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Working on @onhiveapp. @sitepointdotcom Entrepreneur editor. Formerly @thenextweb, @DesignCrowd, @envato, @lifehackorg. Email: joel@joelfalconer.com (no PR).

Are You Prepared for an Automated Future?

sitepoint.com — This editorial was originally published in the SitePoint Entrepreneur newsletter. Sign up here to receive updates on our Entrepreneur coverage every two weeks. Since the beginning of automated technology, some commentators have been in a panic about the loss of employment opportunities available to humans.

Will Apple Succeed in a Post-Device, AI-Centric Future?

sitepoint.com — This editorial was originally published in the SitePoint Entrepreneur newsletter. Sign up here to receive updates on our Entrepreneur coverage every two weeks. It does no good to anyone to reiterate at length the achievements of Apple since the second coming of Steve Jobs.

10 Reasons Paper is The Most Flexible Productivity Platform

lifehack.org — Lifehack's theme for April is productivity without power. I don't know about you but those words instantly bring one word to mind: paper. Whether it's a Moleskine, index cards, a regular notebook or just loose-leaf, paper can be one of the most flexible tools in your arsenal.

The Role of the Musician in the Studio

music.tutsplus.com — At the most basic level, the role of the musician in the studio is to deliver a performance of high quality that can be released to the world (or at the very least, be turned into something that can be released).

How to Use Parkinson's Law to Your Advantage

lifehack.org — Work expands to fill the time available for its completion. If you're into productivity, you'll know this proverb as Parkinson's Law. This interesting statement was made by Cyril Northcote Parkinson, the famous British historian and author, in 1955 - first appearing as the opening line in an article for The Economist and later becoming the focus of one of Parkinson's books, Parkinson's Law: The Pursuit of Progress.

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Blizzard Entertainment

medium.com — This editorial was originally published in the SitePoint Entrepreneur newsletter. Sign up here to receive updates on our Entrepreneur coverage every two weeks. In November of last year, Blizzard Entertainment announced that it'd no longer share World of Warcraft subscriber numbers in its quarterly earnings reports.

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn from Blizzard Entertainment

sitepoint.com — This editorial was originally published in the SitePoint Entrepreneur newsletter. Sign up here to receive updates on our Entrepreneur coverage every two weeks. In November of last year, Blizzard Entertainment announced that it'd no longer share World of Warcraft subscriber numbers in its quarterly earnings reports.

How Big Does Your Startup Really Need to Be?

sitepoint.com — This editorial was originally published in the SitePoint Entrepreneur newsletter. Sign up here to receive updates on our Entrepreneur coverage every two weeks. How quickly should a startup grow? How soon should you shift your focus from sheer growth to making a buck? The downsides to high valuations are currently on prominent display.

Would You Be a Perpetual Traveler or a World Citizen?

lifehack.org — On Monday I wrote about developing the freedom to travel anywhere, anytime without getting fired. For many people, putting yourself in a position where you are free to go at any time and stay in the places you've always wanted to stay is a completely new experience and mindset.

What does Silk Road’s closure mean for Bitcoin, Tor & the online drug trade?

web.appstorm.net — Let's get a few things straight. Silk Road's closure isn't the death knell for Tor, the anonymizing network one must be connected to in order to access sites on the most well-known area of the dark web. Nor does it spell the end of Bitcoin, the pseudonymous currency of Silk Road, or cryptocurrencies at large.
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Jul 20, 2016

I've been enjoying Polymail for a while now but I'm really not looking forward to the widespread rollout of permissionless read receipts

Jul 19, 2016

@jadecraven makes sense. So much lazier than Funniest Home Videos from a production perspective though!

Jul 19, 2016

Lol how long has free-to-air TV been repackaging YouTube videos as original content for?

Jul 15, 2016

@rusinoz Atm I'm using an Apple keyboard with a 9.7" Pro and enjoying writing articles with it. Smart Keyboard is $230 - no thanks

Jul 15, 2016

@rusinoz My previous iPad was a mini, and I only tried one keyboard (Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover) but it was too cramped for my liking

Jul 15, 2016

@rusinoz I think the Mini is 7.8". The iPad Air and smaller iPad Pro are 9.7" - the size formerly known as large

Jul 15, 2016

Very cool to see that Headspace has included a Kids section in its library

Jul 14, 2016

As it happens, some of Razer's existing gaming products make good productivity devices, such as the Naga with its 12 scriptable buttons.


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