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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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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Weighing in on Australia

Anywhere but here was probably the first thought I had when thinking about where to go, but when it came down to checking off criteria, Australia was one of the few options that made sense. Tech startup presence. Check. Active ruby community. Check. English speaking country. Check. Visa options. Check. …

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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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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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First weeks back: Progress and hangups

The first week and a half back wasn’t all too eventful. I spent much of my time taking care of stuff on my to do list. Now with that mostly out of the way, I’ve been able to focus my attention to address the question: how am I going to …

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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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June in review

Work wise. June sucked. Minimal progress was made on all fronts. I have been pecking away at my app planning and just little bits of other things (study+website work) but it has really not felt like a productive month. My mind is distracted between enjoying my last bit of time …

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