Static Age by the Misfits took some listening to to get into but I am very fond of it now.More Like This
Apple triaged the app review for the latest PocketLab app due a bug that was introduced in the previous release.
I liked the process but even with the triage it took about 18 hours.More Like This
Thoughts are not easily categorized, however as it might be helpful in deciding (to whatever extent we do decide) which thoughts to act upon and how, I will define three broad groups which thoughts could be sorted into.
Thoughts from all groups appear to invoke emotion, so a memory of a nice event or promising plan could invoke a feeling of happiness and/or satisfaction but emotion could also be genesis of the thoughts. Although the genesis of a thought never seems clear to me.More Like This
The main motivation for using Elasticsearch is the 'More Like This' feature which link thoughts together automatically.More Like This
Writing thoughts where it is assumed I am the consumer seems to be more satisfying.More Like This
Although I believe a more liberated engineer (free from excess social, bureaucratic and traditional processes) generally makes for a more for-filled and ultimately more productive engineer it can also be helpful to use self imposed mechanisms to guide behavior where human tendencies can lead us down unproductive paths.
An example of this is a widget I created for android which connects with my Trello boards, sits on my home screen and has the following features:
The alarms and notifications have a pavlovian effect and can be made to quite unpleasant by adjusting vibration length and sound thus increasing the effectiveness.More Like This
Some processes I perform during the day that I might be able to improve on are:
Improvements could entail
For each process one type of improvement may be more desirable than another. For example, I don't want to speed up my coffee making as I use it as a chance to take a break from looking at the computer screen but I do want to speed up project management as it would give me more time to do something I enjoy.More Like This
More ideas around accounting.
It would be nice to be able to reference previous thoughts when writing new ones.
There are two approaches that initially come to mind to tackle the presentation of referenceable thoughts.
I would give Firebase a miss for now especially if a bit of server side code (called Cloud Functions in firebase).
Cold start, the delay incurred when a function hasn't been used in a while, is a killer and can't be over come by paying for a plan.
Admittedly Firebase is in beta although they still provide payments plans...More Like This