What I should be doing

Dear reader, this page is not for you.

It might help you or you might help me. But I am writing this for myself.

I think that if I write everything I want/should do, I will get some perspective. I am planning to look at this page and choose what I want to do.

If there is something here that looks interesting, you have some resources or just want to talk about feel free to reach out on Twitter.

The following ideas/projects/ecosystems are in no particular order

Personal CRM

I’ve always wanted to visualize my network. Having conversations with my friends is one of my favorite activities. Just checking in always brings a lot of value to my life.

I want to have a place where I can keep track of my friends, the last time talked and what are their interests. It would be great to find connections between them and see if I have not talked with someone in a while.

Helping people transition into Data

I’ve worked in tech for the past 12 years and 6 in Data. I’ve done +100 interviews and led multiple big projects in Data.

I’ve written blogposts, had conversations on Twitter, written a book, and created a video course.

I would like to have a conversation with a small group of people and based on those some relationships might become mentor-mentee.

Videogames

I just bought a Switch and finished Super Mario Oddysey.

I want to start playing Zelda Breath of the Wild.

Books

I am currently reading Killing Commendatore by Haruki Murakami. The topics I’ve read about this year vary wildly. These are the books I’ve read:

  • Escape From Kathmandu by Kim Stanley Robinson
  • The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
  • Fahrenheit 51 by Ray Bradbury
  • Acid for the children by Flea
  • Can’t Even: How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation by Anne Helen Petersen
  • Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched Spacex by Eric Berger
  • Capitalism: A Ghost Story by Arundhati Roy
  • Uncanny Valley: A Memoir by Anna Wiener
  • After Dark by Haruki Murakami, Jay Rubin
  • Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich
  • On the Clock: What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane by Emily Guendelsberger
  • The Impossible City: A Hong Kong Memoir by Karen Cheung

Write of Passage

I took WoP earlier this year. It was an amazing experience.

The last weeks collided with some health issues. I was not able to finish my last 2 pieces for WoP.

I still need to write about my favorite writer and a great writing technique I learned.

CCTV + Tensorflow + Raspberry PI

This is an interesting intersection. It will be fun to build it but also will help my family. They have to monitor manually and check if someone has arrived to a lobby.