bogdan's notes

This is a view into my thoughts, interests, and activities.


  • Fri 17 January 2020
  • Misc

Personal finance dashboard in Google Data Studio

To better understand my expense habits and overall spending, I used to track my financial transactions in a mobile application. I would manually put data after each payment. I was doing it for a couple of years until I realized that it didn’t quite help me. First, since most …

  • Tue 14 August 2018
  • Misc

Lisbon 2018

I had never been to Portugal before this travel. I knew little about the country, and had no clue what to expect. As a result, my expectations were easily exceeded. I really liked what I saw and experienced there: places, nature, local food, and people! In this post, I'll share …

  • Thu 29 December 2016
  • Misc

My 2016 Annual Review

This is my attempt to reflect on events of the year 2016. For that, I'll answer three questions: What went well this year? What could have been done better? What am I working toward? This is a format I decided to use being inspired by the annual reviews by James …

  • Sun 02 October 2016
  • Misc

My website: why and how

In this post, I'm going to describe why and how I built my personal website. I begin with why. Here are several reasons that motivate me. Improve my writing English skill Enhance communication Writing about what I've learned should help me understand it better Show my qualifications, experience and competence …

  • Tue 14 June 2016
  • Misc

Learning Rules

Theses: It's better to learn on a regular basis in short sessions (30-60 minutes) than 3 hours long once a week. Take short breaks between learning sessions, it will improve your concentration and enhance overall productivity. Divide overall learning material into chunks (chapters), and work on one at a time …