WDRL 267

Econom(log)ical Limits of Work, Privacy Wilderness and UX for Tech Diets.

Hi, I’m Anselm Hannemann. Freelance webdesigner, frontend engineer, advisor. Curating WDRL, growing vegetables on a market garden farm.

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I see a lot of people struggle with their jobs, how to keep up to date, how to find purpose in what you do, how to earn money while staying within your ethical constraints. This all can be overwhelming and it happens to me regularly, too. I’m struggling to find projects I want to work on that finance my life. I considered changing jobs seriously way more than once, and yet, I can’t find a better solution than to improve my view on what I have, and the way I work. This is by far more interesting than to switch the job and face the same issues again after some time. I yet have to figure out how to make Colloq and this list a financial source for me because it’s the project I want to work on and earn money with, it’s my way of building for the web how I believe the web should be. I grow more and spend more time in my garden than ever before, yet I struggle with the idea of selling the stuff to a market—it makes it a duty.

For now, I realized again that I want to work with the web, project-wise I’m not fully on the one I want to earn money with—yet. I also don’t want to work only on the web, my mind, my body urges me to do something crafty—and I do, just not for a living. Things may change over time again, the thoughts of switching jobs will not go away. But in little steps I realize that what I currently have is good already.







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