Category: About Mike

My First 7 Jobs

1. Paperboy
2. Dishwasher
3. Truck washer
4. TV antenna installer
5. Assembly line worker in water heater factory
6. Printer’s helper in box factory
7. Lab assistant in pharmaceutical company

River Walk

I learned the Pomodoro Technique from Staffan Nöteberg’s charming book years ago, and have been using it ever since.

But productivity tools always have to be adapted to your own quirks and internal rhythms, as Belle Beth Cooper recognizes in this article.

I’ve never quite mastered the five-minute breaks every twenty-five minutes, but I’m pretty good at the serious break every two hours. It helps that the dog has figured out the schedule and tells me when it’s time to walk to the river.

It also helps that there’s the river to walk to.

/now

What I’m up to right now:

Publishing PragPub, a monthly magazine for software developers
Editing books on web development and usability for the Pragmatic Bookshelf
Putting together an anthology of articles on functional programming
Writing a biography of a tech legend
Winterizing the homestead

Join the /now page movement:
https://sivers.org/nowff

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