tags: progress

Optimism Needs Honesty

I sometimes describe myself as a “cautious optimist”, but maybe I’m not as cautious as I think?

The Allegory of the Kitchen

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.

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Hello, 2019

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.

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Annual Review 2018

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.

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On risk

Standing still is generally a safe bet. We don’t have to expend any energy, and we don’t have to concern ourselves much with the possible outcomes. We just stand there, and watch the world go by. Making progress is a little different. Making progress is risky.

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Angelo Stavrow

Montreal, Canada
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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.