Greater Lansing Real Estate

Weekly Round-Up: 6/23/13 to 6/29/13

The Weekly Round-Up is a once weekly collection of my #1Aday daily shares. Hope you find something of interest!

Mon 6/24
The Cost Of FI – http://mjg2.net/l/1811

Tue 6/25
jlcollinsnh on: My path for my kid — the first 10 years – http://mjg2.net/l/1812

Wed 6/26
Martin Luther King Jr’s: Letter from a Birmingham Jail – http://mjg2.net/l/1813

Thu 6/27
jlcollinsnh – Why your house is a terrible investment – http://mjg2.net/l/1842

Fri 6/28
Adam Dachis tells you how to: Generate a Monthly Calendar from the Command Line – http://mjg2.net/l/1814

Weekly Round-Up: 6/16/13 to 6/22/13

The Weekly Round-Up is a once weekly collection of my #1Aday daily shares. Hope you find something of interest!

Mon 6/17
Nora Dunn @hobonora suggests you: Spice Up the Conversation by Skipping “What Do You Do?” – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1805

Tue 6/18
Supercharge Your Command Line’s History Search with Four Lines of Code – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1807

Wed 6/19
Am I Brushing My Teeth Correctly? – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1808

Thu 6/20
Leverage Email to Get a Response When Your Prospect Has Gone Dark – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1809

Fri 6/21
David @DavidDCain on: Why the minimalists do what they do – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1810

Weekly Round-Up: 6/9/13 to 6/15/13

The Weekly Round-Up is a once weekly collection of my #1Aday daily shares. Hope you find something of interest!

Wed 6/12
David Cain @DavidDCain on: How to Walk Across a Parking Lot – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1806

Thu 6/13
Mr. Money Mustache @mrmoneymustache on: The Principle of Constant Optimization – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1802

Fri 6/14
Christopher S. Penn @cspenn gives you: The graduation lesson I wish I’d had – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1803

The One a Day Challenge

For those of you who follow me on the social media platform of your choice I’m not referring to my (attempted) daily post of something interesting. Instead this is a little challenge I dreamed up and considered a while back, but finally decided to do the month of June. Being the type who likes confirmation before proceeding, I’ve been following the challenge with great success since the beginning of the month so now feel comfortable talking about it.

So you’re probably asking by now, what is it? Simply put, pick something (or in my case 3 somethings) that you want to limit to 1 or less a day. The 3 that I picked are…

1) No more than 1 cup of coffee a day
2) No more than 1 alcoholic beverage a day
3) Spend less than $1 a day directly on myself (primarily eliminates “fancy coffee” and numerous non-brown bag lunches)

Why do I do these things? Primarily to keep myself sharp and to help build willpower. Plus, I like a challenge of my own choosing.

So what about you? Have something you’d like to challenge yourself to limit to 1 or less a day? Tell me about it in the comments below.

Weekly Round-Up: 5/26/13 to 6/1/13

The Weekly Round-Up is a once weekly collection of my #1Aday daily shares. Hope you find something of interest!

Wed 5/29
Jeff Haden @jeff_haden gives you 8 Things You Should Not Do Every Day – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1797

Thu 5/30
Mr. Money Mustache @mrmoneymustache asks: Do We Need to Fire the Entire Financial Advice Industry? – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1798

Fri 5/31
Gary Foreman on: 7 Car Dealership Fees and Services to Avoid – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1799

Weekly Round-Up: 5/12/13 to 5/18/13

The Weekly Round-Up is a once weekly collection of my #1Aday daily shares. Hope you find something of interest!

Mon 5/13
Consider Not Setting Goals in 2013 – Peter Bregman – Harvard Business Review – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1787

Tue 5/14
The @honesttoddler writes: Dear IRS – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1788

Wed 5/15
Janet Choi on: How to Escape the Cult of “Busy” – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1789

Thu 5/16
7 tips for maintaining an organized home – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1790

Fri 5/17
Bruce Feiler @brucefeiler on: Agile programming – for your family – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1791

Weekly Round-Up: 5/5/13 to 5/11/13

The Weekly Round-Up is a once weekly collection of my #1Aday daily shares. Hope you find something of interest!

Thu 5/9
Why “The Gap” Is the Personal Finance Number That Matters the Most – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1785

Fri 5/10
I’ve Been Using Evernote All Wrong. Here’s Why It’s Actually Amazing – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1786

New cffreedom-utils repo on github

For the last 10 years or so I’ve built up a number of Java utility functions and classes to help me write code easier. Over time I’ve probably had to re-write many of the functions as I’ve moved teams, lost the code, or just wanted to make it better. I’ve also had to jar up and help other developers use the code one too many times. Since I’m finally sick of that I’ve switch over to Maven for dependency and build management, moved the library to github, and am open sourcing the development so that others can take advantage of my work, and contribute to it to make it better.

You can find the project at https://github.com/communicationfreedom/cffreedom-utils. Please take a look, and consider helping make it even better.

Note: Since I’ve been using the project more and more the pace of change is pretty steep and the package structure has been changing frequently, but I believe that is starting to settle down a bit.

Weekly Round-Up: 4/28/13 to 5/4/13

The Weekly Round-Up is a once weekly collection of my #1Aday daily shares. Hope you find something of interest!

Mon 4/29
Scott Dinsmore @_Scott_Dinsmore on: How Simplicity Swindled the Investment Banker (and the rest of the world) – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1784

Weekly Round-Up: 4/21/13 to 4/27/13

The Weekly Round-Up is a once weekly collection of my #1Aday daily shares. Hope you find something of interest!

Mon 4/22
Mark Schaefer @markwschaefer has – A Rant: In praise of The Unremarkable – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1779

Tue 4/23
Johann Hari on: The dark side of Dubai – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1780

Wed 4/24
MMM @mrmoneymustache hits another home run on: The Incomparable Advantage of Having to Work for what you Get – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1781

Thu 4/25
Laura Beck says: Don’t Call People Fat in Front of Your Kids Unless You Really Want to Screw Them Up – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1782

Fri 4/26
David Cain @DavidDCain tells you: How to Make Trillions of Dollars – http://markjacobsen.net/l/1783