Today marks the second anniversary of my gig at Glitch (formerly Fog Creek Software). Last year, I wrote a retrospective on what the first year of working remotely was like; I thought it’d be fun to see how that’s evolved.
I love cooking, and get myself little gadgets and tools for the kitchen more often than I should, because having the right tool for the job makes things so much more pleasant and makes me more effective.
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.
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.