It’s been more than a year since a global pandemic shut down Seattle and nearly drove me out of business. In this video, I take a moment to reflect on that journey, and how it led to some really amazing things.
Category Archives: Thoughts
Getting hands on with Amazon Polly
I’m using the WordPress Amazon AI plug in and tapping into my AWS account to use Amazon text-to-speech, also known as Amazon Polly to generate a podcast. Let me know if the sound comes across naturally, like a real person? If you get a chance, come to danielhoang.com and also check out my Facebook chatbot.
Contrast makes the world work. It brings context to a relative world. Light to darkness, love to hate, warmth to cold. Without contrast, we lose balance and take things for granted. Rhythm brings comfort but too long and it fades away to nothing. With contrast comes change and change is hard. If you fight theContinue reading “Contrast”
Change happens with a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens
What keeps me grounded after the election.
Life as a consultant: new beginnings
The unique aspect of consulting is that you’re always going from client to client, industry to industry, and role to role. It is the definition of an always changing job. There’s little time to ever build a routine or be personally vested. Every once in a while, you do land in a client where you’reContinue reading “Life as a consultant: new beginnings”
As I’m learning more about photography, I’ve noticed that Im paying attention more to the world around me. I’m less concern at the moment on the technical photography but rather more on seeing unique new things in the world. I went with a Fuji camera because nearly all the controls are tactile. There’s something beautifulContinue reading “New adventures”
Writing everyday – inspired by Seth Godin
Seth Godin finds time to write a blog post every day. If he can do it, so can I. How does he do it? He writes like he talks. I’ve removed all the barriers to blogging, worrying about categories, tags, images, SEO, etc. Just now using this platform to get my thoughts down often andContinue reading “Writing everyday – inspired by Seth Godin”
Rethinking retirement, cutting credit cards, and saving intensely
In my 20’s, I harped on the need to save for retirement but didn’t actually make good on my preaching. As an economist, I learned the theory of compound interest and how money grows exponentially over time. In theory, it makes a lot of sense, but in practice, it wasn’t as easy as it sounds.Continue reading “Rethinking retirement, cutting credit cards, and saving intensely”