Peeking into my super secret and personal electronic inbox, as of 7 months ago, it looks like I have 130 unread emails, and have sent out 0 emails so far today. I've received an wieldy 151 earnest missives since midnight. Email is creeping up like hungry vines around my ankles.

What I'm doing on Sat at 12pm

Working 45% of the time Lunch 24% of the time Brunch 12% of the time Lounging 6% of the time Meeting 3% of the time Browsing 3% of the time Watchingmovie 3% of the time Nikositting 3% of the time

This week's concerns

Money 30% of the time Death 17% of the time Leisure 15% of the time Eating/drinking 10% of the time Religion 9% of the time Health 7% of the time Family 5% of the time Relationships 4% of the time Home 4% of the time

How I'm feeling this week

Happy 32% of the time Selfish 27% of the time Angry 18% of the time Creative 14% of the time Sad 7% of the time Anxious 2% of the time

The paparazzi found me in these photos from 11 months ago


Pictures I took as recently as about 17 hours ago


Where I've been in the last 7 days or so

Sat, Apr 19: 08:39am 09:06am 09:30am
Fri, Apr 18: 07:53pm 08:40pm 08:42pm
Thu, Apr 17: 07:44am 08:06am 09:52am 09:57am 10:02am 10:32am 09:32pm
Wed, Apr 16: 06:35am 06:38am 06:41am 06:49am 07:00am 07:07am 07:09am 07:10am 07:12am 10:30pm
Tue, Apr 15: 08:13am 05:51pm 05:55pm 05:58pm 06:00pm 07:22pm 07:23pm 08:38pm 09:41pm 09:49pm 11:04pm 11:50pm
Mon, Apr 14: 08:53pm 09:36pm 09:45pm 10:51pm 11:55pm
Sun, Apr 13: 02:33pm 02:41pm 04:16pm 04:23pm 08:39pm 11:11pm

In the last 15 days, I've posted 30 posts and photos. Mostly to Twitter, Flickr, Good Reads

Since I started writing online in October of 1999, about 14.54 years ago, I've posted 43,488 bits of nonsense. Yeah. And the problem is only getting worse.

About me

I live in Berkeley. I am married to the amazing Kellianne and am the father of little Niko. I am helping build interesting things at Twitter. I have a few side projects, like Peabrain and 750 Words. I used to be Buster McLeod, and before that I was Erik Benson. I previously co-founded Habit Labs, The Robot Co-op as well as the now sleeping McLeod Residence. I self-published a book called Man Versus Himself. I have otherwise been occupied on this planet for about 37.89 years.

Three of my favorite projects


For the last 2,157 days, at 8:36pm, I have taken a picture of what I'm doing. It's sort of a weird obsessive photo project that I plan to do for the rest of my life. You should do it too, it's fun. (here are some other people who are doing this)

About 1 day ago, I said, "8:36pm Waiting for Kellianne and Sean for some dessert"


Health Month

Health Month is a simple game that lets you choose your own health-improvement challenge to play with friends for a month.


750 Words is simple website that gives you a way to write 3-pages privately every day, and learn about yourself in the process.

A few rules that I try to live by

1. You must not dilly-dally. 2. You must be your word. 3. You must have good intentions. 4. You must admit to being the maker of meaning. 5. You must not feel sorry for yourself. 6. You must have a vision that you are striving for. 7. You must tie creativity and experimentation with survival. 8. You must be the change you want to see. 9. You must rally others with your vision. 10. You must stake your reputation on your better self. 11. You must be comfortable with the consequences of being who you are. 12. You must share. 13. You must make your own advice and take it. 14. You must manage your stress, health, and clarity. 15. You must study your mistakes. 16. You must retry things you don't like every once in a while. 17. You must make time to enjoy things.

Sat Apr 19, 2014

8 posts

Fri Apr 18, 2014

17 posts

7:51pm from Flickr

The Blue Devils

Tags: instagramapp, iphoneography, rise, square, squareformat, uploaded:by=instagram

5:58pm from 750 Words Status

Using Your Problems to Build a Business

Using Your Problems to Build a Business:

Fun podcast I did with Dane Sanders where I talk a bunch about 750 Words and the intersection of business and creativity. Let me know if anything resonates with you.

Tags: podcast

Thu Apr 17, 2014

5 posts

9:32pm from Flickr

8:36pm Waiting for Kellianne and Sean for some dessert

Tags: 836pm, flickriosapp:filter=newsprint, newsprintfilter, uploaded:by=flickrmobile

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