How to set up a blog

(I'll edit and add more detail to this post over time) 1 Get a custom domain. Use Cloudflare. Cloudflare has started offering domain registering services at no mark-up. Their domains are long-term cheaper than any of the popular services (GoDaddy, Name Cheap, Google Domains, etc.). A common tactic you will…

Switching to Ghost

After two free-trials, I finally decided to switch over to Ghost(Pro). I used to run my blog/personal site on Tumblr (100% free), which was easy for posting and set-up, but was always a bit janky looking. Things Ghost does great: The Ghost customer support is some of the…

Making Tough Decisions

In high school, I was talking with a friend about Obama. My friend was critical of a decision Obama made (doesn’t matter which decision) and while I wasn’t well versed on the specific issue, I knew it was complex. I defended Obama on the basis that he probably…

Grocery Stores

Going to the grocery store this morning (2020/03/29 8:30am PST) was a weird experience. I live near a Safeway and Whole Foods. I usually go to Safeway, which opens at 6:00 but the line was wrapped around the store by the time I arrived. I went…

Reflections on 2019

2019 was a good year and I am looking forward to a lot of change in 2020. Some lessons/reflections and random notes If I lived outside the US, I would live in Asia. I spent a good portion of 2019 (and late 2018) living in Asia full-time for work…

How I Use Twitter

When used with intent, Twitter can be one of the best learning and growth tools on the internet. I had a semi-pseudonymous Twitter in middle school (~2008) that I mostly used to follow friends, shit post, and make jokes. I deleted that one when I went to college and started…