Our Pale Blue Dot

“Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home. That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero…

My Personal Guide to Tech Investing

Who this Guide is For: This is my first attempt at a very long post. The topic warrants it and I also can use a place to put all these themes, learnings, thoughts I’ve compiled over the years. My personal goal is to be as comprehensive as possible and while it’s mainly for me, I…

Reading Between the Lines

In the past year, I’ve devoted more time to organizing how I read and it’s made meaningful impact to how much I read. Besides buying physical books, I’ve started buying ebooks through Apple Book’s store (most of which I’ve started and others are just collecting virtual dust). I’ve also realized that paying for access to…

I Ditched Google Search for DuckDuckGo

Since the beginning, I’ve held steadfast in using Google Search for 100% of how I navigate the web. Over the years, I’ve found utility in (the former) Google Finance (RIP, I loved you, but now I use KoyFin) and in recent years, I’ve used Google Flights to help me easily and quickly plan trips. The…

Network Effects: Study 1

A few years ago, I’ve started seriously studying network effects. I’ve started a few businesses (retired now, RIP) trying to incorporate things that I’ve learned. More recently, I’ve taken to examining public companies that exhibit strong network effects in their businesses. I’m not sure what to make of these companies except that I want to…

Software Time Capsule

Like many people who work remotely, I rely heavily on Slack, Google Meet, Jira etc. I’m sure you have your own own set of tools you use nowadays. With this push to work-from-home for weeks-on-end, I find myself thinking more deeply about these tools that I’m using and also how they are constructs (good or…

How I’m Reading

I used to read real, physical books. Prior to 2018, I would buy books on Amazon, but then in 2019 I’ve switched to borrowing from my local library. This move helped with the checkbooks. In 2020 (and especially post-Covid), I’ve moved to reading on my iPad. I’ve taking up using Apple Books as my primary…