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Way back in the days of 2019 yore, I wrote a post about the tools and services that I depend on to complete my work. It was a pretty decent list, if I do say so myself. To this day, I still use nearly all those tools, albeit for different purposes in some cases.

I encourage you to check out that post. Click through this link to give it a read:

In it, you’ll see more about five exceptional apps, those being:

  • Affinity Designer
  • Ulysses
  • Trello
  • Google Apps
  • Overcast

A CDN, or content delivery network, is, in layman’s terms, a collection of servers that are distributed across the globe. These servers communicate and work with each other to deliver content to people in the most efficient, speedy way possible.

For example, say you’re living in Los Angeles. You’ve got a great looking website that’s loved by people all over the world. As most things online are, you’ve got an international website. People in Los Angeles can visit it the same way that people in New Zealand can visit it.

Consider this, though: if your website and its content were…


How does one petition the local government, the world, or the organization-that-decides-what-becomes-a-holiday to have International Everyday Is Productivity Day become a real thing? It needs to be a real thing. I want to celebrate what should clearly already be a holiday.

You know what? Let’s just say that we don’t need to wait for some slow moving governmental body to enact such an obvious thing. Let’s take matters into our own hands and make it a thing.

Put on your party hats and let’s get organizing! 🥳

There’s never been as much of an interest in organization as there is…


In my first quarter of film school (what feels like a lifetime ago now), I took an introductory typography class. This was for an undergraduate degree, so while I was there to learn about filmmaking, there were still some vaguely related classes that I had to take to graduate.

The class covered the basics of typography, including the history of typefaces, the characteristics of letters, and what makes a typeface both legible and pleasing to the eye. …


My birthday is on May 13. I’ve always thought that it’s a nice coincidence that May 13 is also the greatest day on the entire calendar. It’s an objective fact that I’m happy to enjoy to its fullest.

Because it’s how calendars work, May 13 will keep coming around about every 365 days. I can plan for it, anticipate it, and get my mind ready for the inevitable fact that I’ll be another year older. It’s something to depend on, which is a nice feeling.

I won’t claim to always be ready for it, though. I’ve found myself being surprised…


Computer backups are such an essential part of modern life that I feel no hesitation in saying if you’re not making regular backups of your files, then you’re using a computer wrong.

There’s no wiggle room on that one. If you’re not backing up your computer, then that behavior needs to change as soon as possible.

Luckily, making regular and even constant backups of all the files on your computer is easier now than it’s ever been. I grew up in a time when people would need to purchase a big ol’ zip drive, with floppy-like zip discs, to make…


“You’ll never be able to finish that paper on time.”

“Why do you think you can be successful these days? The world isn’t going to let you, even if you were good enough to draw attention to your work.”

“Come on, let’s be real. We both know you’re going to eat that entire pack of cookies.”

ARGH!

That’s what I have to say to thoughts like those. Just a straight up, guttural expression of frustration. …


If you’re anything like me, you’ve imagined yourself on the cover of magazines or being handed some prestigious award on a glitzy stage or earning the coveted MVP title for being awesome at some sportsball game.

In fact, if you’re anything like me, you’ve not only imagined yourself in those situations once, but many, many times.

Or perhaps you dream of one day making it to the expansive corner office on the top floor of your work building. Maybe you long for being well known on Instagram or YouTube. …


It’s safe to say that ending an email with “Sent from my iPhone” is not really the best way to finish off a business or professional message.

Also not great to include at the end of an email:

  • “Text me if you want to talk to me.”
  • “Why does anybody even email anymore?”
  • “Typed up and sent while driving.”

To be frank, I’m not going to be too keen on doing…


Let’s cue the celebratory trumpets — we’ve made it to the final part of Conquering Your Calendar. 🎉

This is the informative series on how to manage, implement, and succeed at your calendars for your personal and business lives. We’ve spent the previous four entries discussing calendar apps, how to create calendars, making entries in our calendar app, and inviting others to share events we’ve created.

In this final entry, we’re going to wrap everything up by talking about subscribing to calendars. …

Sean Anderson

Always chasing that cozy feeling of being snuggled under a heap of warm blankets in a cold room. Also trying to find cats to pet 😻

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