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What am I doing now?

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This page was last updated in June 2022.

Reading

I've just finished reading Digital Minimalism, by Cal Newport. Even though I don't use social media much, there's still lots I can do around managing my time and planning out my recreation.

Projects

Muay Thai

I've started taking Muay Thai classes after diving into a rabbit hole around the history of the UFC. Interestingly enough, it's been a positive influence on my work. Putting constraints on my schedule forces me to be more intentional with my time.

Podcasting

After half a year's hiatus. Podcast recording has resumed. Yay! You can check it out here.

What's next?

Gym

When Covid first started, I built a home gym. While it's convenient, the environment and lack of equipment aren't optimal. Compared to two years ago, I've lost several pounds, but my body fat percentage has gone down less than a percent. (That's a terrible trade.) It may be time to return to a real gym.

RSS Reader

In my opinion, most RSS readers suck. What we need is a simple clone of Google Reader. Nothing more, nothing less. I want it to be browser-first, no account required, and able to send email updates. That'd be a fun app to quickly code up.

6-Week Plans

A few weeks ago, I set up grand 5-year OKRs. Around the same time, I read It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work, by the Basecamp partners. Rather than setting lofty goals, they set up 6-week cycles where small groups try to budget out their work. As per the book, humans are terrible at estimation but good at budgeting. I'm experimenting with applying the Basecamp model to my own life.