Peeking into my super secret and personal electronic inbox, as of 7 months ago, it looks like I have 130 unread emails, and have sent out 0 emails so far today. I've received an wieldy 151 earnest missives since midnight. Email is creeping up like hungry vines around my ankles.

What I'm doing on Wed at 8am

Breakfast 40% of the time Working 20% of the time Panel 20% of the time Traveling 20% of the time

This week's concerns

Money 30% of the time Death 17% of the time Leisure 15% of the time Religion 9% of the time Eating/drinking 8% of the time Health 7% of the time Home 5% of the time Relationships 5% of the time Family 5% of the time

How I'm feeling this week

Happy 33% of the time Selfish 25% of the time Angry 19% of the time Creative 13% of the time Sad 7% of the time Anxious 3% of the time

The paparazzi found me in these photos from 11 months ago


Pictures I took as recently as about 12 hours ago


Where I've been in the last 8 days or so

Wed, Apr 23: 06:53am 07:05am 07:35am 07:38am 07:41am 07:44am 07:44am 07:46am 08:03am 08:07am 08:16am
Tue, Apr 22: 12:04am 12:08am 06:54pm 07:09pm 09:04pm 09:05pm 11:18pm
Mon, Apr 21: 07:49am 07:34pm 08:38pm
Sun, Apr 20: 12:31am 12:44am 07:44am 10:37am 04:27pm 09:36pm
Sat, Apr 19: 08:39am 09:06am 09:30am 08:01pm 08:01pm 08:42pm
Fri, Apr 18: 07:53pm 08:40pm 08:42pm
Thu, Apr 17: 07:44am 08:06am 09:52am 09:57am 10:02am 10:32am 09:32pm
Wed, Apr 16: 10:30pm

In the last 14 days, I've posted 70 posts and photos. Mostly to Twitter, Flickr, 750 Words Status

Since I started writing online in October of 1999, about 14.55 years ago, I've posted 43,612 bits of nonsense. Yeah. And the problem is only getting worse.

About me

I live in Berkeley. I am married to the amazing Kellianne and am the father of little Niko. I am helping build interesting things at Twitter. I have a few side projects, like Peabrain and 750 Words. I used to be Buster McLeod, and before that I was Erik Benson. I previously co-founded Habit Labs, The Robot Co-op as well as the now sleeping McLeod Residence. I self-published a book called Man Versus Himself. I have otherwise been occupied on this planet for about 37.90 years.

Three of my favorite projects


For the last 2,161 days, at 8:36pm, I have taken a picture of what I'm doing. It's sort of a weird obsessive photo project that I plan to do for the rest of my life. You should do it too, it's fun. (here are some other people who are doing this)

About about 12 hours ago, I said, "8:36pm Sharon, Ian, Sean, burgers, beer"


Health Month

Health Month is a simple game that lets you choose your own health-improvement challenge to play with friends for a month.


750 Words is simple website that gives you a way to write 3-pages privately every day, and learn about yourself in the process.

A few rules that I try to live by

1. You must not dilly-dally. 2. You must be your word. 3. You must have good intentions. 4. You must admit to being the maker of meaning. 5. You must not feel sorry for yourself. 6. You must have a vision that you are striving for. 7. You must tie creativity and experimentation with survival. 8. You must be the change you want to see. 9. You must rally others with your vision. 10. You must stake your reputation on your better self. 11. You must be comfortable with the consequences of being who you are. 12. You must share. 13. You must make your own advice and take it. 14. You must manage your stress, health, and clarity. 15. You must study your mistakes. 16. You must retry things you don't like every once in a while. 17. You must make time to enjoy things.

Wed Apr 23, 2014

17 posts

Tue Apr 22, 2014

46 posts

9:04pm from Flickr

8:36pm Sharon, Ian, Sean, burgers, beer

Tags: instagramapp, iphoneography, rise, square, squareformat, uploaded:by=instagram

9:09am from 750 Words Status


Hello all!


Busy times here, as usual. We’ve had an important houseguest and hosted a lovely spring fling  at our home over the weekend. I have definitely not kept my streak running during this time and, more importantly, I’ve been sadly remiss in posting about heartbleed on our status blog.


The good news is that we had our old friend, Mario, fix and fortify against Heartbleed the very week it happened. We are very thankful for his help, and happy to report that you don’t have to worry about any information leak when it comes to your most private, thought streaming, 750words.


Thank you for your patience in hearing back from us and, as always, happy writing!!


Mon Apr 21, 2014

7 posts

8:37pm from Flickr

8:36pm Niko's toes

Tags: instagramapp, iphoneography, square, squareformat, uploaded:by=instagram

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