DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Issue #100 - New Beginning

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Issue #100 - New Beginning

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Welcome to the 100th edition

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

Today marks a cool milestone for my newsletter. It's the 100th edition! To celebrate, I've decided to offer you a new promotion. Use the "newsletter100" code to get a -50% discount on the Obsidian Starter Kit and Personal Knowledge Management Library.

I have been really consistent with this initiative. This year alone, I've published at least one edition each week, and sometimes more. In total, I've published 62 editions!

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The lab 🧪

This week the numbers of the lab have gone down a little, but it's normal after the success of the Black Friday week. During the last 30 days, I sold 64 more copies of the Obsidian Starter Kit, which is still awesome. I've almost reached $10K of sales on Gumroad, which will be another cool milestone!

I haven't made any progress on my projects, and I think I won't be able to before 2023 begins. It's all right, it's the end of the year, and thus time to take care of my loved ones, recharge, and prepare plans for 2023.

Next week, I'll spend some time reviewing my progress this year, before I update my plans for next year. Growing my YouTube channel will certainly remain an important goal, even if I didn't stick to it this quarter.

New articles

Why is Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) useful
The key reasons why Personal Knowledge Management is useful

Quotes of the week

  • "Allow yourself to be proud of yourself and all the progress you've made. Especially the progress no one else can see"
  • "The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything" — Oscar Wilde

Book of the week

The Mind in the Cave is a superb piece of detective work, casting light on the darkest mysteries of our earliest ancestors while strengthening our wonder at their aesthetic achievements

How cool is that?!

Stable diffusion for real-time music generation
How to become a truly excellent gift giver
A great present should have at least one of these three qualities. Here’s what they are.

Thinking and learning

Meco app - Newsletter Reader
An app built for mindful newsletter & Substack reading. The Meco app is a newsletter reader for distraction-free reading, giving your email inbox space to breathe
Readwise Reader: The first read-it-later app built for power readers.
Save everything to one place to overcome content overload, search instantly, and highlight like a pro.
How I Use Obsidian for Note-Taking and Note-Making — Martine Ellis
Obsidian — My Digital Brain
Why do I use Obsidian?
GitHub - bramses/bramses-highly-opinionated-vault-2023: A highly opinionated, fully featured Obsidian vault that can get you from Zero to Zettelkasten lickety split!
A highly opinionated, fully featured Obsidian vault that can get you from Zero to Zettelkasten lickety split! - GitHub - bramses/bramses-highly-opinionated-vault-2023: A highly opinionated, fully f...
🌠 Obsidian October Winners & AI Integrations
A guide for using Readwise with Obsidian, a demo vault for computer engineering students, & the first Canvas plugins.
PKM Weekly Dec 18 2022 – Issue 049 – Curtis McHale
Why hasn’t technology disrupted higher education already?
The key question about AI and school is about the past

Indie Hacking and bootstrapping

Ask HN: Those with money-making side projects,how did you come up with the idea? | Hacker News
Gumroad price change is a huge disappointment for thousands of builders.
Gumroad price change is a huge disappointment for thousands of builders. I have been using Gumroad for various products like Micro SaaS HQ , sponsorship...
From idea to paying customers in 1 week! ☄️
Today, the first two paying customers on the! It’s our first publicly released project, and we are delighted with this result! We came up with...
5 Passive Income Ideas to Get Inevitably Rich - Darius Foroux
We can execute several passive income ideas to get rich slowly over time. Compared to get-rich-quick schemes, these ideas are sustainable.
Good Positioning Makes Everything Easier
Here’s how to do it well
My newsletter is making $2k per month with 7k subscribers – AMA | Hacker News
Making $24k in MRR by Building a Second Brain for Teams
Michael founded Fibery, a second brain for teams. They have transitioned to a fully remote company and have raised $3.1M with a $24k MRR.
How I Earned $160,000 in Passive Income from Writing Non-fiction Books
In about six years, I have sold over 40,000 books and earned over $160,000 (income) from selling non-fiction books on Amazon, all these…
From idea to paying customer Intro Linen is a tool to sync | Blog | Linen-community
From idea to paying customer Intro Linen is a tool to sync Slack and Discord community threads and put them on a Google searchable website I wrote the first line of code in early Feburary and 2 weeks
This 34-year-old makes more than $5,100 a month in passive income—here’s how she got started
Jen Glantz, founder of Bridesmaid for Hire, got laid off from her six-figure job in 2015. Now, she’s built a successful business and has three passive income streams that bring in more than $5,100 a month. She shares how she got started, and her best advice.
Makerlog is where makers & indie hackers build products in public.


Highlights from Git 2.39 | The GitHub Blog
Another new release of Git is here to end the year! Take a look at some of our highlights on what’s new in Git 2.39.
The value of Cadl in designing APIs
In this post, learn about the key value propositions of Cadl, a new language for describing APIs. The language syntax is similar to TypeScript, but built explicitly for describing APIs. Because Cadl is a language, it provides many benefits that other tools don’t. Cadl is extensible, highly expressiv…
Supabase Vault is now in Beta
A Postgres extension to store encrypted secrets and encrypt data.
What Is Negative Engineering?
Negative engineering is the time-consuming and sometimes frustrating work that engineers do to ensure small bugs don’t take down systems.
The large, small, and dynamic viewport units
New CSS units that account for mobile viewports with dynamic toolbars.
NIST Retires SHA-1 Cryptographic Algorithm
The venerable cryptographic hash function has vulnerabilities that make its further use inadvisable. - The cron schedule expression editor
An easy to use editor for crontab schedules.

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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