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Not letting (just) anyone rent space in my head

Twitter streams, RSS feeds, inbound email, facebook updates, linkedin, man it is easy to lose yourself in the constant chatter of the current age. I fight every day to rise above the wash of minutiae and think about the things that really matter in the longterm.

So I’m being way more thoughtful about what I read. It is easy to get drowned by all the tech industry blog/press content, but there is a lot of echo in this content, and given the huge drives to publish publish publish, a lot of less thoughtful content. And has been well noted by others, not a lot of transparency. So less daily tech coverage, more thoughtful analysis on long wave trends.

Also, some great inspirational thoughts that arrived on my screens yesterday to help me:

* “Starting at the beginning of February, I made a change. Each day I blocked off a precious hour to build something.”:http://www.randsinrepose.com/archives/2012/02/29/a_precious_hour.html. Hear hear. Creating is hard hard work but is infinitely more rewarding than consumption.
* “So next time you hear something, or someone, talk about an idea, pitch an idea, or suggest an idea, give it five minutes. Think about it a little bit before pushing back, before saying it’s too hard or it’s too much work. Those things may be true, but there may be another truth in there too: It may be worth it.”:http://37signals.com/svn/posts/3124-give-it-five-minutes. It is super important to keep my brain open to new ideas and not just wallow in the stuff I already know, so I do need to keep a little brainspace open for other’s ideas.
* “…so I’ve started forcing myself to ask the other person at least three questions about their opinion. Forming those questions helps me think. Often, my gut negative opinion changes. Sometimes, the questions change the other person’s opinion. There is no downside.”:http://dcurt.is/three-questions. Another way to keep the brain open.

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-10-04

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-09-27

  • Best outdoor store in Columbus? Outdoor Source? Gander Mountain? #
  • Why OU is treated better than OSU in simple terms: http://bit.ly/14fGyN #
  • RT @MartinGTobias: @Deepak_Chopra: Knowing exactly what you want to do, with unwavering conviction, is the spark that generates everything. #
  • Times have changed…RT @shanselman: Fun #microsoftfact: There are no humans working at Microsoft at 5:01 on a Friday. #
  • Off to tailgate at the 'shoe. Go Bucks! #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-09-20

  • Seen next to Ohio field: iCorn.com branded seed. Corn 2.0, CaaS, Semantic Corn can't be far behind. #
  • He got his freaking gift early RT @CoachSark: Happy Birthday to @petecarroll! #
  • At&t coverage in ohio blows. RT @richtong: Best day of my life will be when AT&T loses iPhone monopoly. Worst getting worse. #
  • RT @hallowindow: IT'S ALIVE!!! The new site is up and Hallowindow III is ready for preorder!!! http://bit.ly/NnCwg #
  • Please be good: RT @WindowsGamer: BioShock 2 surfacing February 9. http://bit.ly/6kjV3 #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-09-13

  • RT @elevenwarriors: RT @marcushartman Ohio State 8-0 against freshman QB in last 5 seasons. 5 TDs, 8 INT. 51% completions allowed. #
  • RT @asackofseattle: Cooler Planet has it's best month ever — way to go guys! #
  • On the ground in the Midwest for this Saturdays game — go bucks! #
  • Successfully reloc'ed household to Ohio for a month. Flying with 2 dogs is trying. #
  • @calbucci thanks. Not really off, just different! in reply to calbucci #
  • Sw flight lax to cmh: "Hahaha. All in usc clothing having good time except for dude in troy smith jersey with 5 seats empty on either side" #
  • @swludwig thx. Good to be in the land of liquor drivethrus… in reply to swludwig #
  • At the 'shoe — 3+ hours til kickoff #
  • AT&T network blows at the 'shoe #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-09-06

  • I used Shazam to discover Hooked On A Feeling by Blue Swede #shazam #
  • Wondering if possible to see all 120 FBS teams play this fall (on TV). #
  • 711am, iPhone 3gs at 93% battery after 15 mins of use. At this rate will have to recharge 4+ times before bed. #
  • Where to hike in Central Ohio? Mohican? Salt Fork? Perry? Blue Rock? #
  • RT @idiotsonsports: If it's college football, it be hatin' time. http://is.gd/2PRgJ #
  • Please save your hate for where it belongs — college football. http://bit.ly/rLWrq #
  • @brucery "LSU fans…very drunk"…that is their normal state in reply to brucery #
  • RT @elevenwarriors: ROLLE IS EVERYWHERE. D seems to be learning. #
  • Pryor is the threat we hoped for. RT @elevenwarriors: Early verdict: Pryor knows how to throw the ball. #
  • RT @schadjoe: No truth to Matt Barkley working on triple option in a hotel ballroom right now #
  • @jberwin pro-Cal, anti-USC? Man your Saturdays have sucked forever. in reply to jberwin #
  • Not always beautiful but Big10 goes 10-1 on the weekend #
  • @jberwin if cal would ever get to a rose bowl you'd know the big 10 teams. in reply to jberwin #

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-08-30

  • I used Shazam to discover Blinding by Florence And The Machine #shazam #
  • Worried…LA is growing on me #
  • RT @MartinGTobias: Thanks @troyd for the family computer support flowchart http://bit.ly/wojUQ I wish more people used it! #
  • RT @edsbs: A year old, but timeless in its utility: http://bit.ly/TDg1W #
  • RT @BlockONation: "Take the Field Tribute" — Ohio State vs. Navy — Please help spread the word! — http://bit.ly/HcPTM #
  • RT @StatSheet: I often revisit this quote to keep my work ethic in perspective: "Don’t confuse activity with achievement." -John Wooden #
  • RT @smartfootball: …USC starting a freshman in Barkley is not a good thing…bodes poorly #
  • RT @BlockONation: Looking Back—Michigan Football 2008 From a Buckeye's Perspective — http://bit.ly/2dYBzX #
  • RT @schadjoe: #USC WR Ronald Johnson (broken clavicle) 6 to 8 weeks. Big loss for #Trojans. #

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