Create More, Consume Better

https://fs.blog/2013/07/understanding-our-need-for-novelty-and-change/ Our ability to respond to the new and different is part of what makes us human. We’re interested in creating more of whatever is outside of that status quo. Generally, this interest serves us well. In an evolutionary context it has likely saved us from extinction several times. At this point in our warp-speed…

Be a better human, not a better computer.

I think AI being so good they can do the production-line type of work for us is a GOOD thing. It frees us up to be human instead of training ourselves to be better at things that computers are good at: storage, retrieval, sequencing, logic, rule-based inference. What makes human, human? How can we be…

I’m an Inspiration: Living with Limited Mobility

So I guess I need to start accepting the fact that people feel inspired by me just existing and doing normal activities…. It always rubs me the wrong way when people say they find me inspiring. I get approached all the time by strangers, telling me “semangat”. A word of encouragement in Indonesian – roughly…

Reverse Engineering a Good Day

Reverse Engineering a Good Day

I thought I have cracked the code to having a good day. I’ve been tracking my time and activities on spreadsheets since Dec 2018. I know the hours I sleep, the things I eat, my mental clarity, my physical fitness, what I consumed that day, what I produced aka achieved that day (non work related),…

Asking for Help

What are you learning right now? Top of my list right now is: getting better at asking for help. I’ve personally been struggling with this forever. Asking for help are about communicating your needs — first to yourself and then to others. Many people seems to struggle with asking for help and I think there…

“Just in Time” vs “Just in Case”

One lens I’ve found myself toying with over the past few months is “Just in Time” vs “Just in Case”. Been wanting to share but I haven’t found a good angle or entrypoint to illustrate what this lens is all about and how is it relevant to you. But I’ll try and start somewhere. Let’s…

Work Smart and Level Up #2 – About You

You will find this publication most useful if you are at that point in your career where you’re asking yourself “what’s next?”. Usually this means you are 2-3 years into your career in Tech. You have gained enough hard skills, technical know-hows, and confidence to perform your role steadily. You know what you’re doing and…