Critical MAS is the blog for Michael Allen Smith of Seattle, Washington. I enjoy posting about nutrition, fitness, finance and web development. My other websites include INeedCoffee.com, DigitalColony.com and my portal site of MichaelAllenSmith.com. Another project I began is NeilRogers.org, which is a tribute site to Florida radio legend Neil Rogers. Working with others, we have uncovered over 1,500 shows going back over 25 years.
A common theme on Critical MAS is that conventional wisdom is often wrong, you can’t always trust experts, value simplicity over complexity and self empowerment. Experiences are more valuable than toys. Admit you are wrong and move on. Self experimentation is a highly valuable method of learning.
You study other men and you find out what makes them weak and then you don’t do that. — Jay Leno
I’ve learned more by not following bad examples than by following good examples. – Paulo Coelho
Your success depends far less on your own skills than on the mistakes of others. – Nassim Taleb
Yes, no, maybe. I don’t know. Can you repeat the question? – They Might be Giants
I accept all Facebook Friend requests from real people with real photos. However, I only accept LinkedIn contacts from people that I know. I tend to respond quicker and am more active on social networks with people that use their real photo (portrait, not standing in front of a mountain) and use their real name. I prefer Facebook to Twitter and Google Plus.
Do not ask me to post your infographic, I won’t. Any requests for link exchanges will be marked as SPAM and deleted. I do not allow guest posts.