Nathan Sykes

May 10, 2021

Building My Second Brain

Inspired by a school paper I had to write on building a digital archive of your brain, I've been using Roam Research for about 30 days on a daily basis. I've found that it's an excellent tool to categorize everything going on in my world, and it remains the only note app that can support my heavy use for work, philanthropy, academics, ...
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April 30, 2021

Howdy Interactive is hiring a Chief of Staff

My firm, Howdy Interactive, is hiring a Chief of Staff to work with me as I begin my college career. Above all, I'm looking for a bright, intelligent, motivated young person to take this position. I prioritize work ethic and an eagerness to learn over people with lots of textbook experience, but you must have a fundamental understandin...
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April 26, 2021

Wrapping up the daily posts

Happy Sunday! I'm writing to you from Orlando, where I leave the day after tomorrow to head back to Bangor to get back to work with my team. That's a wrap on the daily posts! After 50+ continuous days, I'm going to be wrapping up in the next few days. It's not because I've lost enthusiasm for writing - on the contrary, I'm knee-deep in...
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April 24, 2021

Not a fan

Happy Saturday! Short post while I continue to be on vacation. HEY for Domains just came out, and I'm not a fan. Then HEY decided that they're ending Twitter support, and I'm not a fan of that either. Their last few changes have certainly been customer hostile. I have more than enough faith in the crew there to hold it out for the long...
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April 23, 2021

The End of Signal v. Noise

Happy Friday! Short post today, as I continue to be on vacation. I've been reading Signal v. Noise for many years now. It was one of the first business blogs I've ever regularly checked on a daily basis, and one of the things that sold me on Basecamp years ago. This morning, I received an email from DHH saying that it's been closed. Su...
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April 22, 2021

Hulu's New WeWork Documentary

Happy Thursday! Short post as I continue to be on vacation. I'm a huge fan of WeWork and their global access pass, which gets me into one of 600 offices worldwide for $300/mo. It's awesome - I love the people, I love the refreshments, and I love the fast wifi. Recently, Hulu came out with a very interesting documentary that I'd recomme...
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April 21, 2021

Consumer Confidence & Live Events

Happy Wednesday! Short post today, as I continue to be on vacation. A few days ago, I wrote a short post on the travel resurgence despite the increase of COVID-19 cases, and I've had another topic on the back burner that I've wanted to write about - live events. Believe it or not, people are having live events right now, mainly in Flor...
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April 20, 2021

Will Durant's Fun Quote

Happy Tuesday! Short post today as I'm still on vacation. “The ability of the average man could be doubled if it were demanded, if the situation demanded.” - Will Durant What a neat quote! Your daily reminder that unless you're Elon Musk, you can work twice as hard. It's unsustainable for long periods of time, and I don't recommend it ...
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April 19, 2021

The Post-COVID Travel Resurgence Is Starting

Happy Monday! Short post today as I continue to be on vacation. I’m writing this on a plane, as I’m heading to Orlando for a much needed break. This marks the eighth time in less than 30 days I’m on a plane - I’ve been traveling for work a lot as my team and I are working out the logistics of moving Howdy Interactive to the city where ...
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April 18, 2021

Basecamp 4 Feature Request: Voice Recordings

Happy Sunday! Short post today (there's a lot in a row because I'm on vacation). I'm a big fan of everything Basecamp does - they actually created the platform you're reading this on, HEY World, as a larger part of their new email client. Before I enjoyed HEY, I was a longtime user of their main product, Basecamp! It's a project manage...
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