-06-16T00:00:00+00:00 "Illiterates of the 21st century will not be those who can’t read and write, but those who can’t learn, unlearn, and relearn." - Toffler
2009-06-16T00:00:00+00:00 Live in a city? Grow your own fresh air : https://sive.rs/air
2009-06-15T00:00:00+00:00 That’s version ∞. First launch version 0.1. https://sive.rs/infinity
2009-06-13T00:00:00+00:00 About to hit Facebook’s 5000 friend-limit. Last chance to link up there, if you want: http://www.facebook.com/people/Derek_Sivers/609761260
2009-06-12T00:00:00+00:00 Woke to this great text from a friend: "I totally forgot what of was like to be drunk and single" :-)
2009-06-12T00:00:00+00:00 Show success before asking for help : https://sive.rs/success-first
2009-06-11T00:00:00+00:00 I’d talk about hanging with @zedshaw last night, but you’d think I was just showing off. :-)
2009-06-11T00:00:00+00:00 Why you need your own company https://sive.rs/laboratory
2009-06-11T00:00:00+00:00 Signed up for Improv Everywhere : http://improveverywhere.com/faq/ + http://improveverywhere.com/missions/
2009-06-10T00:00:00+00:00 Great music video all shot in one take, with audio at same time as video (not sync’d) http://nyellee.com/wordpress/?p=190
2009-06-10T00:00:00+00:00 MusicThoughts update : inspiring quotes for music-makers - https://sive.rs/musicthoughts2
2009-06-10T00:00:00+00:00 One of my favorite mags runs final issue: http://www.performingsongwriter.com Where else do you read in-depth interviews with songwriters?
2009-06-08T00:00:00+00:00 Does quantity + learning = quality? https://sive.rs/qlq
2009-06-07T00:00:00+00:00 Musicians, this is one of the most useful Twitter feeds for you: http://twitter.com/artistshouse (@artistshouse)
2009-06-07T00:00:00+00:00 How to make a movement. Lessons learned from dancing guy: https://sive.rs/dance-lessons
2009-06-06T00:00:00+00:00 How to start a movement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GA8z7f7a2Pk
2009-06-06T00:00:00+00:00 "... I have something he will never have: Enough." - https://sive.rs/enough
2009-06-05T00:00:00+00:00 Are you future-focused or present-focused? The marshmallow experiment. https://sive.rs/time
2009-06-05T00:00:00+00:00 Café in Brooklyn. Ask a stranger if she knows the song on the radio. She says, "Hi Derek!" It’s Cady from http://www.cadyfinlaysonfiddle.com
2009-06-05T00:00:00+00:00 Hey! Someone updated my Wikipedia page. Thanks (whoever you are). Not allowed to do it myself. :-) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Derek_Sivers
2009-06-04T00:00:00+00:00 Some people like to pay. Let them. https://sive.rs/ppay
2009-06-03T00:00:00+00:00 Are fans telling friends? If not, improve, don’t promote: https://sive.rs/purplecow
2009-06-02T00:00:00+00:00 What do musicians and entrepreneurs have in common? https://sive.rs/no9to5
2009-06-02T00:00:00+00:00 Surreal moment: sitting in Times Square at midnight, roped off pedestrian area, lawn chairs, teaching @tferriss SQL in moleskin notebook.
2009-05-31T00:00:00+00:00 Interviewed by CIRAA : https://sive.rs/ciraa
2009-05-30T00:00:00+00:00 What super-power do you want? https://sive.rs/super-power
2009-05-28T00:00:00+00:00 Talent increases. Resourcefulness decreases. Are you sustainable? https://sive.rs/sustainable
2009-05-28T00:00:00+00:00 "Find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life." - Confucius
2009-05-28T00:00:00+00:00 Came to NYC for a wedding. Decided to stay. Cancelled return flight. Found a place & signed a 1-year lease. Now buying clothes.
2009-05-27T00:00:00+00:00 My $3.3M mistake: https://sive.rs/mistake
2009-05-27T00:00:00+00:00 Great press for my friend Bird York (@birdyork) : http://variety.com/2009/tv/features/featured-player-kathleen-bird-york-1118002558/
2009-05-27T00:00:00+00:00 Have you looked under the chickens? https://sive.rs/chickens
2009-05-26T00:00:00+00:00 Last month I asked, "What’s the opposite of music?" My favorite answer: "business". :-)
2009-05-26T00:00:00+00:00 Old-timers projecting decaying health into the music biz: https://sive.rs/decaying
2009-05-24T00:00:00+00:00 Dreams are here. Details have changed. https://sive.rs/details
2009-05-24T00:00:00+00:00 I want to hear Brother Theodore do a cover of Shout
2009-05-24T00:00:00+00:00 What can go backwards? https://sive.rs/backwards
2009-05-24T00:00:00+00:00 Great advice for attending parties: http://gigaom.com/2007/06/24/how-to-work-the-room/
2009-05-23T00:00:00+00:00 Character predicts your future: https://sive.rs/character
2009-05-22T00:00:00+00:00 Sammy Cahn said thank you: https://sive.rs/sammy-cahn
2009-05-21T00:00:00+00:00 Have a goal you’ve been putting off? Let it go. It’s a bad goal. Goals shape the present, not the future. https://sive.rs/goals
2009-05-21T00:00:00+00:00 hearing Maya Solovey play at Union Hall, Brooklyn. She’s great. http://mayasolovey.com
2009-05-21T00:00:00+00:00 Download the movie "Sita Sings the Blues" at http://sitasingstheblues.com and watch some night. So great! Read http://budurl.com/abna
2009-05-20T00:00:00+00:00 in NYC for a week.
2009-05-18T00:00:00+00:00 YES! FINALLY! My first earthquake!! (I’m in Santa Monica today.) Felt like a truck hit the house, then kept driving through it. Awesome.
2009-05-16T00:00:00+00:00 Read amazing "China Road" book in one sitting: http://amazon.com/dp/0812975243 I gotta do this: http://bikechina.com/t-bjxadh44.html
2009-05-15T00:00:00+00:00 9-year-old playing Crazy Train by Ozzy : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMD_L8IDZnc (start at 3 minutes if busy). Watch to the end!
2009-05-13T00:00:00+00:00 Working at Workspace in Vancouver today. GREAT place for freelancers. Beautiful view. http://google.com/search?q=workspace+vancouver
2009-05-12T00:00:00+00:00 Seth Godin’s great summary of Tribes: http://sensuouscurmudgeon.wordpress.com/2011/04/25/hubble-ultra-deep-field-in-3d/ ;-)
2009-05-10T00:00:00+00:00 India. Breathless description. ("It’s madness! It’s alive!") http://jakecooper.blogspot.com/2008/05/cup-of-chai.html
2009-05-09T00:00:00+00:00 Vancouver (BC) residents: I’m coming to Vancouver tonight for one week. No plans. Show me around? Email: email@example.com
2009-05-07T00:00:00+00:00 1st time I heard CocoRosie was with Earl Gray in an Iceland café. Now playing with Earl Gray in Seattle café. http://www.cocorosieland.com/
2009-05-04T00:00:00+00:00 Microwaved cellphone. Awesome. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-7XwboOx98
2009-05-01T00:00:00+00:00 A: "I want to do something ambitious." B: "Like being a vet?" A: "No, I’m thinking big - like inventing a new animal."
2009-04-30T00:00:00+00:00 Rewriting https://sive.rs/blog software so it can be multi-lingual like http://musicthoughts.com
2009-04-25T00:00:00+00:00 Freaky Scrabble ads! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NThCPpyoW7U http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3ul3q1PexA
2009-04-21T00:00:00+00:00 Gone to Yosemite for a few days.
2009-04-17T00:00:00+00:00 Hmm... OK. So... What’s the opposite of music?
2009-04-16T00:00:00+00:00 What’s the opposite of a rut?
2009-04-15T00:00:00+00:00 Advice is cheap. Costs nothing to give. Easiest response when confronted with a problem. Addresses it without actually dealing with it.
2009-04-15T00:00:00+00:00 Fellow introverts, send this to your extrovert friends: http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/200303/rauch (Describes us introverts very well.)
2009-04-13T00:00:00+00:00 Watch with sound off: http://youtube.com/watch?v=rmkLlVzUBn4 Get his permission to add your own music & re-upload = Great music video!
2009-04-13T00:00:00+00:00 Thinking of going to graduate school? Read first: http://chronicle.com/jobs/news/2009/01/2009013001c.htm
2009-04-10T00:00:00+00:00 Going to sit all day at Kalpataru with Tina & Jeremy
2009-04-10T00:00:00+00:00 Found out I was a dad for 10 weeks.
2009-04-09T00:00:00+00:00 Back home in Seattle after months away. Had breakfast at Easy Street Records. I love it here.
2009-04-07T00:00:00+00:00 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!
2009-04-07T00:00:00+00:00 Know a music school in the San Francisco area that could use a good upright piano? I have one to donate. Email me: https://sive.rs/contact
2009-04-04T00:00:00+00:00 "To achieve great things, two things are needed: a plan, and not quite enough time." - Leonard Bernstein
2009-04-04T00:00:00+00:00 A financial planner determines your investment strategy based on your goals. What if a time planner did that with investing your time?
2009-04-03T00:00:00+00:00 I can build computers from scratch, but bike repair is a mystery. So I got a book, tools & 2 busted bikes. Here I go.
2009-04-02T00:00:00+00:00 Lessons learned from a 19yr-old getting massive YouTube views of her music: http://www.newmusictipsheet.com/page.php?id=read_commentary_archives&comm_id=77 + http://www.youtube.com/user/jaaaaaaa
2009-04-02T00:00:00+00:00 I could never quite explain why Pixar is cool and Dreamworks is lame, but this helps: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3472/3398960470_05527c04b1_b.jpg
2009-04-01T00:00:00+00:00 My smoothie: apple juice, 2 fists-full of almonds, lots of (blue/black/straw/rasp)berries + 1 banana. Blend high until almonds gone.
2009-03-31T00:00:00+00:00 Não há nada pior que um bom princípio.
2009-03-30T00:00:00+00:00 Programming again. Something peaceful about the solitude of vi, a unix terminal, pgsql command-line, phpunit, and a cup of tea.
2009-03-30T00:00:00+00:00 SO impressed with http://easydns.com registrar. Great service all-around. Answered phone instantly on a Sunday. Use them instead of GoDaddy.
2009-03-29T00:00:00+00:00 Best talk I saw at TED: restoring a rainforest http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/willie_smits_restores_a_rainforest.html
2009-03-29T00:00:00+00:00 video interviews about promoting and marketing your music: https://sive.rs/soundadvice
2009-03-26T00:00:00+00:00 registered for TED India! Let me know if you do the same: http://conferences.ted.com/TEDIndia/
2009-03-24T00:00:00+00:00 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.)
2009-03-23T00:00:00+00:00 scuba diving in Dominica. (Pronounced "dom-in-EE-ca", rhymes with Puerto Rica.)
2009-03-20T00:00:00+00:00 Realized I haven’t read blogs in weeks. Only check messages once a day. Continually ignoring distractions and increasing focus.
2009-03-20T00:00:00+00:00 At Parish in Austin seeing Lisa Hannigan and Jim Bianco.
2009-03-19T00:00:00+00:00 GREAT interview with Seth Godin about the music business: http://www.musicmarketing.com/2009/03/seth-godin.html (Thanks @davidhooper) Very worth 25 minute listen.
2009-03-19T00:00:00+00:00 daydreaming what we could build with Aerogel : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aerogel http://www.youtube.com/results?&search_query=aerogel
2009-03-19T00:00:00+00:00 donated at sperm bank in Austin. (Will be frozen here for a few years, if anyone wants some.) Results came back quite virile.
2009-03-14T00:00:00+00:00 Posted new interview musicians might like, though I reveal what a hard-ass I am: https://sive.rs/2009-interview
2009-03-14T00:00:00+00:00 in Austin for SxSW for the next 10 days. (Cold & rainy here!)
2009-03-12T00:00:00+00:00 choosing a new city to live in. Vancouver? Hong Kong? (familiar+healthy vs exotic+learning) https://sive.rs/maslow
2009-03-11T00:00:00+00:00 just finished reading Emergency by Neil Strauss in one sitting. Fascinating book about survivalism: nature, urban, and disaster.
2009-03-11T00:00:00+00:00 FedEx’d my DNA to 23andme.com to find out why I’ll die, etc. http://google.com/search?q=23andme
2009-03-09T00:00:00+00:00 p.s. EasyDNS is my 2nd-fave: http://easydns.com
2009-03-09T00:00:00+00:00 Thanks everyone! As for registrar: GoDaddy gives me advertising indigestion. Gandi is pure & cool. http://www.gandi.net/
2009-03-09T00:00:00+00:00 https://sive.rs : Is my site working for everyone? I moved DNS from GoDaddy to Gandi today http://www.gandi.net/ Much better registrar.
2009-03-08T00:00:00+00:00 What’s a melody for? Interesting pondering: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com//2009/03/06/whats-a-melody-for/
2009-03-08T00:00:00+00:00 "What seems nasty, painful, evil can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind." - Henry Miller
2009-03-06T00:00:00+00:00 Whoa! For $1500 you could get a new laptop or... travel the entire world on changeable flights for an entire year.
2009-03-06T00:00:00+00:00 Middlemen: If you must explain your value, it’s not as great as you think.
2009-03-06T00:00:00+00:00 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.
2009-03-04T00:00:00+00:00 biked 52 miles in 5 hours in light rain over some pretty big hills. Phew!
2009-03-04T00:00:00+00:00 Awesome Surveillance Self-Defense site : https://ssd.eff.org/ (Click "Printer-friendly version" at bottom for easier reading.)
2009-03-03T00:00:00+00:00 leaving now on a 60-mile bikeride in the rain.
2009-03-01T00:00:00+00:00 Next time you order a pizza, ask for "light cheese. extra sauce." Tastes better & you feel better after. Let me know what you think.
2009-03-01T00:00:00+00:00 "Need to be social? Pretend to be an extrovert." - me. "You are whatever you pretend to be" - Kurt Vonnegut. Ooops. Becoming an extrovert.
2009-02-28T00:00:00+00:00 What do you do for feedback on a new song you’re writing? https://sive.rs/songfeedback
2009-02-28T00:00:00+00:00 Don’t you love completely-honest conversations? No sugar-coating or disclaimers. No exhausting translation.
2009-02-27T00:00:00+00:00 accepting all kinds of responsibility and power.
2009-02-22T00:00:00+00:00 Awesome album promotion stunt: http://mashable.com/2009/02/20/josh-freese-album-promotion/
2009-02-20T00:00:00+00:00 A free, open song contest idea: https://sive.rs/song-contest-idea
2009-02-20T00:00:00+00:00 reading "What Would Google Do" by Jeff Jarvis, getting my mind blown with the possibilities.
2009-02-19T00:00:00+00:00 in Memphis Tennessee for the Folk Alliance conference: http://www.folkalliance.org
2009-02-18T00:00:00+00:00 GREAT talk by Elizabeth Gilbert about genius/creativity/inspiration: https://sive.rs/genius
2009-02-13T00:00:00+00:00 Feeling VERY at-home in New York City. Comfortable and familiar. Still the fastest walker. :-)
2009-02-12T00:00:00+00:00 at Future of Music conference but realizing I’m only into the creation of music+mktg. Where the actual creation stops, I lose interest.
2009-02-08T00:00:00+00:00 finished TED with one last conversation with Regina Spektor, Thomas Dolby, and walked Liz Gilbert back to her hotel.
2009-02-08T00:00:00+00:00 For healthy air, buy these plants: Areca Palm, Mother-in-law’s Tongue, Money Plant. Details: http://greenspaces.in/blog/ted09/
2009-02-07T00:00:00+00:00 TED moment: in bathroom line in front of Bill Gates. Joked with him at sinks about mosquito release.
2009-02-07T00:00:00+00:00 found out Arabic, like Chinese, has many different spoken languages, all sharing the exact same written language.
2009-02-06T00:00:00+00:00 TED India will be Nov 4-7 in Mysore at Infosys campus. $2000. Registration opens by end of February. I’m in.
2009-02-05T00:00:00+00:00 Awww.... My hero Seth Godin just used me as an example in his presentation at TED!
2009-02-04T00:00:00+00:00 report from the first few (overwhelming) hours at the TED Conference : https://sive.rs/ted1
2009-02-04T00:00:00+00:00 MIDI sequencing musicians will appreciate : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-BZfFakpzc
2009-02-02T00:00:00+00:00 ran 4 miles barefoot along foamy waves on the freezing Oregon coast. Stopped at midpoint, and water surrounded me waist-high. Rrrargh!
2009-01-30T00:00:00+00:00 turning a friend on to Fables : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fables_%28comics%29
2009-01-27T00:00:00+00:00 Article summing up the "Smithsonian 2.0" event I went to in D.C. last weekend: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/01/25/AR2009012502179_pf.html
2009-01-27T00:00:00+00:00 "He who thinks he knows, doesn’t know. He who knows that he doesn’t know, knows." - Joseph Campbell.
2009-01-26T00:00:00+00:00 going through 475 newly-submitted quotes at http://musicthoughts.com Only approving the best 10%. Costs me ~$20 each to have translated.
2009-01-25T00:00:00+00:00 re-launched MusicThoughts.com in 10 languages. Very exciting. https://sive.rs/see-musicthoughts + http://musicthoughts.com Enjoy!
2009-01-24T00:00:00+00:00 toured the "Raiders of the Lost Ark"-style archives of the Smithsonian today. Understaffed, I think they need to embrace crowdsourcing.
2009-01-23T00:00:00+00:00 Flying to Washington DC for "Smithsonian 2.0 - A Gathering to Re-Imagine the Smithsonian in the Digital Age." http://si.edu/
2009-01-21T00:00:00+00:00 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!
2009-01-19T00:00:00+00:00 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.
2009-01-17T00:00:00+00:00 MIDEMnet: out of 55 speakers, only 2 are women. WTF?! Lopsided doesn’t usually bother me, but this is ridiculous. MIDEMnet Committee=7 men.
2009-01-15T00:00:00+00:00 Leaving now for France for MIDEM Conference. Back Jan 25.
2009-01-14T00:00:00+00:00 Sax player next door has been playing for 10 hours straight. He’s good! Now he’s playing "Virgo", by Wayne Shorter. One of my faves.
2009-01-14T00:00:00+00:00 just bought http://cdbaby.com/cd/rubarth3 from CD Baby :-)
2009-01-14T00:00:00+00:00 How to be a full-time touring musician - a "Success Story" interview with Amber Rubarth : https://sive.rs/amber-rubarth
2009-01-13T00:00:00+00:00 I’m a piñata that needs to be broken open.
2009-01-13T00:00:00+00:00 Listening to Tom Waits’ "Tango Till They’re Sore" for the 100th time. Recommend you do the same. :-)
2009-01-12T00:00:00+00:00 having watermelon & beet juice. AMAZING! Try it next time you go to a real juice shop.
2009-01-12T00:00:00+00:00 good blog : http://lateralaction.com
2009-01-10T00:00:00+00:00 What advice would you give a 19-year-old guitarist who wants to be a session musician? Reply at https://sive.rs/session-musician
2009-01-09T00:00:00+00:00 When you hear someone complaining, here’s what it means : https://sive.rs/complainers
2009-01-08T00:00:00+00:00 Jack LaLanne on nutrition: "If man made it, don’t eat it." & "If it tastes good, spit it out."
2009-01-07T00:00:00+00:00 Checking ex-CDBaby bank account : Artists are still (today, 2009) cashing CDBaby checks written in 2005 & 2006! Get it while you can.
2009-01-06T00:00:00+00:00 Changed Twitter background to Iceland waterfall, while friend told me a long story on the phone. :-) See http://twitter.com/sivers
2009-01-04T00:00:00+00:00 Had Lunch, Tea, and Dinner with @lkr, @lian_amber, and @kailayu, respectively. All three very impressive & great conversationalists.
2009-01-02T00:00:00+00:00 Same reason I’m thinking of moving to India (+ some practicality for MuckWork): http://joi.ito.com/weblog/2009/01/01/moving-to-dubai.html
2009-01-02T00:00:00+00:00 Saw Seven Pounds because my friend Bird York’s song was in climax : http://www.birdyork.com/ Couldn’t take my eyes off gorgeous Rosario Dawson.
2008-12-25T00:00:00+00:00 Planning to go to Valparaíso some day, whether 6 days or 6 months : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valpara%C3%ADso
2008-12-24T00:00:00+00:00 I’ve seen it a dozen times in the last year but it still makes my eyes water : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k08yxu57NA
2008-12-24T00:00:00+00:00 Twitter should change its constant question to "What are you learning?" Imagine answering THAT 10 times a day!
2008-12-23T00:00:00+00:00 Getting to the more peaceful place means getting past the original goal : https://sive.rs/getting-past-it
2008-12-21T00:00:00+00:00 Attending 9 conferences in next 3 months: MIDEM, Smithsonian2.0, TED, FutureOfMusic, FolkAlliance, ETech, SxSW, ASCAP, MusExpo.
2008-12-21T00:00:00+00:00 just realized how many smart people I know & would love to have over for dinner. (a few at a time)
2008-12-21T00:00:00+00:00 Do something new every 3 years : http://www.longtail.com/the_long_tail/2008/12/do-something-ne.html (editor of Wired, author of Long Tail)
2008-12-19T00:00:00+00:00 Nobody’s going to help you. Does that encourage you or discourage you? See https://sive.rs/up2you and please reply there.
2008-12-18T00:00:00+00:00 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.
2008-12-18T00:00:00+00:00 at a drum circle at Remo warehouse, shaking a maraca. Guest of Abe Thomas. Met Remo Belli himself. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remo
2008-12-16T00:00:00+00:00 Interesting: Séamus Anthony’s Purple Ocean Music Model : http://seamusanthony.com/a-purple-ocean-music-model
2008-12-16T00:00:00+00:00 Mutual admiration club with my twin @artsyave (Tina Su). Her amazing blog is my favorite inspiration: http://thinksimplenow.com Subscribe.
2008-12-14T00:00:00+00:00 Happiness is letting someone make you the villain : https://sive.rs/villain
2008-12-13T00:00:00+00:00 Attending a music biz conference? Here’s the REAL way to do it : https://sive.rs/conferences
2008-12-12T00:00:00+00:00 (in reply to a few who asked:) ALL of my music is at https://sive.rs/music Download by clicking title, or stream by clicking arrow. Enjoy!
2008-12-12T00:00:00+00:00 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?
2008-12-10T00:00:00+00:00 Ebert’s great review of Magnolia, one of my favorite movies: http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-magnolia-1999
2008-12-09T00:00:00+00:00 Biked 30 miles in 2 hours while learning Mandarin http://www.amazon.com/dp/0071547363 Not tired when done. Life is good.
2008-12-08T00:00:00+00:00 Glad I could help your friends: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/05/health/05happy-web.html :-)
2008-12-07T00:00:00+00:00 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.
2008-12-07T00:00:00+00:00 You’ve all seen the one-woman acapella http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=25VGdNU3nrU by @imogenheap right? So inspiring. Can’t get enough.
2008-12-07T00:00:00+00:00 James Fallows’ writing about China in the Atlantic is addictive: http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2008/11/their-own-worst-enemy/307056/
2008-12-06T00:00:00+00:00 Another great article by @cyberpr about how musicians can best use Twitter : http://www.musicthinktank.com/blog/twitter-is-radically-changing-the-way-musicians-are-building.html ← Recommended for newcomers.
2008-12-06T00:00:00+00:00 Just noticed I’m following exactly 1000 people now, and the pelican was update #100. How appropriate! Loving my brilliant musician buddies.
2008-12-06T00:00:00+00:00 A pelican shit in my mouth. Reminder: when seeing pelicans, don’t look up and say, "Wow! Pelicans!" Yuk. Tastes like digested oyster shell.
2008-12-05T00:00:00+00:00 Interesting article about the incredible emphasis on music education in China : http://www.atimes.com/atimes/China/JL02Ad01.html
2008-12-05T00:00:00+00:00 Bought 3 books @ local store: http://amazon.com/dp/1591842239 + http://amazon.com/dp/1401922759 + http://amazon.com/dp/1401219136 :-)
2008-12-05T00:00:00+00:00 To my friends who just joined Twitter, here’s another good article about how to get the most out of it : http://guykawasaki.com/how-to-use-twit/
2008-12-03T00:00:00+00:00 Santa Monica : "It’s as if the French Riviera was 10 minutes from Paris."
2008-11-28T00:00:00+00:00 Wrote the basic core of MuckWork from scratch in 8 hours today, including fixtures and working unit tests. Whoo!
2008-11-27T00:00:00+00:00 Watching a chubby squirrel falling asleep (eyes closing) on a branch just 10 feet from me.
2008-11-22T00:00:00+00:00 Are people asking themselves questions about you? https://sive.rs/mystery
2008-11-20T00:00:00+00:00 Biked another 30 miles today with no exhaustion. Love noticing improvement. (Thanks for the concerned tweets from my last update. I’m OK.)
2008-11-19T00:00:00+00:00 Got hit by a car on my bike. Saw it coming. Gotta learn to get faster on my brakes.
2008-11-16T00:00:00+00:00 Got WAY sucked-in to bike-touring maps and journals like http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/NZ-1997-South-Island-PT-2 and http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/?o=3Tzut&doc_id=3279&v=20d Wow.
2008-11-16T00:00:00+00:00 All the cafés in Iceland were playing CocoRosie : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CocoRosie - I LOVE IT
2008-11-15T00:00:00+00:00 what I want from life is not what others want me to want
2008-11-03T00:00:00+00:00 Writing a translation program.
2008-10-31T00:00:00+00:00 Ariel Hyatt (@cyberpr) and I have 255 mutual friends on Facebook. :-)
2008-10-27T00:00:00+00:00 Finished writing phpunit tests for my first time, for multi-lingual MusicThoughts.
2008-10-24T00:00:00+00:00 Double-speed! Half-speed! Up an octave! Down an octave! https://sive.rs/more-than-one
2008-10-23T00:00:00+00:00 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.)
2008-10-21T00:00:00+00:00 586 new emails (after spam & mailing lists removed) that need a reply. Oof. Here we go...
2008-10-18T00:00:00+00:00 Nobody knows the future - and it doesn’t matter! https://sive.rs/no-oracle
2008-10-18T00:00:00+00:00 Amazing Warren Buffett editorial on why to invest NOW in U.S. stock market : http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/17/opinion/17buffett.html
2008-10-18T00:00:00+00:00 Great Obama article: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/17/opinion/17brooks.html - I always thought he was like Atticus Finch
2008-10-17T00:00:00+00:00 Need to break the comparison to others? https://sive.rs/uncomparable
2008-10-17T00:00:00+00:00 What’s your grand pursuit? https://sive.rs/grand-pursuit
2008-07-16T00:00:00+00:00 realizing there are more Web 2.0 companies set up to help musicians than there are musicians.
2008-05-17T00:00:00+00:00 I finally answer "How was India?" : https://sive.rs/how-was-india
2008-04-16T00:00:00+00:00 What’s really keeping you from where you need to be? https://sive.rs/pigs-sharks
2008-04-08T00:00:00+00:00 Booked 2 hotel rooms for SxSW 2009, March 12-23.
2008-04-08T00:00:00+00:00 What should I do when someone says, “Let me know what you think!” of their music? https://sive.rs/letmeknow
2008-02-04T00:00:00+00:00 In Bangalore, re-learning Rails from the GREAT book: Rails Way
2008-01-06T00:00:00+00:00 Thinking maybe I should twitter more often, again.
2007-11-15T00:00:00+00:00 Loving the 75-degree Santa Monica weather so much I don’t want to be anywhere else on earth, for once.
2007-11-13T00:00:00+00:00 Listening to Our Lips are Sealed by the Go Go’s again and again and again and again
2007-11-06T00:00:00+00:00 Trying to make our shopping cart more foolproof.
2007-11-01T00:00:00+00:00 psyched about Open Social
2007-10-22T00:00:00+00:00 giving tech support to India :-)
2007-10-06T00:00:00+00:00 juggling freelancers around the world
2007-09-30T00:00:00+00:00 Nice! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_colors_%28compact%29
2007-09-20T00:00:00+00:00 fixing lots of little cdbaby.com things.
2007-09-05T00:00:00+00:00 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.
2007-08-27T00:00:00+00:00 Moved into a new flat in Neal’s Yard, Covent Garden.
2007-08-25T00:00:00+00:00 Finished cdbaby.com rewrite. (That was the ambitious thing I started a few weeks ago.)
2007-08-06T00:00:00+00:00 digging into PayPal docs for the first time since 2000 or so.
2007-08-03T00:00:00+00:00 doing cdbaby.com checkout process with new MVC + classes
2007-08-03T00:00:00+00:00 (that wasn’t the ambitious thing, though. i’ll tell that next week.)
2007-08-03T00:00:00+00:00 converted the country-sensitive address formatting system over from Ruby to PHP. it rules! the ~130 countries have 17 different ways t ...
2007-08-03T00:00:00+00:00 the ambitious thing is going amazingly well.
2007-07-27T00:00:00+00:00 replacing cdbaby’s cart with new Cart class
2007-07-27T00:00:00+00:00 watching a mouse walk in my open window
2007-07-26T00:00:00+00:00 programming cart class, still
2007-07-26T00:00:00+00:00 programming cart class
2007-07-23T00:00:00+00:00 full day of programming ahead : Wells IACH, .com DL cart, zipmaker
2007-07-20T00:00:00+00:00 emailing. nothing but emailing. catching up on 6 weeks of unanswered email. fun fun fun.
2007-07-19T00:00:00+00:00 planning the many ways hostbaby could be much better
2007-07-16T00:00:00+00:00 programming artist-search / similar-artists stuff
2007-07-14T00:00:00+00:00 Fuck yeah! PyLucene artist matching done. Incorporating into site.
2007-07-09T00:00:00+00:00 No.. giving up on PyLucene until API update or PyL downdate.
2007-07-09T00:00:00+00:00 PyLucene artist matching parsing soundslikes into artists
2007-07-08T00:00:00+00:00 finished members’ DD section after a lovely uninterrupted 14 hour stint, today
2007-07-07T00:00:00+00:00 programming members’ DD opt-in/out restrictions
2007-07-06T00:00:00+00:00 programming members’ login area: the DD signup/edit section (more)
2007-07-05T00:00:00+00:00 programming members’ login area: the DD signup/edit section
2007-07-05T00:00:00+00:00 programming members’ login area: uncoupling songs from albums, make-new-album process
2007-07-04T00:00:00+00:00 Spent entire 7 hours programming time getting Java/Lucene working...
2007-07-03T00:00:00+00:00 programming members’ login area: uncoupling songs from albums, make-new-album process, Java/Lucene soundslike separations.
2007-07-03T00:00:00+00:00 break from programming for meeting
2007-07-02T00:00:00+00:00 programming members’ login area, though 4.5 hours after intended starting point
2007-07-01T00:00:00+00:00 finished Wells Fargo Payment Manager, though docs disagree with XSD validation.
2007-07-01T00:00:00+00:00 programming Wells Fargo Payment Manager XML outputs
2007-07-01T00:00:00+00:00 stopping working to read newest Fables while acting sick
2007-06-30T00:00:00+00:00 turning ISO 3166-2 codes into Location class again.
2007-06-28T00:00:00+00:00 turning ISO 3166-2 codes into Location class. fascinating stuff. (really!)
2007-06-28T00:00:00+00:00 programming Wells Fargo Payment Manager XML outputs
2007-06-28T00:00:00+00:00 testing twitter from IM
2007-06-28T00:00:00+00:00 Setting up twitter to work with mobile and IM
2007-03-26T00:00:00+00:00 Signed on to Twitter. Working. Don’t expect updates here often, yet.