DeveloPassion's Newsletter #112 - Consistency

DeveloPassion's Newsletter #112 - Consistency

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Welcome to the 112th edition

Another week, another newsletter! I hope that you all had a great one 🤩

This week, apart from preparing boxes for my upcoming move, I've managed to publish a new article, and to start coding my next SaaS. I'll tell you more in "The Lab" section!

When I was young, I collected movies, TV shows, anime, books/mangas/comic books and videogames. All of those were digital. An endless list of files sitting on CDs, DVDs and hard disk drives. At the time, it felt mostly harmless because it didn't take a lot of physical space. It was mostly "virtual". But in recent years, I started playing and collecting board games. Unfortunately, board games take a lot of physical space in comparison. It wasn't much of an issue for me until recently, when I decided to sell my house and move. Packing all of those games turns out to be a real PITA. So far I've packed 50 (!!) boxes of board games, and I'm not done yet 😂. I really regret my digital-only hoarding days 😂.

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The lab 🧪

This week, my ongoing small bets have continued to pay off. I haven't found much time to work on those, apart from the IT Concepts Wall, but sales have continued their trend, which is awesome.

My mind is now focused on the next big goal for this year: launching Knowii, my Community Knowledge Management solution. Although, I have much less free time to dedicate to it than I would like to. I have to accept those constraints for now, and do the best with the time I have at my disposal.

The first milestone I focus on is content curation. For this one, the first step is enabling users to capture links that they find useful/interesting and that they want to share with their community.

Before I can deliver that and deploy it, I need to build the base "infrastructure" for the SaaS: actual IT infrastructure, database model, high-level technical architecture, account creation, authentication, authorization, subscriptions, and more! This will take me a while, but I'm moving forward, one line at a time. I'll keep you posted about my progress! If you're curious about the project, then please make sure to subscribe to this newsletter!

New articles

Content curation as a way to level up communities
In this article, I want to discuss about community content curation. It’s a practice that can truly empower communities. Subscribe to the newsletter Introduction All communities have domain-specific knowledge. For that knowledge to be disseminated within the community, it must first be curated,…

Quotes of the week

  • "The future is gonna be exciting because I will be there"
  • "Don't try to create the perfect knowledge management system. Start small, accept imperfection and focus on continuous improvement. Consider your notes, metadata, your whole system and process as a work in progress"

How cool is that?!

Scribble Diffusion
Turn your sketch into a refined image using AI

Thinking and learning

Lessons learned about Private Knowledge Management (PKM)
…and how I ended up using Logseq for now
Ivo Velitchkov on LinkedIn: #cybernetics #tft
Luhmann's research practice was a system with 3 feedback loops. One when freely taking reading notes, another when creating and linking slip notes and…
The End of Organizing
How GPT-3 will turn your notes into an *actual* second brain
Transform your second brain into an unstoppable content engine
A review of a remarkable new course that can help you produce more high-quality content, faster — and revolutionize how you think.
Personal note-taking is going to change dramatically
My history of using different note-taking tools over the years is well-documented in this blog, including my recent move from Obsidian to…
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Indie Hacking and bootstrapping

What advice do you have for the indies who are just starting out?
Looking forward to some amazing tips and advice that help the new indies.
Low-hanging social proof opportunities for indie hackers
We are social creatures and that’s why social proof is so important — nothing is more convincing. It builds trust, increases conversions, explains your…
How I got 550 upvotes + 130 comments + 2 newsletter features on Product Hunt 🚀
Last year (I know, delayed post) my company ( launched on Product Hunt on one of the busiest days of the year. We ended up getting be…
The best domain names are two names. Or three. · Reproof
You don’t need a dot com, or a short name, to build a successful startup.

This Is How I Made $10,000 from a Webinar in 60 Minutes | Tim Denning
For the last 4 years, my webinars have only made a few hundred dollars. It was so depressing. I’d get all hyped up, prepare, deliver a tonne of value, finis…


Server-Sent Events, WebSockets, and HTTP
The orange site is currently discussing an article about Server-Sent Events, especially as compared with WebSockets (and the emerging WebTransport). Both the article and discussion are well-informed, but I think they miss out on one aspect that has fairly deep implications.
JDK 20 and JDK 21: What We Know So Far
JDK 20, the third non-LTS release since JDK 17, has reached its initial release candidate phase with a final set of seven (7) new features, in the form of JEPs, that can be separated into two categories: Core Java Library and Java Specification. We examine JDK 20 and predict what features may be tar…
Nx Console - IntelliJ IDEs Plugin | Marketplace
Spend less time looking up command line arguments and more time shipping incredible products. Why Nx Console? Developers use both command-line tools and user…
Nx 15.8 — Rust Hasher, Nx Console for IntelliJ, Deno, Node and Storybook
Just weeks after the release of Nx 15.7 (release video here), the Nx team has now launched Nx 15.8, with exciting new features and…

About Sébastien

Hello everyone! I'm Sébastien Dubois. I'm an author, founder, and CTO. I write books and articles about software development & IT, personal knowledge management, personal organization, and productivity. I also craft lovely digital products 🚀

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