Two Weeks

Yesterday marks two weeks since I left my previous employer to work on my own projects.

I, like lots of Product folks, am used to work in single to two week iterations, so despite the fact that I didn’t set firm goals for myself for this time bucket, I thought it felt post an update on my progress.


I’ve been hard at work creating some new features ...

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New Wine, New Skins

Over the last 24 months or so I’ve been doing a job I love, but in an industry that bores me.

I stayed because I was scared.

God’s will or come what fortune gives, is this truly how you choose to live?

Today that changes.

In April, I got word of some heavy family medical issues. I mulled over how to handle that and what I wanted to ...

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Touché, r/showerthoughts, touché.

While browsing Reddit this week I cam across this post in r/showerthoughts:

If you work 40 hours a week at an office for 20+ years, you will have seen your co-workers more than you’ve ever seen your parents, siblings, or spouse.

Which made me go figure out how many years I've already spent in an office:

2.13 years


6.94% of my life

Hmm.. Maybe ...

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“Fucking Amateurs”

I keep thinking about this Stephen King quote I read awhile ago:

Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.

For about as long as I could remember I’ve wanted to do two, potentially related things:

  1. Write
  2. Create something that impacts the lives of people—be that a product, a book, a service—whatever so long as it was positively ...
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Update: iPad As My Main Machine, Take Two

It’s been almost three months since I purchased the 10.5” iPad Pro and said I was going to use it as my main computing device.

I’ve only opened my 2015 MBP a handful of times since I wrote that post. The prevailing need to do so was to access files on my external hard drive which can’t be directly mounted by the iPad1 and, unfortunately, isn ...

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iPad As My Main Machine, Take Two

It's been since the 3rd Generation iPad (iPad with Retina Display) was launched that I've tried to use an iPad as my daily driver.

If memory serves this was at the height of the "iPad is the computer of the future" marching orders were coming fast and hard out of Cupertino. I dutifully obeyed the instructions. I bought:

  • A 32GB Wifi + Cellular model
  • An Apple Bluetooth keyboard
  • An ...
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Page Three, Lower Third

Call me archaic, but my wife and I have a subscription for The New York Times home delivery Friday through Sunday. It’s called the Weekender or some such nonsense.

By no means am I what you might call a completionist when it comes to reading the paper, but one of the parts I always read is always on the lower third of Page 3: the corrections.

I read them ...

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Today Was a Milestone for Me

Awhile ago, I pitched the idea of doing a recognition event at my work. My inspiration was Apple’s Top 100 and the idea was simple: we should hold up and give opportunities to the people who, if we were to restart our department today, would be the ones we’d bring along for the ride. I was awarded the autonomy and budget to hold a monthly event with lunch ...

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Unfortunately, I was particularly successful with all of my goals last year.

I didn't write three times a week and thus didn't get the content for page views and I think the podcast as such is probably dead. I didn't quit smoking (but I'm almost there). I have worked on some of the things, but those are more personal (read: Amanda and I).


I ...

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The Sound of Your Own Wheels

I've been so frustrated by the events of the last few months that I haven't even been able to write. Hell, even as I sit here at Starbucks in front of my iPad, coffee at hand and SRV in my headphones, I'm not sure what exactly I'm doing here.

Usually when I sit down to write I have a definitive idea or something I want to ...

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