This is my “life stack” – the tools, apps, services and other things I use to manage my work and life. I started this page because the other life stack sites I’ve seen have introduced me to new tools I have been able to put to good use. Some of the links will be affiliates. It was created privately in January 2018 and made public in July 2018.


MacBook Pro 13″ mid-2009 (macOS) – A friend gave it in exchange for tech support on his computer. This used laptop was laden with software problems, a bad battery, trackpad, and fan, and low memory. I’ve fixed all those except for the faulty audio jack that only works with external headphones and Bluetooth. I tried every trick to fix it. Most recently I replaced the HD with an SSD. That helped a ton. A few seconds to boot from cold rather than minutes.

Google Pixel 2

  • Quoda (mobile) for scripting/coding
  • Google Drive
  • Open Camera
  • Manual Camera
  • Snapseed
  • Instagram
  • Google Chrome


  • WordPress
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • jQuery
  • JavaScript (beginner, can troubleshoot)
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • JSON
  • Google Maps API
  • GitHub and Gists
  • Jekyll (this blog)
  • Ubuntu/ Ubuntu MATE Linux


  • French
  • English


Girls’ Generation, Girl’s Day, Super Junior, IU, Younha, Crayon Pop, Davichi, HAIM, Kari Jobe, Laura Story, DC Talk, Toby Mac, The Cathedrals, Trance, Ferry Corsten, Paul Oakenfold, DJ Tiesto, Andy Hunter, Classical, WDAV Radio


  • Korean dramas – I’m Not a Robot, Revolutionary Love, Temperature of Love
  • Korean TV – Running Man, Three Meals A Day, Law of the Jungle
  • See all past watched and reviewed

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Daniel's book recommendations, liked quotes, book clubs, book trivia, book lists (currently-reading shelf)