January 19, 2024

NEW: added border to top of page scroll wrapper

NEW: GitHub added to homepage social links

NEW: added 'Beacon' to 'Notable Work' list

UPDATED: changed 'Past Work' label to 'Notable Work' on homepage for improved specificity

UPDATED: left aligned navigation

UPDATED: navigation wrapper is now semi-transparent material with blur

UPDATED: lowered border opacities from 0.15 to 0.10

UPDATED: site version number in top left is now synced with most recent changelog CMS version

January 18, 2024

NEW: added page scroll translate function to homepage about content card

UPDATED: changed formatting of writing page list items and container

January 17, 2024

NEW: writing page added

NEW: four archived writings added to writing CMS

NEW: site navigation added

NEW: link added to social links on homepage

UPDATED: screen area in footer recalculates on screen resize

UPDATED: added padding to homepage bio

UPDATED: changed copy in homepage bio

UPDATED: moved page area script to global HTML head

FIXED: adjusted alignment of homepage work history and social link items

KNOWN ISSUE: contact button is still broken

January 16, 2024

NEW: About section on homepage

NEW: Added DM Mono typeface

UPDATED: Window area calculation in bottom right

January 15, 2024

UPDATE: new is live

NEW: Changelog initialized

KNOWN ISSUES: Contact link does not work


Organic efficiency

Published on
September 19, 2023

Recently I've been thinking about how the future of work will require less rigid systems.

In the past 200 years, we've gone from independent craftsmen to large corporatized organizations. Organizations where a top down structure was required to build and—potentially more importantly—maintain operations to a massive scale.

I believe the future will see the future of work relaxing back to somewhere in the middle: the reach and scale of large organizations driven forward by smaller bottoms-up teams inside the organization, each energized by the freedom to make decisions and take responsibility for their actions.

In thinking about this shift further, I believe our systems of operation have to go from fixed, rigid systems to organic, fluid ones. Ironically, we've tried to do this before with frameworks like agile and sprints, but they've been so bastardized at every level to erode their value. (When was the last time your sprint didn't have something new pop up mid way? How much has your backlog built up over time? Who is happy with the system as it is?) In the future, we need quick communication, the delegation—not distribution—of responsibility, and trust in our teams to work efficiently in their autonomy.

So, I ponder: does the cell of the organism wait for instruction on how it should work and grow? No, all of the DNA—experise in its specialization—is inside.