I’ve tried many different time management techniques at work to help me concentrate. Perhaps it’s the nature of the internet, digital agency life or my own attention span, but sometimes I really struggle to stick to a task. Recently I seem to be settling on the Pomodoro technique as a comfortable solution to this problem.
I’m currently working my way through Ed Catmull’s Creativity Inc. It’s an incredible read (and I’m only 44% into it). I’ve already absorbed a huge amount of wisdom, but I read the paragraph below and wanted to share it. It’s in relation to change, randomness and the ability to act given new circumstances:
I really want to create a site dedicated to aggregating all the great bike rides in Brighton. I want to make discovering new bike rides as easy and fun as possible – I want to answer the question: Where shall we go for a ride? Continue reading
This post is a prototype for a wider web project, if you’d like to learn what I’m trying to do (perhaps even help) there’s more detail at the bottom of the article. Otherwise enjoy your ride!
Ride Type: Road
Duration: 2 hours at good a good pace Continue reading
“Metric time is the measure of time interval using the metric system, which defines the second as the base unit of time, and multiple and submultiple units formed with metric prefixes, such as kiloseconds and milliseconds.” ~ Wikipedia
Since I discovered that ‘metric time’ exists I’ve been trying to determine if we should be using it. Is the the current system of time as outdated as the imperial measurements of miles, yards, ounces & pounds? Or is this unit of measurement even more ingrained in our lives that we refuse to even consider an alternative?
This has been long in the making – my “recommends” playlist. Long story short is it’s a list of my favourite bands and a song from each I feel is likely to get other people into them. It recently reached 200 tracks so now you should definitely listen to it:
I recently read ‘A technique for producing ideas’ by James W. Young as some recommended reading from work. Like many digital marketers I’ve gained most of my industry experience on the job and core practices like ‘how to be creative’ have been passively absorbed without any formality. The book doesn’t provide a holy grail but it does frame the creative process in a surprisingly simple 5 stage process, after 20 minutes (30 pages) I felt more competent in how to improve the skill.
The London Underground map is pretty amazing and like many others I think it’s a great piece of design (which is particularly remarkable seeing as it came from simple circuit diagrams). Continue reading
It turns out pupil size can be controlled if you try really hard (when you’re young), which is pretty neat for swimming.