Informational interviews are super important when you are new to an industry. This is an email template I used when I “cold” emailed many people for informational interviews.
2 things I learned this week
3 projects I am working on now, 1 thing that might be a failure
This monster is a Saturday monster and it’s supports resemble those of Little Island.
1 thing that has been hard, 1 insight/connection to my past, 3 things I been using for pro-active time tracking
1 major thing I learned, 1 insight/early idea
We moved to Atlanta! Also, updates on productivity systems, starting on research, Canada, and meditation.
2 research papers I enjoyed reading in the past month, 5 titles in my post drafts that contain quotations, 1 thing I am looking forward to
An outline of a new writing habit.
My mother in law’s recipe for aloo sadeko, a flavorful and spicy Nepali potato salad! Excellent for all occasions and easy to make.
notlaura.com will be getting a gradual reworking over the next few months because I’ve got big plans for it.
Cultish personal knowledge management, gardening and not gardening, narrow design system hindsight, and more.
I am officially starting a PhD program this fall!!! Reading and writing Nepali, spring is sort of here, reading and listening to Brené Brown
The blog post I wish I’d found about writing and running shell scripts.
I learned about daemons in a mindfulness course, and recognized the term from computing. This led me to learn about the matriarch of system administration, Evi Nemeth.
Blog posts “from the past”? Yes, this month I will publish posts written months and years ago.
An active month of updates – many content shares, Florida, and half-baked thoughts.
An attempt at a concise, relatively plain-language explanation of the concept of a snapshot test, including an “in the wild” example.
A bulleted list of 2021 highlights and lowlights, but mostly highlights, and a few photos, mostly of plants and food, and some music. 2021 was a year of change and offline activities!
Final chili harvest, PhD applications…complete!, learning Nepali, sort-of learning data science, and racial justice-related links.
This family monster is a classic. Especially in these cold temperatures, the apparent warmth and comfort of the baby monsters is enviable.
What is Rust and what does it have to do with the future of the web? I’ve noticed some buzz about Rust lately and wanted to write this explainer post to share my distillation of the topic.