On budgeting

Financial stuff scare the shit out of me. Budgeting, planning for retirement, planning for vacations, and looking at my bank statement are just too anxiety inducing for me. Also, tax day is coming up. Fuck. But I stumbled upon a book called You Need a Budget, and it's kind of…

On learning to be calm.

I remember when my cousin accidentally knocked me in the face while we were playing. It wasn't bad, but I had no chill as a kid, so I took revenge and immediately punched her right in the face. I was probably around 7 years old at that time. Sorry, bud.…

So far.

It's been 6 months-ish since I started traveling around the US, and I feel like I'm at that point where I've sort of gotten used to the chaos of having to juggle work, powerlifting, podcasting, and traveling. It wasn't easy, and I'm still struggling because I'm a dumbass and I…

2017 In Review

I started a gratitude journal in 2017, and it's helped me be a lot calmer and appreciative of my day-to-day activities. Before that, I would get anxious about what I'm doing with my life because I don't take the time to examine the things that I actually do. I love…

Our Responsibilities

I remember being enchanted by the ubiquity of the web as a teenager. I knew that I could go to any computer in the house and to any internet cáfe in town and still be able to use Yahoo! Mail or Friendster without bothering to install anything. It was magic,…

Consistency is hard

Think about the last time you said to yourself, "Oh, one cookie wouldn't hurt" or "I don't feel like working out, I'll do it tomorrow" or "It's been a tough week. I think I deserve to buy these new shoes." So I'm not saying…

Places where I've hiked

I went through Colorado, Utah, and now I'm in Washington. Here's where I hiked! Buena Vista, CO I actually forget the name of the trail, but I swear it's around the town of Buena Vista. Probably 30 minutes away? Lost Lake at Cottonwood Pass, CO This was my first hike…

What should you be doing?

I was listening to an episode of The Rework Podcast while driving home last night, and at one point Jason Fried was asked: "Do you have a visualization of your future journey?". His answer was similar to a blog post that he wrote called Planning is Guessing: Busting…

The Human Parts

I've recently written about the some of the stresses that we face as web developers: there are new frameworks, new languages, new processes, and new tools being made every day, and it's super hard to keep up. But I'll let you in on a secret: learning and being good with…

Growing as a developer

I've been powerlifting for about 2 years now, and one of the things that I love about it is how easy it is to track my own progress. I know how much my lifts are right now compared to my lifts a week ago, compared to a month ago, and…