DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Issue #102 - Planning time

Edition 102 of my newsletter, discussing Knowledge Management, Knowledge Work, Zen Productivity, Personal Organization, and more!

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Welcome to the 102nd edition

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

Happy new year, everyone! 🎉

2022 has been a blast. Now it's time to enjoy 2023, set ambitious goals for ourselves, and make moves towards success/happiness. I wish you all the best for this brand-new year! 🚀

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Alright, let's gooooo 🚀

Goals for 2023: First pass 🧪

This year, I've decided to avoid setting goals for the whole year, and rather focus on the first semester. I do have plans for the rest of the year and for the coming years, but I need to focus my attention and energy on short-term goals.

My goals for the first semester of 2023

Around my media business, I mainly want to grow this newsletter, and gain more paid subscribers. I'm also looking for sponsors. Next to that, I want to grow my YouTube channel (finally!) and publish videos more regularly (~3 per month for now). We'll see how that goes. To help me publish more regularly, I want to continue working on the Obsidian Publisher plugin for Obsidian. Aside from that, I will work on an Obsidian course to complement my Obsidian Starter Kit. I will also work on a Personal Organization Starter Kit. By the way, my latest article is closely related to that initiative (see below). Finally, I will continue writing articles about Personal Knowledge Management and will dedicate more time to my "Curious Minds" private community.

This year, I will also resume working on SaaS products. I really miss product and software development. More about this soon! My humble goal is to reach 1K MRR during the first half of the year 🚀

Learning and knowledge wise, I intend to keep my reading habits and get better at video editing and design.

I will continue working ~1 day per week as a freelance software/solution architect and will also continue working half-time as an employee.

And that's about it for now! Now it's time to get the ball rolling!

New articles

Systems for health, intention, productivity, learning, knowledge, information management and control
How systems thinking can change your life

Quotes of the week

  • "You become unstoppable when you realize that you can do it alone"
  • "None of us chooses how we start this life, but we have a big role in deciding how we finish"

Book of the week

How cool is that?!

GitHub - dariusk/twitter-archiver: Make your own simple, public, searchable Twitter archive
Make your own simple, public, searchable Twitter archive - GitHub - dariusk/twitter-archiver: Make your own simple, public, searchable Twitter archive

Thinking and learning

Spatial canvases and your notes
The advent of visualization tools being integrated with your notes is upon us in 2023.
Ask HN: Top Skills to Learn for 2023? | Hacker News
On OKRs and the art of setting unobtainable goals · Reproof
In the pursuit of the impossible.
OpenPLUTO – This space intentionally left blank.
Giving Journaling Another Shot (Sort of), And Hopefully, The Habit Builds This Time
I have tried and failed; I tried once again and failed that time too. I might have been st...
PKM Weekly Dec 25 2022 – Issue 050 – Curtis McHale
🌠 Obsidian October Winners & AI Integrations
A guide for using Readwise with Obsidian, a demo vault for computer engineering students, & the first Canvas plugins.

Indie Hacking and bootstrapping

The Startups For the Rest of Us Podcast
The startup podcast with more than 500 episodes to help you launch and grow. 10 million+ downloads. 500+ five-star reviews.
The state of this newsletter
Plus: What I have planned for 2023
Lessons Learned Shipping 12 Small Indie Games in a Year
Last year I hadn’t shipped any indie games in years. So in 2022 I set a New Year’s resolution to ship 12 small but complete hobby indie games, one...
Digging Deeper Into Container Style Queries | CSS-Tricks
I wrote up some early thoughts on container style queries a little while back. It’s still early days. They’re already defined in the CSS Containment Module
Building 6 products in 6 months, and selling 5 of them — Muhammad Taimoor’s 3-tier model
I caught up with Muhammad Taimoor (@mtaimoorhas), who recently built 6 profitable products in 6 months, and sold 5 of them. Not a bad haul! And he has a...
I made $239,000 this year selling budgeting and productivity templates online. It’s the perfect business to start as a one-person team.
Jason Ruiyi Chin, 20, taught himself how to make Notion templates on Youtube after discovering the productivity app in high school.


Inventor of the world wide web wants us to reclaim our data from tech giants | CNN Business
The internet has come a long way since Tim Berners-Lee created the world wide web in 1989. Now, with his startup Inrupt, he believes it’s time for us to reclaim our personal data.
Boring Python: code quality
It took me 1 day to create a program, using GPT-3, to create a highly convincing small army of bots to post on Reddit: Here’s how I did it
As someone who genuinely think there is significant concern with AI’s ability to leverage convince natural human language through LLMs, to...
Why you shouldn’t use ENV variables for secret data
If your application requires a password, SSH private key, TLS Certificate, or any other kind of sensitive data, you shouldn’t pass it alongside your configs.
GitHub - diffplug/spotless: Keep your code spotless
Keep your code spotless. Contribute to diffplug/spotless development by creating an account on GitHub.
IDN is crazy |