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Anything That Continues Is Working

Arguing that DRM doesn’t work is, it turns out, missing the point. DRM is working really well in the video and book space. Things that continue are working. They might not be working for their intended purposes, or the purposes you suppose they’re for. But make no mistake, they’re working in some way. AndContinue reading “Anything That Continues Is Working”

Starting at Goodwill

Once Humana’s vaccine mandate was announced, I had to immediately start searching for a new job. And here I am! Today is day two of my onboarding at Goodwill Industries of Kentucky. Everybody is so warm and friendly. It’s less like working at a corporate, and more like being at a very big church!

Incremental Systems and Habits

I highly recommend Scott Adams’ book How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big. Here I’ll quote his blog, talking about a chapter in the book. For example, losing ten pounds is a goal (that most people can’t maintain), whereas learning to eat right is a system that substitutes knowledge for willpower. reading “Incremental Systems and Habits”

Document Reality

Resistance pushes back against documenting through our fear of showing off our dismal status quo. Document fearlessly. If there is a secret on ramp other than the “required” in box, then document it. If there’s three ways of challenging the “final” status, document those. If there is no process to track the work, and customersContinue reading “Document Reality”

The List

The list is a “simple machine” that people use in all sorts of ways. When you start thinking of three or more items, I encourage you to start writing down a list. This way you’re less likely to forget any of them. You’re giving yourself the chance to time shift, by separating the mental effortContinue reading “The List”

Simple Machines

Back in middle school I remember being intrigued by the science lessons about “simple machines”. A simple machine is a mechanical device that changes the direction or magnitude of a force. In general, they can be defined as the simplest mechanisms that use mechanical advantage (also called leverage) to multiply force. Usually the term refers to the six classical simple machines thatContinue reading “Simple Machines”