DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Eyes on target

Edition 82 of my newsletter, discussing Knowledge Management, Knowledge Work, Zen Productivity, Personal Organization, and more!

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Eyes on target
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Welcome to the 82nd edition
Another week, another newsletter! I hope that you all had a great one 🤩
I’m rarely behind schedule for the newsletter, but this edition was an exception. My right eye decided to stop functioning normally yesterday, so I decided to rest. Earthly bodies are so annoying sometimes. It’s only when we suffer that we realize the luck we have when everything is alright.
Luckily, I managed to watch the first episode of The Rings of Power the day before. Phew!! I don’t even want to know what the critics say about it. I don’t care. I’m a huge fan of Tolkien’s work, so I was delighted to discover a new TV show about it 🎉
I’ve resumed learning and thus started expanding my knowledge base this month. And it feels great to be learning! ❤️

The graph view of my knowledge base
Alright, let’s goooo! 🚀
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The Lab 🧪
This week I’ve resumed working for my clients and also resumed work on the Obsidian Starter Kit. I’ve released new versions with tons of new features, new guides, and more will soon follow. During the last 30 days, I’ve sold 36 copies (~$700). So far, I’ve sold > 200 copies (209 at the time of writing), which is a lot more than I hoped when I started this project.
In August I’ve made ~$35 from EthicalAds, mainly thanks to the article that went on the front page of Hacker News.
As planned, I’ve also started testing and tweaking my recording “studio” for the YouTube channel. I’m really delighted with how it looks with my camera and with the Philips Hue lights I bought last month. To go a bit further, I’ve ordered a light and a softbox. This should help better light my face :p
I’m really not used to be on camera, so I’m really struggling, but learning something new is really FUN. Speaking of which, I still have everything to learn about video editing. I could take a shortcut and find someone to help me out, but at least for the first few videos, I want to give it a try on my own.
I still haven’t received all the parts for the new computer, so I can’t show much yet, even if I couldn’t wait to assemble what I already could (case fans, PSU, etc) ;-)
Next week I’ll publish a first YouTube video (an overview of the Obsidian Starter Kit) and will keep working on the Obsidian Starter Kit. I intend to record videos for it and add those as an optional buy for people who want to take the fast lane.
Recent articles
Saving and restoring your mental contexts to improve mental health and productivity
Quotes of the week
  • “Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely” — Roy T. Bennett
  • “If you have a dream, don’t waste your energies explaining why” — Paul Coelho
Book of the week
Feynman's Lost Lecture: The Motion of Planets Around the Sun
Tips of the week
1Password for VS Code | 1Password Developer Documentation
How cool is that?!
GitHub - CompVis/stable-diffusion
Thinking and learning links of the week
GitHub - SkepticMystic/graph-analysis: Analyse the structure of your Obsidian graph using various analysis techniques
What is multi-objective optimization? | by Jacob Ferus | Sep, 2022 | Medium
Tech links of the week
Next.js Conf
What you might have missed at Black Hat and Def Con 2022 – TechCrunch
How I write React after 8 years. I am starting with my contrarians views… | by Nessim Btesh | Jul, 2022 | Medium
Getting Started with Vitest | Vue Mastery
Indie Hacking and bootstrapping
Why I hate the indie hackers community on Twitter
Documentation to Improve SEO | Google Search Central  |  Google Developers