My Daily Drivers (April 2021 Edition)

As it is abundantly clear between this blog and my productivity podcast I love working with productivity systems. I love trying out new apps and techniques and then seeing if they’re worth implementing into my personal life. Throughout the years I’ve had...

Birthday Parties, The Pandemic, and Loose Connections

Intro This weekend I ran into a particular problem that hadn’t really occurred to me since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic nearly a year ago here in the states. That problem that I ran into was that of party planning. In deciding how to plan a party during...

The Narrowing of the Gap

Introduction: COVID & The Narrowing Gap Lately, I’ve been thinking about the narrowing of the gap between my personal life and professional life. It’s been a year since we’ve been thrown into a narrow world between these two facets of our lives...

My Monthly Review

Introduction: The Monthly Checklist Every month I sit down for an hour or so to take a look back at the past month and work my way through a pretty involved checklist and a list of questions I ask myself to see where I came from and where I want to be. Although the...

Back to the Basics, Over and Over Again

I’ve been teaching myself Python for the better part of the year. Being the mathematically and systems oriented person I am it was only a matter of time I delved into programming again. This isn’t the first time I’ve been down this road, just the...

Three Tools for Balancing Work, Life, and Side Projects

If you’re like me, you can get easily excited by new and novel projects. It can feel like there’s so much to do, and if you only had a few more hours a day you can fit a new project into it. If your day job is also full of projects you have to take on, then that’s...

Moving the Baseline

Everything has a ground floor, a baseline. The baseline drives everything, it functions as the core status quo in which everything is compared to. Without it comparisons would be harder to find. A baseline is nothing more than a defined set of standards that everybody...

The Attention Ecosystem

Inside your phone is a lies an garden of apps, an ecosystem curated to you by you, but an ecosystem that has one singular source of nourishment: you. Your time, your engagement, your information are all valuable resources for each and every one of those apps, without...