I’ve already written an article on another blog explaining some aspects of my experience in Bali, so I’ll keep this one short. First, a few more photos:
Preparing food isn’t one of my favorite activities.
So to reduce the amount of time I spend cooking, I decided to try cooking large batches of food in advance and freezing it.
I did this for the month of April by preparing food once a week at most, and freezing a lot of what I prepared.
I loved not having to think about what to eat or spending time preparing food on the other days.
Just a little. [Read more...]
I’m not typing this.
I’m dictating it using software called Dragon NaturallySpeaking.
I started using Dragon at the beginning of March, and my plan was to dictate absolutely everything for the month and type nothing, if I could. Although dictating everything may have been possible, I discovered quickly that that’s not the most effective way to use Dragon. More on that soon.
Cool Stuff About Dragon
- It’s faster than typing, so it saves time while also giving my fingers a break. I type fast, but not as fast as I talk. Dragon lets me enter text into my computer as fast as I can talk.
- It’s as accurate as (maybe more accurate than) typing. Dragon does make mistakes, but I also make mistakes when I’m typing.
- It learns! It learns not only to recognize the way that I talk, but it also learns non-dictionary words that I use. For example, for work I often use phrases like “Time Doctor”, and and Dragon has learned to start both words with uppercase letters and spell out the word “Doctor” instead of using “Dr.”
How I use Dragon
I’ve found the most efficient way to use Dragon to be: [Read more...]
For February I decided to start every morning with a standard routine. The idea was that if I started the day on the right foot (rather than by grabbing my phone and checking my email) I’d be more likely to spend the rest of the day on the right feet also. Long story short: it worked. I found that the morning routine helped me to have a more clear mind and to be more effective throughout the day.
Care to see the morning routine that I came up with, and am still doing most mornings? Here what it is currently (with a couple steps left out): [Read more...]
In January I decided to try growing some food in my apartment. I thought it would be fun, healthy, and better for the environment than buying food at the store. It turned out to be fun (although far more work than I’d expected), healthy (but expensive), and not nearly as environmentally friendly as I’d hoped. Let me share some more photos and then I’ll explain a bit more about the environmental piece.