• Recent small projects

    In the past few months, whenever I’ve run into a new technology or platform I want to try, I try to make something using this. This started mainly with Cloudflare technologies like Workers and DNS stuff but now has turned into small projects that offer a bit of practicality and are using other platforms as…

  • Importing 25 million books into Bookends

    I’m currently spending a few hours on the weekends working on Bookends, the project has been moving along slowly. The past few days, I’ve had thing looming thought on my mind about how to import the millions of books available through OpenLibrary that I will use as the source for Bookends’ catalog. The search engine…

  • Snow in Portland

    Last Wednesday night and into Thursday, we got a bunch snow in Portland. Some measurements on the news said it was around 10-11 inches of snow. Around my house, it looked to be about 5-7 inches and outside our house, all the roads were covered in white. It was a dangerous few days, cars were…

  • Warm me up, my little heaters

    It’s cold in Portland. I’m now using my pets to cuddle with me that helps me stay warm. Unlike the heater, they don’t dry out the air.

  • PirateShip is a helpful tool for making shipping labels

    I print a few labels a month, maybe one a week. Before finding PirateShip, I was going to each of the 3 major delivery services and trying to figure out the proper label and best price. PirateShip does this for me now, it uses the UPS and USPS labels so you get the lowest possible…

  • Saturday morning Indian news and music

    When I was a kid, we would wake up on Saturday mornings and there would be a few hours worth of Indian news and music on. It was a variety of things. As we had breakfast, chai and roti we would be hanging out either in the kitchen or in the living room (where the…

  • Looking at 2023

    For me, 2022 was a pretty bad year. There’s a lot of things going on in my head that I have not properly digested and I think I’ve used video games and social media to soothe the pain and ennui. I think to review the year using a completely opaque heuristic, I would opt to…

  • BoardSearch at 1.0, switches and keycaps added, what’s coming next…

    Over the last few weeks, I’ve made slow and steady progress on adding features along with fixing some bugs. At this point, I’ve decided to make the latest deploy 1.0 so that I can tell myself that it’s now “launched” and public. I want to start doing a mix of promoting it and improving it.…

  • My trip to Europe, testing positive for covid

    I knew I should’ve written this post as I was traveling, there are so many little details I have forgotten or deem unimportant now to write about but my past self was not as insightful as I am right now. About two weeks ago, at the beginning of October, Kristen and I traveled to Europe.…

  • End of year thoughts, 2022

    The year is almost over and I’m starting to think about 2023 but I wanted to collect some of my thoughts on what’s been on my mind lately. Web & tech The time I’ve spent putting together a working stack for my web development has led to a pretty good development experience (DX). I started…

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