Everything We Do Should Have a Higher Purpose
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Showing appreciation is not a one size fits all endeavor
You’re the only one that can figure out what your values are
What are you doing to build up civilization?
What you value is shown more clearly by where you spend your time and money.
How well do you delegate?
Are you getting what you really want out of life?
Sometimes you just need to double down and decide what you really want out of life
Should you niche down or not?
Do you have the willpower to reach your goals?
Update on projects as of Feb 2017
Becoming a master is a continuum
Making future posts work on github pages is…complicated.
Sketchnotes for Silicon Slopes 2017
Outside the three major processes, this one additional practice can have the greatest impact in your productivity and in your life.
Setting Goals and New Years Resolutions
Processing: The third key element of a productivity system.
Tracking: The second key element of a productivity system.
Capturing tasks is the first step to productivity
Your values determine your how to manage your time.
Identify the three elements of your system, and see how well you are really doing.
Drawing can help you connect with your inner desires and help you plan your life and day.
One of the most difficult things about personal productivity and improvement is knowing where to start.
Part 3 of designing a game to make tasks fun
There have been a number of interesting technologies I’ve seen this month, but the most interesting thing I’ve seen has been the farmbot. Interchangeable att...
This month I ran across a tool I think will make things much easier at work. Discord is a chat application much like Slack with a couple of different twists.
I tried a bit of an experiment this last week. I wrote a post two weeks ago and marked it for publication on the 9th, while I was out of town. Not only was I...
A while back I picked up a Logitech K760 keyboard. It’s standard sized wireless, solar keyboard and it’s been one of the best keyboards I could get.
This is really just a quick look at the book and the impressions on it. It’s not a full review. I never read those things and feel like if I can get a quick ...
I’ve been back in the coding circuit for almost a year now, but I’ve never really been in a company that did pull requests as well as the team I’m currently ...
I’ve been reading self-help and productivity books for years. I’m always interested in the latest gadget, method or trick that I can use that will help me ge...
Ticket to Ride is a popular game by Days of Wonder. In it you try to create a connections with your train lines from one city to another. You create the conn...
I was listening to a podcast episode recently and one of the things the hosts discussed made me think about conversations I’ve been in and reasons for how I ...
Systems are a hard thing to tie down. Ultimately they are just processes which you have in place to help you manage your work load. They could be as complex ...
I’ve been thinking this site needed a refresh. What you see is a newly minted and merged version of the site. I’m still using the same theme, but I’ve upgrad...
Many people are under the impression that you need to be in charge in order to be a leader. They’re wrong.
I recently learned about something called the habit journal and it’s been a great additional to my routine so far. Habits in and of themselves are neither go...
Experienced players play the game differently
Exercism can help you level-up your programming skills
Due to a lack of direction on my part, I’m looking for feedback on what would be most useful to people who read this blog.
I totally expect people to be offended by what I say here. It’s a given, especially on a day like today, when we as Americans celebrate Martin Luther King Jr...
I’ve been going through the Best Year Ever course by Michael Hyatt. On day two, he has you look over the last year and evaluate how it went. You are asked to...
Just a note. I’m taking the next two weeks off and will not be posting any articles here until the beginning of the new year.
I recently heard a person say that anybody who is truly successul is pratically addicted to learning and improving. Couch the idea in whatever terms you want...
When working toward a goal, even the nebulous goal of “Success” in a specific area, one of the first things we have to do is believe in that goal.
Success doesn’t come easy, but there is a pattern.
Atom is a great editor, but I’m not quite ready to jump in with both feet just yet.
Words have power so
Learning is something we have to learn about and do deliberately.
A reflection on the training O.C. Tanner received from Sandi Metz
There are times in life when you need to take a bit of a break.
A long time fan of Science Fiction/Fantasy speaks up on the Hugo Awards of 2015
I’ve dug up an interesting post I made back in 2003 about the SourceForge project “XML DB”
I’ve been curating posts from my older blog. Here are a couple short tips I think may still be relevant.
I’ve dug up an interesting post I made back in 2003 about Pay By Touch. It has very striking similarities to payment situations today.
I’ve enjoyed the time, and while summer is coming to a close, I can honestly say, I’ve had one fun-filled summer I’ll never forget and could never have done ...
There are a number of tools I find I rely on throught out the day. My intention is to make a list of them and talk about the pros and cons for each one in a ...
I did an analysis of the different health monitors out there before I ended up buying a Fitbit One. Here’s the table showing the various features. Eventually...