Last week, I decided to just go for one goal and compile and structure my notes from a proposal. There was more than I thought to this because research is hard to bound, but I got to a good stopping point. Then I did lots of other things. So based on a sample size of one, the “a thing a week” is achievable and probably better for mental health.
I also managed to avoid falling down a rabbithole of looking at tools like Roam Research and Obsidian. As fun as they look, putting everything in our org Notion instance was always going to be quicker.
I’m travelling on Friday and away for about a week, so need to be even less ambitious this week. My plan is to catch up on hanging writing-related tasks: reviewing reports and articles written by others, and getting some of my own increasingly-urgent writing done.
In the background:
- Second set of trade mark applications (this time it’s global).
- Continuing efforts to find a new lawyer.
- Book: I finished Proxima and picked up Ultima, the next in Stephen Baxter’s series.
- Article: Don Norman on how design fails older consumers, from 2019. I immediately went out and bought a copy of The Design of Everyday Things to replace the one I lost in a house move years ago.
- Music: Creep Zone w/ James Pants & Marc Schaller 24.11.23. I stumbled over this while spelunking through the NTS site: a mix featuring many favourite 90’s bands, including Aerial M, Sebadoh, Slint, Duster, Eric’s Trip and Pavement.