Hi! I'm Christian Genco. I'm the founder of
Fileinbox, author of the
Microconf Recap, and creator of
several smaller projects.
I'm into minimalism and keep a
list of everything I own. I
and write and take book notes to
work on being a better human.
What I'm excited about right now
THIS NEW POST-COVID-19 MARKET WHERE EVERYONE IS BASICALLY LIVING HOW I'VE BEEN LIVING FOR THE LAST SEVEN YEARS 😍😍😍 My brain is just exploding with ideas to work on. I've never felt more excited about working. Stuff in the pipeline is Genco School (my version of a code bootcamp that also teaches how to start a software business), tabletop.app (play board games remotely with friends), and a new version of fileinbox running entirely on firebase (so it's super scalable and has way more features). Also I'm excited about the potential for my new journaling system (including chatting to a transcriber on my morning walks).
If you like the stuff on my blog, you'll probably like the stuff on these
other blogs too. In no particular order:
Patrick Collison: thoughts, advice, and recommendations from the co-founder of Stripe.
I especially like his
questions. This dude knows how to think.
Paul Graham's Essays: founder of Y Combinator and Hacker News.
Better Explained: intuitive
explanations of math concepts that schools sucks at teaching.
Mr. Money Mustache: learn how
to earn enough money to retire within 10 years without winning the
More To That: don't be fooled by
the entertaining colorful illustrations—this shit gets deep.
Patio11's blog: founder of Bingo Card Creator and a superstar in the Microconf
community. Patrick is the reason I'm currently running my own company.
He taught me how to make money on the internet, and teaches people every
day to Charge More™️.
Wait But Why: mathy big-picture
cartoons about life and technology. He has a great series on Elon Musk.
I especially love
Your Life in Weeks.
xkcd: hilarious and clever comics about
science, math, and life. Chances are there's a relevant xkcd for your
Gwern: I imagine this blog is what
it would look like to pry open a rigorous scientist's brain and see how
they've optimized their life. I love his approach to
optimizing sleep. He calculates
the freakin' p-values for how correlated taking melatonin is to his
sleep quality and randomly A/B tested two different mattresses. Who does
Derek Sivers: founder of CDBaby.com
and one of the few humans I feel like has life figured out. His articles
are short and sweet. I especially like
Hell Yeah or no.
Guzey: Another Gwern-like blog. I like
article on productivity.