Morning Coffee 66: July 17th, 2023

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Currently in a coffee shop 30 minutes away, the sky is black, with lightning striking nearby, lighting up the entire coffee shop every few seconds. The pulsing sounds of is in the AirPods. For a writer, this is the exact setting we imagine when we start typing. I hope this letter finds you well.

Table of Contents

  1. Synthesizer
  2. Social Shifts
  3. Apps I’m Using

The Box is transparent. We look through the glass to see a fabricated version of tomorrow. Watching Industry (Season 2), The Bear (Season 2). Playing Zelda and Rocket League. Reading Dune and How to Take Smart Notes.


This week on Morning Coffee, I write about how I’m taking notes, the changes I’ve made with social media, and what apps I’m using.


I recently started a new deep-dive into becoming a better notetaker: my lifelong journey of collecting thoughts and doing something with them.

This process is a combination of tedious and liberating work. Living inside of Ulysses, connecting dots, and synthesizing old ideas with new ones.

Ulysses Groups is where I’m doing all of the work. Making new groups for new topics, and connecting those groups with other related ones, while having it all fold easily inside of a main category. I’m really enjoying how things are coming out.


Social Shifts

I recently decided to delete some accounts from the internet:

  • Mastodon
  • Reddit
  • Twitter

The accounts are now completely gone. I no longer need them, and once I realized that, deleting the entire account felt pretty easy.

Apps I’m Using

  • has been playing for me in the background lately. It’s a tool that I used many years ago, and thanks to my lifetime membership, I’m using it again. Forgot how helpful this is for staying focused.’s functional music is designed from the bottom up to affect your brain and optimize your performance.”

  • Timery has been running in the background all week as well, making sure that I’m being efficient with my time. It not only helps with being intentional, it also gives me data to look back on when the day’s over.

This is Morning Coffee: a weekly newsletter that arrives in your inbox every Monday morning. I write about productivity, technology, and cool things I find on the internet. My wife wants this to be my only job, so pay what you want, purchase my books on Amazon, or join my Music Program.

Built an arcade cabinet. Made 100 coffees in a row. Released two books on Amazon. Celebrating Rose turning two. Working from home for a big company. Last updated: June 26th, 2024.

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