Articulation is an art

[embed]http://giphy.com/gifs/rewriting-B0tXfhikbAHhC[/embed] Last night I stumbled upon an article on Evernote that I clipped back in April. The original URL was https://www.julian.com/blog/what-you-should-do-with-your-life I don’t remember ever clicking on original links for an Evernote clip, but somehow I did for this one. The link led to a 404 page. “That page no longer exists.” it says. I…

Your built-in software

Whoa. I paused for what felt like 1 full second in the middle of my home-alone cardio session on the stairs and said out loud. I was listening to an interview with Annie Duke on The Knowledge Project where she told a story about trying to order food at a Chinese restaurant. Trying to explain…

Taming your monkey mind

I try and keep these thoughts in day to day moments. They help me break free from the mental traps and get back into the present moment. Before seeking external validation, ask yourself, “What do I hope that person tells me?” Then tell it to yourself. Iteration, not destination. Experience, not performance. How do I…

Suffer when it’s time to suffer

Suffer when it’s time to suffer. I created this phrase to calm me down whenever I get anxious, stressed, and worried about something. Because the only time you need to suffer is in the moment of action; not before, not after. You should suffer only during the action. When you are writing the code, when…

Stuff I am still wondering about

Spanduk harga2 promo mingguan yg di Alfa, Indo, Carrefour, dll itu mereka nyetak sendiri atau gmn. How many of my desires are actually strategies and proxy for wanting to hit a pause button on the constant stream of demand and responsibilities in le adult life. How do you know when you are thinking vs when…

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…