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Thursday Thoughts - 01/26/2023

Jan 25, 2023
In this short newsletter, I share the most interesting things that I’ve read, heard, and/or watched over the past week. What I Tried: RAW Power I am starting a new project that requires taking and editing photos. I previously used Lightroom to import and touch up my photos. I enjoyed how easy it was to do these small tasks. However, I cancelled my Adobe subscription last year. I couldn’t justify the monthly costs after I stopped making YouTube videos with Premiere Pro.

Past Year Review 2022

Jan 21, 2023
I examine the people, activities, and commitments that produce the most positive and negative emotions in 2022. Then use this information to map out 2023.

Thursday Thoughts - 01/19/2023

Jan 18, 2023
In this short newsletter, I share the most interesting things that I’ve read, heard, and/or watched over the past week. What I Tried: 1Password Lastpass was compromised again last month. My wife and I decided to take our passwords to 1Password. Her friend, who is an IT manager, recommended the app. The transition was smoother than expected. We took advantage of the import feature to move all our passwords. Then we changed passwords for our email and financial websites.

Thursday Thoughts - 01/12/2023

Jan 11, 2023
In this short newsletter, I share the most interesting things that I’ve read, heard, and/or watched over the past week. What I Watched: Pink Lie | Hulu Pink Lie is a mix between The Bachelor and Terrace House. Single Korean men and women live in a house for twelve days in an attempt to find love. The twist is that each contestant has a secret. At first brush, my wife and I were skeptical of this show.

Thursday Thoughts - 01/03/2023

Jan 4, 2023
In this short newsletter, I share the most interesting things that I’ve read, heard, and/or watched over the past week. What I Read: Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow is a book about video games, love, work, and growing up. The story starts off with the two main characters, Sadie and Sam, meeting in a children’s hospital. They past the time by playing Mario and Duck Hunt.

Best Purchases in 2022

Dec 30, 2022
As part of my annual review, I go over my purchases from the past year. I like to see what I spent my money on and if it brought me joy. I use this exercise as a guide for purchases in the coming year. It might seem obvious but I want to spend more money on the things that bring me joy and less on the things that do not.

Thursday Thoughts - 12/29/2022

Dec 28, 2022
In this short newsletter, I share the most interesting things that I’ve read, heard, and/or watched over the past week. What I Tried: Wealthfront Cash Account I was bombarded with emails from Wealthfront about its Cash Account. The ads were touting their new interest rate of 3.8% APY. A cash account is similar to a high yield savings account. It’s all online with no local branches. I also read that customer service is not the best.

Books Read in 2022

Dec 25, 2022
I reached a personal best of 35(!) books read this year. I had to dig through my previous years of book reviews (2019 , 2020 , 2021 ) to make sure the stat was correct. I got a pang of nostalgia as I was reading my past reviews. It felt like going through pictures from old vacations. I remember learning about full capture and weekly reviews from David Allen in Getting Things Done.