Planning

Urban Planner … I wish

I’ve always been pretty fascinated with urban planning. When I was a kid, I would play with my Lego and Matchbox cars and build out a whole city complete with a freeway/autobahn. SimCity was one of my favorite games for a long time, and I love the slew of the Read more…

By Tee Jay, ago
Productivity

To-Do list saga, part one

Preface: I wanted to chronicle my struggle to find a personal productivity system. I expect this will be an ongoing series … I’ve had issues with to-do lists for years. I finally had a decent system in place for a couple years using notebooks. I entered stuff easily, checked it Read more…

By Tee Jay, ago
Productivity

Todoist vs. TickTick

To-do list showdown! I've been using Todoist for several months and am really starting to develop and trust my system with it. However, I had recently been hearing a lot of hub-bub about TickTick and decided to take a look at their offering and compare it with Todoist. I didn't pick a "winner", I merely compared offerings in several categories and then gave a few pros and cons of each. I compared the premium offerings of both primarily in the web version but also on my Android phone (running Android O); this offered the best oranges-to-oranges comparison. My goal was to give people the tools to decide which of these two tools best meets their needs or fits with their process. If you don't plan to pay for either premium version, I suggest you continue reading, decide which features are most important to you, and then compare the free versions of both (here and here). Without further ado ... (more…)

By Tee Jay, ago
Blogging

My Three Words for 2018

Like many people, I never fully subscribed to New Year’s resolutions and only halfheartedly created them. Since I never really took them seriously, I pretty much doomed them to failure. Rather than continue something that didn’t work, I just stopped the practice altogether. Recently I read about the concept of Read more…

By Tee Jay, ago
Blogging

4in44

Back in 2015 I tried a “Project 365” in which I would post a picture each day. I didn’t really have a theme, per se. Some days I posted something I’d done that day, other days it was completely random. My goal was just to post a picture every day Read more…

By Tee Jay, ago
Family

Parade of the Wooden Soldiers

I went to Arlington National Cemetery to visit my Oma today. She passed away almost seven months ago. I got much more emotional than I expected to, if I’m honest. But her headstone is complete now … so it was a very nice visit. There are things that keep popping Read more…

By Tee Jay, ago
Design

Not OKKK

Looking for free anti-fascism / anti-racism vector art? Thanks to Bobby Hundreds, your search is over! The art was inspired by Heather Heyer, who lost her life in the Charlottesville attack on 12 August. Source: Bobby Hundreds Gives Away Free Anti-Racism, Anti-Fascism Vector Art – DesignTAXI.com

By Tee Jay, ago
Music

Please greet me with a heart full

Why am I so behind the times sometimes? I’ve only just recently started listening to Run The Jewels. These guys are great! I don’t study war no more I don’t hate the poor no more Gettin’ more ain’t what’s more Only thing more is the love So when you see Read more…

By Tee Jay, ago