Ryan Matthew Pierson

A Blog of Ersatz Savvy

Desk space is a precious commodity in my home office. Every screen, keyboard, mouse, and external hard drive consumes valuable desktop real estate. I’m not a fan of clutter, but I do like having multiple systems running at the same time.

Where do we go from here? Dawn Summers

The world is upside down right now. People are getting very sick from a virus that is many times more contagious than the flu. Businesses are closing their doors without knowing if there will be a tomorrow. Families are facing extended isolation and an uncertain future.

Luke is almost three years old. He’s incredibly smart, energetic, and not a fan of boredom. The idea of keeping him at home when he would much rather be out exploring a grocery store or visiting his relatives for an extended period of time seemed like a nightmare. It certainly isn’t easy.

Practically overnight, millions of Americans found themselves working from home for the first time in their careers. For others, it means dramatic changes in how their companies conduct business in the face of statewide or nationwide stay-at-home orders.

Are you happy to go to work right now? Do you love what you do and where you do it? These are really important questions. The answer makes a big difference on your productivity at work and at home.

Throughout my time as a technical writer, I’ve been surprised to discover just how hard it is for some companies to determine where technical writers fit in their business.

Over the past decade, it seems like everything we do has moved from our local computers to the cloud. While less consumers are buying desktop PCs for their home, a rise in smaller, single-use edge computing devices is on the horizon.

The long-held tradition of critics hating Star Wars continues with The Rise of Skywalker. My experience with the movie left me wondering, “Are the critics watching the same film I am?”

Freddie Highmore is an excellent actor. This is evident in every one of his scenes on The Good Doctor, a hit drama on ABC currently in its third season. It is one of many reasons I enjoy watching, each week.

With all the talk about WeWork in the news, it might sound like coworking spaces are a fad that has past its prime. Luckily for me and my coworkers at Industrious in downtown Austin, there are companies out there doing coworking spaces right. Industrious is one of them.