Brian Martinek
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The Importance of a Morning Routine

I’ve been experimenting with keeping a consistant morning routine for about six months now. I haven’t been perfect about it, but I have been consistant enough that I’ve made some very important observations. Observations on small things that bring a noticeable difference to the outcome of my day, both physically and mentally. I’ve been amazed at how some […]

I Unplugged For Six Days in Colorado and Journaled About It

For roughly five years I have owned a smartphone and for most of that time I have been constantly connected. Before my recent trip to Colorado, I had been reading about the experiences people had unplugging in Fast Company and starting thinking about the benefits I would gain from trying it. Then I realized something: I have never […]

My Quest For Less

A week ago I started the process to remove the extra, unneeded stuff from my life. Somehow, over the years, I’ve been able to accumulate an excess of things that have no meaning to me anymore. Yet, I haven’t been able to let them go. For some reason all of this “stuff” has crept into […]

Almost Perfect Solution to Google Voice (Updated)

In October I wrote a post on making Google Voice really useful on your Mac (read it here). Recently there have been some changes effecting the way my system works that I want to update you about. At Google I/O 2013, Google took several of it’s communication applications and rolled them into one, rebranding everything as “Hangouts”. […]

Supercharge your Google Apps or Gmail account for upload by email services

Save to Instapaper. Clip to Evernote. Save in SugarSync. The cloud services we utilize today work seamlessly when they are installed on your computer but what if you aren’t on your home computer? How are you going to send all those awesome articles you’re reading at work to your Instapaper or Evernote accounts? Well, there is already […]