June 25, 2018

Designing My Life - Exercise 2

Workview & Lifeview Philosophies

Chapter 2 of Designing Your Life (DYL) is about "Building a Compass". If we're going to be prototyping different ideas to improve our life, it will be useful to have some guidance and rationale for those decisions. A compass will point us in the right direction. Given that work is an overwhelming…

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June 23, 2018

Designing My Life - Exercise 1

The Health Work Play Love Dashboard

I recently bought the book "Designing Your Life" by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans. It's about applying the principles of design to your life, specifically, improving one's life through prototyping and iteration. As I read the book, I plan to blog and vlog about the exercises. Truth be told, it takes…

February 05, 2018

From Pastor to Programmer

or Telling My Story Once and For All

I am often asked to share the story of how I went from being a Christian pastor to a software engineer. Now that I've started Second Career Devs , I am being asked this question so often that I thought it wise to write it down and answer it once and for all. Where I Believe the Story Begins Unlike…

January 20, 2018

I Went On the Accidental Engineer Podcast

and Hopefully Didn't Sound Like Too Much of an Ass

I was invited by Max Mautner to join him on his podcast, Accidental Engineer . I had a great time sharing my story of going from pastor to programmer. We also talked a bit about my podcast and where I see the future of our industry heading. I hope you'll give it a listen! https…

December 29, 2017

Goals for 2018

or the 'Kyle Needs More Discipline' Story

My goals in no particular order are: Get Better at Prolific Creation, Worse at Prolific Consumption This thought has been on my mind a lot lately. It's a bit too easy to be a prolific consumer these days. Youtube, Netflix, Twitter, Facebook, Slack, Discord, tutorials (yes, learning can be thrown in…

December 26, 2017

A Retrospective on 2017

or Mostly Ups With Some Lingering Downs

As 2017 comes to an end, I find that I am compelled to write a retrospective on the year. I hope that there might be something useful, valuable, or at the very least, entertaining in these words for you. It has taken me a few days to gather my thoughts and notes on what I think might be worth…

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