So I'm working on this huge project. Not huge in terms of lines of code, or in terms of number of people involved. Huge in terms of: It will be used by tens or hundreds of millions of people every year. Yeah ... pretty cool. The project isn't being managed as well as it could be, in my opinion. Let me emphasize that: In my opinion. So, I suggested -- to the owner of the company that is creating the software product -- that we use Basecamp. It's a web-based "Software As A Service" application. Disclaimer: Basecamp is a product of 37 Signals. The founder of 37 Signals, Jason Fried, is a personal friend. Basecamp is, arguably, the single most important piece of project management software ever created. "Wow, Don ... that's quite a statement!" Yeah, well, you use Basecamp and you'll become an evangelist as I am. Basecamp allows all the important parts of a project -- artifacts, messages, schedules, etc. -- to be stored in one place. Any "stakeholder&q…
With Easter 2018 here, I feel it's important to consider non-Christians, and why (and what) they might consider for this important day.
Believe. Believe in renewal. Believe in the idea that you can always start over, start fresh, start to build a new life free of the failings of your past.
Forgive. Forgive others to avoid bitterness. Forgive yourself for your past transgressions, mistakes, and lapses in judgement. Forgive your future self -- because you know you'll mess up yet again.
Embrace. Embrace, if not the faith, the very idea of some kind of perfection, existing somewhere, that calls you to be a better person. A kind of unobtainable perfection that is still worth striving for.
Even more than January 1, Easter is the time to expect a better future. It represents rebirth, forgiveness, life. Contemplate a be…
Last fall I had surgery to fix torn cartilage in my knee. It was originally injured when I was 15 years old, then aggravated in June, 2017, and finally blown out in March 2018 while squatting 300 pounds.
I'm not 40 years old any more. :(
That injury and surgery threw me down the "no fitness" well. Finally, this past January (2019), after a week in New Orleans of rich foods and wonderful adult beverages, I reached bottom and returned to the gym.
I've not missed a workout since. I'm getting dialed in on my nutrition as well (shout out to TestMax Nutrition) and it's wonderful. My strength is returning. I'm being very careful to stop lifting heavy -- which is a bummer -- but I'm still enjoying revived health and vitality. My energy levels are up.
Best of all, my mental health and clarity is through the roof good. I don't know if I've ever been happier, more focused and strong. It's a wonderful blessing.