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Dec 03, 2021
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I've finished reading The Apollo Murders by Chris Hadfield, which tells the (fictional) story of Apollo 18. Unlike previous lunar missions, this one carries a military crew with military objectives - and things don't go according to plan. 

It's a murder mystery spy novel told by someone with intimate knowledge of the equipment used, processes followed, and challenges faced by astronauts. I loved it!
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Atomic Habits

By James Clear

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Learning Rust
Reading "The Rust Programming Language"
Having a variety of tools in your toolbox is valuable. I'm learning Rust to fill the "systems programming language" hole in my kit.
I have some experience in C, but I've never enjoyed it. Rust, however, feels great to work with and I am loving learning about it.
Nov 25, 2021
Finished reading a book
I just finished reading Project Hail Mary, by Andy Weir. 

It's a first-contact story and a story of fighting for survival not of individual characters but of entire worlds. 

Weir has a great knack for weaving event-driven crisis and humor in with hard sci-fi to make a very gripping story that I really struggled to put down. It's been great to watch his skill as a writer develop with his previous novels and I think this may be his best work yet. I know it sucks for the characters, but I loved being able to trace a current crisis back to decisions made and actions taken to address a previous crisis. 
Finished reading a book
Finished reading Think Like a UX Researcher by David Travis
Nov 21, 2021
Read The Psychology of Money
I read this book because it came highly recommended by so many people and I am pleased to share that it absolutely did live up to my expectations. 

What I really liked is the simple and timeless wisdom about things that matter the most such as: 

  • how important it is to get the financial goal post to stop moving
  • understanding that the greatest privilege is being able to spend your days the way you want with the people you want 
  • making investment decisions that help you sleep better at night 

While we already know many of these things, it was good to be reminded of them through the stories and examples the author shared.
Some of my favorite quotes from the book:

 “doing something you love on a schedule you can’t control can feel the same as doing something you hate.” 

 “Money’s greatest intrinsic value—and this can’t be overstated—is its ability to give you control over your time.” 

 “Independence, to me, doesn’t mean you’ll stop working. It means you only do the work you like with people you like at the times you want for as long as you want.”