On Twitter, Sheshadri asked her followers to share what they’ve accomplished this year.

I had this to say:

  • Celebrated 10 years with the love of my life
  • Made some great new friends
  • Hired 2 employees
  • Doubled revenue
  • Got acquired

A pretty good year, by all accounts.



The best thing to do with bad takes on Twitter is to not engage with them at all.

Don’t reply. Don’t quote tweet with your brilliant takedowns and comebacks. Simply ignore them. Deny them the attention they seek.

I’m increasingly convinced this is the way to go. I’m trying to practice this myself.

Journal Snippets


I bought some near gear for the podcast.

New foldable mic stands:

New 4x input Audio Interface:

This was only $125 on Amazon for Black Friday. A full $100 off. I couldn’t resist.

Now we can easily record guest episodes without having to share mics.



There are certain books I wish I hadn’t read so early in my life.

Here are some of them:

  • The Iliad and The Odyssey
  • The Silmarillion
  • Aeneid

I had barely turned 14 or 15 when I read all these. I certainly lacked the capacity to appreciate their full depth. (I’m not sure if I have that capacity now, at 25, to be frank.)

I suppose I get the bragging rights, but I can’t remember the details of most of these stories.

This is probably my only regret.

Journal Snippets


It’s the last month of the decade.

I was in school for the first 3 years. Those weren’t good years, although there were some highs. Things did get progressively better afterwards.

I’m not one to set goals or resolutions–or follow through, if I do set them–but if I want to do anything in the next decade, I’d want to be as happy as I have been these past few years.