What I’m doing now

This is a “now” page. Obviously, it covers what I’m doing now. Not where I’m on holiday or what I ate for lunch, but life updates I might share with you if we hadn’t seen each other in a while.

Travel

When we were in our 20s my buddy Yas said he was doing the 30 under 30 challenge. Visit 30 countries before you turn 30. I was already at 27. He said “double it”. 60 before 30. As I turned 30, I had visited 40-something countries. Then COVID happened. My revised goal is 60 before 40.

Home renovation & automation

The house renovation is complete. Even though the builders are gone, there’s still a lot of work to do – inside and out. I’ve been working on getting the automations right and getting the sensors and lights fitted in the right places. Still have a lot of painting to do and furniture to buy, but it’s already feeling like home.

Writing

I started this site to share what I learn. I hope it will be useful to at least one other person. I’ve published a few posts, and even hit the first page of hacker news last December. Looking back, I haven’t written nearly as much as I wanted to. This is something I’d like to focus on once things with the house wrap up.

Last updated May 28th 2023 from London, UK.

My Articles

Buying a 3D printer in 2024: Creality vs Prusa vs BambuLabs

Buying a 3D printer in 2024: Creality vs Prusa vs BambuLabs

I decided to buy a 3D printer to help me finish some projects at home. Buying a 3D printer requires some research, so I'm sharing mine here to help you. Why buy a 3D printer? If you've spoken to me over the past couple of years, you'll know I bought and renovated a...

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Automating Velux Blinds with Home Assistant

Automating Velux Blinds with Home Assistant

I have two Velux windows in my roof, each with a battery-powered blind, charged by a built-in solar panel. Each blind has its own Velux KL312 remote which has three buttons: blind up, blind down and stop. The remotes can't be included in Home Assistant without an...

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