Hello from San Francisco! I’m here for three days for work, which will likely mean a surplus of Philz and staring idly at the Bay in lieu of ~actual work~ focused development time.
Which seems increasingly optimal, actually. My work on Buttondown over the past few months has stratified into two tiers: short bursts of administrative work (answering emails, doing operations tasks, filing bug reports) during the week with one or two big sprints of focused development work in the evenings (often Friday night, which is particularly nice because I’m so drained from the work-week that all I want to do is sit, have a Manhattan, and hack away on a well-defined problem.)
I haven’t read Deep Work and am not too enthralled by the legion of modern literature purporting to tell you “this is how you get stuff done”, but I am pretty convinced that one four-hour block is vastly superior to four one-hour blocks, and this week bore that out in fruit. I landed a whole of things about which I am excited: