What is a now page, and why is it useful?

... a website with a link that says “now” goes to a page that tells you what this person is focused on at this point in their life. For short, we call it a “now page”.

It’s useful for the same reason an “about” page is useful on your site: because people on your site want to know more about you.

Besides answering the common question, “What are you up to these days?”, those who have a now page say it’s a good reminder of their priorities. By publicly showing what you are focused on now, it helps you say no to other requests.

From: Derek Sivers's

  • h/t to Matthew Siu for making the first now page I saw.

January 2021

  • (Note: 1/31): Started working on NYC Vaccine List mid month, this has taken most of my time since then.
  • Making tools-for-thought: what if you could visualize implicit timelines in your texts?
  • Mentoring at the CBIT Healthcare Hackathon
  • Testing Dendron / PARA as a personal knowledge management PKM tool
  • Visually navigating networks / hierarchical data (see: Navigating Networks)

Last month

December 2020 - Areas

December 2020 - Projects

  • Used for a WebGL Scatterplot
  • Open Source
    • Enhancement to StorybookJS: Object explorer knob
    • Maintenance for tiingo-python (API / migrate from Travis to Github Actions)
  • Erging / Indoor Rowing: completed 200km for Concept2 Holiday Challenge

Implementation Details



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