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April 02, 2020

Quarantine — Day 14

Full focus. Gaining traction on both open source and side hustle.

This post is part of an ongoing series in which I document my journey through the COVID-19 quarantine. See Day 1 for full context.

Quick update

Made really good progress on rmind, my new open source project. Pivoted real quick from the initial, working solution as it required some low, dark permissions in the OS. Will work with Apple Reminders directly.

I logged into Twitter to see what people are talking about in tech but, again, it was a bad idea. I found nothing interesting, it was mostly a waste of time (+60 mins). Also checked HN &, that was a bit more productive as I got to find some cool resources.

Put 2 hours of work in my contract work from Toptal and, after that, kept working on my initiative to write a book on my learnings for remote work.

Overall, I feel it was a pretty good, productive day - full of learnings (learned about Applescript, which was totally new to me).

2 weeks in quarantine have had no significant impact on me, at least mentally. Keeping focused, busy and motivated has helped my mental sanity a lot. I keep waking up early (4:50am) - mornings are a blessing, for real.

Data Report


  • Avoid news: Yes
  • Write blog: Yes
  • Personal growth: Yes. Kept reading Before you know it - John Bargh.
  • Wake up 5:00 am: Yes
  • Workout: No
  • Help someone: Yes
  • Time wasted < 90 mins: No


  • Spent: 4 USD
  • Stocks Portfolio (24h): +0.32%
  • Stocks Portfolio (All time): +2.81%
  • Cryptofolio (24h): +0.32%
  • Cryptofolio (All time): +22.8%

Stay tuned.


I'm Carlos Roso. I'm a Software Engineer and digital nomad at Toptal. Previously Software Architect at Crossover. In love with open source and design.

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