Bill Harding
Member since November 2018
About Me

Amplenote CEO, CEO, but mostly a programmer that loves the projects he gets to work on. Big into getting things done.

Desired Collaborations

Nothing could delight me more than to find someone to take the baton on my fledgling efforts to build a Readwise integration via our API. I've got the ball rolling, but since I'm not a daily Readwise user myself, it's hard to conjure the willpower to choose that task over others. Surely there is an Amplenote user out there who has some programming chops and uses Readwise?

Total Notes And Tasks

6,458 notes, 5,723 tasks 😰

Productivity Tactics

1. Work on projects like Amplenote and GitClear that are intrinsically fascinating since they solve pain points in my daily life
2. Long gestation period between idea origination and accumulation of Task Score lets me dismiss most ideas before I bother to work on them
3. Envision the world in which the project is complete, and experience (in my mind's eye) how much more I like that world vs. this one
3.5. When there's only a little time to get something done, do the worst thing on the todo list

Long Term Goals Completed

1. Not completed, but: my #1 long-term goal from past 14 years has been to create tools that afford leverage to users. Feels like we hit our stride on this one since launching Amplenote!
2. Created a software dev metric ("Line Impact") to help myself calibrate the efficacy of my dev efforts
3. Completed four straight annual marathons before pandemic put the kabosh on that goal

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Favorite Quote

"Incremental peer iteration is how great things get made" --Lucian Ruscanu

How Best To Contact Me

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Task Score is my boss. With thousands of tasks spread across three projects and two roles (CEO and Programmer), I would spend hours every day just deciding what to work on if I didn't have the boss telling me what to do.

Rich Footnotes let me communicate -- with myself and others -- in greater depth than previous. Instead of opening a bug tracker ticket and using hundreds of words to describe a prospective improvement, I can now create a single line task, paste an image or two of what I'm talking about in the Rich Footnotes, !move it to a collaborators todo list, and get on with the day.

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