Over the past few years, there’s been an under-discussed, but consequential vibe shift in the SF tech scene.
San Francisco is a place that defies legibility. It’s hard, yet very fun to love – and definitely not for everyone.
2022 was apparently a difficult writing year for me. There was a full 13 months during which I wrote nothing but fragments of unpublishable posts. Instead of trying to finish all of them, I’ll publish them all here as WIP ideas.
Tech product design as a field feels like an intellectual desert these days. No discourse, no research, no dreams. It’s just eerily quiet.
With the right background, enough commitment, and a bit of luck, it is possible to functionally get a green card in under a year with the EB1. I recently went through the process, so I’m documenting how it works and sharing some lessons I’ve learned.
Day seven in the dark forest, where I’m now strategically watching commit logs and deploying more hash power. Also, a dispatch from meatspace.
Dark forest space is vast. But I didn’t know that at first, busy as I was, claiming all celestial bodies in sight. But space had a way of quickly teaching you its lessons.
It’s been… uh nine months since the last update on this site’s open redesign. Progress is slow, but working this way has been dangerously fun.
This is a grab bag of tensions I wrestle with. They’re starting to take up too much space in my head, so I’m writing them down.
In different periods of my life, I paid attention to different kinds of character traits. These days, it’s grace. But it hasn’t always been.
You ever want to learn something, and just get totally overwhelmed by the near infinite number of guides out there?
For as long as I remember, I’ve derived much of my force of will from negativity: feeling not smart enough, watching my peers be more successful, not having gone to a famous college
I haven’t updated my personal website since late 2017 – probably the longest period ever between two redesigns. It’s held up well for over 4 years, but it’s time for a refresh.
There’s a lot of research on the structure of progress in science (Kuhn, Popper, Deutsch, etc.) but what about the progress of professional craft?
Over the last 2 decades, we went from photoshop to sketch to figma, but these are all fundamentally tools for drawing boxes. Where is the Engelbart-esque software for designers?
Every org should try to be more like Bridgewater if they can pull it off.