Kent de Bruin


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Joined 24 February 2019.

Total writing: 88 days.

Current streak: 16 days.

Total word count: 44678 words (507 words on average per post)

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Bad Software

15 hours ago, for day 24 by Kent de Bruin

Before good software, there was bad software. Software that stimulates negative behavior, or worse, is the negative behavior. Does 'bad' exists? That depends on the definition of negative but plenty if you include endless (doom)scrolling, ego-boosting likes, or dopamine notifications that hit your scull. We just came from ten years...

Good Software

1 day ago, for day 23 by Kent de Bruin

What is the software equivalent to a non fiction self-help book? There are multiple ways to gain knowledge and there are definitely arguments on why books don't work. The answer might be to package good advice into its surrounding software. The book 'Getting Things Done' by David Allen is a...

Strava for X

3 days ago, for day 21 by Kent de Bruin

Staying in the topic of Strava. My ideas are related to the idea of Strava for X, first coined by Dan Romero in a tweet: As Dan Romero explains the idea of Strava has some powerful characteristics. The only way to contribute to the network is by starting a run....

FACT; four factors that make for ambitious goals (2 of 2)

4 days ago, for day 20 by Kent de Bruin

Continuous: The actions you take towards your goal should be simple and repeatable. One of my favorite books is 'How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big' by Scott Adams. In one of the chapter Scott talks about systems versus goals. Scott states: “If you do something every...

FACT; four factors that make for ambitious goals (1 of 2)

5 days ago, for day 19 by Kent de Bruin

After closely studying the existing goal setting methods; I distilled FACT; four factors that make for ambitious goals. FACT stands for Frequently Discussed, Actionable, Continuous, and Trackable. Let's see how a goal setting platform could be amplified by this framework: Frequently discussed: Goals should be embedded in ongoing discussions and...

Outline Proof of work

6 days ago, for day 18 by Kent de Bruin

Terrible night of sleep and busy day, so today just in Dutch. Sociale netwerken hebben één belangrijke gemene deler. Om groter te worden, en het netwerk dus te laten groeien heb je een 'proof of work' nodig. Proof of work is een concept dat mij een hele tijd kosten voordat...

Draw Your Buckets (2 of 2)

1 week ago, for day 17 by Kent de Bruin

4 After drawing the big buckets of your life you should now draw smaller circles within your main buckets. These smaller circles represent your active projects. My creative buckets for example includes me writing essays, collaborating on a research topic, or redesigning my personal website. Since you gave each...

Draw Your Buckets (1 of 2)

1 week ago, for day 16 by Kent de Bruin

Everyone starts with the same amount of hours everyday. A billionaire can buy a lot of things, but time isn't one of them. This is probably the biggest equalizer that ever existed. Sure, a rich person could leverage time by putting other people to work, but in the end it...

The Mechanics of Reaching Goals

1 week ago, for day 15 by Kent de Bruin

To understand the mechanics of a goal-setting platform we first need to understand the mechanics of setting a goal. I define a goal as a desired result that a person envisions, plans and commit to achieve. Setting goals is not easy. It is almost like we as humans subconsciously want...

Packaging Advice into Metrics

1 week ago, for day 14 by Kent de Bruin

I really like software that pushes you towards positive behavior. Technology should serve us, instead of us serving the technology. One thing that inspired me is the startup Pioneer by Daniel Gross. They aim to package all startup advice into software metrics like finding users, revenue benchmarks, hiring and fundraising....

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