In review: my 2019 Q3

See all release-notes. In the second half of 2019, I’m theming on sustainability. This quarter, I’ve been thinking a lot about sustainability. I’ve been looking at this through many lenses, like how to make a consistent impact at work, how to sustain the execution of and motivation for my projects while balancing my other priorities, and how I can optimize my common practices (like morning rituals and what I eat) to make a better Ham and better world. [Read More]

Release notes: August 2019

See all release-notes. This month, I found a team at FB, went to Italy for 16 days, started hamy.brand, reached 1k monthly visitors, and committed to living a more (~15%) sustainable life. work tl;dr - still getting ramped up, v excited for future I finished bootcamp at Facebook (in case you missed it, I now work there) earlier this month, which is essentially a team-dating process with the goal of making sure everyone finds a good match with respect to people, project, and role. [Read More]

Release notes: July 2019

Read previous release-notes. Last month, I released my reflection for the first half of 2019. In it I detailed my new job and the process of finding it, my project progress (2 of which were released), and my hopes / feelings at my 25-year mark. This month, I’ve put a lot of effort into the thoughts and systems I need to make this half (and hopefully subsequent halves) more satisfying, productive, and good. [Read More]

In review: My 2019 H1 (winter and spring)

Hello Haminions and welcome to another installment of “What’s up with Ham?”. To refresh your memory, these reviews are a way for Ham to look back on what he’s done, extract any meaningful learnings into long-term storage, and share those with the Hamniverse. Please hold all questions til the end of the show and remember the use of flash photography is strictly prohibited. In the first half of 2019, I got a new job, meditated ~1400 minutes across ~120 sessions, built 3 charitable projects, grew the HAMY brand to 200+ visitors / month, constructed a new adventure habit (and accompanying email list), and, perhaps most importantly, capped off my first 25 years on this planet. [Read More]

Release notes: May 2019

HoWdY y’AlL, it’s time for another monthly update from the depths of the Hamniverse. work The biggest update this month isn’t really an update at all. I’m still going through the interview process but I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. My hope is to make a decision on what my next step will be at the end of next week and start in that direction sometime in June. [Read More]

Release notes: April 2019

It’s been awhile since my last update but not because I’ve been lazy, moreso because I’ve been so busy getting shit done. As such, this update will be terse so I can go back to focusing on higher priority items. But I knew y’all were wondering what I was up to so didn’t want to leave you entirely in the dark. work Currently my focus is on the next step in my career. [Read More]

Release notes: February 2019

February highlights from The Hamniverse Alongside the typical foci, I’m trying to be a little bit better at sharing my progress towards my goals. My hope is that this keeps my internal process a bit more transparent (people usually flip their shit when I show them how I organize things which, to me, means that I didn’t do a good enough job publicizing it) and that it’ll log this progress for posterity/provide motivation to actually finish shit. [Read More]

2019.01 Release Notes

January has been a good, productive month. I’ve been relatively faithful to my resolutions and made some real progress in directions that matter to me. As such, most of my updates this month come from #self but expect more in other foci in the future. Self The most notable happening this month has been my exploration of meditation and yoga. On the recommendation of several friends, I decided to try my hand at both via a free trial from Headspace and ClassPass respectively (yes, that’s an affiliate link and yes I’d like you to click it so I get free stuff). [Read More]

2018 in Review

2018 was a crazy, wild year. In it, I moved to New York, traveled ~40,367 miles (over 42 trips between 19 destinations in 4 countries), migrated 3 websites across 2 cloud providers, placed 190+ stickers, publicly released 2 code experiments, and ran over 422 miles in 72 sessions. My name is Hamilton and this is my 2018 Wrapped (in Ham). Adventure I went to a lot of really cool places this year and was able to experience a lot of really cool things, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t first present my largest adventure of the year - moving to New York City. [Read More]