Now: December 2022

This is a regular update my Now page. I publish them as a blog post for archive purposes. You can also view all my past now entries.

🆕 What’s New?

Been a while since these updates. A few updates since March 2022…

  • Got a promotion to Lead Product Designer at BOLD.
  • Visited NYC a few times to help my sister-in-law get settled for her Masters.
  • Got into the habit of working out at least four times a week.
  • Restructured and cleaned up my RSS feeds.
  • Was able to finally get a Ps5.
  • Pulled the trigger on a LG OLED C2 after our current TV got damaged.

🚧 Projects:

  • Restarted Work on my website but stayed away from the portfolio concept. Exploring how to automate the blogging process with Notion.
  • Upgrading my home network with new Eero 6+ routers and added an ethernet connection to most of the rooms.
  • Fixing my roof ponding issues and sealing it too.
  • Upgrades my living room fixture.
  • Building Lego Home Alone.
  • Restructuring all my apps folder structure with PARA Method.
  • Keeping a backlog or articles drafts to write.

📱 Apps I’m Trying:

  • Broadcasts — The best app to listen to local Puerto Rico stations on all devices, including Apple TV.
  • Pocket Cast — Hands down, the best podcast app, best sync across multiple devices, plus the queue and folders fit my mental model.
  • Remind Me faster — Using to add reminders quickly.
  • Countdowns — Using this in my today view to keep track of upcoming releases or events.
  • Rakuten — I discovered this app while doing Black Friday shopping. So far, I have to wait until February for the payout.
  • Reeder by Readwise — I’m currently testing out a few reading apps like Matter and Goodlinks. So far, Reeader is living up to the hype.
  • Freeform — The app is perfect for drawing and sketching notes like measurements, layouts, and diagrams. Native apple pencil support makes it much faster than Figjam iPad.
  • Obsidian — Trying out the new Canvas feature. So far, the most amazing thing has had multiple live responsive websites in the same space.

📚 Reading:

  • Lots of RSS articles and newsletters via Reeder.
  • The Complete Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey.
  • I switched to reading books on iPad mini (I love Apple Books’ streaks widget, but I miss the page turn animation).

📺 Watching:

  • House of Dragons
  • Star Wars: Andor
  • Wednesday
  • Freeform's 25 days of Christmas
  • Home Alone 1 & 2
  • Santa Clause
  • The Crown Documental
  • Netflix Xmas Movies
  • Lego Masters

👾 Playing:

  • Pokemon Violet – I got a new Nintendo Switch OLED, which looks fantastic!
  • Battlefront 2 – Trying to finish the main story.
  • Lego Star Wars – I’m still going back and forth between the switch version and PlayStation, but now with the Ps5, I might continue there.

🎵 🎙Listening:

  • Apply Today Hits stations (For workouts)
  • My favs playlists
  • Apple Music Holiday Music Videos Playlist
  • Navidad Boricua Playlist
  • Spirited Soundtrack