About five years ago I begun writing reviews of some of the books I read, movies I watch, and occasionally, games I play. What I immediately noticed is that adopting this habit led to a fundamental change: I started thinking about books, movies and games more critically. The effect of this was that it made these activities less passive and more rewarding. Below are links to those posts and others which I consider the most useful.


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Life in China

Productivity Tools

In 2015 I published a list of my favorite Productivity Tools and Apps to share with friends and family. Since then I’ve updated it, adding new apps and removing deprecated ones.



Here’s a long list worth checking out, which has been frequently updated: The Best Mobile Games.

In December of 2015, I published a post outlining the year in mobile games, with links to 85 games available on the App Store.



  • Song of the Day a playlist made over the course of a year where I selected a different song each day, then compiled them into a massive playlist. Like a year-long mixtape.
  • DJ mixes about a dozen DJ mixes, recorded live and in the studio, over the course of 15 years.