Kurt McKee

lessons learned in production


Hey there! This article was written in 2007.

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Goodbye, hive mind

Posted 26 March 2007 in aim, computer, im, and usage

Happy birthday to my AIM account! I registered my first and only AIM screen name at 3:34 PM on Sunday, March 22nd, 1998.

Now I must say goodbye to it for a little while, as I've decided to try something radical: I'm going to unplug myself from my constant stream of info. I have emails, IMs, and feeds constantly available to me, and they're a constant source of distractions. I'm going to make it a top priority to strictly meter my time online, which means I will:

  1. keep my instant messenger accounts logged off
  2. check my email and a subset of my feeds at the library
  3. limit my blogging efforts

I think this will be a great exercise for me. Here's to more productive uses of my time! (...and maybe my blog posts will be more readable/approachable.)