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Introspection

Fonts & Feelings

In the 1980’s, a friend of mine had a Macintosh. It was the first time I got to play with a list of fonts. The fonts were named after cities, like Athens, Chicago, and Toronto. As a kid, I knew some of the city names. However, at the time, Toronto was just a word I […]

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Introspection

Ghosts in the Sky

Anything that burns was once alive.

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Remote Work

Aggressive Transparency

When you work remotely, it is important that coworkers know you are present and involved.

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Remote Work

Context Switching

Being focused and productive is a great feeling. When you switch tasks to something else, there is a delay before you reach maximum focus on the new thing. That delay is the cost of context switching.

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Introspection

Karma Tree

The fruit of the karma tree can be startling.

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Remote Work

Work Without Meetings

Meetings and interruptions are two of the worst things about working in an office. When people work remotely, it becomes a little more difficult to interrupt people and start meetings. That is a good thing.

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Remote Work

Remote Work and Family: Dealing With Interruptions

When you work from home, people are tempted to interrupt you. Here are a few tips on how to deal with that.

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Remote Work

Remote Work Environment

Setting up your own work environment is both an opportunity and a challenge. Here are some things that have worked for me.

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Introspection

I’m the Donut Tire

A “donut tire” is the miniature spare wheel carried in many cars. It’s good enough to use in an emergency, but it looks funny and you would not want to use it for long.

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Introspection

Cheese Crackers & Existential Horror

Yes, these things are related.