With my rapidly (just over one month if everything is on schedule) approaching Fatherhood, I have been reading more about parenting. I highly recommend the book NutureShock, which is a fascinating explanation about how children learn best (which often goes against conventional wisdom), backed up with clear facts from studies with sound practices.
I fell into a trap a few years ago that I have been slowly digging myself out of, bit by bit. Being all consumed by my working life, I left little room for reading and learning. I don’t claim to have resolved this issue, but I do feel I made substantial progress this week with one tweak […]
Seven months ago, my wife shared with me the news we had been waiting for: we are going to be parents. Right now, we are under two months to go. House wise we are getting there, but have a bit more setup to go. We completely refinished the floor in the nursery and painted the walls, […]
Over the past couple of months, I have slowly begun collecting the pieces of equipment necessary to revamp my home network for higher performance, customization, and reliability. Working for home 3-5 days a week, I need rock solid connectivity. My efforts are starting to show progress, despite some fairly significant work remaining (mainly around wiring […]
This classic Rands in Repose post explains a lot why I’m into so many projects right now outside of work. Nerd’s always have to be building and tweaking. It also explains why the recent changes in the past six months have made me so much happier and productive…I wasn’t getting time to work on these types of projects.
The Problem I feel like my home theater setup is always a ticking time bomb. “Universal” remotes suck, I haven’t met anyone who likes their Comcast cable box, switching inputs is annoying at best or never worked at worst, and it was rare for my wife and I to use the TV & not get an input or device out of sync. […]
Derek Sivers really hits home here: Early in your career, when you are searching for success, the best strategy is to say yes to everything. Reach way outside your current circles. Do it all, and give it your all, no matter how small. The more things you try, and the more people you meet, the better. (They’re […]
The Blizzard of 2016 didn’t affect where I live at all, but it was still fun to watch how everyone else reacted to it. This person in NYC decided to snowboard around downtown, because, why not?
Over the past week or so, my wife and I have let our friends, colleagues, and acquatences know about an exciting development in our lives: We are going to be parents sometime around July 3, 2016! So far the little one (Baby Gonyea, or Baby G as we are calling him/her for now) is healthy, has […]
I wanted to create a list of my accounts that use a TOTP code (often called by sites as 2-Step Verification, One-Time Password, or 2-Factor Authentication). Luckily it is easy to do this when you store the TOTP secrets in 1Password. Go to the File menu and select ‘New Smart Folder’ Set the following simple criteria: […]