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May 06, 2020

Quarantine — Day 48

Quarantine extended

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 could only finish 2 out of 4 tasks this day. Felt super unproductive, not sure what happened. But no problem, I’m accepting it as it is.

I sent out my 3rd newsletter, keeping consistency over there, feeling solid. I also applied to a new top-remote platform called I wanted to see how the process looks like to be able to write meaningful recommendations. I managed to pass the algorithm test in my first try, scoring 72nd percentile. I think that’s not too good but I’m confident I can make it to the 90th percentile with practice and more tries.

Finally, I made good progress on my guide Cracking the Toptal Interview. I think I’m almost there, maybe 85-90% done. I’ll keep on grinding.

In other news, the quarantine has been extended 2 more weeks as expected. I’m happy about that honestly. This has been a time like no other for me.

Data Report


  • Avoid news: No
  • Write blog: Yes
  • Personal growth: Yes
  • Wake up 5:00 am: Yes
  • Workout: No
  • Help someone: No
  • Time wasted < 90 mins: Yes


  • Spent: 0 USD
  • Stocks Portfolio (24h): +0.05%
  • Stocks Portfolio (All time): +12.93%
  • Cryptofolio (24h): -0.43%
  • Cryptofolio (All time): +94.16%

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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