Weeknotes 16 - Climbing every mountain in Hyrule
- At the beginning of the staycation I thought I’d get lots of reading done. Who was I kidding? I did clean my oven though.
- I took the song Climb every mountain from The Sound of Music as a manifesto for playing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. That kept me busy for a while.
- I then bought an online blazer sewing course, and in one of the lessons I got free life coaching from the instructor, Heather Lou:
This project started out for us two years ago. At the time I knew nothing about true tailoring. […] the idea of making a blazer from scratch was really scary, but when I’m scared of something it’s generally and indication to myself that there is something important to explore. All of the best things in my life have come from leaning into fear and learning how to turn that fear into something positive.
- Do you enjoy schadenfreude? Me too. Maybe a bit too much. If you’re anything like me, you will enjoy reading about employers trying to game Glassdoor reviews, and doing it… not so well.
- Caroline Handley wrote about the changes to the hiring process for engineers at the FT, and how the impact was measured. I found myself nodding, whispering “cool, cool”, and taking lots and lots of notes.
- Hey, how many times have I already mentioned getting paid for producing content on social media? Well, Instagram memers are unionising. I am waiting for one of those groups to eventually succeed. “What’s that going to look like?” I wonder sometimes, but never for long enough to come up with anything substantial.
- Next week I am starting my new job as a Lead Designer at the green energy supplier Bulb. I met some of my new colleagues already, and it made me even more excited about the role. One might say I’m feeling… energised. Anyway, we’re looking for great product designers (and other roles) — maybe this is you?