Moving, terrible AI art projects, and a recipe for braised cauliflower
Hey there, merely being-ers. Are you merely being? I'm merely being. I'm Nat Bennett, and you're reading Mere Being, a newsletter about nothing. It's the newsletter I send once a month to remind you, hey! I'm here! I'm me! Someday, maybe we will work together. That's what this letter is
We've been playing a lot of Destiny 2 in the Simpler Machines household. Now you might reasonably ask, Nat, does that mean that I am going to have to know anything about Destiny in order to understand this story? And I assure you, it does not.
Hey there! This is Nat Bennett, from Simpler Machines. We're not going back to regular publishing yet but I wrote this up and figured, might as well send it to ya'll. Occasionally people will come into the Concourse Discord asking "is this project still active?" Usually because they're evaluating whether
Hey there! I'm Nat Bennett, and you're reading this because you signed up to get monthly (ish) updates from me about what I'm working on and thinking about. Well, usually monthly. I honestly thought I had sent out a July update already. I guess that tells you what kind of
Putting this newsletter on "pause" for at least a few weeks while I ramp up on a new job -- plus, the problem with Github, and why the best engineers I've worked with were the impatient ones
Some reasons I'm enjoying using Elixir, and why I think it's especially good for prototyping
What was important about that process and what I think most companies could profitably borrow from it.
The Pivotal interview process was often a reason that people joined Pivotal. It was an unusually structured process and was unusually enjoyable as a candidate, at least for candidates who were good fits for Pivotal.
I think what was weird about Pivotal was how the environment fused "do what works" with "be kind."