Sasaki Fumio has been an extreme minimalist for about 5 years. He wrote a book called Goodbye, Things. He owns approximately 150 things, including his soy sauce and vinegar bottle. In this Asian Boss interview, he describes his lifestyle. He says he became a minimalist because he is a naturally untidy person, and if he had a lot of stuff, his place would be a mess. Before he became a minimalist he says "All I did was drink and play video games," and now he is much happier.
I've been experimenting lately with setting up a keyboard-only computer (a Pi Zero at the terminal and running i3-gaps, specifically) with a mind to making a more productive writering machine. Felipe Cortez has gotten a lot further than I have, using the Vimium extension to create a browser-based work environment. Why? • Put the keyboard… READ THE REST
Matt Sephton (twitter) describes how he created a portable classic Mac using an iPad Pro, the open-source Basilisk emulator, and careful configuration of macros. It's not a toy or a gimmick: the wedding of an old but well-made operating system (MacOs System 7) and new and well-made hardware (the iPad Pro) produce a strikingly productive… READ THE REST
Writer Kyle Chaka, author of the new book The Longing for Less: Living with Minimalism, has a stunning new companion article out in New York Times Magazine titled "How Nothingness Became Everything We Wanted." It begins with Chaka's own journey into the sensory deprivation tank trend that had begun to sweep America before the pandemic,… READ THE REST
There's a reason why the movie Sideways was such a hit with audiences. Sure, it had a great cast and a fun script, but part of its success was baked into its premise. It was a comedy about people who took wine way too seriously. That's an idea that practically writes itself. You know all… READ THE REST
Nothing is worse than having your devices die when you're out and about. Sure, standard portable power banks will do the trick, but most are too bulky to carry around in your pockets. Plus, then you have to worry about the long charge times for those power banks have, not to mention the hassle of… READ THE REST
No matter how good your vision may be, the naked eye sure misses a lot. Like if you ever look up close at a Van Gogh painting — all those brush strokes and swirls are the magic behind any of the artist's masterpieces. And the same goes with other things in life, whether it be… READ THE REST