We’re using Github issues for all of our projects, but I still like Remember The Milk as the interface for deciding what I need to work on next. It would be neat if the two worked together.
An issue assigned to me in Github would produce a new inbox task in Remember The Milk (if one didn’t already exist with the issue in the URL field). I could then list, prioritize, and give a due date as needed. Completing the task in Remember The Milk would complete the issue in Github (and vice versa).
Automattic has been particularly good at building an effective distributed company. Some pieces (e.g. P2) are obvious. Others are hard won and don’t get the limelight they deserve. Matt’s Global Search (MGS). Now that I’m on the outside, MGS is the piece I miss most…. Continue reading →
Interactive Vim tutorial. Even if you know the commands (of which I only have some memorized), this is a useful way to build muscle memory.
Remember the Milk, you are my first and last task management tool. I have tried others, but they were not the same. You are the epitome of web application. When others change their interface seemingly on a monthly basis, your beautiful design hasn’t change as… Continue reading →
It’s the return of the IKEA bar table… again! This is now my third. IKEA no longer stocks the Leksvik, so it’s on to the BJÖRKUDDEN and corresponding stool. Pros: cheap; almost the right height; stool works fine. Cons: smaller desk space; stool isn’t as comfortable as… Continue reading →
P2 Resolved Posts is a nifty plugin we use at Automattic, in conjunction with the stellar P2 theme, to help better ensure decisions aren’t left hanging and things get done. This third release of the plugin allows you to register your own custom post states. For instance, if… Continue reading →
This time he covered a lot more ground and was willing to talk about the mundane details of presidential existence. “You have to exercise,” he said, for instance. “Or at some point you’ll just break down.” You also need to remove from your life the day-to-day problems that absorb most people for meaningful parts of their day. “You’ll see I wear only gray or blue suits,” he said. “I’m trying to pare down decisions. I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing. Because I have too many other decisions to make.” He mentioned research that shows the simple act of making decisions degrades one’s ability to make further decisions. It’s why shopping is so exhausting. “You need to focus your decision-making energy. You need to routinize yourself. You can’t be going through the day distracted by trivia.” The self-discipline he believes is required to do the job well comes at a high price. “You can’t wander around,” he said. “It’s much harder to be surprised. You don’t have those moments of serendipity. You don’t bump into a friend in a restaurant you haven’t seen in years. The loss of anonymity and the loss of surprise is an unnatural state. You adapt to it, but you don’t get used to it—at least I don’t.”
Michael Lewis — Obama’s Way
Why Some Company Offices Are Virtual. Neat read about the Automattic workspace, and how our distributed office came to be.
P2 Resolved Posts is a nifty plugin we use at Automattic, in conjunction with the stellar P2 theme, to help ensure decisions aren’t left hanging and things get done. This second formal release of the plugin incorporates the following: Automatically mark new posts as unresolved… Continue reading →