Growing as a writer

After reflecting on the current status of my daily writing habit, I've decided to make some changes to my efforts in the hopes of becoming a better writer over time.

Posted on May 21 2021

Links and Notes - May 20th 2021

Today was just not a good day. It was decidedly terrible. But I still motivated myself enough to get this post out. Covering how an eczema is making drawing regularly hard for me, a shout out to Louie Zong's amazing music, and some comments on DHH's latest blog post.

Posted on May 20 2021

Proko 2.0 launches

This is something I've been pretty excited about. I know it's been coming even though I wasn't part of the community that was beta testing it.

Posted on May 19 2021

Support Palestine

A short post as a reminder to say... Support Palestine. To say that this is important. I've added a link to donate via the Palestine Children Relief Fund. Please donate if you can :(

Posted on May 18 2021

Pushing further in Art

I'm trying to restart my journey to learn art. The goal here for me is to create a learning experience where I am consistently making meaningful projects. The answer? Working towards completing projects for which there are specific things I need to learn about.

Posted on May 17 2021

Links and Notes - May 16th

A story about testing reusable rocket booster makes me realise how little I know about rocket boosters at all! Reflections on different types of interactions online. Like vs comments for example. And thinking through an idea of how recipes as prose can create a more meaningful connection to recipes

Posted on May 16 2021

The animations of the Transformers movies

After sitting down with my son to watch the children's spin off of Transformers I found myself wanting to go back and check out the movies just to observe the animations. There's so much that what was supposed to be a small note ended up expanding to be its own blog post.

Posted on May 15 2021

Links and Notes - May 14th 2021

Grab bag kind of day! Notion's API is finally in public beta and I'm excited despite it feeling very limited. Discovered an open source alternative to Algolia. An article from Chris Lema on cultivating curiosity and writing daily. And quick thoughts on 43% of employees having left Basecamp.

Posted on May 14 2021

Links and Notes - May 13th 2021

Eid Mubarak! Our festival is tomorrow and we are doing our best to celebrate it well despite the current curfews/lockdowns. Today also features some thoughts on Clubhouse's flubbed Android launch and overall decline. And then two quick updates. One on my project. And one on Palestine.

Posted on May 13 2021

Links and Notes - May 12th 2021

With fasting coming to an end, I decided to take it a little slow. Also, I've been working on my mail organizer, so we have a slightly shorter update about fasting, system of a down, and the game review site AlphaBetaGamer.

Posted on May 12 2021

Links and Notes - May 11th 2021

Sharing an exchange between a business owner and myself where the business owner has decided to do employee surveillance as part of their remote work setup. A look at Masterchef Australia's incredible telepresence tech. And a video of the Xtron Pro in action!

Posted on May 11 2021

Links and Notes - May 10th 2021

Thoughts on the best episode so far of Corridor Crew's animators reacting series. There are amazing insights to be had as Alex, Niko, and Wren break down some sweet shots especially those from Attack on Titan. And, my day ends well with the long awaited arrival of my Xtron Pro. Photos included!

Posted on May 10 2021

Links and Notes - May 9th 2021

Some curiosity about Apple and Epic's legal battle. Spoiler: I have no idea what's going on and I can't seem to figure it out either. But that's ok because I've discovered a stylophone player on YouTube and it's the greatest thing EVER!

Posted on May 09 2021

Links and Notes - May 8th 2021

Shout out to Matt Gemmel for his short stories and some appreciation for how consistently he can produce them. Meta thoughts on limiting how much time I spend on my daily blog posts. Celebrating the potential in the ideas from the My First Million podcast. And the demo of Unbeatable is out!

Posted on May 08 2021

Links and Notes - May 7th 2021

A small first impressions of the game "A short hike", which I absolutely love! Some possibly wildly inaccurate notes on more cross platform technology that I discovered. And words of admiration for the judge Melissa Leong from Masterchef Australia.

Posted on May 07 2021

Links and Notes - May 6th 2021

A meta section on some tweaks I'm making to my blogging process to keep the cognitive load to a minimum. A note on a project that I'm starting after a very very long time. And finally, some words of love to the Obisdian team and their productive tech stack

Posted on May 06 2021

Links and Notes - May 5th 2021

Today feels like 3 different posts. I reflect on what feels like the final blow for any hope in Basecamp. This followed by a dive into how modern games craft an adversarial relationship with gamers. And a look at the market of NFT's comprising of ripped digital work.

Posted on May 05 2021

Links and Notes - May 4th 2021

A heartwarming story of a refugee child becoming a chess champion. Thoughts on an essay I read recently about the value of a concept in product development called tiny wins. And shout outs to two upcoming gorgeous looking indie games; one whose kickstarter is about to finish!

Posted on May 04 2021

Links and Notes - May 3rd 2021

A follow up to yesterday's Super Meat Boy blog post including thoughts on how to write. Comments and summary of a video from Proko, 6 steps to draw anything. And some commentary on a wild research paper published by the GoogleAI team.

Posted on May 03 2021

Lessons from playing Super Meat Boy with my son

What happens when I let my son play Super Meat Boy and experience the joys and frustrations of arguably one of the most difficult games I've ever played? Turns out we both learn plenty while having fun. And in this post, I explore those lessons.

Posted on May 02 2021