Get On With It

Writing and drawings about work, family and the stuff in-between

Tag: work

  • Your work can’t be measured by a number

    Your work can’t be measured by a number

    A friendly PSA not to get caught up in chasing numbers, targets, or otherwise thinking that just because something can be measured that it matters.

  • What I learned last week (#61)

    What I learned last week (#61)

    Learned last week: get started by pretending, mental models in space, university subscriptions, and more.

  • Get a helmet

    Get a helmet

    I got Sam this race car helmet from the gift shop at the Glasgow Museum of Transport recently (an awesome place to go by the way). Museum gift shops are a guilty pleasure, I always find something I want that’s usually overpriced, and the kids always seem to as well. However, this helmet was only […]

  • What I learned last week (#60)

    What I learned last week (#60)

    Learned last week: St Andrews is cold, the power of great feedback, concierge car buying, and more.

  • Being the best

    Being the best

    I used to wish I was the best basketball player in the world. But what if instead of my wish being granted by gaining great abilities, everyone else lost theirs? I think a lot of people who want to be the best at something would be ok with that type of outcome.

  • What I learned last week (#55)

    What I learned last week (#55)

    Learned last week: new music is a great gift, musings on marriage, online murder markets, and more!

  • The (home) office door

    The (home) office door

    Working from home full-time is fantastic, but having an office in a small house with two small children means that staying focused can be a challenge. As any parent will tell you, a closed-door is not a universally recognised symbol by children to knock or come back later. It’s more like a general invitation to […]

  • A refreshing change

    A refreshing change

    As part of our recent move to Scotland, I resigned from Microsoft after 13 years of being at the company and I recently started new work as a support engineer (aka Happiness Engineer) with a company called Automattic, a company that’s so different it’s hard to see a resemblance past the fact that they are […]