WordCamp Tokyo 2018

This year I spoke at WordCamp Tokyo and the entire event was a blast. Checkout this amazing “Aftermovie” from the WordCamp Tokyo team.


Or, if you are so inclined, you can also watch my talk.


Keep Safari Pinned Tabs Open

One of the most annoying things I experience when closing a tab in Safari is when it is the last tab and closing closes the entire window (including pinned tabs).

Thankfully, there is a simple remedy to fix this. In System Preferences go to Keyboard > Shortcuts > App Shortcuts and add a new shortcut for Safari, with the menu title of Close Tab and the command of ⌘W.

Done and done.


Travel Gear

Although the chances of rain were only 30% in the afternoon, a sudden downpour left everyone in a panic, scurrying quickly to find shelter or quickly flooding the sidewalks with a sea of umbrellas. While this is not an uncommon occurrence in Hong Kong, non-locals often find themselves unprepared for this kind of weather.

Thankfully, on that mostly clear day, we were prepared with rain coats and other waterproof gear. While others were scrambling to find shelter or fiddling with their flimsy rain gear, we were free to walk about the city and discover a beautiful park.

Preparing for the unexpected (not finding a place to charge, wandering around without WiFi or unexpected downpours) is very important to me while traveling. As such, I have collected an essential list of gear for every traveler in any season:

  1. Pelican ProGear Elite Carry On
  2. Booq Boa Flow Graphite Backpack
  3. Herschel Supply Co. Raynor Passport Holder
  4. Nomad Pod for Apple Watch
  5. Anker PowerLine+ Lightning Cable (10ft)
  6. MemorySoft Travel Pillow
  7. International Drivers License
  8. Anker PowerLine Micro USB (6ft)
  9. Quirky Cordies Cable Manager
  10. EatSmart Precision Voyager Digital Luggage Scale
  11. Samsung Galaxy S7
  12. International Travel Plug
  13. LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt 4TB
  14. LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt 250GB SSD
  15. 2015 Macbook Pro 256GB 
    • Incase Icon Sleeve with Tensaerlite
  16. GPG2 Safe travel case for SIM Cards
  17. GoPro Casey – Not pictured, but inside case includes: – GoPro The Handler – GoPro Remo
    • GoPro Dual Battery Charger + Battery
  18. Powerbeats2 Wireless Headphones (but you should get Powerbeats3)
  19. Mophie Red Powerstation 4,000mAh (but you should get mophie Powerstation XL (12,000mAh)
  20. Twelve South PlugBug World
  21. GoPro HERO5 Black
    • AGENT 8 Microfiber Soft Cleaning & Protective Pouch
    • Luxebell Telescoping Monopod
  22. Rain Poncho
  23. Shacke Hidden Travel Wallet w/ RFID Blocker
  24. TriggerPoint MB2 Double Massage Ball Roller
  25. Body Sport Stretch Strap
  26. Tactics Waterproof tote
  27. Sony MDRXB650BT/B Bluetooth Headphones
  28. A5 memo bottle – Reusable Slim Water
  29. iPhone 7+
  30. iPad Pro 12″
  31. Samsonite Windguard Umbrella

2020-06-01 Update

I removed the links from the list, as a lot fo the products are either no longer made, out of stock or some other reason.


Headphone Rule

If they are wearing headphones 🎧, send them a message 💬. That will be much preferred to scaring them to death 😵.