Episode 555: Recycling

Episode 555: Recycling

In Episode 555, I mention sources about the origins and usefulness (or lack thereof) of recycling:

  • The origins of anti-litter campaigns. Basically a corporate strategy to shift the cost of reusability from the corporate income statement onto the communities. This is called “externalizing costs,” when a company finds a way to shift their costs to someone else (all of us) while keeping the profits.
  • Dr. Max Liboiron, director of the Civic Laboratory for Environmental Action Research (CLEAR) in Newfoundland discusses that recycling doesn’t make a difference, if you look at the actual data. The solution isn’t to try to get communities to recycle; the solution is to get producers to stop using plastic. (The same is true for global warming, by the way. Unless the top 100 CO2 emitters decide to stop, no amount of consumer action will change the fundamental trend.)

Episode 545: Free to Focus with Michael Hyatt and Stever Robbins

Michael Hyatt

Today’s Get-It-Done Guy episode features Michael Hyatt, author of the new book Free to Focus. Michael Hyatt is a successful CEO of a major business, entrepreneur, public speaker, and expert in productivity and helping people reach their goals. He joined me on the Get-it-Done Guy to share tips and wisdom from his new book, “Free to Focus.”

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Michael Hyatt, interviewed by Stever Robbins

Michael Hyatt, Free to Focus interview with Stever Robbins

Episode 531: Using URL Shorteners

Episode 531: Using URL Shorteners

In episode 531 of the Get-it-Done Guy podcast on using URL shorteners I mention a script I wrote back in prehistoric times that implements my own URL shortener in my own web browser.

The code can be downloaded below.

Disclaimer! Use at your own risk! This code was written in the early 2000s using a website builder called Dreamweaver. Most of the code in these files was created by Dreamweaver, 15 years ago, not by me. It may contain deprecated PHP features like get_magic_quotes_gpc and it’s certainly not up to my personal code and documentation standards as a former software professional. But nevertheless, you might find it useful.


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Episode 491: Social Media and its Addictive Properties

Episode 491: Social Media and its Addictive Properties

There is more and more evidence that social media addiction is real and produces tangible brain changes. It isn’t just an exaggeration of a preference. Indeed, Facebook co-founder Sean Parker says that Facebook was deliberately engineered to be addictive.

There’s both research and increasing popularization of that research available:

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