My aunt Helen passed away; I guess technically at the end of last week. I’m reviving childhood memories of her by eating St. Louis-style Italian food and remembering her hospitality during the infamous Colorado Springs repossession operation.
The one-on-one introductions to our program team seems to be paying off; I see formerly-quiet team members speaking up more in my presence and some pro-actively bringing things to my attention. Hopefully it helped make me disarming when I ran a tangential meeting many of them attended and brought goats into the video call.
It’s palindrome week, and almost solstice. How auspicious!
The next two weeks should be very quiet, I need to motivate myself to write or build something rather than fritter the time away playing Outlanders.
This essay on designing for more than the user was clearly written by committee, but makes an important point. Don’t miss the 5 strategies for systemic design.
We weren’t yet aware of Terry Pratchett but somehow stumbled upon Hogfather several years ago. Watching it is now a Christmas ritual.