This time next month we’ll be perilously close to my birthday and, therefore, Christmas. The end of the working year is so close I can almost smell it.
This week, I spent almost the entirety of my Wednesday travelling to London, facilitating an Away Day, and then travelling back. I ended up taking Friday off as a mental health / self-care day. It’s been a topsy-turvy week, and feeling faint at the gym on Saturday morning just topped things off.
At least the Away Day went well, though. The spectacularly-successful LocalGov Drupal project is currently funded by the UK Government’s Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities and aiming to move as soon as possible to being self-sustaining. To do that, the project needed to make several decisions about how to do this, which is what Wednesday was all about. I’ll let the representatives of the project itself tell their own story but I was absolute delighted to have such able co-facilitators in Aaron Hirtenstein and Nathan Brown. We did everything we needed to do, and everyone went to the pub happy.
Our other projects are going well. I’m just kind of on autopilot now, though, until Christmas. Things will get done, but this is not my most creative or energetic time of the year. At all. In fact, I’d happily fast-forward to April as if I were playing Football Manager. I could do with some sun.
Here, I published What does this button do? The perils of being the other side of a screen to an algorithm. I’m sitting with popcorn through the whole Twitter saga, having processed leaving the platform last year, so while this post made reference to the other platform, I was focused on the Fediverse.
On Thought Shrapnel I published:
- Mourning what we’ve lost
- Second-order effects of widespread AI
- Hyperbolic discounting applied to habit-formation
- The (surprising) oldest full sentence in the Canaanite language in Israel
- Rituals for moving jobs when working from home
- Decentralisation begins at decentring yourself
- Organisations are not just joining the Fediverse, they’re setting up their own instances
Next week, I’m back to working from home as usual all week.
Animated gif showing rain and wind during my daughter’s football training on Thursday night.