I have wanted to start a blog for a long time now and the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order gave me plenty of time to finally get started.

I intend to use this blog for 2 purposes:

  1. To share practical tips and tricks that I’ve picked up as a software engineer. These are things like “how to debug X on AWS”, “how to do Y with bazel”, or “how to write Z in golang”. My hope is that my posts will save time for other engineers who encounter the same issues.
  2. To occasionally publish my thoughts on current events and the world around me.

I chose the name of this blog to reflect these 2 goals, as the word “thoughtful” can mean considerate/kind as well as pensive/reflective. Of course, the availability of the domain name also factored into the naming decision.

P.S. By coincidence, I started this blog on Anzac day 2020 - a good fit for a koala-themed blog.