Things that I am thinking about now. Sporatic updates about life, things I'm thinking about and exploring.
📍 Location: San Jose, CA
I have been making major website updates, and I’ve written about a few of them, including curations, classifieds, and my migration over to buttondown. I’m both scared and excited to write again on a monthly basis, or at least that’s the cadence I want to build. For more about website updates, I’ll do another post soon. I’ll leave now for what’s actually happening with me.
Since the last update, I’ve bought my suit for my upcoming wedding.
I’m still reading How Infrastructure Works by Deb Chachra, although it’s taken a back seat to The Tools by Phil Stutz and Barry Michels. It’s one of those can’t put down books for me.
Since the last post, I’ve also watched The Curse and Poor Things. Like my anti-library, there needs to be a section for books.
There has been a Reduction in Force (RIF) at my current company again, and while prospects for the future are high amongst the upper staff, it does breed some not-so-great sentiment around the mind and the office. I’m not in full panic and find a new job mode. But I do feel saddened for the people who have been let go.
I have an undisclosed project that I’m working on the side, but I don’t want to reveal any details until it’s final. I have a problem with talking too much, and not working on that project.
As for the things that have been interesting me as of late, I’ve been using Perplexity AI for about half of my searching needs, and it’s been extremely helpful for the research type tasks I’ve been investigating.
Ta ta for now! 🎩
📍 Location: San Jose, CA
I’ve talked extensively about my dad’s health issues at length, so I thought it might be worth talking about other things that I’ve been currently doing. It’s a new year, and I’m prepping more writing for 2024, including a first entry elaborating my yearly theme, the “Year of Renewal”.
I’m getting married this May! Most of my time is spent planning until then. Otherwise, I’m chugging away working at Clear Labs, taking care of little Yuzu, and finding any free time to have dates with my fiancée.
Little tired Yuzu sleeping on pillow
I’m currently reading “How Infrastructure Works: Inside the Systems That Shape Our World” by Deb Chachra. I absolutely loved her newsletter.
On that note, the next book after I finish that book is “Dust: The Modern World in a Trillion Particles” by Jay Owens.
At some point, I plan on making a “curation” section, that will supercede my “Lindy Library” and maybe collapse my books and films section. Undecided how it will look. I absolutely love going to the library or bookstore and seeing blurbs of small reviews, and I thought it would be lovely to show collections of found items the same way.
Also, you may see more tiny projects on the website, much like my JSON editor of last year. I’m loving Make Real, so I might use that as a good prototyping tool.
I’ve gotten some kudos from multiple people about my media logs. I’m continuing to log my media for 2024, hopefully more comprehensive than last year. There are still some movies I’ve watched that I have to parse from my fiancée’s watch history.
I have a bunch of new releases in my queue, including The Curse, Poor Things, The Boy and the Heron, Afire, and Anatomy of a Fall.
I’ve been playing with the Anbernic RG35XX Plus, and I absolutely love it. I’ve been able to play games I haven’t gotten the chance to, including “A Link to the Past”, “Final Fantasy II”, and many others. The emulation and controls are absolutely everything I wanted, and more.
📍 Location: Hayward, CA
Every weekend, I’ve been slowly moving to San Jose, so I haven’t been able to spend enough time with my hobbies and side projects. This website has seen a down tick in content, and I’m looking forward to writing more in the near future. Certainly post-move.
To spend the in-between time not thinking about code, I’ve been playing Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. We recently finished Cult of the Lamb, and it felt pretty special.
I went to the Figma conference last week at San Francisco Moscone Center, and it was a packed event. I’m excited to dive deep into more UX work.
📍 Location: Hayward, CA
Finishing up the book, Laws of UX. It’s a great primer on the topic and I’m looking forward to sharing it with my team. Also reading “Saving Time: Discovering a Life Beyond the Clock” by Jenny O’Dell.
Slowly moving to San Jose, California. The apartment has been finalized, and we have two months to move in. Also, planning my wedding for May 2024.
Deployed and continually making improvements to this website. I’m using Astro.js and re-learning Svelte along the way.
I’m nearly done with playing through Hogwarts Legacy.