📷 Endless fields of delight
Some years ago I reconfigured Siri on all my devces to use a male voice, since I don’t feel comfortable giving orders to a woman.
Now that we don’t travel anymore, we´ll need a better name for the ‘airplane mode’ on our phones.
📷 Day 31: Defiance
The day is almost over and I still haven’t taken my photo for to day. The last word of this challenge is… challenging. I came up black.
📷 Day 30: Privacy
Ssssstttt… I’m working
All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.
— J. R. R. Tolkien
📷 Day 29: Light
Sometimes, light creates magic…
📷 Day 28: Up
A view from our secret hideout. 🏠
📷 Day 27: Pompasetting
I’m not someone who likes to show off, nor do I value most material possessions.
For today’s theme, the best I could think off was to show our nimble home. 🏠
Some useful Dutch words:
“Mierenneuken” Literally translated as: “ant fucking.” This should be a common term in productivity. Nitpicking things that don’t matter, especially within projects that should not exist, is a daily frustration.
Is there something missing on your to do list?
Looking back, there was one chore that I should have put on every list and saved time for every day.
That missing item was “Thinking.”
📷 Day 26: Favourite
📷 Day 25: Code
As a coincidence, today was the first day in a very long time that I actually had to change some HTML and CSS of a new landing page.
Most service providers ask their customers for testimonials. Its good practice.
Some businesses offer money (or services or discounts) in exchange for those testimonials. That’s a little over the ethical edge for my taste.
But lately I have encountered service providers paying people for negative testimonials for their competitor”s services. How low can you go?…
Some intresting thoughts on intelligence:
The brain is the organ that named itself and created all that we are discussing but it is a odd thing. It takes over 20 years of education before it is even remotely useful to an employer or society. To attribute ‘intelligence’ to he organ is to forge that, compared to machines, it can’t pay attention for long, forgets most of what you teach it, is sexist, racist, full of cognitive biases, sleeps 8 hours a day, can’t network, can’t upload, can’t download and, here’s the fatal objection - it dies. This should not be the gold standard for intelligence, as it is an idiosyncratic organ that evolved for circumstances other than those we find ourselves in.
📷 Day 24: Baby
As a team of two, we have to distribute the roles in the family. We don’t have a dedicated baby, so I picked up that role. I’m not sure if I’m playful enough, though…
Currently reading: The Second Mountain by David Brooks 📚
Hey is a fantastic email service that is about to get a whole lot better as you can send email to the world which will be published on your personal Hey blog.
When I write a certain kind of email — aka a blog post — why do I have to address it to someone? Why can’t I just address my thoughts to the world? Direct to the web for anyone and everyone? Rather than define the recipients, I just write and let the recipients find me.
Finished reading: Meditations by Marcus Aurelius 📚
📷 Day 23: Banana
You can recognize a healthy home by the fruit bowl in the kitchen.
90% of running a business is making a bunch of tiny improvements that nobody notices but end up being transformative over time.
📷 Day 22: Spell
These two ‘fat guys’ have been within arms reach for over 19 years now. I don’t use them as much as before, but they still come in ahndy once in a while.
📷 Day 21: Colors
The first fruit trees start showing their colors. Within a few weeks I expect we’ll see full sakura.
En diciembre he estado limpiando mi despacho y he decidido regalar algunos de mis libros a la comunidad KENSO.
Este mes regalo el libro «How to be a productivity ninja» de Graham Allcott. Si quieres participar en el sorteo, simplemente deja un comentario.