Category: General

  • A retro on the Bookends alpha

    From December to February, I was pushing hard on building out the Bookends app, especially during the end of year break that gave me about 10 days to work on it while being off work. It acted as a catalyst allowing me to launch a working version of the website and then start adding features. […]

  • After years, I bought a personal MacBook

    The last time I bought a macbook was in 2010. It was a 13″ Macbook Pro at the base specs. It was great, lasted me a couple of years and then I passed it on to a friend. Last month, I decided to order a new macbook, the ones with M1 chips. I got a […]

  • Packing up, and having a font for it

    I’ve had a few interests this year, finding a good water enhancer (e.g. flavor mixes without sugar) being one of the recent ones but my interest this year has stayed pretty steady in typography. Mainly printing out labels has led me down rabbit holes of font families. I’m making labels for moving and I’ve found […]

  • Wood by Rostam

    I love this song by Rostam, it has a warm sound to it and it reminds me of being between two cultures perfectly. I made a profile photo inspired by the album cover below:

  • A better shortcut for emojis on macOS

    I just saw the new MX Keys Mini, it’s a $100 non-mechanical keyboard but one of its primary marketing touts is that it comes with an emoji key: I love to use custom keyboard shortcuts for basically everything and of my least favorite shortcuts is the ⌘ + ⇧ + Space to bring up the […]

  • TIL: checkout the previous branch using git checkout –

    If you want to check out a branch you had checked out right before switching to the current branch (usually during merges from main this will happen).

  • Clearing and resetting dock on macOS

    You can clear the dock’s persistent items (default apps that show up on dock) by running the following: You can reset the dock using: Note: it might not be necessary to kill the dock but I needed to run that on Monterey.

  • And then there were none, by Agatha Christie

    I just finished reading this murder mystery for Halloween. Took me a little over a month to finish it so it was perfect timing. It didn’t have too much of a spooky vibe but the murder mystery aspect is great. I was completely confused until the epilogue.

  • My favorite photo subjects

    I’m attempting to pick up my camera more often and take photos of things around me. And I realized, my two favorite subjects to shoot are my pets. I’ve always liked taking photos of them as having a gray cat is the perfect gray card to have around. Having a black dog is not the […]

  • Neck pain

    In the past few weeks, my neck pain has been more of a mental burden than a physical one. I’m writing this as an exercise in therapy for myself and hopefully to remind myself (and anyone reading this) to sit upright, take breaks, and don’t take your body for granted. I’ve been thinking about what […]