15 Oct 2020

Calendars tell stories about our future–both where we need to be at 8:30 tomorrow morning, and what we should be working on over the next year. And they tell stories about our past: how we got here and what we intended to be working on. We’ve put together a…

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19 Jul 2020
System Building in Calendars

Feeling incredibly behind lately, I was telling a friend that I wanted to take a couple weeks to set aside the distractions and work hard to catch up. She gave me some excellent advice. She said that sounded good, as long as I spent that time building systems, instead…

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27 Nov 2019
Time Shame - Your schedule is a Road Trip

Shame Isn’t a Signal to Cram More Into Your Schedule Why aren’t I working on this project? Why aren’t I doing more writing, getting up earlier, chipping away at this backlog of work that I know is essential? I don’t really know. But I do know that I’m ashamed…

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20 Sep 2019
Projects Slipping Past Their Deadlines

We Can’t See Late

I don’t need a new productivity hack; I need to rewire how my mind sees time Conference season is winding down in software land and while it’s been good to catch up with people I rarely get to see, it’s also really clear that my people are pretty stressed…

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02 Aug 2019

Deadlines sneak up on us because we’re always focused just a week ahead of time. Our tools don’t help since most calendars keep deadlines off-screen until it’s too late. We need a calendar that can easily zoom out from your daily work to scan your horizon of deadlines, goals, and…

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26 Aug 2018

The Henry in Seattle is showing Mungo Thomson’s Composition for 52 Keys in the first gallery as you walk in. It’s beautiful to see the piano alone in the room, and somewhat spooky to see the keys fall by themselves. Thomson’s Composition for 52 Keys will not run through all…

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28 May 2018

Defend Your Time

SeedCode’s KC Embrey has been getting more blogging done recently and told me about how he’s found time for his creative work. Like many of us, KC’s work is a mix of reactive stuff (supporting customers, squashing bugs) and proactive work like blogging. He says that he used to keep working…

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16 Apr 2018

Project management means frequently switching your focus. One minute you’re looking at all your deadlines across a range of projects, and the next you’re zoomed in on one project’s critical items. Calendars suck at this. Fortunately, DayBack’s new text filters let you overlay all your calendars and still quickly…

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06 Mar 2018

“…the doing of the thing overtakes your desire, and the present moment opens up to you.” Be sure your audio is on for this short, beautiful clip. Full edit here: Dulce – a fresh look at Pavones.

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18 Jan 2018

“…the sea is the original home of the mind.” – Peter Godfrey-Smith, from Other Minds

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