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.
If you've tried it, you probably know that Inbox Zero is a game-changer. Although it can be difficult to stick to and achieve regularly, it is hard to overstate how much peace of mind you get from regularly clearing your email inbox and having noted down the key to-do items. Of course, your inbox fills … Continue reading From Inbox Zero to Task Box Zero
Starting the year off with fun topic... If you've never heard of the Instant Gratification Monkey and the other characters from Tim Urban's now-classic 2016 Ted talk, you're in for a treat. Even if you have it's always good to have a refresh and I have a couple of thoughts that might help put it … Continue reading The Instant Gratification Monkey and Non-Linearity