What I’m Doing Now

Inspired by Derek Sivers and his nownownow.com site, I’m adding this page to my site with the best of intentions to keep it regularly updated.

Using and abusing the Orion browser

I wrote last week that for the first time since the mid-2000’s, I’ve paid for a browser. That browser is Orion, and I’m paying for it because that’s their business model. In a world where the web browser is largely viewed as a free bit of software, at the end of the day, good software isn’t cheap to make. So if you’re not paying for it, who is?

Google will soon be limiting your ability to use effective ad blocking plugins in its Chrome/Chromium browsers—and why shouldn’t they? They are one of the largest ad companies in the world!

A browser made by an ad company. Hmm. Anyways…

So I’m paying for a company to make what I believe to be an awesome browser. And I’m giving them feedback on how to make it even better. Of course, you don’t need to pay for it to use it. But I’ve come around the last few years to the point that I don’t mind paying for good software.

Enjoying my holiday

I can thank the show Peppa Pig for this one—referring to a vacation as a holiday. None the less, I’m smack dab in the middle of one, and trying to enjoy it as much as possible. I’m reminding myself that it’s ok we’re not really doing much, after all, the point is to just enjoy the time right?

Deeply thinking on how the score takes care of itself

The legendary NFL coach Bill Walsh was noted for saying the score takes care of itself. I’ve bought the book, both digital and audiobook, and I’m working my way through it. This is the same idea I’m working on establishing within the team I lead—that if we do the little things brilliantly, that if everyone does their job with an aim for perfection—then the score will take care of itself.

I love when a coach takes over a beleaguered organization and right out of the gate begins saying things like “We’re not focused on winning championships” or “I’m not worried about the playoffs” (I don’t think Jim Mora’s famous playoffs speech is quite the same, but nevertheless it is quite fun to watch every now and again). Fans of an organization will want to start thinking about/hearing about wins, but the great coach is thinking about the process, the system. In other words, the boring things. Boring as they may be, they are what really bring about championships.

Updated July 23rd, 2022 from Bellevue, Nebraska