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Using Linux Tools To Send To DayOne App

Ive started getting back into journaling with DayOne recently. The reason why I like using DayOne is supper simple. It’s a great interface. The sync features is great. It works with IFTTT. It great with photo journaling. It has a bunch of workflow goodness on the iOS platform using and launch center pro. The problem I do have is that I spend quite a bit of time using my Debian box. I hope my information is secured in the clouds within DayOne biosphere. In short I love being able to use the app on my iOS devices. One thing that was bothering me a bit was that I wanted to be able to use it on my computer which like I said its running Debian. I stumbled awhile ago jrnl. Its a great way to keep a journal using the command line which is where I like to live. I wanted to send my journal entries to DayOne from jrnl which is super easy. On this computer I also setup mutt with my gmail account. The glue between jrnl and DayOne is I have a recipe that when I send an email to it forwards it to my DayOne journal. The recipe in question is this one applets.

$ jrnl “Hey look, im using the command line to send to DayOne” $ jrnl -n 1 | mutt -s “command line awesomeness”

How cool is that? Maybe I can also send my DayOne entry to jrnl.

Stop calling your wife crazy during arguments

“If we look at how we show up and fight in our relationship, it says a lot more about ourselves than it does about the person we’re calling crazy, even if your partner is acting in a way you find crazy,” Klow says. “How might it be possible to instead show up as compassionate and understanding and work toward greater clarity?”

It isn’t easy, Klow admits. Arguments trigger the fight or flight response in the brain, and when we fight, our prefrontal cortex, the part that controls reasoning, problem solving and language, goes “offline,” he says. So often when people fight, they try to manipulate the narrative or framework of the conversation, usually unconsciously, because they’re feeling threatened. In other words: Delegitimizing your partner’s feelings, is a cop-out when you don’t want to deal.


We are, you might say, “brainwashed” into thinking that money is the source of happiness while what we really need to know is that inner peace is something that comes from within.

— Dalaï-lama

I often ask myself what is the purpose of our lives and I conclude that life’s purpose is to be happy. We have no guarantee what will happen in the future, but we live in hope. That’s what keeps us going.

— Dalaï-lama


My system has three key pillars: “Make sure to get the important shit done”, “Don’t waste time on stupid shit”, and “make a lot of lists”.

Sounds good to me. Sam Altman has a few other productivity tips. Check his website for more.

The Gambler Who Cracked The Horse-Racing Code

What a great story by Businessweek Kit Chellel:

Across the road from Happy Valley, 27 floors up, two Americans sat in a plush office, ignoring a live feed of the action that played mutely on a TV screen. The only sound was the hum of a dozen computers. Bill Benter and an associate named Paul Coladonato had their eyes fixed on a bank of three monitors, which displayed a matrix of bets their algorithm had made on the race—51,381 in all. Benter and Coladonato watched as a software script filtered out the losing bets, one at a time, until there were 36 lines left on the screens. Thirty-five of their bets had correctly called the finishers in two of the races, qualifying for a consolation prize. And one wager had correctly predicted all nine horses. “F—-,” Benter said. “We hit it.”

My house tracks of the week 16

We go straight to the doctor office with Dr Erick Morillo and Dr Jamie Jones Featuring Gene Farris serving a good dose of Medication

Moving on with a track by Rumore called Gotta Have It - Fresh 2 Mix

Coming from left field, Andreas Henneberg drops a phat beat and rhymes away on Password Invalid

Deep house track from Sabb, SIS Down Under - Original Mix

Going deep with Clarian tracks remixed by Tim Engelhardt Television Days

Another deep track this time from Cubik called On Islands - Original Mix

If iPads were meant for kids

I also am a parent of two kids with iPads and Dave’s post about parental control resonated with me. I agree with everything he said in his post. To be able to make a category of apps disappear during homework hour would be awesome. Having the iPad auto-shutdown at a certain time and not being able to start without entering the parent password would be sublime. Thanks Dave for writing this and I surely hope Apple listens. Go check out his article, he has more ideas to bring forward.

How to keep your ISP’s nose out of your browser history with encrypted DNS

The death of network neutrality and the loosening of regulations on how Internet providers handle customers’ network traffic have raised many concerns over privacy. Internet providers (and others watching traffic as it passes over the Internet) have long had a tool that allows them to monitor individuals’ Internet habits with ease: their Domain Name System (DNS) servers. And if they haven’t been cashing in on that data already (or using it to change how you see the Internet), they likely soon will.

DNS services are the phone books of the Internet, providing the actual Internet Protocol (IP) network address associated with websites’ and other Internet services’ host and domain names. They turn into, for example. Your Internet provider offers up DNS as part of your service, but your provider could also log your DNS traffic—in essence, recording your entire browsing history.

My house tracks of the week 14

My first pick of the week is soulful god Mr Robert Owens with Misty - feat Robert Owens - Hammer and Tongs Version

Going deep with Mr Davide Squillace with In The Mood For Love - Original Mix

Second track Dole & Kom with Phara Oh

Next comes this rework of the Pink Panther from PAWSA the Groovy Cat Extended Remix

Looping through hard and up beat with Stanny Abram My home

Ending with this classic track from Mr Finger and Mr Robert Owens Can you feel it (Alternate Mix)