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omnifocus + tableau

I’ll freely admit that I’m a productivity geek. I love tools, optimizing my process, and being able to show progress across a number of different axies in my life. To that end, I’m always search for the ultimate tool which I know doesn’t exist, but nonetheless, the search continues. Enter Omnifocus (note: you need the pro version for this to work). It’s a pretty good tool for building a task/project tracking system....

Zen Buddhism and Software Development

In the software development world, we love to throw around the word Zen. Python Zen, Emmet was originally called ZenCoding, Agile Zen. It’s everywhere, but I don’t think the average software developer knows what it means beyond “easy” or “flowy”. I’d like to talk about some of the principles of Zen Buddhism and how they apply to the practice of software development, as I see that they map pretty wonderfully and directly between each other, when studied....

Why I'm ditching Moleskine for good

I discovered Moleskines about ten years ago, and I instantly fell in love with them. Previously, I had been stuck writing in composition books, and the Moleskine was a better size, had better paper, a bookmark and elastic band. Back then, they only had a few sizes, only a few paper types, and only a single color. They’ve come a long way since, and until late last year, I was still a die hard Moleskine fan....