Why do I maintain this site and blog? I believe everyone has something meaningful to say and share. Because gradients of difference our how we learn from each other. What you don’t know someone else might. So, I share my thoughts on my experiences, experiments, travel, and often ideas from the philosophy of minimalism. The one thing I wish I had learned more than anything else when I was younger. Why do I love minimalism?
Professional Summary I am a technology consultant with 10+ years experience as a technical Information Systems Analyst. I have worked primarily in the Telecommunications vertical and also on web and mobile application technologies. Most recently I have worked in the web content syndication space where I have developed my abilities in the Professional Services role. […]
Beer Rush is a HTML5 Game. The goal of the game is to serve beers to the customers as they slowly advance towards the barman. If any customers reach the end of the bar or a returning beer is not caught by the barman, the player loses a life. Open in new window/tab here.
We let ourselves get tied to commitments that will take away time from the pursuits that will feed our creativity, relaxation, or deep work. We set intimidating goals like running a marathon or writing a novel that make us balk at the volume of work the activity will require; ultimately driving us to put off even the smallest baby steps toward the goal. What’s worse, we don’t constrain our leisure pursuits or appetites for entertainment & consumerism. Unbridled anytime and anywhere instant gratification leaves unsatisfied in the end.
I was once invited to attend a meeting to plan a meeting to schedule meetings. This was a real request from a Deloitte consultant to me while on a project in New York. I declined that invite and every single other meeting invite he sent. I wish I could say that was the last wasteful meeting invite I ever received but anyone who has worked in Corporate America knows that meetings, whether meaningful or not, are all too common. They are death by a thousand paper cuts. The deluge of meetings on my calendar eventually got me to think, how do you define a reasonable cadence between meetings? This thought lead me further down to how do you define a meaningful delta between occurrences for anything done repeatedly?
To be fair they deliver the 80% of the Nike Air Zoom Pegasus that you would expect. So, you won’t go wrong with them, they were just as underwhelming of a new shoe release that you could get. We will chalk it up to Covid and the constrained design, testing, and collaboration experience that Nike was working under.