I spend a lot of time reading, and I’ve been thinking about periodically writing up a list of articles that I’ve recently enjoyed.
While I’m big on RSS (Feedbin is my RSS service of choice), I do also use it to subscribe to a few weekly newsletters — here are my current favourites.
Last week I wrote about defining my goals a bit more carefully, making sure that projects I undertake fit who I want to be and how I feel, set in the context of what I’m capable of. Part of that meant making some hard decisions about which projects I’ll put in my backlog, and which projects I’ll drop altogether. The work I’d started on a Manuscript integration is one of the latter.
I’m being a bit more careful about defining goals this year. Certainly, there are some things that I’m aiming to do, or that I need to do, but these things have to be balanced against the universe not especially giving a damn about my wants and needs — and I need to be okay with that. But more importantly, I’m working harder on timeboxing my projects in OmniFocus, for a few reasons.
We’re coming to the end of the year, a time when I can’t help but look back at how the year went and reflect on my wins, losses, and lessons learned. I set some goals for 2018 at the beginning of the year; I’m somehow not surprised that I failed to meet most of them.
Yesterday marked the end of my time working on Manuscript, as the transition of the product over to its new owner is complete. With that, I’d been looking for a new contract, and today I’m happy to announce that I’ll be joining the team at Glitch!
My main social network these days is Micro.blog, where I post short updates, thoughts, and images, then syndicate those posts out to the big social media silos. I have a hosted blog on the Micro.blog service for this, but because I want this site to be the canonical source for all things Angelo, I wanted to pull in that content here.
While v1.0 of my first Hugo theme, Indigo, was released two weeks ago, it was only added to the Hugo themes gallery (and tweeted about from the Hugo account) five days ago. Since then, I’ve learned a couple of things that I thought I’d share.
We lost our little buddy one year ago today.
He was the sweetest animal I’ve ever known. The thing I remember most about him: you barely had to say two words to him, and he’d start purring loudly, probably followed by him flopping onto his back for fluffy belly rubs.
A feedback loop is system where the output is fed back into the system as an input. They exist everywhere in nature, and they typically come in two flavours: positive feedback loops, which move things away from a state of equilibrium, and negative feedback loops, which work to preserve balance.
Tinkerer with a strong interest for development, of both the personal and software persuasion; easily defeated with spatulas. Equal measures enthusiasm and concern for tech's effect on the world. He/him.