One of the disadvantages for me of writing in the morning is that I don’t usually have one clear idea of what I want to write about. In the 30 minutes I have on the train to write these posts, I don’t have enough time to both learn something and write about it—so I have to write about things that I can just dump out of my head. Usually in the course of deciding what to write about, over the course of a few minutes maybe five things surface and begin to take shape in my mind, before being discarded because I don’t have enough information to write about it, I don’t think it’s interesting enough, or I don’t have a well-formed opinion.
So here are some things for me to come back to. I think I can write at least one post about any of these without learning anything new.
- Making games as a hobby
- Strong typing and Clojure
- Urban design and the perpetually imperfect
- I’m terrified of being unexceptional
- Long-term games
- Competition and Reinventing Organizations
- Wholeness according to Integral Theory
- Impostor syndrome
- NVC at work
- Minecraft, and how time spent makes things valuable
- Interstitial places in San Francisco
- Tactical urbanism
- Random access mnemonics (Moonwalking with Einstein)
- Long projects and incremental progress
- Productivity culture
- Modular origami
- TIS-100, ComputerCraft, Boilerplate
- Basic income
- Choice blindness; we don’t pay attention to the things we aren’t choosing
That should last me a while.