DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Issue #99 - Peak

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Issue #99 - Peak

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Welcome to the 99th edition

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

This week, I have been offline pretty much all the time. The Christmas Market season has begun, and I've enjoyed meeting with family and friends 🎉

Recently I've started listening to the podcast of Naval Ravikant. And woah, I'm really having fun! Naval is super smart, and it's a pleasure to listen to his ideas.

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The lab 🧪

This week, the lab has set another record: $1600 for the past 30 days. It's obviously still thanks to the Black Friday experiments, but it's fun to see.

I've launched a new Ad campaign using Google Ads. I haven't had much success with ads so far, but I wanted to give it another try now that the Obsidian Starter Kit is more mature, has many positive reviews and testimonials. I've set a limited budget for now, and I'll adjust depending on the results.

New articles

Effective note-taking tips
Top tips for effective note-taking

Quotes of the week

  • "Making money is a consequence of making a difference in people's lives" — Arvid Kahl
  • "The more one judges, the less one loves" — Honoré de Balzac

Book of the week

In this groundbreaking book, award-winning physicist David Deutsch argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe—and that improving them is the basic regulating principle of all successful human endeavor

How cool is that?!

GitHub - f/awesome-chatgpt-prompts: This repo includes ChatGPT promt curation to use ChatGPT better.
This repo includes ChatGPT promt curation to use ChatGPT better. - GitHub - f/awesome-chatgpt-prompts: This repo includes ChatGPT promt curation to use ChatGPT better.

Thinking and learning links of the week

Ideas That Changed My Life
You spend years trying to learn new stuff but then look back and realize that maybe like 10 big ideas…
Writing Is Magic - Marc’s Blog
I think that teaching note-taking and building a PKM should be taught early in school.
There are many reasons why teaching note-taking as a skill early in school is important. One reason is that taking notes is a lifelong skill that will be useful in many different situations. For…
The Ultimate Productivity System for Knowledge Workers: 2023 Edition
Are you looking for the single source of information on all categories of apps you need as a knowledge worker? The Ultimate Productivity System for Knowledge Workers got you covered.
Bayesian search: A simple rule to find stuff you’ve lost
Bayesian search is based on a simple probability rule. It can help you find stuff you’ve lost, like your phone, wallet — or nuclear submarine.
PKM Weekly Dec 11 2022 – Issue 048 – Curtis McHale
🌠 Whiteboard Canvas for Mindmaps, & a personal note
Canvas showcases and a holiday hiatus.

Indie Hacking and bootstrapping

The Way You Think About Value is Making You Miserable
The cheapest way to compute a value gradient is to value the present at zero
What I learned in 10 years, as an entrepreneur | Hacker News
How I’ve Made $280k Selling Spreadsheets on Etsy
In under 2 years, this is my income on Etsy selling spreadsheet templates (Google Sheets + Excel).


Taming Names in Software Development
Good names What is a name? A name is a label, a handle, a pointer in your brain’s memory. A complex idea neatly encapsulated. A name lets you refer to “the economy” , or “dogfooding” mid-sentence without needing a three-paragraph essay to explain the term. If you think of software development as jus…
Announcing SWR 2.0 – SWR
Announcing SWR 2.0: new mutation APIs and improvd optimistic UI capabilities, new DevTools, better support for concurrent rendering, and more.
Practical Python Programming
Practical Python Programming (course by @dabeaz)

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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