Spend time, attention, and money on things with long-term potential. 🕰
Build systems, relationships, and habits to last. 🏛
Evaluate bets consistently and adjust. ⚖️
Last year’s theme was about making commitments. Getting married was one of them, but so was writing more consistently on my site. This year builds on those commitments with a focus on things with longer timelines.
Thanks to everyone who dropped by the livestream last night and donated to Trans Lifeline. Thanks to the generosity of 108 of you, we raised $6,963
to help trans people in need. Best birthday ever. 🏳️⚧️🎂
I turned 30 years old today so I spent some time this afternoon reflecting and collecting 30 lessons I’ve learned in my time on earth so far and (as best as I could remember) where I learned them from.
Merlin and Roderick sometimes call these types of lessons “thought technologies” and that certainly feels fitting considering how useful and applicable they’ve been for me. Each one of them has helped me during critical moments in my life so far. I hope you find even just one of them helpful in yours. See you tonight. ❤️
This Wednesday, December 30th is my 30th birthday! (It also happens to be my golden birthday.)
While normally I’d spend it with friends and family, the pandemic is making that pretty difficult. So instead, I’ll be gathering with my pals online and streaming Jackbox Games to raise money for Trans Lifeline.
Tech is always political. The way data is collected and handled is often biased, and many products are neither accessible nor inclusive. Ethical Design Guide is made to share resources on how to create ethical products that don’t cause harm.
Sarah L. Fossheim just released this wonderful collection of resources (and monthly newsletter) on how to make digital products more inclusive. It covers topics from accessibility, to race, to gender. I know I’ll be bookmarking this and referring to it often. Huge thanks to them for putting this together. (Via Jillian.)