Inspired by Peter Rukavina, I use this partially as a means to keep myself honest by publicly stating what I am working on – a technique I think first introduced to me by a short conversation with Jeffrey Zeldman many years ago in San Francisco. Updated around the end of each month.

What I am up to this month


  • Most of my learning these days comes from reading old texts on design.

Work & Play

  • Everything has been put on hold due to the epidemic transforming into a pandemic and shutting down every country in the west.
  • I’m still open to short or long term remote contracts. The Startup Zone has a common list of activities I might perform or you could visit for a different lens.
  • Most of my attention this month is on Sleep Tight Media, the name for the group of podcasts we are publishing.


  • Still looking for volunteer opportunities. I’m not sure why this is so hard.


  • I’ve started reading the books that may kids are reading. We share similar interests and this seems like a great way to strike up a conversation at the dinner table.


My iPhone home screen

  • Photos
  • Apple Maps
  • Fantastical
  • iA Writer – long form write and forget
  • Notes
  • Day One – I keep a somewhat daily diary
  • Clock
  • FaceTime
  • Reminders
  • Apple Music
  • Overcast – podcasts
  • Strava – running social network
  • Suunto – the new companion app for Suunto watches
  • Safari
  • Drafts – for text templates and writing
  • Spark – email client
  • OmniFocus – for task and project management
  • Basecamp – project management and quasi intranet
  • iMessage
  • Pleco – Chinese dictionary powerhouse
  • Camera
  • Evernote – given up search for a replacement
  • Weather Underground
  • weChat

On my Mac dock

  • Evernote
  • iCal
  • Garageband for mixing our podcast
  • Xcode
  • Sketch – for illustration, UI, and wireframing
  • Pixelmator
  • OmniFocus – for task and project management
  • OmniPlan
  • iA Writer
  • Day One – I keep a somewhat daily diary
  • Slack
  • Keynote
  • Facetime
  • Safari
  • Transmit – file transfer
  • Books
  • Photos – we currently use Apple’s solution for photo storage
  • Reminders
  • Apple Music


Updated on July 8th, 2019