Understanding human behavior

Human behaviour is really easy to understand. At the very core, human nature boils down to two ideas: We are wired for survival and replication. Which means inherently we are driven by self interest. We are wired for connection because being a part of a tribe ensures some level of survival. We compete for dominance because…

Up to me

I do two types of physical training. Last month I realised that I approach them in a completely different way. With weights, I am satisfied with just doing it. I almost don’t track anything. I have no idea how many kgs and how many reps I managed to hit last time. I just try to…

Your new normal

The hinges of my bathroom door have been loose for years. In order to close it you need to raise it a bit so it doesn’t grind against the floor. And we cannot lock it properly anymore because the board doesn’t fit into the door frame as my brother installed a new set of hinges…

Web automation untuk keseharian: edisi toko

I just love web automation. “ter, tolong bikin laporan harian ya” Whatsapp message dari nyokap mendadak masuk. Internet di toko sudah tewas selama dua hari. Alhasil kewajiban membuat laporan harian juga sudah dua hari mangkrak. Tahun 2016 lalu memang saya sempat bikin script Python untuk mengotomatisasi proses pembuatan laporan harian di toko. Waktu itu kebetulan…

Why dying is the way to live wisely

One of the things I’m struggling most with is this concept of legacy. I’m a planner. Before this diagnosis I’d been thinking of my 1st 35 years — aside from being a ton of fun and travel — as preparation. I felt like I was building a platform (savings, networks, skills, experience) that I could then use in my…

Bekerja secara remote

Bagaimana cara mendapatkan pekerjaan remote? Remote working. Mungkin kamu pernah dengar istilah ini dan bahkan sudah berandai-andai betapa indahnya hidup kalau bisa bekerja secara jarak jauh, cukup online saja. Tidak perlu bermacet-macet ria, menghabiskan banyak waktu di jalan, bisa tidur sampai siang, bisa bekerja kapanpun kamu mau, bisa menemani pacar, main sama anak, mengantarkan orang…

On Eating

Principles to simplify my decision making around eating. never eat when you are not hungry never eat when you are stressed never eat when you are bored never eat when you are anxious food != reward find other reward don’t eat whenever you are hungry protein > fat > carbs > sugar drink water, hydrate yourself…

I am being a donkey

I find myself drowning in responsibilities and ideas lately. A large portion of it is not caused by external force. Just deliberately and consciously overcommitting and being overambitious. I also notice that I am going in circles. Trying to move any atomic piece of different action plans for 5 projects does not pay off yet.…