10 Minute Mail/Mint/Quotables

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March 19 - Issue #35

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A weekly newsletter that gives you 6 brief personal recommendations of cool stuff.

Spam beater:
10 Minute Mail is a disposable email address. Just go to the website, and you are presented with a newly-minted email address that self-destructs after ten minutes. Here’s a sample address: l544960@mvrht.com. Use it when a web form requires an email address and you don’t want to end up on their list. From the FAQ: “If the website makes you verify the email address by sending you a link you have to click on, then you can read the email right here on www.10minutemail.com and click on the link.” — MF
Eatable:
We eat enough granola that we can’t keep up making our own. But most store-bought granola is way too sweet with sugar. And it’s expensive. For the past many years I’ve been gobbling up Bob’s Red Mill Honey Granola, bought in 4.5 pound bulk packages on Amazon. It is only mildly sweet using honey, and not expensive. We add our own nuts, raisins, etc. — KK
Money management:
I’m liking the new Mint much more than before. Now that it’s merged with Mint Bills, I can manage both bills and accounts in one place, and it was a lot easier to connect to all my accounts than before. Also, being able to view all my transactions in one place and categorize them permanently makes budgeting painless. — CD
Writing:
I do most of my writing and editing in Google Docs. Sometimes, though, I am asked to edit a manuscript in Word. In those cases, I don’t really use Word because it is bloated and clunky. Instead, I use a free Word-compatible word processor called Bean (for OS X only). It’s snappy and the “full screen” view creates a distraction-free editing experience. — MF
Folding hack:
I thought I was a pro at folding clothes (thanks to my college days spent working at Gap), but recently came across this hack for folding North Face jackets in an Amazon review and was amazed at how compact this technique made my hoodie sweater. I rolled it into the size of softball and was able to carry it in my small crossbody bag. — CD
Quotables:
  • “I’ve always been very careful never to predict anything that has not already happened.” — Marshall McLuhan
  • “The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.” — Dorothy Parker
  • “Decisions are made by those who show up.” — Jennifer Pahlka
  • “If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.” — Albert Einstein
  • “Not long ago what we have today was so implausible that nobody bothered to say it would never happen.“ — Marc Andreessen
  • "The first 90% of a project is a lot easier than the second 90%.” — Tim Sweeney
  • “If you don’t like change, you are going to like irrelevance even less.” — General Shinseki
Some quotes I’m finding guidance from. (I can’t vouch for the primacy of the sources.) — KK
— Kevin Kelly, Mark Frauenfelder, Claudia Dawson

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