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April 07, 2020

Quarantine — Day 19

It's all about outreach

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

I felt the impact of not waking up early. I think I have mastered the habit of waking up at 5:00am but it’s still difficult sometimes. Regardless, I can now feel the shame of not doing it. Waking up at 8:30am after sleeping like 10 hours feels so bad when I realize I couldn’t use my morning productively. I know what I should do to improve this: plan my day ahead since the day before. This will allow my brain to be ready at 5:00am - ready to rock on that routine.

In other news, I added the banner on the header to attract traffic to my new guide Cracking the Toptal Interview. I also wrote on, hope it brings on some leads. I’m ready now to start writing more meaningful content from now on as, again, The secret to living is giving.


Data Report


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


  • Spent: 0 USD
  • Stocks Portfolio (24h): -0.46%
  • Stocks Portfolio (All time): +4.59%
  • Cryptofolio (24h): +1.03%
  • Cryptofolio (All time): +59.64%

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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