It’s been a whirlwind year, but I’m excited to share some of the things that have been keeping me busy. Let’s start with what hasn’t changed: I’m still working at Google, and I’m still loving my job. I’m on a slightly different team working on a different product. I still love spaced repetition and designing my attention, but now with more focus on just using what I’ve built out to learn and practice.
Now on to the new:
- One random life hack that changed my life this year (from Andrew Huberman): taking 750mg Inositol (Myo-inositol) once every three nights significantly and measurably improves my sleep. The supplement itself isn’t too expensive, and the cost of experimentation was pretty low. I was really glad I found out about this! Here’s a plot of density versus “sleep score” from measuring 73 nights of sleep on the Oura ring.
One of the best movies I’ve seen this year is Past Lives, an A24 film directed by Celine Song. It’s a beautiful and thought-provoking film about paths not taken.
One nice place that I discovered and loved this year: Hama Hama Oyster Saloon (Lilliwaup, WA), just off the west bank of the beautiful Hood Canal.
I’ve been on the hunt for a personal knowledge management (PKM) system that strikes the perfect balance between structure and chaos, and I think I’ve finally found it in Tana. I still use Roam for work and experimentation, but I do feel like the pace of new features has sharply decreased and the community around it has sort of dissipated. Tana’s unique approach to PKM allows me to create a system that is both structured and flexible, which is perfect for my needs. For example, Supertags to organize my thoughts and ideas in a way that makes sense to me, and I can also use Tana’s powerful search and queries to find what I need quickly and easily.