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Welcome to my blog! Since 2001 I've written625 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.

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Huge growth, viral videos, Pride month and improved data across the site.

A technical look at how we optimized the performance of Hardcover over the last year.

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Hardcover, physical therapy, and having fun with friends.

2023 Year in Books, List updates and continuing work on Discussions.

Two days of Brandon Sanderson, the Cosmere and geeking out with other fans of fantasy.

A look into what we've been up to in the last few months.

Jules is here to help you find your next book and answer any book related questions you have.

How I used Stable Diffusion to generate art nouveau inspired portraits of my wife.

Twitter was one of the first tech giants to embrace the developer community. That goodwill is now gone.

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Some of the top themes for this year were growing closer with friends, knee surgery & recovery, loss, Hardcover and finding balance.

We lovingly created this infographic to help you find the science fiction or fantasy book from the past decade that's right for you.

Airlists are more than just lists: they're a tool for you to use to find or share that perfect book from.

Here's a look at what I'm thinking about for my 40s.

What a year! Here's a look at everything we learned during the first year building Hardcover.

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My yearly recap of everything that happened during the previous year.

A look into what's stood out from 3 years of early retirement life.

We set out to hike 100 miles across the mountains of Utah at altitudes above 10,000ft. What happened next wasn't planned.

Every developer has a tech stack they consider to be the best. Mine has changed over time – and is changing again for Hardcover.

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?

Each month I chose a theme, like "Focus", "Finish" and "Routine".

Whether physical, symbolic or digital, a garden helps you focus on one thing: growth.

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COVID-19, South Utah hiking trip, misinformation, Minafi.

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?

Create a list of local spots you can drive to that inspire you.

Favorites include Recursion, Circe, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind and Understanding Comics.