Posted by Andrew McCombe on Thu Mar 9, 2017

Inspired by Marc Jenkins’ blog post, in turn inspired by Derek Sivers’ page at, here’s what’s going on with me:

March 2017

I’ll be giving at talk on Productivity at Staffs Web Meetup in March. I’ll be outlining the techniques and tips I use to achieve inbox zero, keeping track of all the tasks I need to do, and balancing this with the schedules of a family.

At work:

At Home:

  • Teaching my son to read and write.
  • Decorating various rooms. Learning to tile a bathroom!
  • Recording and digitally cleaning my vinyl record collection. This is an ongoing endeavour.
  • Side project 1: Site security project written with Laravel and node.js.
  • Side project 2: Daybook – a personal diary project. Available from my Github account.


  • The Illumninatus Trilogy – Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea – What a mind-bender this book is!

  • Remote – David Hannemeier Hansson & Jason Fried – 8/10

  • The 4 Hour Work Week – Tim Ferriss – 7/10

  • The Unreal and The Real – Ursula K. Le Guin – gave up.

  • The Virgin Way – Richard Branson – 8/10