Contrary to popular belief, I actually have other things I do outside of writing questionable code and school! Here are some things that I’m up to nowadays:
There’s nothing like cozying up with a cup of hot barley tea on a rainy day with a great book. I’ve recently rediscovered the joy of reading thanks to someone very close to me.
Some of my past favourites
- When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
- Mindstorms by Seymour A. Papert
- A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor by Hank Green
- Working in Public: The Making and Maintenance of Open Source Software by Nadia Eghbal
Full Booklist . I’m always happy to add to my ever-growing list of books to read or to chat about any cool reads you’ve come across!
Recently, I’ve made a conscious effort to start writing more in order to help myself organize my thoughts. You can find a collection of my half-baked thoughts over on my blog where I plan to write more about some of my thoughts on tech, personal projects, and general musings about the world. You can find my more general thoughts in my second brain and digital garden .
Music + Podcasts
According to my Spotify wrapped, I spent 109,535 minutes listening to music and podcasts in the past year. Some of my favourite artists include Jeremy Zucker, Rex Orange County, HONNE, Daniel Caesar just to name a few. Ocassionaly, I’ll bust out a musical or a movie soundtrack from the likes of Dear Evan Hansen or La La Land. During long transits I can always count on The Radical AI Podcast , Philosiphize This! , and the Lex Fridman Podcast to open the door to something new to learn about.
Arts ‘n crafts
When I’m feeling really adventerous, I’ll try my hand at some watercolour or maybe a crochet project or two. Plus, they make nice presents :) I don’t have any nice pictures to show you but you’ll just have to trust me that they’re at least half-presentable.