Build a filter on stackoverflow.com (or equivalent) focusing on the technologies you like/know-something-about and watch the new/unanswered queue. Answer one. Usually doesn't take that long, good questions put you in a different mindset, and you're helping someone out.
> I have a phone. I've had it longer than most people I know. And I'm always unreachable when I want to be unreachable.
Because you, unlike a lot of folks, have good boundaries.
(been working from home for 6 years...)
You don't realize how much you walk during the day until your office is 20 feet from your bedroom. I find it helps immensely to take a quick walk in the morning, lunchtime, and after work to clear my head. Also... you don't realize how much "de briefing" you go through on your drive home. You still need to do that instead of jumping right into family/kid/dinner time. Maybe not as long, but something to detox...
And lastly, if you've got wife/kids at home, it will be an adjustment for *everyone* and can take a long (6mo - 1yr) to get used to.
You have to type it in the first time -- unless they sent you an email. So.... type it in wrong. Send off an email. Oops. Now it's in your mail app's magical "previous recipients" list. Update your official contact list. Send them another email. But your mail app decides to use the previous recipient entry since it's "more recent" (or whatever) than your official contact entry. Unless you click on the person's name to verify the updated address you'll never know and another misdirected email is sent.
In my experience a much bigger problem is folks who deal with a lot of third party contacts... John Smith at CompanyA and John Smyth at CompanyB. The user starts typing "John" and lets it auto complete. Maybe they even see the first "Sm" and assume it's good. And off the email goes to the wrong people. When I worked in IT I'd get frantic calls from people asking if I could stop an email from going out because they'd realize it just after sending it...
How do you delete right of the cursor instead of left?.... Already, Page Up/Down and Home/End are gone on many notebook keyboards, making simple stuff like select to the start/end of line (Shift-Home / Shift-End) too clumsy to be useful when you need to hold a third Fn key simultaneously. And selecting to the end of the document becomes almost impossible.
x, ctrl-b, ctf-f, ^, $, and G
At least we know what step 3 is this time...
> Microsoft could exploit by becoming the first vendor to make peace with everyone.
> they should work on extending whatever POSIX compatibility
I predict that about the time OSX runs out of big cat names, Microsoft will jump on the big cat bandwagon and release Windows Garfield. Millions of dollars will be spent marketing it, Odie will replace Clippy, and after selling hundreds of copies, Microsoft will declare it a success
 in relation to the Kin.
In my limited experience 7/hour is on the low side. The one teen I see regularly txt's so much that sometimes it can be impossible to have a conversation with him at all. I remember once asking to see his phone (it was new at the time) and I had to give it back 2-3 times a minute because it kept beeping.
I also remember being in a room with him and three of his friends. They all had their phones out. Heads down. Txt'ing like crazy. I wasn't paying a lot of attention. Then they all laughed at once. And it dawned on me they were txt'ing each other. IN THE SAME ROOM.
I don't know how they do it.
VideoLan Movie Creator"
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It only takes three cars... or two cars and a deer. Traffic might be light, but either the car in the lane next to you loses it and swerves in front of you or a deer jumps out... you'd like to hit your brakes, but now you're just gonna get slammed from the rear as well. I would argue that the car behind *is* in your way. I was taught to always keep a "space cushion" around you and to always know "which way is out" if things get messy. Having a tailgator removes one of those ways out.
That all aside... not tailgating helps reduce stop and go traffic...
So is the phonograph needle screetch used in movies... I noticed it in Disney's Cars and realized my kids have no idea what it means beyond "whoa, something important happened."
I'm not into graphics much, but this seems similar to what Liquid Rescale can do.
At the 3:45 mark in the first video they show removing elements.
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Two years ago I quit my job and bought health insurance. Cost about $1200/mo for my family. When I was looking around what I saw most were people complaining about how expensive it was. Sure, it is, but the job I'd quit was paying about $2000/mo for me. And while it might be expensive, simply factor it into the cost of running your own business -- just like *ANYTHING* else. If it means you have to charge $10/hr more, then that's what it means.
Also, consider an HSA/catastrophic plan. We switched recently to that, and even with two young kids, we end up spending less than we did for just our premiums before -- and when you get down to the nitty gritty horrible accident scenerio the coverage is pretty much the same -- well, don't get pregnant... that isn't covered.