Elon Musk says he may have depression

… ​it’s better to steer clear of alcohol and meds to soothe anxieties. Instead, she recommends unplugging and escaping from the daily grind. She regularly gets away to a remote cabin on Lake Manitou in Ontario, Canada where there is no cellphone service or internet. She only has a satellite phone in case of emergencies.

People at all stages of life have a feeling that they need to earn more and accomplish more

From http://www.marketwatch.com/story/elon-musk-says-he-may-have-depression-like-millions-of-overworked-americans-in-their-40s-and-50s-2017-08-01

Honesty by Ben Horowitz

​How is it possible that everybody believes that they are honest yet has a difficult time identifying anyone else with the same characteristics? Are we all so dishonest that we are lying to ourselves?

If I trust you completely, then I require no explanation or communication of your actions whatsoever, because I know that whatever you are doing is in my best interests. On the other hand, if I don’t trust you at all, then no amount of talking, explaining or reasoning will have any effect on me, because I do not trust that you are telling me the truth.

From https://a16z.com/2017/07/27/how-to-tell-the-truth/

Improving remote camaraderie with social team chat channel

After reading http://blog.rescuetime.com/2014/05/14/a-little-hack-that-made-our-remote-team-not-feel-so-remote-anymore/ a great idea came to my mind.

Create separate group (team) chat channel just for “social” purpose where the team members shared stories would flow in. For example new blog post, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter post, Foursquare check-in, etc. Every team member would provide his own shared stories via the services APIs. All stuff would be mainly automated.

I would like to know an automated solution for the scenario of leaving and coming home. Maybe the AFK set by the chat app is the ideal (privacy concerned) solution 🙂