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, who made the first now page I encountered

January 2023

  • feat: sveltekit: ported (99 LOC) spreadsheet. Repo
  • docs: keeping weekly snippets (close to 1 year anniversary
  • present: Annual research review recap (highlights from IEEE Vis)

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December 2022

  • Revisited "human in the loop" papers from HILDA (2016-2023)



  • Booknotes (internal)
    • Engineering Management for the rest of us
    • The Culture Map
    • The Staff Engineer's Path
    • The Innovator's Dilemma
    • 500 lines or less (tiny spreadsheet demo)


  • scale: Tried an OOO "handoff template". Will reuse.
  • feat: Investigating observableJS compilers
    • ASG, hpccc
  • read: ACM monthly commentary: network criticality / risk analysis
  • docs: internal

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