Abraham Kim @abrahamKim

Hipsters talk more than Boomers these days.

Abraham Kim last shared their writing loss
In a jar he kept the hair. It belonged to Jesse. When they lived together they did this thing. Where they would grow a  hair baby together. When they were younger they were less wise and let hair clog up the shower drain. But they've been using a drain guard...
Abraham's Pantry
🧇 23 Waffles
🍫 19 Chocolate Bars
🍪 15 Cookies
🍍 17 Pineapples
🥓 13 Bacons
🥟 10 Dumplings
🍺 13 Beers
🍵 11 Teas
☕️ 12 Coffees
🍣 11 Sushis
🥚 7 Eggs
🥃 9 Whiskeys
🍊 5 Tangerines
🥩 3 Steaks
🍓 4 Strawberries
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Upcoming Features of Adagia

I was planning on creating a section for the site where people could suggest/critique/discuss/debate/etc features for this site. But jasonleow just released something that I think would work better for that. 

Go check out LifeLog. https://golifelog.com/ 

It's a community and app that's dedicated to...
2020-12-29 18:49:00

Small Wins and Atomic Habits in Video Games

I think that video games make the prime example of effectively designing for small wins.

Video Games are so effective in this that they can take someone unable to manage simple things in life -- cooking, cleaning, etc -- and transform them into a dedicated, effective human-- in the scope of...
2020-12-28 18:53:39

Journey being Destination -- Stardew Valley

This winter break my girlfriend started playing Stardew Valley a farm-simulation + RPG combo that I've purposely kept my distance from because of how addicting it appeared. I have so many takeaways from observing how she and her brother play this game but in this post I examine the journey...
2020-12-28 01:45:14

Learning from failures -- Nazi Germany's Hunger Plan

Just finished reading the Wikipedia page for Nazi Germany's Hunger Plan*, and I just decided on a new personal approach to learning history. I've always assumed that history was best learned through the successes. In school we learned about who the presidents were. Who the emperors were and how they...
2020-12-26 23:38:48

Notes Following a Walk
Cold City

I'm somebody who likes to pride themselves on taking walks no matter the weather. I failed this time though. The air felt colder than dry ice against my skin. 

Yesterday morning a homeless man froze to death in the encampment that has formed in a park downtown these past few months....
2020-12-25 23:16:35

The artist's tragedy

I believe my greatest beartrap* to writing fiction has been a self identification as an artist. Even before I had completed any work or exercised a daily habit of creating I saw myself as an artist and tried to live that way.

There's nothing inherently wrong with being an artist. The...
2020-12-24 21:27:54


I've noticed that founders can take one of two approaches when serving their customers. They can either remove beartraps or provide superhero-capes. This post explores beartraps.

Beartraps are obstacles preventing someone from taking a swing. For example it used to be difficult to deploy an ecommerce storefront. In the 90s and...
2020-12-23 20:22:39

One person doing it alone

Haven't read any novels the past two weeks. Not sure why, but if forced to give a reason I'd say it's because my mind has been craving content related to programming and business.

While scrolling through Twitter the other day while telling myself I was learning programming and business, I...
2020-12-22 17:04:54

Documenting Adagia
ProtoIdea for social-streaks

I've always found the social component of 200WAD as its main driver of consistency. Baz even wrote some extra features for therealbrandonwilson 's TeamStreak, which included writers who had a minimum of 30 days on their current writing streak. But 200WAD's streak was...
2020-12-21 15:42:22

Treating the calendars and clocks as they were time itself

We are impermeant yet have infinite ambition. This makes us obsess over our representations of time. A clock on the wall. The time on your smart phone or laptop. A calendar telling you that it's been ten years since XXYYZZ event. 

I think through this dance between our experienced realities and...
2020-12-20 22:03:10