Clever Laziness

2022

On Gaming

I recently resurfaced a nostalgia for my childhood gaming days. And thought maybe I should do something about it and hunt down the stuff I used to play with when I was a kid.

On Internet Access

A utility we take for granted every day is hardly accessible to a large portion of the country. So many of these underserved communities are taking matters into their own hands.

Spreadsheets Revolutions

I was dissatisfied with the current bookmarking solutions out there, so I decided to make a custom one instead. This started with a myriad of Airtable bases and then —for some stupid reason— I decided to roll my own hosted database.

On Owning Your Data

When your data is the source of revenue, whoever has it will do anything to protect it and reassure you that it is best placed in their hands. But when it isn't at risk of being lost, it's being utilized to violate your privacy.

2021

2021: The Void Year

After a rough year, 2021 was shaping up to be a rough one as well. And, for all intents and purposes, it was. But somehow I cannot recall much about it. Every day was more or less the same.

On Abstracting Code

Early in our careers, we're exposed to several principles which are thought of as hard rules one must abide by. And while constraints can yield innovation, they shouldn't be at the cost of having a maintainable codebase.

2020

March Notes

Most of us are spending a lot more time at home than usual. I'm used to spending weeks indoors without seeing the light of day. Although being told I can't go out makes things far more stressful for some reason.

February Notes

So much happened in such a short amount of time. I've occupied myself with work to the point that I hardly did anything else but code this month. But, I still managed to squeeze in some interesting stuff.

January Notes

This was a solid start to the Year of Focus. I've been working hard on two things this month: optimizations to the site and cleaning up my feeds (podcast and RSS).

Year of Focus

Last year's theme was a success. This year, I want to take advantage of the extra time I carved for myself and focus on the things that matter.

2019

Spreadsheets Reloaded

In this second installment of Spreadsheets, I want to detail my attempt at making a database for all my lists. I don't recommend this approach; there are plenty of more user-friendly solutions to this problem. But that's no fun.

Spreadsheets

I like lists. I make them all the time to help me keep track of just about anything I need to know. After some time, these became spreadsheets. And now, it's a sizable amount of Airtables.

Year of Quality

Every year, the guys over at the Cortex podcast come up with a theme that sets an overarching idea guiding their decisions. That got me thinking of some recent media consumption changes I've made recently.

2017

On Procrastinating

For a lot of us, procrastinating is the norm and getting some work done is the accomplishment of the day. I have no idea how to solve that problem. And that's not what this post is about. But let's talk about it anyways.