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Life Update: April 2022
[S04 E01] links, funemployment, and substack
March 20, 2022
Why I'm Addicted To Saunas
More than you'll ever want to know about saunas. An exploration of the history, science, optimal routine, health benefits, and fascinating uses of a proper sweat.
November 3, 2021
The Unsustainable Activity of New York City
On visiting and living in 'the greatest city on earth'
S03 E02: The Fall of Flights
[newsletter] microblogging, travels, and many links
October 11, 2021
Like Riding a Bike
Muscle memory is more powerful than you think
October 6, 2021
Lad Culture vs. Chad Culture
Being part of a group of lads can provide support, synergistic growth, and above all — vibes
October 3, 2021
How I like to balance work & vacation
S03 E01: 'A Lightweight Wrapper'
[newsletter] life chapters, pop culture, and ai-generated art
September 10, 2021
Facing Fears in Big Island
Balancing work & vacation, finding strength in the face of limitations, and travel recommendations for a big hunk of volcanic rock in the Pacific.
August 30, 2021
On Anime and Manga アニメ
What is anime? How has it evolved? Why is it a brilliant and entertaining form of media?
| Aug '21 to Dec '21
Building a Memex
Building a modern version of the original 'second brain' by synthezing multiple data sources together into a cohesive system to search through my cruft of information.
S02 E05: On Booling & Knowledge Management Tooling
[newsletter] the big island, building a memex, and a fresh coat of paint
July 2, 2021
S02 E04: Aquatic Confessions
smart notes, a new job, and learning how to swim
June 4, 2021
A Self Experimentation Protocol
How I quantitatively measure the effect of a self experiment
S02 E03: A Prelude to Tech Bro Summer
knowledge management, algae, and the desert
S02 E02: Alloying Adults with Animation
some book reviews, tech history, and anime (?)
April 1, 2021
Zen and The Art of Software Engineering
Are jobs a scam?
S02 E01: Zen and The Art of Software Engineering
new season who dis — are jobs a scam?
S01 E04: The Mile (and .56) High Town
Snowboarding, Local Infrastructure, and Frozen Dead Guys
February 26, 2021
The Discomfort Index
Discomfort is unavoidable when trying something new. How can you use this fact to optimize your progress?
S01 E03: The Sandwich Islands
Hawaiian Memory Fragments, Lucid Dreaming, and Goal Setting
S01 E02: New Year? All Clear!
Bittersweet Family Time, Productive Twittering, and Technological Progress in 2020
December 27, 2020
What happens when you don’t eat for 72 hours?
I did a 3 day fast and only had coffee, water, and electrolytes. Here is a ‘trip report' of my fasting experience, backed by science.
The Start of a New Experiment
November 25, 2020
Not all mediums of reading are created equal.
September 29, 2020
The Sun and The Clouds
Peace can always be found. It just takes a little time and effort.
July 16, 2020
Musings on Avatar and War
Thoughts on the necessity of war, inspired by Avatar: The Last Airbender.
June 25, 2020
Libby: Free Knowledge
Get audiobooks and e-books for free through your public library system with the incredible app, Libby.
April 5, 2020
The Untethered Soul
My experience with the enigmatic Michael Singer and his powerful book: The Untethered Soul.
March 15, 2020
Disjointed Fellowship Fragments
Essays that I used to apply for the Interact Fellowship (I did not end up attending).
February 10, 2020
On Frugality and Flourishing
The conscious shift towards Financial Abundance.
February 6, 2020
From Hacker to... Benefactor?
My experience as a sponsor at SwampHacks - an event I used to organize.
December 16, 2019
The Philosophy of a Dairy Pill
My journey through lactose intolerance, and the lessons I learned along the way.
October 25, 2019
Sleep as a Service (SaaS)
We sleep for around a third of our lives. This piece aims to help those who read it gain greater command of their nocturnal hours.
September 26, 2019
2 Months of Solo Travel
The trials and tribulations I experienced on a post-grad trip through Southeast Asia.
July 26, 2019
Nirvana in Thailand
An experiment in solitude and mindfulness during a trip to the beautiful city of Pai, Thailand.
April 25, 2019
Two Months in a Backpack
How to pack for 2 months of travel in only one backpack.
February 16, 2019
Here's how you can reclaim your digital attention.