We often use technology to save time, but increasingly, it either takes the saved time along with it, or makes the saved time less present, intimate and rich. I worry that the closer the world gets to our fingertips, the further it gets from our hearts. It’s not an either/or — being “anti-technology” is perhaps the only thing more foolish than being unquestioningly “pro-technology” — but a question of balance that our lives hang upon. — How Not to Be Alone - NYTimes.com
Intuitively, we know that the best stuff in life isn’t stuff at all, and that relationships, experiences and meaningful work are the staples of a happy life. —
NY Times | Living With Less - A Lot Less
Fear is your friend. Fear is an indicator. Sometimes it shows you what you shouldn’t do. More often than not it shows you what you should do. — Tim Ferriss
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Live each day with passion and purpose!
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Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you. — Game of Thrones-Jon (I)
As I started to ween myself of a disturbingly growing coffee habit, I looked to tea as a source of comfort and caffeine. However I often found that I would go to the kitchen to prepare tea, and then go back to standing at my desk, entirely forgetting about the cup I left brewing on the counter.
I came to enjoy using Ben Lew’s steep.it website to solve this problem. The website allows you to set a web-based timer for specific types of tea or at minute intervals. I loved using it so much I decided to integrate it into Alfred and created a workflow to let you easily set a timer for different types of tea or for a specific amount of time.
Download the Tea Timer Extension or see it on GitHub.