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Mind Mapping 101: The Visual Way to Organize Information

Mon 02 June 2014   by: Chad Stovern
filed under: productivity   tags: mind-mapping mind-node-pro

Mind Map Preview

Mind mapping is a great way to capture your thoughts and organize them visually. By planning with a mind map you promote creative thinking and avoid forced linear thinking. And yet, mind mapping often ends up being a buzzword, with little explanation by what it means and how you’d go about making a mind map. I’ve written a full tutorial over at Tuts+ covering exactly how to get started with mind mapping.

Check it out here: Mind Mapping 101: The Visual Way to Organize Information


Tue 27 May 2014   by: Chad Stovern
filed under: productivity   tags: nvalt simplenote markdown

nvALT logo

nvALT is a powerful and fast note taking tool. It’s great for keeping running lists and creating reference documentation on–the–fly, and is absolutely essential to my daily workflow. I’ve written a full tutorial over at Tuts+ covering many tricks from tagging, markdown preview, Simplenote integration, and more.

Check it out here: Superpower Your Note Taking Skills With nvALT and Simplenote

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Thu 17 April 2014   by: Chad Stovern
filed under: gaming   tags: blizzard hearthstone ipad

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It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Blizzard games in general, and I’ve been waiting for HearthStone to release to have a Blizzard title to enjoy casually on my iPad. Now that that time is here — my biases aside — let’s dive in for a quick look.

Once you go through the initial setup of your account and get the game started up for the first time, you’ll notice it looks just like the desktop edition for Mac or Windows.

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The same thing is true for all of the menus. If you click on ...

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Sat 12 April 2014   by: Chad Stovern
filed under: productivity   tags: fear failure starting

Getting started is hard. The best way to start when you can’t seem to, is to merely start. Being afraid to fail has claimed countless projects, blog posts, ideas, and other things from coming into existence. I bet more often than not never starting is more of a failure than having to listen to critique, edit, make changes, or try something completely new.

…back to writing the actual thing I was afraid to start.

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