The last Thought Shrapnel post talks about how being super organized is bad for productivity. I agree with that, and I consider myself one of the most organized persons I know. Some time ago I wrote a blog post talking about my views on the topic, maybe you find it interesting to read :)

@doug Hey, I'd like to tell you my 2 cents on your decision going all-in with Google.

Other than privacy, another arguably more important reason is strengthening monopolies. What I'd like to see is not only privacy being respected, but power being distributed. Each company should do one thing and do it well, with existing alternatives. That's it.

But of course it's your choice, I just wanted to tell you my opinion. Looking forward to hearing your experience with this :D.

Basecamp just published their policies on GitHub and made them Creative Commons. I love this one: "Until the End of the Internet"

This is one of the funniest christmas traditions in Catalonia: Els Caganers! It's Christmas time and you start seeing figurines of anyone you can imagine taking a dump :D

My name is Noel and I'm a developer/entrepreneur based in Barcelona, Spain.

I was within the "silicon valley hamster wheel" mentality for a while but I've realized it's not what I want to do with my life, so I am now working and looking for opportunities that are more sustainable and focus on what I'm passionate about: Open Source, Privacy, etc.

You can find more about me in my website and keep up with what I'm doing on my "now" page:

Hello there! Nice to meet you fellow Thought Shrapnelrs.

What better place to confess that for months I read "Thought Shrapnel" as "Thought Sharpnel". Yeah I'm not a native english speaker, and I thought it meant something to "sharpen your mind", and that's why the regular bite-sized updates πŸ˜‚

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