Goal setting 101: tips for achieving your goals

I recently started working on a Firefox add-on centered around keeping your short term goals visible whenever you open a new tab. The project was coming along until I realized I need to rewrite it using the new “web extensions” format. In-between day-to-day development work and teaching, figuring out how …

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Dear me: A letter to past and future self

Dear Chester, Your birthday has recently passed, and a significant one some might say. A real milestone for many people! I think it’s a great time to reflect a bit on the past and look into the future a little. What are your fondest memories? What do you look forward to …

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Months in review

It’s been many months since I’ve had a “month in review” post. In the beginning I found it useful to give myself some direction each month, but the last six months have felt more focused on different obstacles that have naturally presented themselves. I wanted to take a few moments …

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October in review

Overall, I am fairly happy with how October progressed. It has laid the foundation for the next month which is all about working towards the alpha release of Absolut. The project will release on heyletschill.com (not yet active) which is the more appropriate “pilot name” for it. The general gist …

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Using rejection as motivation

It’s going to happen at some point in your life. The rejection might come in your personal life, or maybe your career, but either way, you’re probably not going to be happy about it. I always wondered how one stays motivated for long stretches. How does one stay positive when …

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September in review

September was a pretty good month. The traction I gained at the end of the August gave me a better direction to move ahead. I haven’t had as much time to write but I felt like I needed to do a mind dump for this month’s review. These past few …

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August in review

It’s been a fun month. The first few weeks, I was looking at options and just trying to feel like I was mentally in Vancouver again. The last two weeks of August has been a series of unexpected events. It first started with my Rails study group that received a …

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July in review

I actually don’t have anything to review! Yeah, I really didn’t do much work last month. Looking forward to August, it’s going to be a month crammed with heavy RoR study. I will also be looking at meeting with RoR developers and talking to my friend about a UI mockup. …

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