3MJ Blog

You don't have time for reflection, but maybe you should make time

More juiciness from the recent Harvard working paper we referred to last week:

OpenSSL vulnerability addressed

You may have read about the recently-discovered vulnerability with OpenSSL (here's an article about it). Like many other sites, 3MJ uses OpenSSL for encryption and was affected by this vulnerability. Our systems were patched yesterday and are no longer vulnerable to this exploit. To ensure the security of your account, we recommend changing your password and logging out of any current sessions.

Harvard working paper asserts that reflection is crucial to self-improvement

A new working paper (link) co-authored by Francesca Gino, Gary Pisano and Bradley Staats of Harvard Business School (the lead author is Giada diStefano of HEC) talks about a subject very important to this site - the role of reflection in learning and self-improvement. This is from the abstract: 

Reflect Quarterly - a how-to guide

Hopefully you've been making journal entries for a while now, and since it's the end of the first quarter of the year, let's discuss how a quarterly reflection might work. There are many ways to do this; I am sharing my approach, but you should do whatever works for you. It's all good.

Product evolution plans

Many thanks to everyone who has filled in the user survey. We've read and discussed every one and want to share our near-term product plans. These are all items that were suggested by more than one respondent, and also lined up with our vision for the site.

Short-term: we're going to take care of some basics that are making the site harder to use than it should be. These include - the ability to enter your home time zone so that default entry dates are customized to your home time, the ability to set a preferred hour for the daily reminder email, and ability to export your entries to a .csv file. 

Medium-term: we're going to add some more visualizations for the Lab based on your suggestions and some ideas we've been playing with. 

Longer-term: there is much demand for iOS, Windows Phone and Android apps. We hear you. Creating an app is a significant undertaking, and we are a small team. We will get there, so we ask for your patience. Stay tuned for more on this.