Tag Archive for 'leisure'

10 years in Austria!

We interrupt our regular schedule with this special announcement:

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On this day ten years ago, I drove our moving truck into Vienna, and we’ve lived and worked in or near Vienna ever since.

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Keep track of your favorite blogs

Following a blog is a great way to stay up to date on what the author is doing. The problem is that you have to visit them each individually, and often you’d discover that nothing new had been posted since your last visit. If only there was a way to be notified – without having to register and subscribe to each blog.

Good news: there is a way to do this!
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Life detox: recognize what bothers you, then reduce it

This post made me stop and think for a moment. There are some elements in my life that consistently bother me to some degree, and here Trent gives a simple recipe to address them:

Think of five small things that are an irritant in your life. […] little things that bother you on a consistent basis.

Then,[…] come up with a way to lessen or eliminate the irritation from each of those things. You’ll be able to eliminate some, but with others you’ll find improvement from just reducing the impact it has on you.

What you’ll find is that your entire day-to-day life subtly improves.

This is just a little thing but it might make you, too, stop and think for a moment.

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Taking a break from repairing the kids’ toys

Today I’ll be repairing my toy! I got this remote-controlled car as a birthday present, and it’s very nice. On the last run, a suspension part came loose, causing oil to leak. No big deal! I’ll just take it apart and fill some fresh oil, then tighten all parts properly, just to be sure. It took an hour, and it was fun! wpid-wp-1428441982191.jpeg Continue reading ‘Taking a break from repairing the kids’ toys’

Go read something by Cory Doctorow!

I’ve read a lot of Cory Doctorow’s novels and short stories lately. They’re available for free through various e-book readers like Stanza (iTunes link), and of course also as regular books on Amazon etc. If you want a real eye-opener, then grab one of his stories!

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