1. Steampunk DIY


    from Merlin Mann Added 80.6K 142 25

    As you may know, I'm an ardent fan of "steampunk." Here's a DIY project I recently completed.

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    • Merlin’s First Desktop Tour


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      After a recent “Most Days” episode (http://vimeo.com/2792722), several people asked to see what all's in my menu bar, so I made this little video using ScreenFlow. It's a “proof of concept.” A “pilot program,” if you like. Again: an experiment. Want to see more of these? Got ideas? Stuff you'd like to see or have ever wondered about? Leave a nice comment below. But, be gentle. It's my first attempt at a screencast, and I'm no Don McAllister. Full details with links, etc. coming soon on 43folders.com. Shooting for a post tomorrow/Friday or more likely Monday. Gives me time to fix egregious errors and... **NB**: If you're a developer of one of the mentioned apps and want to give my readers a sweet discount via a coupon code, hit me up at macstuff at 43 folders dawt com with the subject "I Love 43f Readers."

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      • "Broken Meetings (and how you'll fix them)"


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        BROKEN MEETINGS (and how you'll fix them) TWITTER.COM Headquarters, 21 Sep 2010 MERLIN MANN, http://43folders.com, http://merlinmann.com ========================================= 43 Folders: http://i-0.us/fix-meetings There's a big elephant in the office today that's becoming harder to ignore—meetings. Even the best meetings can eat up massive person-hours, but those really awful ones will just kill you. You know the type. Those time-wasting, rudderless, repetitious, zombie meetings where "deep dives," "drill downs," and "face time" often mean much is debated, little is accomplished, and everybody leaves feeling broken--AND, often as not, late for their next meeting. In the premiere of this all-new presentation, Merlin Mann attacks Bad Meeting Culture with the same brand of practical, funny, and thought-provoking advice that his popular Inbox Zero talks brought to the topic of email. You'll learn: - what got us into this meeting mess - why meetings have special powers to waste time at scale - how "The 'Meh' Virus" propogates - why even scrums and one-on-ones aren't immune - how your meeting needs a parent - 10 insanely practical tactics for improving your own meetings--starting today

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        • Tricking-out Your OmniFocus Perspectives


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          Presented by Merlin Mann, Independent writer, speaker, and broadcaster

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          • Tactical Internet Pants


            from Merlin Mann Added 19.4K 82 21

            In which I highlight the value of a partially-elastic-banded men's pant.

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            • Phone Guy - Solid State


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              Phone Guy gets a new unit.

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              • Obsession x Voice (Failed Writer Series #6)


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                This is my video tribute to a great conversation between John Gruber and Merlin Mann. It may seem like their talk is for geek bloggers, but I say that it is valuable for *anyone* who creates *anything*. Here is how it has affected me as a neurotic novelist. For more info about this and other presentations, see http://yuvizalkow.com After you check out the video, you should read John Gruber's preface to this talk here: http://daringfireball.net/2009/03/obsession_times_voice And if you didn't already click through to the audio link via Gruber's site, you can get to the audio file directly from Merlin's blog here: http://www.43folders.com/2009/03/25/blogs-turbocharged (My full blog post at Writer Unboxed is here: http://bit.ly/nri5vX)

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                • How To Use a Fucking Camera (Part 1)


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                  • Webstock '11: Merlin Mann - Scared Shitless: How I Learned to Love Being Afraid of Pretty Much Everything


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                    Merlin will perform a mime. His silent exercises, which include such classic works as “The cage”, “Walking against the wind”, “The mask maker”, and “In the park” — and satirise everything from sculptors to matadors — have been described as works of genius.

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                    • Phone Guy - Amicable


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                      Phone Guy looks at new opportunities.

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