Produce Something

“Don’t just play with your phone: go out and produce something.”

— Merlin Mann via Lifehacker.com

A fantastic piece of advice. Phones are almost limitless these days. You can:

  • Start writing that novel you’ve been putting off.
  • Edit that video you shot (also with your phone) of your nephews birthday party.
  • Write down your thoughts, rants, and musings in a journal app.

Think about this next time you pull your phone out of your pocket to check Facebook.

Glenn Greenwald: Why privacy matters

Glenn Greenwald was one of the first reporters to see — and write about — the Edward Snowden files, with their revelations about the United States’ extensive surveillance of private citizens. In this searing talk, Greenwald makes the case for why you need to care about privacy, even if you’re “not doing anything you need to hide.”