DeveloPassion's Newsletter #138 - Sky is the limit

Edition 138 of my newsletter, discussing Knowledge Management, Knowledge Work, Zen Productivity, Personal Organization, and more!

DeveloPassion's Newsletter #138 - Sky is the limit


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

This week, I've started preparing for my move. It happens on the 22, and we still have tons of things to sort, pack, etc. There's also a ton of boring administrative details to take care of. And if that wasn't enough, I'm also putting a big project in production with one of my clients. Phew. I'm going to be tired for a while 😂

But it's all for the better. New place, new city, new life. Change is GOOD 🎉

Unfortunately, given that I'll be moving on the 22, I might not have time to prepare next week's newsletter. But worry not, I'll get back to you as soon as I possibly can!

By the way, If you enjoy reading this newsletter, then please consider becoming a paid subscriber. This helps me keep going! ❤️

Alright, let's gooooo 🚀

The lab 🧪

This week, the lab has hit a new high. In the past 30 days, my projects made >$2350. This is epic, and happens just in time, as I need to buy furniture for the new home 😂

Here's a little breakdown:

  • Obsidian Starter Kit: $930
  • Obsidian Starter Course: $850
  • PKM Coaching: $250
  • PKM Library: $115
  • Gumroad affiliate sales: $130
  • Medium: $50
  • Newsletter: $32
  • Dev Concepts: $27
  • IT Concepts Wall: $10

I'm also super thrilled that the Obsidian Starter Course is so successful. The feedback I've received so far is really positive. I need to gather testimonials and add those to the product page!

I have updated my Website recently:

On other news, I have bought a teleprompter to help me record better videos. I chose the following: Neewer X14 Pro. I'm really happy about it: easy to use, accompanied by a nice app and a remote. Works great!

New articles

I've published a mini essay about journaling, mostly reusing content from my previous newsletter edition:

There’s a lot more to journaling than what most people think
There’s a lot more to journaling than what most people think... I’ve been journaling for a number of years, and it has helped me tremendously! Here’s why…

Quotes of the week

  • We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely — E. O. Wilson
  • Either you run the day or the day runs you

Thinking and learning

Obsidian 1.4.10 is out, with tons cool new improvements and bug fixes for properties:

Obsidian 1.4.10 Desktop (Public)
Improvements Editor - Empty lines before the frontmatter block are no longer allowed. Previously this was supported by some parts of the app and ignored by othe…

I've recently discovered a cool online course for Capacities, created by Beth:

Capacities Made Simple
Learn how to take advantage of Capacities and how it works from beginner to advanced.

A free introduction to Obsidian:

Using Heptabase to boost your language learning efforts:

Heptabase: Your New Ally in Language Acquisition
Optimizing Language Learning with Heptabase: A Comprehensive Guide
The Components of a Personal Knowledge Management System
Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) is the process of collecting, organizing, and making sense of knowledge. It involves using app and content primitives to manage information. Content creation leads to processing, and that guides the capture method. The processing cycle repeats further, culminating…
My Ultra-Simple PKM-System (2023)
… that helps me to make a new video by myself every single day
How to use note-taking for crystal clear focus
This productivity hack comes with an asterisk, explains note-taking guru Tiago Forte.

Indie Hacking and bootstrapping

Making money on Medium:

Anthony Vicino on LinkedIn: Three months ago I started creating a different type of content for… | 235 comments
Three months ago I started creating a different type of content for LinkedIn... Since then I've gained 25,000+ subscribers. Here's what I did in 3 steps: 1.… | 235 comments on LinkedIn
Bootstrapping 6 Products to $35K Monthly Revenue (June stats)
Hey Indie Hackers! Every week, I send a marketing Case Study from a profitable Solopreneur. Today I want to share with you the recent issue with Nick, w…


GitHub - Stability-AI/StableStudio: Community interface for generative AI
Community interface for generative AI. Contribute to Stability-AI/StableStudio development by creating an account on GitHub.
AI ‘godfather’ Yoshua Bengio feels ‘lost’ over life’s work
Canadian computer scientist Yoshua Bengio tells the BBC he did not realise AI would develop so fast.