I’m getting in right at the buzzer here, so no thoughts about the month.
- 🟢 Get 1% faster. I hit PRs in both of my time trials! I managed 10.73 for the 100m and 21.85 for the 200m. I’m so close to hitting my goal of being 1% faster (10.69 in the 100m and 21.73 i the 200m), and it’s still pretty early in the year.
- 🟢 50% less discretionary spending. My March discretionary spending was 87% lower than my average monthly spend in 2020. Looking good!
- 🔴One hour of solitary free time a day. I did manage my sub-goal from last month of keeping track of my free time. Unfortunately, outside of weekends, I’ve managed a single hour of free time (maybe two, if you include the hour I’m writing this post in).
- 🟢 Twice-weekly live conversations with friends. 4/4 again! I remain surprised at how this goal has gone—maybe I should have been more ambitious.
Track & Fitness
- Like I mentioned above, I hit two PRs in time trials at the beginning of the month: 10.73 in the 100m and 21.85 in the 200m. Encouragingly, I had a lot of technical errors in both races, suggesting that if I clean some of it up, I’ll be able to run better time soon!
- Most Decisions are Reversible
- My Track Progression
- Infrastructure & Business Monitoring
- Unconventional Productivity
- Unfortunately, I have nothing to report this month. I have a few interesting ideas to play with once I find some time.
Links & Quotes
- Pipe It! Platforms, Funding, and the Future – alexdanco.com
- Understanding Coinbase - The Diff
- Career levels, designation momentum, etc. | Irrational Exuberance
- Atlas: Our journey from a Python monolith to a managed platform - Dropbox
- ‘Involution’: The anxieties of our time summed up in one word - CGTN
- Measuring Forecast Accuracy: The Complete Guide | RELEX Solutions
- The 5 Common Mistakes Of New Engineering Managers - Ochronus online
- Stepping Stones not Milestones. Structure projects around delivering… | by James Cowling | Medium
- The technical interview practice gap, and how it keeps underrepresented groups out of software engineering - interviewing.io blog
- half of curl’s vulnerabilities are C mistakes | daniel.haxx.se
- Algorithms don’t cause filter bubbles, people do - Future of Discovery
- How I cut GTA Online loading times by 70%
- 10 Software Engineering Laws Everybody Loves to Ignore
- Dealing with conflicting goals – Fruits of procrastination
- Grice’s Maxims of Conversation: The Principles of Effective Communication – Effectiviology
- The OODA Loop: How Fighter Pilots Make Fast and Accurate Decisions
- Your Work Peak Is Earlier Than You Think - The Atlantic
- How Can You Tell if Someone Is Lying? - The Atlantic
- The Polymath: The Inappropriately Excluded
- Neurons Gone Wild | Melting Asphalt
- Satellite Imagery Shows Northern California Kelp Forests Have Collapsed
- The Miseducation of America’s Elites - Common Sense with Bari Weiss
- People love the idea of 20-minute neighbourhoods. So why isn’t it top of the agenda?
- Moore’s Law for Everything
- Trapped Priors As A Basic Problem Of Rationality - Astral Codex Ten
- The Consequences Of Radical Reform - Astral Codex Ten
- Biden’s first big win (and what comes next) - Noahpinion
- On The Experience of Being Poor-ish, For People Who Aren’t - Resident Contrarian
- A Modest Proposal For Republicans: Use The Word “Class” - Astral Codex Ten
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