Brain Fm

Surprise surprise! Another week, another productivity thingy. I’ve probably read about in Engadget because I remember trying it at work for a while, without being that much impressed, although every time I listen to this wonderful track they’ve put for free on YouTube, I think about checking it again.


Here we go, another productivity app. This week’s thing is an app called Forest, which as kind of popular and I’m late to the party but I just found out how it can help me.


I was a strong opponent to writing on paper, I’ve tried a plethora of to-do apps, used an erasable “smart notebook”, bought a touch screen pen, there was even a time that I was worried that I won’t be able to fill legal documents right (that bad) but it wasn’t until I decided to buy myself a Fountain Pen as a gift (inspired from a subreddit about fountain pens) that I turned my mind around paper.

The Changelog Podcast

Usually I don’t have time for podcasts, it’s not that I can’t find interesting ones, I just don’t have the habit of investing time in them I guess. But there’s one podcast that I just can’t stop following - The Changelog.


Around 7 years ago when I was already deep down in the jungle of becoming a self-taught software engineer, I don’t remember how, but I’ve stumbled on checkio. At that time it had support only for Python (my first language).

Taking a Time Off

Illustration by Vijay Verma Over the last few years, I’ve always been taking days off work for specific reasons, mostly traveling and concerts. So, something strange happened in late July and August that caught me by surprise.


It took me a few summers to decide, but I’ve finally bought myself a longboard 😲 Aside from turning my legs into jelly the next day and making my other workouts harder, it’s a great way to cruise around and hype to a hip-hop bangers.

Fall Guys

Let’s see if I’m able to explain this game. It’s a battle-royal kind of game where you start with 59 other players and try to get to the finish line or not get knocked out of a platform.

Illustrations for Everyone

Illustration by Susana Ortiz Time has finally come for the second “thing of the week” about tooling. Over the years I’ve bookmarked various services which provide quality and free illustrations (perfect for side projects) and it wasn’t until this month that I finally used one of them for a project I’ve been working on.

GTA Vice City Radios

A nostalgic one. I actually don’t remember what reminded me to search videos about Vice City, but for sure I’m thankful I did. Probably everybody that played this game has memories of driving a car around while listening to the quality made radio stations.

Having a Cheat/Reward Days

Illustration by Elsma Ramirez I’ve been working out three times a week for more 10 months now, but it wasn’t until I moved to a stricter diet and daily workouts, that I found out how fun and important cheat reward days can be.

Six Problems With Our School System

This is a video I’ve been keeping for a long time because as a someone who rarely had any interest in school besides sports, it speaks deeply to me. Of course, some of the ideas presented in the video are not a silver bullet for the perfect learning experience, but I like the mindset from which they are coming.


Here’s the main reason that I was late on so many things in the late summer. After a long chain of events, a massive protests erupted in Bulgaria, and for those who are far away from Eastern Europe - this is a huge deal.

World of Warcraft

Here we go, the game you now hate while playing, but love while not. The main source of nostalgia for millions of people, and one of the reasons I skipped writing a couple of posts here, because I was busy levelling and gearing my new Death Knight.

Typewriter Businesses

I have a soft spot for people who try to preserve forgotten technology and old ways of doing things, so this post is about typewriter businesses, and I’m not talking about antic stores, I’m talking about legit typewriter selling and repairing places with 5 star reviews.

Every Frame a Painting

Most of the times on YouTube you spot pretty quick if the content is thoroughly researched and tailored to the last detail. That was definitely the case when I stumbled on Every Frame a Painting a few years ago.

The Underground Hip Hop Mixes

This week I want to drop a huge thanks to the people who create the underground Hip-hop mixes on YouTube. Hip-hop is probably one of the few music genres where you can pinpoint with a high precision where and when it started.

Zach & the off Camera show

I have seen a couple of videos from the off camera show a while ago while searching around YouTube (that black & white is something you never forget), but never actually decided to check other interviews from it.

Internet Historian: Engoodening of No Mans Sky

I haven’t played No Man’s Sky yet, mainly because I don’t have where, but if you are following game news at least at the basic level - you probably have heard of the hype around the release of No Man’s Sky, the harsh criticism that it didn’t live up to its promised gameplay, and then its near heroic return, with a couple of really successful patches.


This week’s issue is about the thing that made the most impact on my productivity in the last year. Few months ago I had one of these days where I was in a mood to give chances to todo apps I haven’t tried yet (the list was shrinking).


Here we go, issue 1. I will probably sound like one of these cheesy TV shop commercials that want you to call in the next 5 minutes for a great deal, but hear me out. Chance is you’ve already seen this tool in the newsletters you follow.