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Note, n. A brief remark; a marginal comment or explanation; hence, an annotation on a text or author; a comment; a critical, explanatory, or illustrative observation.

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Cloud chambers

The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

How to Contribute to an Open Source Project on GitHub

Console.log is just a wrapper for process.stdout.write

Console.prototype.log = function() {this._stdout.write(util.format.apply(this, arguments) + '\n');};

Effective Communication from Politics and the English Language:

  1. Never use a metaphor, simile or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.
  2. Never use a long word where a short one will do.
  3. If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.
  4. Never use the passive where you can use the active.
  5. Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.
  6. Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous.

I just might jump to Astro if they get a few things:

  1. Prettier support
  2. VS Code Go to Definition
  3. Serverless functions
  4. Components in Markdown posts

Time To Dent (TTD) – The time it takes for people to start making things other people can use.

Put a dent in the universe.
– Steve Jobs

In The Garden, Chapter 27 by Frances Hodgson Burnett

In each century since the beginning of the world wonderful things have been discovered. In the last century more amazing things were found out than in any century before. In this new century hundreds of things still more astounding will be brought to light. At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done, then they begin to hope it can be done, then they see it can be done—then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago. One of the new things people began to find out in the last century was that thoughts—just mere thoughts—are as powerful as electric batteries—as good for one as sunlight is, or as bad for one as poison. To let a sad thought or a bad one get into your mind is as dangerous as letting a scarlet fever germ get into your body. If you let it stay there after it has got in you may never get over it as long as you live.

The idea of being more coachable.

How to be effective:

  1. Ask, “What needs to be done?”
  2. Ask, “What is right for the enterprise?”
  3. Develop action plans
  4. Take responsibility for decisions
  5. Take responsibility for communicating
  6. Focus on opportunities rather than problems
  7. Run productive meetings
  8. Think and say “we” rather than “I”

    The first two practices gave them the knowledge they needed. The next four helped them convert this knowledge into effective action. The last two ensured that the whole organization felt responsible and accountable. From Peter Drucker’s The Effective Executive

Types of books:

Commit. Pick one and irreversibly commit.

Tomorrow is “to morrow”. Morrow is the day following the present.

Why am I just now hearing about Microsoft Power Fx

Just finished INSIDE by Bo Burnham. Thanks bo.

The original ELIZA

Just finished writing my first shell script. It creates a new markdown file for the posts on this website with all the right formatting.

Feel dumb, I just realized git can be used locally. Github acts like an offsite backup (among other things ofc)

Idk if I’ll ever use it again, but here’s File Juicer.

Trying to be one of today’s lucky 10,000, everyday.

Testing out the NPR One podcast app

Abstract Syntax Tree (AST) is a tree representation of program source code. JavaScript AST Explorer

In thinking about slack and how I want more of it, ideally I would transition from consuming 100+ newsletters a day to reading more old books and articles. See:

Slack, leisure, and experience. Slack enables leisure, leisure is not a time to retreat from the world. Rather, it’s a time for poetry, prayer, and philosophy — a chance to reflect on where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going.

Woke up today… I think using React in an email suspended by ESP account…

You can use React anywhere?

Give me an editor with markdown support and tooling to create images and everything is version controlled.

Open Source Airtable alternative

Cascade timeline

Building a media scroller component

25 GitHub Repos you should bookmark

CS Algorithms

The Big List of Naughty Strings

Per Kevin Kelly’s 99 Additional Bits of unsolicited Advice, learn the Bowline knot and the One-Handed Bowline

Wizard zines

The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is a set of symbols that linguists use to describe the sounds of spoken languages. Here’s an interactive IPA chart.

On the necessity to stand out:

Full stack ethereum app with Solidity, Ethers.js, Hardhat, and The Graph

HTML Tips came across this a bit ago. If this is interesting, check out the HTML spec.

Made a React useReducer example and compared it to useEffect. Best way to learn is to do.

I’m organizing my life:

We all start somewhere.

Periodically try to prune dead links on my site with SF. The ephemeralness is saddening. “programming is rather thankless. u see your works become replaced by superior ones in a year. unable to run at all in a few more.”

Adding node and npm to the long list of things you need to keep track of in a web project…

npm-check-updates interactive mode: ncu -i
(H/T) Wes Bos

Have a user snippet working in VS Code for note! Timestamps are still a little jank–but it works.

Trying out the Tick Tick to-do app again–this time for it’s Mac menu bar to-do list. I’ve never really used Mac menu bar utilities before.

Working on reducing the friction to create on my site. A few tricks:

The design is Twitter-like to capture some of that haphazardness. But it’s literally just me.

The final straw to finally build a notes page came from:

  1. Wanting to have some ideal calendar for writing
  2. Looking at content calendar templates
  3. Deciding I’ll just create my own on this site
  4. Segue to searching for a Mac timer app
  5. Stumbling across Matthew Palmers site
  6. Seeing his standing invitation page.”

The Now page movement: A public declaration of priorities.

The Standing Invitation page:

okay I think it’s working now

Got time/date formatter ruby script working:
note[“initialTimestamp”] .in_time_zone(“America/New_York”) .strftime(“%I:%M %p · %b %d, %Y”)

Time is hard

Jekyll has a doctor command aptly named hyde

First note. Let’s see where this goes.