@meandmybadself @mathowie I’m interested in it as much for the history and voice as the advice. But will definitely check those 2 books too!— @buster Sat, April 19 2014
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
Sat Apr 19, 09:30AM: @mathowie @ev Great! I plan on doing the audiobook too. 45 minute walk+BART commute each day gets me through lots of books.
Sat Apr 19, 09:06AM: Is Ed Catmull's book Creativity Inc worth reading?
Sat Apr 19, 08:39AM: I did a podcast with @danesanders about @750words and other stuff. Check it out! http://t.co/H26z1NIZKg
Fri Apr 18, 08:42PM: @aunder Happy early birthday, twitterversary, and vacation!
Fri Apr 18, 08:40PM: @RickWebb And it still seems like magic.
Fri Apr 18, 07:53PM: The Blue Devils http://t.co/r1iCHwSeQh
Thu Apr 17, 09:32PM
8:36pm Waiting for Kellianne and Sean for some dessert
Thu Apr 17, 10:32AM: @davidfmendes Hm, try firstname.lastname@example.org instead.
Thu Apr 17, 10:02AM: @harryh I agree. I think tax preparers are making too much money though. Bots should take over and do them faster and cheaper, right?
Thu Apr 17, 09:57AM: What is more complex: the stock market or the tax code? Can we just have high frequency traders to do our taxes too?
Thu Apr 17, 09:52AM: @davidfmendes Sure thing! Best way to contact us is to email email@example.com
Thu Apr 17, 08:06AM: @webwright The former masks relative change in balance of causes, which is important to the "how".
Thu Apr 17, 07:44AM: I wish more stories presented data like this. Really great. "How Americans Die" http://t.co/3ac46BTdht
Wed Apr 16, 10:30PM
8:36pm "It's history science cartoon!" - @kellianne #cosmos
Wed Apr 16, 07:12AM: @micahcraig 😜👍
Wed Apr 16, 07:10AM: @DanielleMorrill @pmarca @ccaum In The Plex covers that period pretty well. Great book if you haven't read it.
Wed Apr 16, 07:09AM: @micahcraig These are people who are used to winning all the time. This is their first taste of losing.
Wed Apr 16, 07:07AM: @micahcraig True, in a sense. The disruptive nature of HFT is in the way it beats big institutions to some money and changes their workflow.
Wed Apr 16, 07:00AM: @micahcraig It's latency + algorithms + hardware. And access to collocation is governed by how much money you're willing to spend.
Wed Apr 16, 06:49AM: @plewis67 True. There are certainly some crimes involved in blatantly cheating customers. I just don't think front-running is one of them.
Wed Apr 16, 06:41AM: @plewis67 To me it reads "We're used to making more money. If we get paid less we might stop doing this civic duty & retire to our yachts."
Wed Apr 16, 06:38AM: @plewis67 I read that but wasn't persuaded. "Reducing incentive to find information" seems wrong. Obviously incentive is high for HFT.
Wed Apr 16, 06:35AM: @micahcraig True but they are both races for computing power. Is it unfair for slower computers to mine less bitcoin?
Tue Apr 15, 11:50PM: @ebruchez Do read up and let me know what you come to.
Tue Apr 15, 11:04PM: @ebruchez There are some! Lower fees, smaller spread, everyone gets NBBO prices, more liquidity, to name a few.
Tue Apr 15, 09:49PM: @davealevine @harryh Front-run is also a misleading term. Do I front-run you if my internet connection is faster as we tweet?
Tue Apr 15, 09:41PM: @harryh @davealevine Calling them "old people" is disingenuous. The real "victims" of HFT are the biggest, evilest, banks in the world.
Tue Apr 15, 08:38PM
8:36pm Listening to an audiobook in a loud bar while friends are at Fox watching The Knife
Tue Apr 15, 07:23PM: @tiz9000 An easy way around it is to set limit orders and only buy from 1 exchange at a time. Also, small orders are not worth their time.
Tue Apr 15, 07:22PM: @tiz9000 You must work with different banks if you're getting transparent fees. Most HFT trades don't affect consumers like us.
Tue Apr 15, 06:00PM: HFT doesn't rig the market any more than bitcoin miners rig the bitcoin market. Work = reward. Arms race will drive profits to equilibrium.
Tue Apr 15, 05:58PM: The tiny tax is *nothing* compared to the trading fees, fund fees, advisor fees, etc that have been in place forever.
Tue Apr 15, 05:55PM: I've been obsessed with HFT lately. Reading Flash Boys now but still not buying the arguments against. Yes, it disrupts big orders--adapt!
Tue Apr 15, 05:51PM: An interesting perspective on high frequency trading: it reduces profits for everyone to flow money into building fiber optic networks.
Tue Apr 15, 08:13AM: Awesome! RT @twitterapi: We have agreed to acquire @gnip, welcome to the flock! https://t.co/pIXKZa8udm
Mon Apr 14, 11:55PM: @ameet Yeah. I think we need a new stove.
Mon Apr 14, 10:51PM: Just saw our stove on Mad Men.
Mon Apr 14, 09:45PM: @berkun I wish there was an audiobook version!
Mon Apr 14, 09:36PM: @berkun Ooh, thanks. Was just in the mood for something like this.
Mon Apr 14, 08:53PM: 8:36pm Finished the alphabet train puzzle http://t.co/Dhp6IkhWTj
Sun Apr 13, 11:11PM: @breebop @BoomTownBill Did anything end up helping?
Sun Apr 13, 08:39PM: I'm so tired of my stupid knee. 1 bad hill shouldn't still be a problem 1.5yrs later. Gonna force next guy to X-ray. http://t.co/xGycoxMiPv
Sun Apr 13, 04:23PM: @leslie_montelon @ArturoMacias05 🐶🐶🐶 #woof
Sun Apr 13, 04:16PM: @ArturoMacias05 @leslie_montelon I think you've got the wrong guy. 😕
Sun Apr 13, 02:41PM: Mt Diablo http://t.co/djevWDKY2N
Sun Apr 13, 02:33PM: Respite from the hard life. http://t.co/rnCvSBDLLV
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.
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 is a simple game that lets you choose your own health-improvement challenge to play with friends for a month.
750words.com is simple website that gives you a way to write 3-pages privately every day, and learn about yourself in the process.
Sat Apr 19, 2014
Fri Apr 18, 2014
5:58pm from 750 Words Status
Using Your Problems to Build a Business:
Listen in as Dane Sanders and Buster Benson talk about how to build a business by starting with solving your problems.
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.
Thu Apr 17, 2014