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Jingle Bells : Remote Work Version

For reasons I can’t explain, I love to hear Jingle Bells song. The tune just feels nice.

When my son was a toddler, I used to sing this one for him. I still love to sing this one even now and I don’t think I will ever get bored with it.

My son’s class was on stage recently for the last school assembly before the school closed for summer break. The kids performed this Kiwi version of Jingle Bells song which I totally loved!

To top it all, Automattic, my awesome employer and proponents of remote work, produced this cool remote work version of Jingle Bells. Check it out!

Farnam Street Blog

Listening to Matt‘s podcasts is one of my favorite ways to spend my free time. I wish I made a list of all Matt’s podcasts I heard over the years. But somehow I missed that. And it is too late now.


Last night I listened OFF RCRD episode with Matt (transcript). It was great to hear him mentioning Decision Journals and Farnam Street Blog. He also mentioned Brainpickings and On Being blogs. They are great as well, but I deliberately keep the list of blogs I read  short.

I started reading Farnam Street Blog only recently when someone at work shared this great post on Habits vs Goals. I liked this post and many others on this blog and feel like I am learning a lot.

I bookmarked the post on decision journal and will check it out once I finish reading rest of the books I have on desk at the moment. Besides decision journal, I am also excited to learn about mental models.

The antidote to eight large slices of pizza I had earlier this week: five rounds of 👇

Then I topped it up with a bonus set of 70 kg deadlifts.