My purchase evaluation method

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The problem


Three types of record producers and how this relates to writing and editing

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The Steve Albini approach


The story of Neal Stephenson’s typewriter

Hermes 3000 — the next model up from the 2000. Source: Wikicommons.

Business writing

Good business writing focuses on what the reader needs

Recorded music

Album cover of Spiderland by Slint
Album cover of Spiderland by Slint


The Tao of Doom

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Working without effort

What does that even mean?


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Environment and climate change

Feeling homesick even though you’re already at home

Draughtboard shark
Draughtboard shark, by Peter Southwood, CC BY-SA 3.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

Diving in Tasmania

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Work on the most important thing first

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Pay yourself first.

Andrew Macrae

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