DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Back to it

Edition 81 of my newsletter, discussing Knowledge Management, Knowledge Work, Zen Productivity, Personal Organization, and more!

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Back to it
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Welcome to the 81st edition
Another week, another newsletter! I hope that you all had a great one 🤩
Vacations are over! Last week in Brittany was precisely as I expected: amazing! My jaw hit the ground many times at the sight of the breathtaking views that the region has to offer, such as la Pointe de Biffot,  Cap d'Erquy, Cap Fréhel, la Côte de granit rose, and many more! I had endless opportunities to take pictures. Now I’ll just need to find time to go through them all and pick the best ones to develop (using Lightroom) and print.
I’m now full of energy and ready to resume my journey together with you all!
So it’s official, the lab has reopened!
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The Lab 🧪
Back to work, full of ideas
The lab is a bit dusty, but nothing dramatic. I just need to pick up things where I left them.
As planned, I’m now getting ready to start my YouTube journey. This is going to be fun. This week I’ll configure my new camera with the PC and make some tests. If all goes well, I’ll try to record a first video for the Obsidian Starter Kit.
I’ve ordered a new computer because mine keeps crashing. Hopefully, I should be able to assemble it by next week. If you’re curious, I’ll share the specs. The last time I changed was back in 2013, so this will be quite the upgrade 😂
The rolling average of my products is still around $750, even though the lab was closed for the whole month. This is quite cool. I wouldn’t call it passive revenue, but the momentum is clearly there!
It’s not only a numbers game, but I’ve noticed that momentum makes a huge difference.
I’m also psyched to see that my Google search stats keep going up. I went from 55K impressions and 1640 clicks back in June to 88K impressions and 2440 clicks this month. If the numbers keep going up, this should be fun. And what better way to help that trend than to resume publishing articles?!
Visits on my site in the last 30 days
This month, I’m also going to resume working on the Obsidian Starter Kit and update the PKM Library. I’ve made > 300 sales of those two products combined, so it’s clearly been a valuable time investment. And I have a lot more to add to those ❤️
My new weekly planning is now ready, and I just need to get used to it. This should help me focus on what matters and make solid progress this month. I’ll adjust as I go, as it isn’t a precise plan, but rather a reminder of what I want to spend time on (in an ideal world).
One big decision ahead is whether to focus on focusd first or on another initiative. That’s a tough call, but I’m going to take some time to ponder that question this week. Priorities, priorities ;-)
Recent articles
No new articles this week.
Quotes of the week
  • “The best way to predict the future is to invent it” — Alan Kay (1989)
  • “I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept” — Angela Yvonne Davis
Book of the week
Adam Grant - Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know
Tips of the week
Malcolm Gladwell | Talking to Strangers
How cool is that?!
Water separates into two different liquids at low temperatures - Tech Explorist
The Visiting Room Project - The Visiting Room
Thinking and learning links of the week
How I read nonfiction books
My Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) Breakfast | by Raymond D Sims | Aug, 2022 | Medium
Obsidian + Text Generator Plugin: More Affordable and Powerful AI Text Assistant Helper | by HAOUARI Noureddine | Medium
etymology | Etymology, origin and meaning of etymology by etymonline
Tech links of the week
Announcing TypeScript 4.8 - TypeScript
Trends, Strategies and Insights For The Tech Economy
Janet Jackson song from 1989 declared a cybersecurity vulnerability for crashing hard drives | TechSpot
GitHub - dapr/dapr: Dapr is a portable, event-driven, runtime for building distributed applications across cloud and edge.
GitHub - withastro/astro: Build faster websites with Astro's next-gen island architecture 🏝✨
Indie Hacking and bootstrapping
Becoming a Full-Time Creator as a Software Engineer: Controversial Advice - The Pragmatic Engineer
50 top subreddits to share your info product|Segue
Advanced Figma tips & tricks 2022 | by Christine Vallaure | UX Collective