Welcome to my blog! Since 2001 I've written1,000+ postsabout software/personal development, technology, minimalism, FIRE, movies, startups and my life. These span three separate blogs, with all articles linked from here.
This blog Focuses on exploring the intersection of minimalism, mindfulness and technology + my journal.
Minafi Financial indepenence, investing and my journy to retire early (36 ✔️).
Hardcover Building Hardcover in public.
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My hand-picked favorite posts I've ever written.
Twitter was one of the first tech giants to embrace the developer community. That goodwill is now gone.
January 20, 2023
Some of the top themes for this year were growing closer with friends, knee surgery & recovery, loss, Hardcover and finding balance.
December 31, 2022
We lovingly created this infographic to help you find the science fiction or fantasy book from the past decade that's right for you.
July 26, 2022
Airlists are more than just lists: they're a tool for you to use to find or share that perfect book from.
July 2, 2022
Here's a look at what I'm thinking about for my 40s.
June 4, 2022
What a year! Here's a look at everything we learned during the first year building Hardcover.
May 1, 2022
My yearly recap of everything that happened during the previous year.
December 31, 2021
A look into what's stood out from 3 years of early retirement life.
December 30, 2021
We set out to hike 100 miles across the mountains of Utah at altitudes above 10,000ft. What happened next wasn't planned.
October 24, 2021
Every developer has a tech stack they consider to be the best. Mine has changed over time – and is changing again for Hardcover.
June 19, 2021
Your FIRE number is often calculated by multiplying your expenses by 25. That's the amount of after-tax money you need. But how much extra do you need in taxes?
April 18, 2021
Each month I chose a theme, like "Focus", "Finish" and "Routine".
February 28, 2021
Whether physical, symbolic or digital, a garden helps you focus on one thing: growth.
February 21, 2021
COVID-19, South Utah hiking trip, misinformation, Minafi.
December 31, 2020
Some people claim they'd be bored if they retired. Others have enough activities to be content for a lifetime. What have some people figured out?
September 7, 2020
Create a list of local spots you can drive to that inspire you.
July 27, 2020
Favorites include Recursion, Circe, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and Understanding Comics.
January 20, 2020
December 31, 2019
A look at what's worked, what hasn't and what I'd do differently from my first year retired.
December 14, 2019
One of my 4 pillars of investing is understanding diversification and the role it plays in asset allocation. This post explores this fundamental concept – interactively!
September 2, 2019
What are the 118 topics that everyone learning about FIRE should know about? These are the subjects that stand out as the most important from my experience.
July 29, 2019
May was a fantastic month with a focus on spending time outdoors, camping and hiking.
June 3, 2019
My mom passed away when I was 23, yet through an odd series of events she gave me birthday present 9 months after her death that surprised me and delights me to this day.
May 20, 2019
How much should you challenge yourself – and does the answer to that question change after retirement? Here's a look at how I'm changing my answer to this question since I stopped working.
March 25, 2019
Help maintain an identity after retirement by defining yourself by more than just your job. An identity bridge helps maintain a sense of self and accomplishment after retirement.
February 25, 2019