Posts Posts by: "Brian Nagel"

It’s amazing how quickly we can amass large amounts of digital media.  iTunes – my digital jukebox of choice – is much more than just music these days.  Yes, I have over 23,000 songs encompassing 120+ GB, but that’s just the beginning.  With multiple seasons of TV Shows and 450+ movies in digital form…(Read More)

Lifehacker is one of my favorite blogs to follow, as they offer tips and tricks that span the range of topics from technology and deals to cooking and hacks to home-projects. They just published a post entitled, “How To Identify and Avoid Spreading Misinformation, Myths, and Urban Legends on the Internet.” Click on the…(Read More)

Safari Extensions

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People seem pretty opinionated these days about which web browser is best, with the opinions sometimes resulting in heated dialogue about speed, stability, plug-ins, or “sticking it to the man” arguments. I don’t hold any such strong opinions – I would like to just get online, do what I need to do, and not…(Read More)

I’ve been on an Automator kick lately.  Automator’s been a standard part of Mac OSX for a few generations now, and it’s been a part of my workflow for awhile, too.  I’m just now starting to go to it first when I’m working on a project and realize I have…(Read More)

I’ve been in the WordPress world for a little over a year now, and have thoroughly enjoyed the process.  I was relatively new to blogging and finally found a comprehensive tool that I could learn from and experiment with.  Wordpress.com became a great starter solution for me.  But then I began to look…(Read More)

Donald Miller | Brian Nagel

Expectations

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“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are. And when you stop expecting material possessions to complete you, you’d be surprised at how much pleasure you get in material possessions. And when you stop expecting God to end all your troubles, you’d be surprised how…(Read More)

Frances Chan | Brian Nagel

The Balance Beam

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It’s been a little while since my last post, with the busyness of life and work taking its hold on me.  During this time, I’ve found that I’ve had many philosophical discussions with myself.  Whether this is good or bad, we can figure out another day, but my point is that in…(Read More)

Public Opinion | Blogging | Brian Nagel

I love technology. I use it every day. It’s provided me efficiency on so many levels. Heck, it’s given me a career. It’s good stuff. But sometimes? It really does make us stupider. Because we have such immediate access to information, stories and trends can truly become viral, evidenced perfectly by the…(Read More)

I’m currently reading A Million Miles in 1000 Years by Donald Miller, one of my favorite authors.  I’ve also read a couple of his other efforts: Blue Like Jazz and Searching for God Knows What.  I’ve appreciated his down-to-earth, conversational style of writing.  I’m drawn to his sometimes blunt…(Read More)

Budgeting and iBank

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Computers are useful tools for a variety of things.  One of the most important ways I use my laptop is to manage my finances.  I’ve been keeping track of “money shtuff” this way since college, and the ultra-convenience of paying bills, checking balances, and budgeting all in one spot has fit well in…(Read More)

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