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  1. Feb 2022
    1. Unfortunately, the most common way people organise their writingis by making plans. Although planning is almost universallyrecommended by study guides, it’s the equivalent of putting oneselfon rails.Don’t make plans. Become an expert.

      Planning and especially overplanning your writing work can be counter-intuitively non-productive. A smarter reading and note taking approach can allow one to be playful and creative in a way that more focused, goal-oriented writing would never allow. It's also an incredibly valuable tool for when one becomes "stuck" and working on something else seems easier or more profitable.

      An example of this is the Ahren's extended use of the shipping container metaphor with respect to the zettelkasten. By having a variety of ideas stewing in his zettelkasten, a simple search or link using the word box allowed him to create a fantastic metaphor for reshaping one's note taking practice. It's a bit sad that he didn't take a moment to point this out explicitly (though perhaps this isn't the way things came about?)

    2. Only after aligning every single part of the delivery chain, frompackaging to delivery, from the design of the ships to the design ofthe harbours, was the full potential of the container unleashed.

      Streamlining one's entire workflow from start to finish can unleash tremendous amounts of additional system-wide productivity. Starting out by tinkering with small things here and there is more likely to doom these smaller individual changes to failure with out associated global changes.

      Once the overall system has been redesigned and reconfigured, then one can make and perfect smaller scale local changes.


      Link this to the idea of kelp and sailing/rowing from The West Wing.

  2. Jan 2022
  3. May 2021
    1. In the early 1910s, she set up a woodworking “laboratory” for children called the Home Thrift Association. During WWI she started one of the earliest ready-to-assemble furniture companies, Home Art Masters.

      Precursor of Ikea and others in the modern era. I wonder if there are other earlier/contemporaneous examples? Shipping would certainly have been at a bigger premium at the time compared to containerized shipping now.

  4. Apr 2021
    1. We haven’t imported this board game before. Typically there are customs hurdles the first time cargo clear customs officers. While we have extensively planned around these delays and have budgeted for them extensively in our milestones tracker, the fact remains that customs remains unpredictable.
    1. We will dispatch rewards from our factory to our FOUR 3rd party fulfillment centers, to keep things as friendly* as possible worldwide in accordance with all worldwide laws. *"Friendly" to us means: We will collect and pay VAT/Taxes upon importing to our  fulfilment centers on everyone's behalf so we can send your rewards DDP vs DAP.  If we were not "Friendly" - we would send games direct (DAP) and you would have to pay VAT and admin fees as well as a postal fee to "pick up" your reward locally - vs DDP where that is all done for you and the reward is delivered to your doorstep, "friendly".  It costs lots of money to ship 4 containers to 4 different fulfilment centers - but we do that in an effort to help our backers and to be *friendly.
    2. As of Jan 1, 2021 many countries now require KS creators to show Shipping AND VAT/Fees/Taxes on Kickstarter Rewards - not just 1 price for "shipping". So we will do that in our Pledge Manager, after the campaign. Yea, we know...this sucks and is against everything Kickstarter used to be about (the world now views KS as a store, not as a creative platform sending rewards to backers for helping bring the vision to life)
    1. International backers have two options:  a) quick delivery but expensive shipping b) slow delivery but cheap shipping
    2. Please note: The shipping cost does not include any local import tax you may have to pay in your own country. 
  5. Nov 2020
    1. The USPS CNS service does not allow any services other than Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express. Watch this video how to do it anyway.
  6. Jul 2020
    1. Oh, but there’s so much more to see than just where our current Drops are located.  Below, you’ll find maps showing where our delivery routes go.  If you live along one of these routes (even if no Drop already exists in your area of the route), you can get an Azure delivery
  7. May 2020
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  9. Oct 2019
  10. Oct 2018
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    1. “It is now a hundred and ninety days,” began the Spaniard, in his husky whisper, “that this ship, well officered and well manned, with several cabin passengers–some fifty Spaniards in all–sailed from Buenos Ayres bound to Lima,

      The "Golden Round" - how ships circumnavigated the continents, or the globe, prior to construction of the Panama and Suez canals.

      See this animation by Ben Schmidt of 19th-century shipping routes from 1800-1860, based on ship's logs and extant records.

  12. Jul 2018
  13. Oct 2017
    1. FREE DELIVERY! WE PROVIDE FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS MORE THAN €50

      Are we going to offer free delivery? And to where?