Today I’m threading time. (That is, I’m realizing as I write this that these things can be connected.)
First, I saw Catherine Clifford’s piece on CNBC.com: “Why billionaire VC Marc Andreessen schedules every second of his day, including ‘critical’ free time.” Since the 90s, I’ve known Marc Andreessen is one of the smartest people in any room. I wondered if it would help me to schedule every day by the second, the way Marc (or his assistant) reportedly does, with healthy allowances for sleep, movies, and meditation. This weekend, I’ll try it. I already make appointments with myself at work, to force myself to move projects forward, on a much smaller, non-billionaire way. I doubt my schedule needs such a refined precision, though – no need to calibrate my shifts between scheduled activities in seconds.
Next, my brother and sister texted about the Chinese New Year of the ox. (Apparently it’s a Metal Ox – cool band name!) My wife is an ox. The description rings true: “Oxes are known for diligence, dependability, strength and determination.”
And I saw Tijim Hubers’ post to the Science Humor group on Facebook: “Today’s date is both a palindrome and an ambigram, which means you can read the date from left to right, from right to left, and also upside down.”
That will come in handy again in December.
Thanks for reading! Cheers until next time.