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Things 3

I'm kind of amazed Things 3 is actually in the world. It was in beta for so long I'd given up on it ever being released. But now that it's here I've tried it out of curiosity and been happy to find it's the best fit for the way I …

Yesterday we launched one of Exist's biggest new features to date: custom tracking! Nice write-up about it from Brett Terpstra.

Some cool features for working with long-form Markdown in this update:

Long-form writing with Marked 2, plus 2.5.11 teaser!

Today is Josh Sharp's birthday. He's a fun guy who helps me make cool stuff like Exist, Larder, and Changemap. I'm lucky to spend time with him every day.

"I didn’t particularly like sewing, but I liked what you could do with it." Like Austin Kleon, I, too, feel this way about writing.

Details on the next big feature we're working on for Exist, and how we're using it during beta testing: Introducing custom tracking (and how we're using it)

Want to be an artist? Watch Groundhog Day.

The creative journey is not one in which at the end you wake up in some mythical, happy, foreign land. The creative journey is one in which you wake up every day, like Phil, with more work to do.

The gender-gap exists in freelance pay, too

This survey of freelancers shows there's a gender gap in earnings, even for independent contractors. I'm guessing this data is all U.S.-based, but no doubt the stats are similar in other Western countries. This blog post about the survey's results points out that the gap may be partly …

Minorities helping minorities doesn't work


For female and non-White executives, the more they valued diversity, the worse they were rated for performance and competence. And the non-White leaders who received very high performance ratings (higher even than the White majority) showed the least interest in diversity.

Here's an interesting idea for fixing this problem …

Monthly Review: June 2017


Last month's review. All monthly reviews.

What went well this month

  • Custom tracking released to Exist for iOS beta testers. This is a big new feature we've been working on for Exist, which will let you track almost anything you want by adding word-based tags to each day. So far …

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