08 March / Health
A tongue-in-check adage about diets goes like this - the best diet is one you can stick to. This is truer than it might seem at first glance. There's a few reasons for that: Weight loss is a >$100bn marketplace globally. This marketplace has two pillars - exercise and diet. Lets ignore the first for now and dig deep into the second. Dieting is defined as a course of food that a person restricts themselves to for achieving a certain goal.
13 February / Read
I'd been looking for heart-warming upbeat fantasy as a counterpoint to the reams of dark fantasy I'd been reading. A post on Reddit's r/fantasy around a similar ask taught me that the community had a term for the opposite of ‘grimdark’ - ‘noble bright’. There were a number of responses citing books that fit the sub-genre, and of the lot, two that interested me were Katherine Addison's The Goblin Emperor and Martha Wells’ Books of the Raksura
20 December / Optimize
Resolutions are too large and grand. Habits are very granular and lead you in a general direction. Short-term goals form a nice meeting place between the two. I've been following a monthly schedule for my goal-setting. It offers enough time to do something substantial, while also allowing for quick wins or course corrections. In doing so, I'm seeking a balance of things to focus on for a given month. I've broken my goals into four categories
14 December / Code / Tech
I'd been hosting my website using WordPress on Arch Hosting. They just sent an email stating they're shutting down in a month, which meant I needed to find a new host and migrate my website. I had two options find another WordPress host, run a backup on the current host, restore on the new host and re-point my DNS switch away from WordPress and take greater control over my content Option 1 is the easier by far.