October 13, 2010

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Monthly review: September 2010

Last month, I wrote:

September: more Idea Labs, preparations, keeping things sane

We’re halfway through October already. As predicted, September was packed with preparations. The tools I had built made it easy to delegate my work, and the simplicity of our wedding plans meant fewer last-minute panics. We survived.

October, of course, was for the wedding and the family get-togethers. All three of us sisters married or will marry in October, making anniversaries easy to remember and group dictations easy to plan. We had also all partnered up with electrical engineers, in the kind of coincidence that’s usually reserved for identical twins. (And then there’s the unusual number of people named John in our family…)

The rest of October will be for recuperation, getting back into the patterns of everyday life after so many months of preparation. I look forward to returning to that rhythm of writing that helps me make sense of the days.

Book: How to Win Every Argument: The Use and Abuse of Logic
Book: Thank You for Arguing
Book: Getting to Yes
Systematically eliminating choices
How to be dispensable, and why you should document and automate yourself out of a job
New note-taking workflow with Emacs Org-mode
Old notes on staffing a virtual conference booth
Rhetoric
Tips from remote workers
What can I do to help make the world more equitable?
Getting past generation-based conversations
Welcome, listeners of the Taking Notes podcast!
Tips for entrepreneurs
‘round the bend
Towards equity
Filipiniana
Getting the WordPress Lifestream plugin to work on my blog
Emacs Org mode and publishing a weekly review
Stuff is just stuff, and experiences are just experiences
Labour Day painting
Redoing things
Fit for You: Thinking about my priorities
Thinking of autumn
The value of constraints
Book: Leading Outside the Lines
It’s okay if you can’t remember or spell my name; being human

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