If you use @here/@channel more than 2 times a year, please read this post

Since @here/@channel is the digital equivalent to standing in the middle of the office and shouting at your coworkers, are there ever legitimate use cases and why do people abuse it? What exactly do the notifications do? First, definitions: @here notifies anyone who is a member of a channel in Slack and is also online.…More

2019 in seconds

I captured 2019 in one second snippets thanks to a handy app called 1 Second Everyday. The app is pretty straightforward. Every day you capture a little bit of video and trim it inside the app. At the end you mash your video together to get something like this: I was inspired to try it…More

2019 Book Review

This year I set a goal of 30 books on my Goodreads challenge. That felt ambitious, yet doable and I’m proud to say that I’ve surpassed that number by a few books–and the year is not over yet! I read too much non-fiction. I don’t really know why, except I surround myself with people (via…More

Playing around with SoqlX

A fun thing about starting new jobs is being exposed to different tools & ways of doing things. This is my first job where my computer is a Mac instead of PC. A popular tool in the toolkit of Salesforce Admins is DemandTools. It’s a pretty nifty software but at its core it’s a GUI…More

Tradeoffs in getting rid of stuff

In advance of our move to San Francisco, Jordan and I are getting rid of almost everything we own. There are only a few ways to get rid of your possessions: sell them, toss them, or donate them. I am using donate loosely. As long as you are not throwing it in the garbage or…More

Back to lifting

I’ve been lifting weights in various forms since 2012. Like many women, weights alluded me in college in favor of an elliptical but once I graduated I joined CrossFit and began my love affair with barbells. Over these past 7 years I’ve done it all: CrossFit, Olympic lifting classes with a former Olympian, bootcamps, bodybuilding…More

Accepting change

I have been thinking a lot about change recently and how quickly time goes by. This topic has been rolling around in my mind like a marble for the past 6 months and this is my first attempt to articulate my thoughts on the matter. We moved apartments and 2019 is almost half way over.…More

Reclaim some Gmail storage with just a few clicks

I created my first Gmail account in 2006 at the tender age of 16. These were the halcyon days when getting access to Gmail required an invite from someone who already had Gmail. My friends and I were early adopters and quickly moved off AIM to Google Chat (remember when it was a separate standalone…More

Some thoughts on working more effectively

A watercolor I painted 12 years ago. No perfectionism here! Below are a smattering of thoughts on productivity, efficiency, and just getting things done. I’ve been obsessed with order, process, and planning for almost all my life. I used a planner in middle school. I made a spreadsheet of my budget in high school. I…More

Show Notes: Deep Work, Digital Minimalism, and the Key to a Happy Retirement

I have been a longtime subscriber of The Mad FIentist and he recently did an interview with Cal Newport of Deep Work fame. Cal just released his latest book Digital Minimalism and this interview was a mix of many things I’m interested in: meaningful work, productivity, and financial independence. I enjoyed the podcast so much…More