Writing

Some interesting tensions

15 Apr 2021

This is a grab bag of tensions I wrestle with. They’re starting to take up too much space in my head, so I’m writing them down.

A Short note on grace

04 Feb 2021

In different period of my life, I paid attention to different kinds of character traits. These days, it’s grace. But hadn’t always been.

Experts should curate

16 Aug 2020

You ever want to learn something, and just get totally overwhelmed by the near infinite number of guides out there?

Being negatively-driven

07 Aug 2020

For as long as I remember, I’ve derived much of my force of will from negativity: feeling not smart enough, watching my peers be more successful, not having gone to a famous college

Rebuilding my site in the open pt.1

24 Jul 2020

I haven’t updated my personal website since late 2017 – probably the longest period ever between two redesigns. It’s held up well for over 4 years, but it’s time for a refresh.

The structure of progress in craft

03 Jun 2020

There’s a lot of research on the structure of progress in science (Kuhn, Popper, Deutsch, etc.) but what about the progress of professional craft?

Design tools and design jobs

25 Feb 2020

Over the last 2 decades, we went from photoshop to sketch to figma, but these are all fundamentally tools for drawing boxes. Where is the Engelbart-esque software for designers?

Bridgewater culture

27 Jan 2020

Every org should try to be more like Bridgewater if they can pull it off.