The Pandemic has certainly helped on the reading front! In 2020 I felt like I read so much my brain could hardly hold an original thought, so in 2021 I toned it down and set an upper limit on books + most of those were fiction. The books read in 2021 books contained some gems … Continue reading Favorite Books of 2021
Well hell... it's been a long time since the last post here! Just one post in 2021 after a good stretch of regular posts before that. It's been a super busy (and in many ways great!) year, so it's not that I fell off a cliff. Life happened though, with lots of great work at … Continue reading For 2022: Reduce the Bad and Schedule the Good
The last couple of weeks have been scary in the United States. America's institutions survived but such things are fragile.
What a completely crazy year 2020 has been. Not just crazy, but also deeply challenging and painful for many people. On an individual human and family level the answer to what we need now is fairly easy: especially those that have lost loved ones, suffered medically, lost employment, had to work at home in difficult … Continue reading Bye Bye 2020 and Thanks for all the Lessons!
The last two weeks have been a roller coaster ride from the ongoing corona virus crisis to the sickening death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. The intense protests that followed have spread around the world and brought forth raw emotions. Emotions not only on the streets but also in board rooms, associations, monuments, and many … Continue reading Why Black Lives Matter should matter to you (whoever you are)
Sometime in late 2013, I had this weird idea that it would be fun to try to turn the game of Go (an ancient and amazing 2-player game) into a multiplayer game. It was really just a distraction from the stress of day-to-day company life, but somehow it kept coming back. Now, through the amazingly … Continue reading Brainbugs: side projects that get out of control!
After a week more of challenging Coronavirus news from the scary to continuing sad events to the downright ridiculous, here is some of the best news...
"Quarantine", "Social Distancing", "Sheltering in Place" and states of emergency are rapidly becoming part of daily experience. I'm currently in Spain is one of the countries which is a little "ahead of the curve" in terms of virus spread and emergency measures restricting movement. The state of emergency in Spain started last weekend and restricts … Continue reading A Few Tips for Surviving Coronavirus Lockdown
Figuring out Twitter Bluesky, Protocols versus Platforms and the Fediverse. How will decentralized approaches affect social networks?
This week brought a reminder that low code needs not just new application interfaces but also progress in underlying data and platforms.