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2022 Reading Log Last updated: Mar 10, 2022 I have really improved my reading in 2021 and I want to build on that habit even more. This years goal is 35 books (audio/kindle/physical). Digital ...

We left YNAB. But we are back.

Back in late October/early November of 2021 YNAB announced a significant price increase. As a legacy customer it meant that my annual rate would go up 2x from $45/yr to almost $90 annually. The ent...

Importance of protecting your calendar

This year I became a dad…again! And it was wonderful. And as mentioned in parental leave post I was able to take some significant time off. On my first day back to work, a Monday, someone put a m...

One lesson learned so far

I subscribe to James Clear’s newsletter and catch up on them in bulk. The question that stood out to me is “What is one lesson you learned (or re-learned) this year?” There is one clear answer so ...

Paternity

2022 started out with a bang. My wife delivered a beautiful boy in January. Looking back at where we were 5 years ago as a family is pretty amazing. We had so many questions and worries. We were r...

Reducing podcasts

Podcasts are awesome. I’ve really enjoyed so many of them: Darknet Diaries, Reply All, Tifo Football Podcast to name a few. According to my Pocket Casts app, since January 2018 I’ve listened to 43...

Exposing personal information via Github commits

I do like having a choice where I decide what to share vs someone else. Ever since I’ve become more interested in privacy I’ve been taking the more private direction where possible. I’ve been usin...

Fresh perspective

Besides the obvious impact Covid has had, somewhere around June I simply found myself burnt out: working from home, studying from home, doing hobbies at home. It didn’t help that my work is on the ...

Trust your people when the project is in the red

Project management is not sexy, but it is a necessity. Majority of people do not want to worry about timelines, paperwork,or updating others on the progress. As an industry, it has been basterdize...

Itsycal

There is a big gripe that I have with Mac OS and I’m going to share about it with you.And introduce you to Itsycal. I’m not going to get into the many reasons to chose Mac over Windows. And quite ...