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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 ...

Un-minimize in Mac OS

I’ve been a Mac user for about 7-8 years now, and you can’t convince me to go back to Windows full time (except for gaming). I’m not a shortcuts master, but I use a few quite a bit and try to learn...

Search engines - privacy please

Privacy is definitely on everyone’s mind, including mine. If I was 100% privacy focused I wouldn’t even have a website, but there are things that I do to eliminate some privacy concerns. I totally ...

Phone in the pocket

Lately my toddler is constantly correcting me about my phone usage: “put it in your pocket, daddy!”. It’s really cute and also quite eye opening. At her young age she can already tell that if I’m ...

How to succeed in an open office

Open office…maybe for some that phrase creates all kinds of bad memories. Or for others it is a place with a lot of energy and an atmosphere that combines work with fun. Whichever side of the spect...

Galyna's March Update and trip to Ireland

Hello all, It has been a while, and I am truly sorry for not providing updates sooner and more regularly. To be completely honest, I have postponed my “To-do” to write an update for weeks upon we...