It was an intense week for me, a bunch of events and commitments. It wasn’t very busy for Moonpuch, though. Many times it’s this Monday evening that makes things clearer and moves things forward. This means that Horrible Clarity is achieving its goal. Also, have found that there’s a name for such things as the original Horrible Clarity group I wanted to set up, and it’s mastermind groups.
Spent more time with alternate, short term projects. Besides giving some talks, organizing events, I’ve been working on some hardware designs. That made me realize, that FreeCAD that I wanted to dive in deeper for a long time, is a really sensitive beast. A lot of bugs and difficulties, but also very interesting features (especially like sketches with automatic constraints for drawing a part). Also realized that there are other options too, e.g. OpenSCAD and LibreCAD (if I’m staying in open source, which is my aim) – need to check them too.
The FPGA consulting project was updated, and the goals have changed along the way. The main problem kinda solved itself by me not doing anything, which is not good, but the new direction is very interesting, which is better. Got lucky this time, can’t rely on that.
Made new contacts, and new good leads to find relevant partners in this endeavour. Require good, meaningful follow up.
The theme is stepping back.
Take a thoughtful rest. It’s no good if I burn myself out prematurely (or rather: at all) in the process of pulling everything together. It feels I need to pull the figurative plug for at least a day or two, otherwise I’ll be just wasting my time.
Do at least one iteration of the business model canvas, probably more than one, to see what models I have thought of along the way, what do I think now, and whether there’s any learning opportunity that I have not finished with? What contacts I should get back to and missed to do that; what leads I had that I haven’t followed up on; what crossroads I haven’t made a decision on yet. Clear out the cognitive backlog.
Make progress on studying the skills I’m likely to need (and definitely want) CAD, FPGAs, community management. Have a good idea what I want to achieve with them.