Powerball fever is rampant again as the jackpot nears a billion. It’s fun to fantasize about suddenly being awarded an unspeakable amount of money.

I’d argue you’re already rich. And while that may sound like some contrived bullshit, consider…

If I won Powerball, I would [insert activities here] every day
Just imagine, you have nothing but time! No need to earn money, so that leaves time to pursue all those hobbies you’ve been missing out on: master an instrument, golf Pebble Beach, learn a language. The possibilities are endless.

I’m not sitting on a pile of money, yet I find…


A divided nation. Our first orange president. Prince, David Bowie and too many celebrity deaths to mention. Then again, it wasn’t all bad. I’m grateful for each day I got to wake up and discover amazing new music. For your consideration…(in no particular ranking, but sort of ranked. Kind of.)

1. Rogue Wave, Delusions of Grand Fur

2013’s Nightingale Floors is by far my favorite Rogue Wave release, so I was excited after the three year wait when Delusions of Grand Fur hit Spotify. Rogue Wave didn’t disappoint — this album is fabulous. Accessible and melodic with solid tracks throughout…


The debate of whether UX/UI designers should learn to code has been going on for over a decade. If you Google it, you’ll get countless arguments on either side.

So why did I decide to write about it? What opinion could I offer that hasn’t been waxed poetically on already?

Well, it’s pretty simple: if you’re a designer who feels pressured to learn code and you dread the idea or tried to learn but were frustrated, then don’t do it. Don’t buy another “Build your first iOS app in 30 days” course. Put down the Javascript book. Stop trying to…


We keep telling people to follow their passion, and I feel like that can be an intimidating and almost cruel thing to say to people at times. Because first of all, if somebody has one central powerful, burning passion they’re probably already following it, because that’s sort of the definition of passion — is that you don’t have a choice. If you don’t (which is a lot people — have one central burning passion), and somebody tells you to follow your passion, I think you have the right to give them the finger. …


Why this year I’m adding a little logic (literally) to help me focus on what matters.

If this, then that is a fundamental principle of programming. It’s event-driven, conditional logic that states if a specific event happens, then react with a particular response. IFTTT, along with similar services, has brought this concept to non-programmers, allowing one to create “Recipes” by stitching together commonly used services. For example, update your Facebook photo, and IFTTT can be programmed to update your Twitter avatar with the same photo.

IFTTT in this context is a collection of life hacks — little ways to save time, be more productive or enrich one’s life. …


Michael F. Via Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/raider3_anime/

Like most serial entrepreneurs I have new business ideas on a daily basis. For most of my career I’d jot them down in weird places only to forget what document or notebook I put them in. The past couple years Evernote has been my catchall, capturing ideas ranging from the bizarre—”Choose Your Own Adventure Travel Site”—to the practical—”A community site aggregating the best Twitter Bootstrap resources.”

Do my ideas suck? I’m sure some of them have zero market viability and yet so often I’m convinced I have a world changing concept as I feverishly exit the shower dripping wet to…

David Albert

Entrepreneur, writer, lover of sleep. http://davidpaulalbert.com

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