My name is Josh, and San Francisco is complicated
My name is Josh Johnson. I’m interested in leasing the property at.
A little background about me: I currently work at Okta (www.okta.com), where I’ve been for two years in the Engineering department. I’m a quiet, computer-centric type who is looking for a new place to live as my current roommate has decided to move out-of-state. I’m currently living in the SOMA area with no pets; I am looking to finalize a place to move into on or before March 1st.
Looking forward to hearing back soon,
— Josh J
This has been the paragraph on my clipboard practically all night, two weeks before March 1st. This is my story.
OCDorganizational skills to the process to give myself a shot of getting into a relatively comfortable place. It has been dubbed by Jon as, “Agile Appartment[sic] Hunting.”
Trello and invite your friends to it. Finally, you realize the Trello board looks like kanban’s “swimlanes,” so you create five states for apartments to exist in. Then you delete a swimlane. (Don’t get too complicated friends! It’s to help you keep track, not to show your boss you’re blocked!)
Your friends on the hunt team drop links into new cards under the “Queued” state for you, the hunter, to reformat, and gather information about the apartment. After your brain is sufficiently fried from trying to read broken Craigslist posts, you make decisions on what apartments you actually liked during information gathering. After you send off an e-mail to the management team for a certain card or dislike a certain new apartment, you whisk it off the “Expressed Interest” or “Rejected” swimlanes, respectively. Rinse and repeat until you’re done with your “Queued” swimlane.
GTD method” of todo-lists for all of my personal projects.
PS: Anyone know of a nice place freeing up in the Bay Area soon? If so, I will offer money in return for quietly living in that place.