Ryan Bright

Autodidact, runner, traveler, foodie, minimalist. I dream of products and bring them to life with code at Canary. @rbright

How I Use Asana


I've used many todo lists and project management applications throughout the years, but a clear winner has emerged for organizing all the lists in my life. From designing software at Harvest to managing my grocery list, Asana provides a perfect blend of ease, flexibility, and mobility for "life management". I'd like to share . . .

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March 10, 2013

Trimming Distractions with Zapier


I'm always looking for ways to streamline my workflow, reduce clutter, and eliminate distractions. I've been effective in this quest throughout recent years, but I find myself paying more attention to email than is preferable. There are plenty of messages that can wait until the end of the day. However, others demand a more immediate . . .

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March 07, 2013

Four Weeks at Harvest


It's hard to believe that I've been at Harvest for a month, but time flies when life is good. Looking back on my first four weeks has provided me with some insights about why my experience has been so enjoyable. I want to share a few of them as a pat on the back to my teammates and also as inspiration for other companies. Happy . . .

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April 22, 2012

Eliminating Distractions and Getting Stuff Done

The iPad 3 is here! If you were lucky enough to snag one of these cool, new gadgets last week, you're now viewing your email, news, ebooks, and videos on a high-resolution retina display. Consumption never looked so good!

But there's one feature Tim Cook didn't share during the keynote. Yes, that's right. You've just . . .

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March 16, 2012

Self-Awareness through Measurement

Over the past few days, I've developed an addiction with the self-tracking movement and have begun brainstorming various metrics that I'd like to start monitoring at a more granular level. These brainstorm sessions have generated an exceptionally long list, so I'm limiting myself for now until I'm able to optimize my methods.

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July 07, 2011

Algorithms Revisited: Fibonacci Sequence

With another school semester on the horizon, I've been reviewing old course material to refresh my memory. Since a lot of this material is useful when devising algorithms, I'm going to spend the next few weeks revisiting some of the more interesting concepts. First up is the Fibonacci sequence. This is the sequence F(n) = F(n-2) + . . .

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August 15, 2010

I'd Like Some Jelly with my Coworking


Since I started working at Awesome Inc. in June, I've fallen in love withthe concept of individuals coming together within a single coworking space to share ideas and collaborate on projects. Our particular environment contains a coworking space, art studio, engineering workshop, and dance studio, and each component provides a unique . . .

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October 30, 2009