I'm currently focusing on these things in my life:
- Time with family.
- Improving my fitness and strength training. I've set a couple of personal goals for the year, that I'm tracking with a simple note in Obsidian.
- Adopting a Mediterranean-style diet, focussing on reducing/removing processed products and sugars. I currently use Fitbit to track health stats.
- Organising myself and journalling using a bullet journal and Obsidian (and pen and paper).
- Continuing to work with long-term clients. Over 10 years since launch, I'm carving out time to plan the next decade for my business.
- Continuing to learn about and implement value pricing for my consulting services.
- Updating Keep Your Rails App Healthy and Rails on Docker, and new products to complement the business.
- Drinking far too much tea and coffee.
Other than the exceptions below, I say no to everything else: recruitment/employment offers, business partnerships, equity/profit–share deals, marketing services, outsourcing my development needs, stuff being sold over the phone, and so on.
Please visit plymouthsoftware.com for details of my professional services.
Help with your code
I genuinely enjoy helping and teaching other developers, and regularly receive questions for help on Android and Rails development. However, I need to manage these as they increase in volume.
If you have a small development query, such as help with a particular piece of code, please post it on StackOverflow, and send me the link.
In this way, the whole community can benefit from - and contribute to - our learning.
For direct, one-on-one support for your code, or to discuss a larger project, I offer professional software consulting services through Plymouth Software.
Saying "no" does not come naturally to me. For years, though, I have spent most of my time saying yes to people's requests - but got nothing done myself.
People often ask me to do other things. I sincerely wish them the best, and that I could help more, but I must say no, because I need to focus on these things in my life.
Last updated : January 2023.
Inspired by zen habits and Derek Sivers.