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Conceptual Integrity

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I’m not against new features, I’m against refusing to do the hard work of coming up with an actual product concept and instead just coming up with a big list of features.

Simplicity is …


Leave me alone, I know what I'm doing

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“Leave me alone, I know what I’m doing” ― Kimi Raikkonen


Valuing My Time

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Meetings are too expensive. I think of my time as worth around $1000/hour, and I want to improve my productivity to make it closer to $10,000/hour. If I let people waste my time then I’m …


Hours In The Day

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I don’t need more hours in the day, I just need the time between 5AM and 7AM to last much longer, and then I’d be fine fast-forwarding through 9-5 to make up the difference.


I'll see your hipster nonsense and raise you a pretentious anachronism.

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I’m going to experiment with hiring an assistant to write up my handwritten notes, so I can do more of my work with just a pen and a notebook. Although I am a decent typist and very happy in …


In it to win it

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Right now I work a day job at a startup. What I want from my job is to win.

I’m not interested in using this experience to get a similar job somewhere else making a little more money. I’m …


Self-documenting Artifacts

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I believe in the value of documentation, but it takes extra effort to create and documentation easily gets out of sync with reality. There is plenty of discussion about this problem in relation to …


I love these games, but they're too much like work

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Opus Magnum Health Tonic

Opus Magnum Precision Machine Oil

Opus Magnum Dark Thread


Procrastination Is Not A Problem

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Procrastination is not a problem. Procrastination is a great sign that either I don’t know what I’m doing, or I’m trying to do something dumb.

As soon as I see a clear path to work …