It’s hard to find time to write articles these days. In truth, i’ve always struggled to make time. I post links occasionally on twitter to things that have interested me but it’s difficult to track these down later too. I’ve decided to try putting together a post each week where I highlight things i’ve found interesting or useful. This will be the first one, let’s see how it goes.
What i’ve listened to
- Feel Better, Live More with Dr Rangan Chatterjee - How Social Media Could Be Making You Ill with Cal Newport I dip in an out of this excellent podcast, and this was a really thought provoking episode which prompted my reading this week (see below).
- Full Stack radio / Ben Orenstein - Our All-Time Favorite Refactorings A great intro to some really useful refactorings.
What i’m reading
- Digitial minimalism by Cal Newport I’m only a few chapters into this book but it feels like a bit of a game changer for me. I’ve felt for a while now that technology is pulling me away from the moment. I stopped using Facebook a few years ago as I felt it made me unhappy. It may seem at odds with my career but I feel like more needs to change, i’ll see how this book helps.
- The Myth Of The Spoiled Child by Alfie Kohn This isn’t the easiest read but it’s got a lot of great insights into the lack of evidence that permissive parenting has any ill effects on your kids.
Articles i’ve enjoyed
- Reading in the Age of Constant Distraction Feels like there’s a bit of a theme here.
Here, on the internet, is a nowhere space, a shallow time. It is a flat and impenetrable surface. But with a book, we dive in; we are sucked in; we are immersed, body and soul
My open tabs
- Lessons from 6 software rewrite stories Seen this mentioned a bunch. One to read soon.