How Wirecutter's Brian Lam works

My friend Brian Lam, whom I recently visited in Hawaii, knows how to live—and work. He wrote a wonderful piece for Lifehacker that you must read. Snip:

I recommend everyone either fix your job or quit it. The best thing I ever did was get out of news. There is an undeniable truth that when you're in a job, you have to do the job under certain terms and constraints and stresses that you have no way of avoiding. But no one said you have to keep jobs that drive you nuts.
Brian runs The Wirecutter and does fascinating stories about the ocean, some of which we've published here on Boing Boing. He's launching a new site soon.

Here is an adorable photograph of Brian doing kung fu on the beach as a child.