Montgomery Township, New Jersey

Khürt Williams

Hello, I’m an information security professional, web developer, an avid photographer, and technology geek. I’m also a craft ale and coffee fanatic. This weblog is where I share my incoherent and random thoughts and rants about technology and photography geekery, coffee, craft ale, diabetes, and life.

And borrowing almost verbatim from Chris Aldrich:

I use this website as my primary hub for online presence and communication. I try to follow the principles of the IndieWeb movement by publishing on my own site and owning all of my own data. When I participate in social silos (Facebook, Twitter, Google, etc.), I post here first and syndicate duplicates out to them (POSSE). These posts either originate from here or my social stream. You’re welcome to subscribe to or consume them in any manner or on any platform you prefer.

Photography

Princeton Battlefield State Park, Princeton, New Jersey

Putting my best foot forward

Putting your best foot forward, even mother nature has makeup by Dan Jurak's (Dan Jurak's Alberta Landscape Photo Blog)
When taking photos, my eyes are always scanning the horizon, framing and composing in my mind. If something clicks, I stop on the side of the road and often have a half dozen DIFFERENT photos within the space of a few minutes. Would my photos be any better if I took longer and deliberately thought out and planned purposefully what I was doing? I will probably never know because while planning for one shot another three pop into my head and just as quickly they disappear.
Best Food Forward

Beer

Stuff

The Highline, New York City, New York

The Real Advantage

Your First Thought Is Rarely Your Best Thought: Lessons on Thinking by Shane Parrish (Farnam Street)
A lot of people see thinking more than a few minutes as a waste of time, but this viewpoint is shortsighted and flawed. While it might take me 30 minutes to come to the same conclusion that you come to in 5, I'll likely have a better idea of the nuances of the situation, including which variables matter the most. I'll know what to watch for and I'll know how to frame things for other people to appeal to their interests. Not only will collaboration take less time, but I'll make fewer mistakes. That's the real advantage.
[exif id="35388"] I often feel uncomfortable making decisions or providing guidance to my clients unless I’ve had time to think. When I’m rushed I feel stressed. Sometimes all I need is a few hours. Sometimes days. Other time weeks. Thinking time is non-linear. The time you spend thinking – walking around a problem in a…