This week we launched a spreadsheet export feature for Boords. We've been working on a media library feature that will launch in a few weeks, but I decided to pause that and push ahead with the export feature, primarily so we would have something to talk about in our bi-monthly update email. It's easy to get lost in the weeds building large features, so it's helpful to have the pressure of an email schedule to ensure we release things regularly.
Last week I published a short blog post about todo lists and their place (or lack thereof) in the creative process. I've been thinking about the creative process as a theme since reading Steven Pressfield's previously-mentioned War of Art.
🛠 Hand Tools vs Power Tools (5-min read)
In which the author argues CNCs are not 'real' making. I disagree, but this is an interesting perspective on what creativity means to a hand tool woodworker.
📚 10 Strategies for Deeper Learning (8-min read)
A bullet-point summary of how to learn something new from Scott Young, who wrote the book on learning. If you want to pick up a new skill, this is the place to start.
🗓 Efficiency is the Enemy (8-min read)
Busyness != efficiency. This piece argues why we should leave more slack in our schedules to allow for the inevitable uncertainties of life, and to consider whether we're even doing the right thing.
🗑 Unshipping Features (10-min read)
Removing parts of a product is rarely discussed. This piece outlines why you might choose to do so and how to do it responsibly.
🚷 How fit can you get from walking? (3-min read)
Turns out, pretty fit if you do it consistently. As the author notes, 'a basic program performed consistently—even a half-assed effort done consistently—can bring you a really long way, much further than going hardcore once in a while.'