now

(This is a now page, and if you have your own site, you should make one, too.)

I’m enjoying some time off from work, and will leave Merkle in July. With COVID-19 and my wife working in a vital sector, it’s good planning to be available for the kids and do my part in keeping the household running. Now that schools will open up again, it’s time to spend some more time on my hobby projects.

Thinking

  • How does the decentralized trend impact the role of events?
  • What new skills are needed in a world where we’ll be spending less time together in the office?

Working

I’m not actively applying for job positions at the moment. Most companies aren’t open for thinking about onboarding new people anyways in this period. I want to be ready and have an overview of the market (not just companies in Amsterdam) by July. Things I work on to prepare for the moment we get used to the situation:

  • Mapping companies within a 75 minute commute from my home
  • Collecting snippets of the jobopenings that excite me to build a library
  • Adding anecdotes/examples of previous experiences to these points

Voice world

Voice continues to be an interesting mix of personal interest and work. At this moment it’s all a labor of love, and I intend to keep this going as long as I can. I move things forward by:

Projects

  • Build an amateur home videostudio
  • Explore the various software setups for using the studio
  • Prepare for online course of online topic monitoring with Arthur von Kriegenbergh

Reading

Currently reading:

  • The Power of Myth (Joseph Campbell)
  • Collapse of Complex Societies (Joseph A. Tainter)
  • Three Horizons: The Patterning of Hope (Bill Sharpe)

Paused, but plan to finish:

  • The Art of Loving (Erich Fromm)
  • Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life (Adam Greenfield)

Updated: May 2020

Sam Warnaars @Warnaars