Weekly update: 2022 week 5

February 07, 2022

What I'm thinking about

Suboptimal defaults

I've been thinking about default configurations that don't make sense. Things like desk layout, editor orientation and gaming keyboard mappings are not the best solutions to the problems they solve, but they still won as the recommended solution.

What I'm working on

Better communicating work with my partner Allyanna

Allyanna and I have been trying to better organize work between the two of us. There's nothing like finding a groove as a couple by knowing what we're both working on. We've been doing couple's scrum for years on and off and have decided to get back into it by setting up a new kanban board. We've been picking off tickets consistently and it feels good.

What I'm reading

Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life

Didn't get as far as I would have liked this week, but that's okay.

Ask HN: How do you deal with getting old and feeling lost?

Found this thread interesting and full of insight for problems I'm sure to face the older I get.

What I'm watching

Righteous Gemstones

Season two of "Righteous Gemstones" was released.

What I'm listening to

Weval: Changed for the better


  1. Red light green light
  2. Ask HN: How do you deal with getting old and feeling lost?

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