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I made this! I'm a cloud-scale infrastructure engineer ? turned writer, that likes to make products that help humans.

Joined 28 December 2018.

Total writing: 55 days.

Total word count: 22770 words (414 words on average per post)

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Some cool new things, just for you

3 months ago, for day 116 by Owen

I haven't shared a post for a while myself, because I've been a little burnt out on writing words from doing it full-time, but I have a really exciting excuse today—we've finally got some incredible improvements for the editor that'll make your life easier. Today, you'll start noticing a number...

Getting the most out of Write Together

5 months ago, for day 80 by Owen

I realized that I never really wrote anything down about how people might be able to get the most out of this thing, or what I think is the best model for thinking about this service. When I launched Write Together, I thought of it in a different way than...

Ambition, being content, and other thoughts

5 months ago, for day 79 by Owen

I'm stuck in a loop at the moment about never being happy with the things I'm working on, have done, and so on. I've been thinking a bunch about ambition–or maybe a ridiculous idea of how you want something to be better–and how much of a burden it can be....


5 months ago, for day 70 by Owen

Whatever anyone tells you about freelancing doesn't really encapsulate the feeling of being cut loose, set free into the abyss to choose your own destiny and figure out what you want to do with every hour, minute and second of the day. They also don't tell you about what that...

Sleep, or lack thereof

5 months ago, for day 63 by Owen

I can't think of much else right now other than the fact that I should be sleeping. Instead, I'll find a bunch more ways to procrastinate from sleeping: maybe it's playing a game, writing this post, checking my email, or something else... there's always an excuse until, oops, it's midnight!...

Writing drought

5 months ago, for day 62 by Owen

Writing is tied to my emotional state, and when I'm feeling a particularly strong emotion—weariness, inadequacy, anything else—I find myself unable to put pen to page. Nothing flows out, no matter how hard I try. As you can imagine, it's difficult enough to do for a full time living when...

Endless flying

5 months ago, for day 56 by Owen

After a whirlwind last few days in New Zealand, I just spent the last 30+ hours on planes, winding my way back to 'home' in the Netherlands. It's nice to be back, but it's painful too. I'm so glad to be in the space that's mine, in control of my...

Physical exhaustion

6 months ago, for day 49 by Owen

It feels good to type something on a real keyboard, on this site, after a few days of literally walking around in the wilderness. 40KM doesn't sound like that much distance at all, but when you're walking it over the space of 72 hours, it's a pretty long way. I'm...

Even the wild is online

6 months ago, for day 46 by Owen

Yes, I thought after two days of hiking that I might peek and see if there's internet...and surprise, I get to keep my streak! I'm not checking anything else, but was kinda excited to be able to just submit something and log off. While here in the hut...

Into the wild

6 months ago, for day 45 by Owen

We're off on a three day hike in the wilderness of NZ today, and I'm nervously excited; I've done grueling day hikes before but not a multi-day carry-everything-you-need hike. You've got huge bags. All your water. Big shoes. But, the scary part is being sure you remember everything. Hiking socks?...

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