Rasul Kireev

Indiehacker. Aspiring Data Scientist. Love to try new things. I also write occasionally.

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This is what I am up to Now

(This is a now page, and if you have your own site, you should make one, too.)

Building Kushim

I am currently trying to dedicate a lot of my free time to developing Kushim. Kushim is the first web app I have built after finding the Indiehackers community. If you are interested, the address is kushim.io . If this doesn’t work, please go ahead to app.kushim.io.

Landing Page Design

I am building the landing page in Carrd. Lovely service. I can’t recommend it more to anyone.

App Design

Most of it is in pure CSS, but starting to integrate TailwindCSS here and there. I need more experience and practice before moving the whole thing to this utility service framework. Plus, I need to focus on shipping! And rebuilding will take a lot of time.

Network App

I am not too far from my goal of making a V1 of Kushim. The only thing left to do is to complete the personal CRM features. Procrastination is big on this one.

Learning to “Swim” at a full-time job

I have been interning @ Guy Carpenter Actuarial Department for a while now. Luckily I stumbled upon a new position at a new department that will focus on modernizing the processes used to work with data. It is all incredibly fascinating and at the same time, overwhelming. I am now learning to use all the tools: Spark, Databricks, Airflow, Azure, etc. You name it. I am struggling to find priorities and keeping focused.

Hopefully, this jump in the pool approach will yield great results in the end, but right now, it is a little overwhelming as I did earlier. But. Extremely exciting and interesting.

The hard thing is that I am also doing a lot of stuff for the previous department. It feels too much at times.

the following two weeks will be crucial to show my abilities and to “lock” a full-time gig in the new department.

Family and Christmas preparations.

December started with a lot of expenses. We are buying the first Christmas tree and gifts for the whole family. Thankfully I have read “I will teach you to be rich” by Ramit Sethi a while back and prepared a little. So, this is not going to too overhwlekmi9ng.

Soon, we will be dressing up the tree and the whole apartment. My wife loves Christmas. It is her personal favorite. So excited to see her happy.

Learning

I just bought a Microacquisition “Buy, Grow, Sell Small Companies” course by Ryan Kulp. I am excited to get started.

Reading

Currently reading the following books:

  1. Sapiens by Yuval Harari
  2. Make by Pieter Levels
  3. Python for Data Analysis by Wes McKinney
  4. Show Your Work by Austin Kleon
  5. A Guide to Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William Irvine
  6. Eight Dates by John Gottman

Listening

I have been listening to a lot of podcast episodes featuring David Heinemeier Hansson @Basecamp (currently listening to the Tim Ferriss show, episode #195). Love his stories insights. The same goes for Jason Fried @Basecamp and Josh Pigford @Baremetrics .

Podcasts I am enjoying:

  1. Build your SaaS - bootstrapping in 2019
  2. Indiehackers Podcast
  3. Data Skeptic
  4. Trouble Makers
  5. Full Stack Radio
  6. The Tim Ferriss Show

Updated Dec. 3, 2019

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