Rework, a business book review

Rework (Fried, 2010) can be summed up with the KISS Principle: keep it simple stupid.

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Personal MBA

I’ve always found the whole idea of a master’s degree in business admisinistration interesting. It’s one of those things that I’d like to have, but only if the price is right. I certainly can’t justify spending over a hundred grand to obtain one from a reputable university.

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Creating and rotating log files from piped input

Say you have an application that sends logs to STDOUT and you want to capture that stream, log it to a file and rotate the files based on time and/or size. rotatelogs is a small utility bundled with Apache’s HTTPD that can do it for you.

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What's the best adjustable height standing desk?

The best adjustable height standing desk is the MultiTable ModTable. Who needs an eletronic motor in a desk? Seriously. I use to have an electronic adjustable height desk from IKEA. It was nice, and unfortunately they don’t make them anymore, but I’d rather have the ModTable anyway. It’s not that big of a deal to adjust the height with a crank. It takes maybe 20 seconds to go from sitting to standing, or from standing to sitting.

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Starting a food forest

The moment I learned about permaculture and what is possible, I was hooked.

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On athletic endeavours thus far

A little over five years ago I was at a friend’s Christmas party and heard about a guy there who had just completed a race at the Sears Tower (now Willis Tower), climbing up the stairwell all the way to the top. It was one of the most intriguing things ever. I had to talk to him. I had to learn more.

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What's the best lawn mower?

The best lawn mower is the [Fiskars Staysharp Max 18” Reel Mower][fiskars].

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