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AwkEng Kicks off the Year with a Mini Book Report

Hi all, I'm kicking the year off with a not so mini book report of stuff that I've read in the last several months, listed in order of recommend...

The AwkEng Sees the Forest and the Trees

The AwkEng Sees the Forest and the Trees

Hi all, I'm still forming some ideas in this post, but wanted to share some hacks for Trello and thoughts on leveraging user story maps. The punchl...

The AwkEng Keeps in Touch

Hi all, Today's post is about the system I use to keep in touch with former coworkers, colleagues, clients, and others. The punchline is that this ...

The AwkEng Builds a Basement Inventory System, Part 2

Hi all, Yak Shaving continues this week with development of a basement inventory system. Admittedly, I could probably look for an off the shelf sol...

The AwkEng Shaves a Yak and Builds a Basement Inventory System

Hi all, Today's post is what I'll call part one in a series documenting my efforts to build a basement pantry inventory system. The end goal is to ...

The AwkEng's Guide to the Best Toys for Kids

Hi all, Today's post is about the best toys for kids, based on my 6+ years experience as a dad. The motivation for sharing is a reflection on ...

The AwkEng's Favorite Reverse Interview Question

The AwkEng's Favorite Reverse Interview Question

Hi all,Today's post is about my favorite reverse interview question. By "reverse interview", I mean that time period at the end of an interview whe...

Restaurant Concepts from the AwkEng

Hi all, I've always liked the idea of owning a restaurant, but the practical reality of it is that it's a grinding business to be in, and most rest...

The AwkEng Prototypes a Prototype to Prototype a Habit

The AwkEng Prototypes a Prototype to Prototype a Habit

Hi all,Today's post is about sharing the process behind a very early stage prototype of a habit tracker. I'm totally fascinated with how adoption o...

The AwkEng Goes Bang Really Fast

Hi all, Interrobang.ai, my company that was focused on automating portions of project management, has gone bang pretty fast, in a bad way. It's a l...

The AwkEng vs the Wii

The AwkEng vs the Wii

Hi all, Turns out, that despite my struggles with distractions from the internet, the internet is really really great*. Today's post is about video...

The AwkEng Explores Calendar Visualizations

The AwkEng Explores Calendar Visualizations

Hi all, Today's post is about exploring some ideas in calendar visualizations to support mid and long range planning. While I generally love Google...