Lately I’ve been feeling that there too many things going on that I’m not tracking. I’d hoped to have my rudimentary task tracker application running by now, but after 21 days of coding I haven’t made as much progress as I’d hoped. So close, yet so far away. So I’ve been forced to do a [...]
SUMMARY: Although I didn’t know it when I started, the addition of sub-blogs to collect my thoughts into topical areas has helped me define a content generation system that is helping me bootstrap my way into other challenges. The big insight is this: for me, capturing many small changes is more effective than trying to [...]
These past few days have felt rather unproductive, though when I look back on what I got done it would be easy to claim otherwise. What prevents me from feeling good about what I’ve done? The lack of deliberate productive focus, when I called on it. However, I spent some time thinking about what was [...]
On NPR’s Planet Money blog is this breakdown of the hypothetical cost of a hit pop song for a record label, using artist Rihanna. I find it fascinating for two reasons: getting a glimpse at the process that record labels use to create hits, and getting an idea of the relative costs of doing business. [...]
I’ve been contemplating just how much time it takes to do anything worthwhile. By worthwhile, I mean something I’ve made that I can feel pretty damn good about. The following is some thoughts about the disparity between the amount of time needed to consume and the time needed to create.