End of 2020 seems as good time as any to refresh this newsletter, and start sharing more openly again. My plan for 2021 is to publish four of these, roughly one for every season.
This newsletter is divided into two parts — what I've been up to, and what interesting things I came across this year. I'll try to keep everything brief.
This year was tough and weird for everyone, to say the least. Luckily, everyone here is safe and healthy. Poland has been doing quite well earlier this year and seems to be doing pretty bad right now, especially in terms of share of positive tests.
We've been stuck in the same walls for almost a year now, and living mostly the same day on repeat. But it's ok, my personal take on this is that it's a small price to pay for hopefully much more years when we get to go out into the world again.
Even though the beginning of this year was pretty turbulent, I've been lucky to work on a bunch of interesting projects, in no particular order:
...and a couple of other things I can't talk about.
I've been also continuing research at Ink&Switch around the topic of "programming by drawing" for a tablet form-factor (trying to bring some of the Dynabook ideas to life). Latest spin-off work includes in-house Lisp with a projectional editor. This work is not public yet, but if you're interested in these topics, I'm happy to give a demo on a call.
Earlier this year I gave a talk at Intersection Conference on the process of solving open-ended problems, if you have 25 minutes to spare, you can have a look here:
On the personal project side, I published a couple of things, in order of twitter likes:
Finally, onto something other than myself. One success this year was switching my information diet from mostly web articles, to mostly books (and academic papers). Some of the things I read through this year which I'd recommend:
Various other links worth checking out:
Friends, colleagues, collaborators — thanks so much for everything, wishing you (and myself) that 2021 is a bit kinder to all of us.