Call me old school, but I’m a big fan of email. That’s part of why I built Cortado, an app that allows you to create a custom daily email digest from sources like Twitter, Reddit, YouTube, RSS feeds,…
When you might die
As a side project, I built whenyoumightdie.com, a website that helps you visualize the uncertainty around when you might die. I built this not as a gratuitous exercise in morbidity, but rather as a way to remember that there's…
My favorite books of 2020
It was hard to find the time and headspace to do a lot of reading this year (for obvious reasons), but I did manage to read a few good books. Here are some of my favorites.
How a side project has made me a better manager
When I was first asked to be a software engineering manager, I knew that saying yes would come with tradeoffs. On the one hand, it would be a chance to have more impact, mentor people, and develop my leadership skills.…
When you find out you’re the copycat
It was a rollercoaster of a week. It began when my side project, which I’d been quietly building for seven months, unexpectedly made it to the number two spot on Hacker News. It ended with me considering whether I should give up on the project completely.
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