Posts in life

A Snapshot

June 5, 2020

I am not on Instagram, so if you see an account there that pretends to be me - it's guaranteed not me. I decided to export all the photos from there an make them available on my own corner of the Internet.

Relentlessly Simplify

November 23, 2019

All the way back in 2013, Paul Stamatiou wrote a blog post on how he simplified his life. It’s a relatively short essay that I highly recommend everyone read. I personally find a lot of value in simplicity. It’s all about focusing your time and effort on things that matter, and reduce the friction in making decisions (which take a non-zero amount of time and mental effort). I try to make a conscientious effort in bringing the philosophy of minimalism and simplicity into everything I do, so you can use this post as an encouragement to do the same.

Making 1:1s Worth Your Time

May 26, 2019

What is the purpose of a 1:1 with your manager? I wanted to do a write-up to dispel a common misconception around what that meeting with your manager is, and how you can channel it into a much more productive use of time. Status Whenever I talk to new hires, and they set up 1:1s with me or their new manager, one thing becomes very obvious - a lot of people consider 1:1 meetings to be a forum to discuss everything they’ve done in the past week/month/quarter.

Randomized

April 23, 2019

If you haven’t seen Casey Neistat’s latest video, spend a couple of minutes (NOT during the work day) doing that, even if you are not that into vlogging. I wrote on this topic last year, but this is something that I kept encountering more and more - there are so many distracting factors that one needs to get under control to truly be on top of things. Randomization is everywhere, and it’s 90% coming from your shiny screen, mostly from social apps.

3 Years At Microsoft, Life Changes, And More

September 10, 2017

THE new adventure This past month marked an important milestone in my life. Several milestones, at that, but all in the right order. Starting with the important ones - I FRIGGIN' GOT MARRIED! Hands down, the happiest moment of my life! My wife Tiffany seems to be happy about that decision as well, so we’re diving head-first into the intricacies of adult life and all decisions that come with it.