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
Learning how to SCUBA dive in Costa Rica until the 22nd, re-learning the lesson of being much more effective at working on Fileinbox when I stop agonizing over making the perfect decision and just focus on something (ie: not being a donkey), LEARNING HOW TO
(apparently humans can just fly miraculously like a bird and I'm a little
salty nobody told me this was a thing I could do), my
Your Thoughts, being a person
that works out (alternating between 5x5 and climbing) every day, going to
and staying in a fancy AirBnB in March, and going to
Microconf not in Las Vegas in April and flying FIRST CLASS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE.
(previously called DBinbox): receive files from your clients to your
textbooks please: textbook search engine
Export History: Chrome plugin to export your history
Pixel Art Creator:
a simple programming IDE to draw pixel art
Calculate your bonus birthdays, like when you turn 20,000 days old, or
when you're the same age George Washington was when he became president.
Dr. Dog: ask your Amazon Echo or Google Home if it's safe for your dog to eat
Email Drafter: a
markdown email editor that renders as plaintext and HTML
DnDice: Dungeons and
Dragons dice roller
qgen: query generator
for hunting for 30x500 audiences
PastCam: iOS app to take "then and now" style pictures
QR reader/writer: QR
code reader that works offline, like on an air gapped computer
split up a secret into N pieces so you can recover it with any M of the
Mosaic Web Dev:
a platform for hosting lessons that students can go through at their own
HumanSort: sort a
list based on whatever you want by comparing two things at a time
Markdown to MLA
and Markdown to APA: generate
perfect MLA and APA documents from plain text markdown
timecard calculator (a rewrite of
my oldest useful program)
Timer: a simple timer
with alarm for teaching in poms
Icon Dice: a ~900
sided dice with
Clear Decoder: decode
links from the
Clear iOS list making app
Profile Flags: add a country flag over your Facebook profile picture
autorunner: command line tool to run a command when a file is saved
t_time_tracker: simple command line time tracking
Email Tip Bot:
send/receive bitcoin through email. Shut down (and coins returned) in
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.