An old school blog post about social media

Before I begin, let me tell you I did not plan any of this craziness. It was a combination of impulse and paranoia. It was similar to the time I gave up smoking but without the physical shakes and teeth grinding. A few weeks into this experiment and I'm happy to report that all my teeth are still intact.

Do we really need another social media / minimalist philosophy? Probably not, but this is an old school weblog post anyway.

Moving on from 2017

This post is very late, like a few weeks late. In 2017 I set out with some lofty goals. Now, it's the end of the year, so how did I do?

2017 a year in running

So can a fat kid turn himself into a runner? Possible, but it's definitely not easy. Look, let me first tell you that I don't like running. I definitely don't like labelling myself a runner.

Keyboard shortcuts, payloads, and some Arduino learning

I've been a software guy all my life. I love building software systems. Things that store data in large databases, you login, and the system does something. I've never really understood hardware. So when the Arduino and the Raspberry PI came out I ignored them for the most part. Lately though I've been seeing things through a different lens.

Some thoughts on books

Here is a stream of conciousness / opinions / reviews on the books that I've read in 2017.