Rick Carlino

Co-founder at FarmBot and Fox.Build Makerspace,

software historian, Open Source tinkerer.

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What I’m Doing Right Now (January 2020)

What is a Now Page?

A now page is something suggested by Derek Sivers and introduced as a more personal way to give updates to people you haven’t seen in a while.

Check out this site for more information.


In the last 6 months, we have added many features to the platform that increase its usefulness. Examples of this are the plant groups feature, grid and row planting, and sequence variables (user definable parameters for a GUI programming language). We are currently working on a third feature that will add additional features on top of the “groups” and “variable” features released in 2019.


I ran a 50k ultramarathon and did some public speaking in January. I am still solidifying my plans for 2020. Stay tuned for a “Year in Review” blog!

Community Involvement

I finished my first 2020 goal of doing people speaking to a crowd of more than 100 people. Tomorrow I move on to my next goal of starting a Master Mind group at the Makerspace. Both of these activities are explained in my 2020 Goal List.