Who am I?

I’m an Agilist, a former software engineer, a gamer, an improviser, a podcaster emeritus, and a wine lover. Learn more.

Currently Consuming
  • The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
    The Lean Startup: How Today's Entrepreneurs Use Continuous Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses
    by Eric Ries
  • The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How.
    The Talent Code: Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How.
    by Daniel Coyle
  • Alexander Hamilton
    Alexander Hamilton
    by Ron Chernow

Paul Tevis

Wednesday
Dec052012

Improv For Software Engineers

Back in May, I spoke at the 3rd Santa Barbara PechaKucha Night. If you can stand hearing me say, “right?” approximately once every 5 seconds, here it is.

Friday
Nov092012

Friday Roundup for 9 November

My “weekly” check-in of where I’m at.

Body and Mind

I’m getting back on track with running again, because regular exercise clearly is a keystone habit for me. So many more things go right when I’m active. I’ve realized that what I need to do is slowly ramp up to 4-5 runs and 12-15 miles a week, and then just leave it there for a few months, so as to build good habits. As much as I want to have run a marathon, I can’t rush into it. My cardio and endurance aren’t the issues; those come on-line pretty quickly. What I need to do is build my muscles, ligiments, and tendons and improve their resilience and resistance to injury.

Friends and Family

I’ve been a little asocial this week, although this weekend ought to help with that. We’re also in the planning stages of the Grand Parental Visitations for this holiday season.

Creating

Knitting, improv, LARPing, and the SCA are my creative outlets right now. They’re all going pretty well. I’ve been teaching some improv as well as performing, and that’s always useful for seeing how far I’ve come as well what I need to work on next.

Absorbing

I’ve been soaking up a ton of articles, videos, slides, etc., in the last week or so. Here are what I think are the most interesting pieces.

Videos I’ve watched:

Business articles:

Election-related articles:

Other stuff:

This Week’s Soundtrack:

  • All The Roadrunning, Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris
  • Real Live Roadrunning, Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris

Professional

In addition to all that reading above, I’ve been working through Agile Testing with a couple of people at work. We’re getting down to the wire with our project at work, and I’m looking forward to seeing how we’re going to work differently on the next one.

The Weekend

Tomorrow is the first SCA event Gwen and I will be attending. She’s ensured that we’ll look awesome. Sunday is the last Houses of the Blooded game for the year, which should be all kinds of fun.

You?

Thursday
Nov012012

Link Roundup for 1 November 2012

Everything that’s left.

And that’s the last of the giant bag of links I’ve been collecting for far too long.

Wednesday
Oct312012

Link Roundup for 31 October 2012

Tuesday
Oct302012

Link Roundup for 30 October 2012

Four looks at design.