I’ve been really digging the Seinfeld Productivity Method. Basically you build habits by not breaking a chain of days you successfully did that habit. What you’re building (through guilt) is discipline, and it’s awesome.
I’ve attended a variety of conferences; vendor, OSS, education, technology, developer. I’ve delivered a few talks, lead a few discussions, and sat through a ton of sessions and through it all I’ve realized something: most conference talks are terrible. Like really terrible.
My hosting company has been sending me promos for Google Adwords for years now, and the trick of buying an ad to get dropbox referral credit seemed like a low risk way to turn an already awesome free Dropbox account into an even awesomer free Dropbox account.
If you ever want to know if you’re making progress on a skill, go back and look at your earlier work compared to your recent stuff. I was reviewing some of my old scripts on Github and I was surprised how simple and linear they are. They got the job done, but only just barely…
After entirely too long since my last
git commit -m "Initial Commit" I’ve finally rejoined the OSS community!
All of the major Learning Management Systems have some sort of assessment tool. It’s a staple of traditional education to, at some point during a class, present students with a list of roughly 25 multiple choice questions to evaluate their mastery of the material. In the bad old days these had to be marked by hand, then later educators were blessed (and students were cursed) by scantrons that could be graded by machine, and for the last decade and a half computer based assessments have become very popular.
As of the time of this writing my most successful tweet is one where I admitted a stupid mistake I made that was apparently quite relatedable. It’s been retweeted over 20 times earned a handful of favorites, and even started a few nice conversations. I think I may have even gained a follower or two.