Now

I am currently –

  • New goal – 19 books in 2019. That means 1.5-2 books a month. I’m scared!
  • Experimenting with Android. I’ve finally found the time to look at my first Android device. I don’t want it to be my primary device, so I’m using it like an iPod. What is ‘it’? A Samsung S9 borrowed from my brother. Thinking of rooting it now.
  • Finished reading War and Peace, but now reviewing my notes and highlights before I publish them here. That’s another multi-month project.
  • Playing Eggs, Inc. on my phone heavily. My wife calls it my habit of making chicken run.
  • Recovering from a sinus infection. Got my life’s first CT scan 😀

Older –

  • Recovering from a trip to Austin. It’s a beautiful city! Loads to eat.
  • New goal – 15 books in 2018. A little aimless right now. I’m supposed to be reading The Symposium, but it’s just sitting there on my bedside while my attention is diverted by other things.
  • Recovering from a trip to Portland. It’s really a wonderful place and the wife and I agree – it’s a Utopia of sorts. Loads of discussion around it!
  • Reading (#12) a short book of short stories called Six Short Stories by Michael David Johnson. I think I’ve read parts of it before, just didn’t record it, or remember it, so I’m going to let GoodReads add this to my books read this year.
  • Recovering from a trip to SoCal. Too good a place to come back from!
  • Artemis Fowl #1
  • The Devourers by Indra Das
  • Hosting family
  • Playing Homescapes and Gardenscapes right now and egging on Eggs, Inc. on my phone.
  • Reading War and Peace with a vengeance. Any moment I get, I read this book on the Kindle app on my phone.
  • Playing Egg, Inc again. It’s an addictive game and my interest came back because I am subscribed to the egg inc subreddit, which I recently browsed through. Also playing Homescapes, because why not? 🙂
  • Reading Grant Snider’s The Shape of Ideas. Trying real hard to be as close to my 20 book GoodReads goal for 2017, though I know I’ll fail this time. But it’s a good kind of fail. 🙂
  • Trying hard to finish reading We have no idea. It’s a looong book with a *lot* of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey ideas which keep exploding in my mind!
  • Reading like a hedgehog in hibernation. (reading “We have no idea” right now)
  • Finished reading ‘Dunk and Egg’ and a non-fiction – Prisoners of Geography
  • Prepping to go to India soon (Back from India. I’m married now.)
  • Editing some stories I’ve written recently. I’ve come to realize that I can make multiple passes and keep improving my writing.
  • writing some ionic based code for an iOS app that I’m building. I’ll never release it since it’s for my brother.
  • writing some ionic based code for an iOS app that I’m building. I’ll never release it since it’s for my personal liveblog. Kinda done with this app. I’m using it on my phone right now and it works pretty well!
  • Inspired by Sam Ghobril’s Ipsum iOS journal app, I’m writing my own version of this. With ionic, it’s pretty easy. I’ve got the basics down, but I’m working to fix some missing stuff that Sam glossed over in his v1 release, like export and calendar view. Done with this app. Sam has moved on to stuff like touch ID, which I think I can easily integrate into my version, but I don’t feel the need for it now. It works great as a conversational diary.
  • Reading Virginia Woolf’s ‘A Room of One’s Own’ on the side as a break from War and Peace. The writing’s heavy and very inwards focused, but it’s a topic that’s close to my heart. I’m nearly done with this book, but I want to make it a project and hopefully publish my notes on it when I’m done compiling them. Done.
  • POKEMON GOOOOO. I’m crazy after this game and so is the Mrs. We love spending our evenings out, walking, talking and catching Pokemon. The app is terrible and the experience really displays how bad the technology around us is – crappy network, terrible phone battery life, failing servers, and crashy code. But it’s a fun game when it works! 🙂

 

Idea for the now page inspired by Manton who was inspired by Derek Sivers and Shaun Blanc. The now movement is now underway.