Epic list of skills every man should know, from The Art of Manliness. Covers all sorts of things from outdoor/survival to “being a gentleman”. Some of them are a bit silly, but good overall.
A few weeks ago I had a pretty rough time with something I was working on, so I thought I’d take the chance to share some lessons with you that I learned along the way. I’m taking these specifically from my experience as a developer of web-based systems, but I feel like at least some of them apply to a lot of other situations in life as well. YMMV.
I have decided that in the spirit of the dot-bomb, I should outsource some of my normal, daily operations. I am not talking about business, I am talking about life.
What it really comes down to is that I don’t have time to do everything that I’d like to do, and there is even more that I would like to do, and in fact soon will be doing! To this end, I realised that it would be worth listing out everything that takes up time in a normal day/week of my life, and analysing what, of that list, can be outsourced to someone else (no doubt at a price).
I’m not talking anything strange like getting someone to brush my teeth for me, I am talking easy stuff like cleaning my apartment, doing washing, cooking perhaps, that sort of thing. When I’ve figured it out a bit more, I’ll post the list of things that I plan on outsourcing, and personal suggestions regarding where I am going to find a “vendor” here 🙂