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About this blog
I can’t remember everything. In fact, anything past the last week gets pretty fuzzy. That’s why I try to share as much as I can through this personal blog, Living an Awesome Life. You’ll find notes about sketchnoting, Emacs, visual book reviews, self-tracking, blogging, life, automation, delegation… whatever I’m learning about or whatever I can help other people learn. (Over ten years, that’s quite a lot – and now that I’m experimenting with semi-retirement, I’m learning even more.)
I post roughly weekly (well, twice: Emacs News, and my weekly review), and someday I’ll get back to being able to write more often. Since I write about a wide range of topics, you may want to browse or subscribe to specific categories – or maybe you want to see everything, because the intersections of interests can be fun.
If there’s anything you’d like to learn more about, please get in touch – I’d love to hear from you! Maybe we can learn more about things together. =)
- mostly focused on taking care of an adorable baby, along with my husband W-
- experimenting with business and semi-retirement on a very casual basis
- sketching on my Lenovo X220i tablet PC – mostly a daily journal, but sometimes other thoughts
- writing down snippets because (a) it helps me think more clearly, (b) I’m probably going to need it again, and (c) it may help someone else along the way
- 33 years old (turning 34 in August 2017), if that helps contextualize things for you
- … and more, of course
I have also been:
- A teacher of computer science – I loved teaching the introductory courses because I enjoyed convincing freshmen that computer science was actually fun
- A fire dancer (poi), because my sister taught me and then dragged me along on her professional gigs
- A fiction writer specializing in flash fiction (really short short stories)
- An open source maintainer of the Planner personal information manager and the Remember module, both for Emacs
- An open source contributor to projects like Emacs Relay Chat and the Compaq iPaq Linux bootloader
- … and many other things
How to pronounce my name: SAh-shah CHEW-ah (Listen to the MP3). If you mispronounce it, don’t worry. =)
“Sacha Chua” can be a little hard to spell, so you can also get to this blog at LivingAnAwesomeLife.com.
I use Emacs and Org Mode for my weekly reviews (and pretty much everything else). I use Krita on a Lenovo X220i tablet PC for many of my drawings, and I sometimes scan in paper with a Fujitsu ScanSnap IX500 or a multifunction printer.