The Simple Brilliance of Using an Index Card for Daily Goals

In 2007 I wrote about how I started outlining my daily goals on an index card after reflecting upon the following passage from The Four Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss: Don’t ever arrive at the office or in front of your computer without a clear list of priorities. You’ll just read unassociated email and scramble your brain for the day. Compile your to-do list for tomorrow no later than this evening. I don’t recommend using Outlook or computerized to-do lists because it is possible to… Continue reading

10/21/14Comments (0)

Freedom via Gmail on Android

Depending upon who you talk to, our ability to check email on our phones anytime and anywhere is either a blessing or a curse. I think most people see someone they know – a loved one, a friend, or a co-worker – glued to their phone at all hours of the day, constantly receiving push notifications for every email that comes through, and then jumps to the broad conclusion that always being connected to the inbox is pure hell. To that I say: they are… Continue reading

10/20/14Comments (0)

LockerPulse Post-Mortem: 8 Innovative Features

Yesterday was the last day of LockerPulse. The sale is complete and the domain now redirects to SportSpyder. Rather than analyzing what didn’t work with LP, I thought it would be more apt to celebrate some of the really cool innovative things that we did. There’s no sense in dwelling on the past, especially when it worked out so well. Fantasy Player Tracking My #1 favorite feature. We could take a string of text – a player’s name in this case – and compare it… Continue reading

10/16/14Comments (4)

Radio’s Revival? Why Audio is My Favorite Entertainment Medium & What Podcasts I Listen To

I recently read an article in Sports Illustrated about the famous St. Louis radio station KMOX. The article lamented the good old days of talk radio (no link since SI doesn’t publish their stories online). While reading it I kept thinking: sure terrestrial radio probably isn’t thriving right now, but audio as an entertainment medium seems to be undergoing a revival. I myself listen to more podcasts and streaming audio now than I ever listened to traditional radio. Why Audio? Audio is an unbelievably underrated… Continue reading

10/2/14Comments (4)

Focus: DI

As I sort of alluded to in my post a few weeks ago What I’m Interested In, For Now, our sole focus as a business right now is Detailed Image. Really, it’s been that way for a while. Years ago we had multiple streams of revenue, but the success of DI has always outweighed the success of everything else. The business has grown to the point now where it would be silly – and potentially fatal – to focus on anything else. This has been… Continue reading

9/27/14Comments (0)

LockerPulse Acquired by Local Company SportSpyder

Over on the LockerPulse blog I just made the announcement that LockerPulse has been acquired by SportSpyder. I copied that announcement below. The amazing part is that they’re also located in Albany and their president is also an RPI alumni. What are the odds! Needless to say we’re very excited to have such a great opportunity to sell the site to such an ideal company. More to come soon. — We’re excited to announce that LockerPulse has been acquired by SportSpyder. Effective 10/15/2014 LockerPulse.com will… Continue reading

9/23/14Comments (3)

10 Years of Detailed Image

This week we’re running a 10 Year Anniversary sale for Detailed Image. As a part of the sale we’re selling all Detailed Image t-shirts for $5, including our new vintage shirt: Greg did a great write-up over on the Detailed Image blog summing up our thoughts on DI’s first decade: 10 years….it seems hard to believe at times. DetailedImage.com began as a business run out of a basement with borrowed furniture and lots of hard work while some of us were still in college. We… Continue reading

9/15/14Comments (4)

Five Days Without Internet!

Last week I took a long weekend off to go out to the Finger Lakes for my sister-in-law’s wedding. With our new vacation email policy in place my business partner was covering my inbox for me, and everything else important was being covered by someone, so I wasn’t planning on working. When I got to the house we were renting, there wasn’t any internet, the satellite TV had been canceled, and I didn’t have any data coverage with T-Mobile. I wasn’t planning on working, but… Continue reading

9/12/14Comments (0)

Detailed Image Now the US Master Distributor of 22ple Products

I was traveling last week so I didn’t get a chance to write a post about a pretty big announcement. Last Tuesday, September 2nd, we announced that we’re now the Master Distributor of 22ple Products in the US. 22ple also made an announcement on their Facebook page. 22ple is based out of Singapore. They make high end coatings that provide more protection and last much longer than the typical wax or sealant (up to 24 months). When this opportunity arose we put in a lot… Continue reading

9/10/14Comments (2)

What I’m Interested In, For Now

One thing I’ve noticed recently is my decreasing interest in creating & launching new things. The LockerPulse app released on Monday was the first thing in a while that I’ve created from scratch and then – with the help of my partners – released. I did the first 90% of the work on nights and weekends without disrupting my other work, and then only this week during launch did I spend some of my normal workday on it. When Pure Adapt was formed in late… Continue reading

8/28/14Comments (1)