• North, or some reflections on sitting and staring at things in my office

    Whenever I listen to “North” by Phoenix, I’m reminded of sitting at my doctor’s office, the quietness only filled with an instrumental that builds and builds until a howl. Right now, I’m sitting listening to it and it’s on my “Upside Down” playlist created by Spotify. And at times like this, I think to myself, […]

  • Finding a good theme for a WordPress blog is hard

    I’ve been looking around for a decent theme for the whole time I’ve had this WordPress blog. I’m experiencing a strong case of analysis paralysis, there are so many themes available for WordPress but also there’s a huge hole in the themes available. Most theme authors/creators market their themes as being very design heavy and […]

  • Dave Van Ronk Sings

    A few days ago, I got the Van Ronk Sings the Blues record in the mail. It’s a collection of some of Dave Van Ronk songs that he covered. These are just raw American folk songs sang in his unique style. If you haven’t seen Inside Llewynn Davis, I highly recommend checking it out. It’s […]

  • Too much of SPOF

    SPOF: Single point of failure. I know the title of this post is grammatically incorrect but bear with me. I had an annoying issue pop up today. My blog stopped responding to all requests without any changes from me. At first I thought it might be related to digital ocean’s downtime but then that was […]

  • Keychron V1 is out, pre-built knob version for $84

    This is a nice looking keyboard. If I wasn’t typing this post from a GMMK Pro which is essentially the same board as the V1 but 3× the price, I’d probably just get one of these boards. Direct link to the keyboard: https://www.keychron.com/products/keychron-v1-qmk-via-custom-mechanical-keyboard

  • Keychron’s Q1 vs V1

    So I was browsing the Keychron website today and I noticed that there’s yet another 75% keyboard called the V1. It’s launching soon and there’s no info on price yet. The marketing page says it will launch in July, 2022. It’s very similar to the Q1 but there are a few differences. Below are both […]

  • Defensive CSS and other tips

    Today while browsing Hacker News, I found Defensive CSS which is a collection of helpful CSS tricks to make sure you’re not breaking your UI. The website contains some very common pitfalls and their antidotes. Below are some other helpful sites: Flex Item from Lokesh Dhakar, an interactive flexbox UI to help you figure out […]

  • Going back on the note-taking options

    Awhile ago, I posted about how I was switching away from Notion which uses a proprietary file format to logseq and obsidian. In short, logseq for personal stuff and obsidian for work related things. Now about 2 months later, I’m back to report that logseq did not work out. It was oddly unusable for me […]

  • Some photos from my recent trip to Pakistan

    In May of this year, I traveled to Pakistan to be with my family for my dad’s funeral. My dad passed away unexpectedly after suffering from a heart attack which was brought on after he fell off of a ladder. This happened on his first day in Pakistan so the shock and timing made it […]

  • 10 years of Stuck

    Today, more than 10 years ago, I was sitting at my desk working at BillFloat and it was past 6pm, almost everyone was gone from the office. I was sitting there and I heard a song coming from a coworker’s computer. I half got up and looked over and he saw me and apologized for […]

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