08 Aug '12, 11pm

Giles Bowkett: My Gamified Life

Giles Bowkett: My Gamified Life

As a hacker who also wants to be a filmmaker and musician, my life takes some weird twists and turns. I kicked some entrepreneurial ass in 2010, but returned to hacking for hourly rates in 2011. Here's why: I took a job that didn't pay very well because I got to work with a very accomplished actor. It was a sacrifice and in some ways a very cool experience. However, although educational, it was a flawed deal overall, and the type of flawed deal which entire careers are often made of, here in Los Angeles. It took me almost a year to recover momentum. The worst casualty of the experience was my calendar system, which I stopped using for a while. There's something just fundamentally self-abnegating about working for less than you would normally charge. I think it saps your confidence, maybe. Anyway, I'm very glad to say I've recently returned to this system with gusto. I've d...

Full article: http://gilesbowkett.blogspot.com/2012/08/my-gamified-life...

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