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Just one guy's highlights from 'Happiness: a guide to developing life's most important skill'

I have just finished reading what I think will end up becoming a life changing book for me. It is Matthieu Ricard’s “Happiness: A guide to developing life’s most important skill”. Its a book that makes many fundamental Buddhist teachings understandable and available to the Western psyche, written by a long time French Buddhist monk. As I was reading it, I aggressively book darted all the parts that spoke most strongly to me. At the end this made me wonder what it would be like to just read all these key parts sequentially - so I just did it. The...…

To Vim or not to Vim

So the title of this blog post is slightly inaccurate and that is that it implies that there might be a good argument to “not Vim,” but it was just too good not to use. From the perspective of a humble Vim user there literally cannot be. The thought of having to use an IDE, for whatever reason that might be, and having to convert back hurts. But seriously, Vim might not be for everyone - so if you have to “not Vim” - do so proudly. Destroy that Sublime Text configuration! …

AngularJS - the difference between @, & and = when declaring directives using isolate scopes

Honestly, the difference between these three symbols is pretty straight forward, but it took me ages to fully wrap my head around it and appreciate the power they gave me. If I can stop you from smacking your face into your desk even one time less than I did, I feel I have accomplished something! (Also, I’m totally assuming you know what AngularJS directives and scopes are.) …

To the Ones I Love, To Stefan

Routine is a powerful thing. Routine enables you to continously accomplish and perform in a way that would not be possible without it, but every once in a while something happens that completely shatters the way you look at life and your daily habits. It truly makes you re-evaluate your existence. Sadly such a thing is usually also very painful and horrible. Such a thing happened to me on Sunday the 26th of October. Sunday afternoon I received a call informing me that a very close friend of mine, Stefan Thegeby, passed away the previous day. I do not know...…

A Blog Post About Not Blogging

So it turns out that blogging is hard, who knew?! It seems like such a great idea when you have two things you have a burning desire to write about, and then four months pass and you haven’t written shit! You dedicate your blog to all these things you really care about, but that you also think people will find interesting. Why would you ever overthink something so much when you have never done it before? I mean all I want to write about right now is food. I LOVE food, but that’s not one of my themes so I...…

Meditation and the Life of a Startup

Mind, body, soul. I aim on a daily basis to improve myself, but not just on one of these fronts, I want to improve on all of them. I think in most modern societies a disproportionately large focus is placed on the body. That is why I want to spend some time discussing mind and soul. Of course they are all intimately linked, and I in no way mean that you shouldn’t also focus on physical health. …