5 minutes read | 883 words by Ruben BerenguelSome links are affiliate links
Writing generative stuff is eating away at my free time, reducing reading significantly.
There’s a two-pronged attack on my blog post reading habits: lack of a commute and p5js. When lockdown started, lack of a commute made me miss several weeks of readings, now it’s due to spending my evenings exploring code with p5js. You can see my (finished or considered done for the moment) sketches here. One I’m proud but is not officially published as code is this embroided bird. It is still a WIP, since there are many things I’m not happy with, although the effect “is there”:
Severely disappointed by this. Starts with a “I know a lot of people” and is followed by “business cases” where CEOs, CIOs of famous companies say how they love OKRs. There is not a lot going on into what makes good OKRs in the book (and anyway, what is there can fit a single sheet). For me the most dangerous part is the OKR itself, as envisioned by Google, Doerr and partly Andy Grove himself. Set a very audacious goal to motivate your employees (à la Google, or Intel) is how you end up with people working until 23 because their numbers don’t add up, burndown and all the rest. No thank you
I’m kind of sad of having picked it up as an audiobook, since it means I could not take as many notes as I take in a normal book. Was entertaining and informative (especially since it’s been many years since I read Influence)
I have been doing a lot of generative image stuff lately, I’m interested in music as well. Nothing done yet though! I will probably be using (in the beginning at least) p5.sound, though I keep tone.js in the backburner.