Burnout

Burnout

Why you're burned out and what to do about it
Jul
23
The camera had a power I hadn't expected

The camera had a power I hadn't expected

I was rewarded for being interested in things. I was rewarded for being interested in everything.
5 min read
Jul
16
Work wants to own your soul

Work wants to own your soul

Work wants to own your need to grow, and your need to build, and your need to love.
4 min read
Jun
25
Quiet your productivity demons with knitting, today!

Quiet your productivity demons with knitting, today!

It is very, very hard for my particular demon to call an activity that produces a physical object, that I can hold in my hands, and that will ultimately keep me or a friend warm, "not productive."
5 min read
Jun
11
Burnout recovery, and the self-care trap

Burnout recovery, and the self-care trap

Most of the advice I've gotten about burnout has been useless-to-actively-harmful. "Have you tried yoga and meditation?" "Take more time
4 min read
May
07
The Mortifying Ordeal of Pairing All Day

The Mortifying Ordeal of Pairing All Day

I had to confront a lot of my fears about myself, sometimes every day. I had to learn to show someone else all the things I didn’t know, my limitations as a human and a software engineer.
6 min read