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Be More Productive by Organizing Your Workflow With a 4k TV

The use of dual monitors has become pretty standard these days. Modern operating systems have also done a lot to make it easy to switch through multiple windows and programs. Even on laptops, it's pretty easy to create a good work flow. But more space is generally...

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Remote and Working Remotely

I am writing this post from the beautiful outdoor/open library in Hilo, Hawai. Last week, I read the book "Remote" by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. They are the two founding members of signal37 (Basecamp), the company who started Ruby on Rails and is...

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Racing on the Big Island of Hawaii

It's been a while since I have posted on Simplistic Thoughts. Moving from Japan back to the US, and then moving again to Hawaii meant a lot of changes. We have been here for just over a year and things are going well. Enough about that....onto racing. For quite a long...

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Six Months in Hawaii

I wrote a post a few months back about my journey to Hawaii Island. After nearly eight years living in Japan, my wife and I decided to come back to the US and chose Hawaii as our new home. We just recently passed the six month mark and all is going well. We were...

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DIY Standing Computer Desk

I'm not a big fan of heart attacks and I definitely want to avoid back problems. There are a growing number of studies showing how bad sitting all day is for you. The animated video below lists a number of the problems that are caused . (Also see below for what you...

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Made in the USA

  A town full of empty buildings, closed signs, and homeless people. This was the sight I was greeted with after returning to my home town after seven years in Japan. I recently watched "Death by China", a movie about how all the products coming from China, and the...

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Palms and Blue Sky

I actually took this picture a few days ago, but I figured better late than never. Even though it's November you would never know it. The weather is warm and the sky is...

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