DeveloPassion's Newsletter #121 - Open Source

DeveloPassion's Newsletter #121 - Open Source

Hello everyone! I'm Sébastien Dubois, your host (I'm on Twitter). You're receiving this email because you signed up for DeveloPassion's Newsletter. Thank you for being here with me ✨

Welcome to the 121th edition

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

This week, I took some time off. And (tried) to recharge my batteries. I haven't really succeeded (my back reminds me I'm getting older 😂), but it was a fun week anyway.

Alright, let's gooooo 🚀

The lab 🧪

This week, I've decided to raise the price of the Obsidian Starter Kit by at least 30%. I've announced the price change on Twitter, and will adapt it in a few days. Now's the latest possibility to get it at the current price.

I haven't made progress on Knowii, but I've finally made up my mind about making it open source. The source code of Knowii is now available on GitHub, under the terms of the AGPL 3.0 open source license. This is a strong move towards building this project in public. I made this decision for multiple reasons:

  • I've been an open source advocate for the longest time, and I want to take every opportunity I have to contribute and make the world a better place with free software
  • Knowii will be a safer bet for everyone with the source code available. Anyone will be able to take over if the project ever gets abandoned. Also, anyone will be able to contribute and help improve the platform
  • People who don't want to pay will be free to set up their own instance and do whatever they want with it

I'm a strong believer in Open source, and I want Knowii to follow the footsteps of other projects such as Ghost. The open source license I've chosen supports commercial use, modification and distribution, but requires all source code modifications to be made publicly available.

On other news, I made $770 with my Indie projects in the last 30 days. I'm sad that I've lost one paid subscriber for the newsletter. Hopefully, more of you will subscribe and help me keep going ❤️

New articles

I've published an article about the value of atomic notes for note-taking and note-making.

The value of atomic notes
Atomic notes are a key element of PKM success. Here’s why

Quotes of the week

  • "Just because you have impostor syndrome doesn't mean you aren't incompetent"
  • "Like many other things, boldness is not innate. It is a skill that can be acquired and practiced"

Book of the week

The Extended Mind outlines the research behind this exciting new vision of human ability, exploring the findings of neuroscientists, cognitive scientists, psychologists, and examining the practices of educators, managers, and leaders who are already reaping the benefits of thinking outside the brain

Thinking and learning

The Zettelkasten Method of Note Taking Mirrors Most of the Levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy
Old school EdTech is new again?
Human Thinking vs Parser Thinking - Danny Su
How Humans Think About Code vs How Parsers Think About Code
Process of assembling your literature notes for permanent notes
by u/chanimanii in Zettelkasten
GitHub - bramses/chatgpt-md: A (nearly) seamless integration of ChatGPT into Obsidian.
A (nearly) seamless integration of ChatGPT into Obsidian. - GitHub - bramses/chatgpt-md: A (nearly) seamless integration of ChatGPT into Obsidian.
My Obsidian Setup — My Notes and My Theme settings
How do I manage my PKM notes and what theme I’m using
Category Theory Illustrated - index

Indie Hacking and bootstrapping

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Do Success Stories Cause False Beliefs About Success?
Hypertext Montage
What is the shape of hypertext? Hypertext resists the single linear narrative. Thoughts, also, resist the single linear narrative. They exist as something more like a hyperdimensional cloud of associations.
Bootstrapping to €600k MRR and getting killed by Shopify. The story of Checkout X.
I’ve been building websites since I was 10 years old and I’ve started multiple companies along the way. I write about Startups, Shopify, and the entrepreneurship journey.
I had a 37K YouTube audience, and that’s what I earned and learned
I reached 2.6 million views and 37K subscribers on Youtube before I decided to quit.


Why KPIs Don’t Work; And How To Fix Them
Improving KPIs Requires A Shift To 21st Century Management
How we code is changing
Is hand coding becoming a thing of the past?
How to start a React Project in 2023
A list of React starter kits (Vite, Next, Astro) which help developers to start a React project in 2023…
GitHub - anysphere/gpt-4-for-code: Some examples of GPT-4 for code!
Some examples of GPT-4 for code! Contribute to anysphere/gpt-4-for-code development by creating an account on GitHub.
Push notifications are now supported cross-browser


ChatGPT is Really Good at Roleplaying
ChatGPT is really good at roleplaying as strange and unusual characters with minimal prompting.
‘Godfather of AI’ says the technology could pose a ‘more urgent’ threat to humankind than climate change
“With climate change, it’s very easy to recommend what you should do: you just stop burning carbon. If you do that, eventually things will be okay. For this it’s not at all clear what you should do,” Geoffrey Hinton told Reuters.
r/ChatGPT: Subreddit to discuss about ChatGPT. Not affiliated with OpenAI.
ChatGPT: How to generate prompts for Stable Diffusion - Stable Diffusion Art
Can ChatGPT generate high-quality prompts for Stable Diffusion? The answer is yes. But you will need special methods to tease them out. Once you learn how to
Exclusive: Linguist says ChatGPT has invalidated Chomsky’s ‘innate principles of language’
An American linguist, Daniel Everett, has criticized Noam Chomsky’s argument about “innate principles of language,” emphasizing that ChatGPT has demonstrated how a language can be learned without any hard-wired principles of grammar.
GitHub - mlc-ai/web-stable-diffusion: Bringing stable diffusion models to web browsers. Everything runs inside the browser with no server support.
Bringing stable diffusion models to web browsers. Everything runs inside the browser with no server support. - GitHub - mlc-ai/web-stable-diffusion: Bringing stable diffusion models to web browser…

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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