Does this look familiar? Person A [6:37 AM] Please ping me when you are online. Person B [7:42 AM] What’s up? Person A [8:56 AM] What do you think about topic X? In case it’s not immediately obvious, this conversation is horribly ineffective. It’s imprecise, has a high degree of latency, and is hugely wasteful. […]
Three new experimental life hacks I’m instituting today: Waiting until 6 am to begin working. For a while now (year or more), I’ve been waking up anywhere between 3:30 and 4:30, and diving right into work. Needless to say, this is a recipe for sleep deprivation during the week. By forcing myself to wait until 6 […]
My responses to a series of questions from Xavier Borderie.
Strongly biased by a Saturday double-shift.
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 […]
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. MGS searches all Automattic P2s of all time. Ever wonder […]
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 long as I’ve subscribed to your services. We first met […]
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 an actual chair. I also purchased an Ergotron monitor arm, […]