Links and Notes - April 1st 2021

A truly random set of thoughts today: Dota's seemingly failed bid on an anime for advertising. American headlines. How to manage writing this many headings, and a special! My application letter to Buffer!

Posted on April 01 2021

Links and Notes - March 31st 2021

Another day of thinking on words heard from the My First Million podcast. This time on browser extensions and alternative platforms. A few words on emberconf 2021 and a quick list of bloggers who write just for the fun of having their own free space on the internet.

Posted on March 31 2021

Links and Notes - March 30th 2021

A wild open source self hosted Heroku/Netlify appears and it looks good. I also discover an open source notepad that's a calculator that I want to contribute to now. And I think I have a few browser extensions I want to build to protect against social media addiction.

Posted on March 30 2021

Links and Notes - March 29th 2021

School begins, I get to listen to podcasts and I have some thoughts on how I personally feel about designing content to be viral after I listened to some podcasters discuss their strategies. Also, I'm trying to apply some of the "Shape Up" principles at work.

Posted on March 29 2021

Links and Notes - March 28th 2021

We got some holiday time away from home this weekend! Which means I didn't have much time to think about anything else. But apart from a quick note on that, there's still a throwaway thought about age ratings for TV for children which is possibly worth a deeper dive.

Posted on March 28 2021

Links and Notes - March 27th 2021

Thoughts on David's (DHH) short but thought provoking post on social networks and a no platform future. Also, schools are reopening

Posted on March 27 2021

Links and Notes - March 26th 2021

Some thoughts on achieving 7 days of daily posts consecutively and what that means to me. And on the same-ish note, I look at creating children's stories and the consistency it demands. Finally, a first impressions of Dota: Dragon's Blood series.

Posted on March 26 2021

Links and Notes - March 25th 2021

Fellow Bufferoo José launches his product PlanLeave into the wild! I take a quick look at its philosophy before diving into a suspicious looking so called beeple style art generator. Is it a scam? Only time will tell.

Posted on March 25 2021

Links and Notes - March 24th 2021

Decathlon is finally restocked. Working on Buffer's chrome extension changes has me thinking about approaches to rarely edited software. I ramble on why I don't seem to care about One Plus' new device, and other stuff

Posted on March 24 2021

Links and Notes - March 23rd 2021

Dadang Sabur aka dewa kipas' drama with Gotham Chess feels like it has finally reached its end. Also, I'm self hosting my website's analytics with Plausible!

Posted on March 23 2021

Links and Notes - March 22nd 2021

Thoughts on Lion King, deepfaked lion king and what true anthropomorphism should look like. Also, purple faced langurs roam the city and other stuff is happening.

Posted on March 22 2021

Links and Notes - March 21st 2021

Thoughts on the animated series Kipo. Gardening as therapy. Also, a short angry rant about US media's role in dehumanising war.

Posted on March 21 2021

Links and Notes - March 20th 2021

Adventures in self hosting, feel good moments of helping and mentoring others, another entertaining story which tells you why you can't trust anything on the internet anymore, and more

Posted on March 20 2021

Links and Notes - March 19th 2021

Trying to revive daily-ish links and notes. Jordan from Buffer launches a mini side project. And I have thoughts on an article about Matt Ruby's article on being friends while sharing opposing political views.

Posted on March 19 2021

Merkle Trees and Online Voting

An unexpected reading of Merkle trees has me wondering about applying it simply to an online voting application as an experiment.

Posted on March 19 2021

The power of being prolific and why I care

As I think about what I want to be doing in the next 10 years, I've found myself thinking about focus and being prolific a lot. So I decided to write about it.

Posted on November 12 2020

Minecraft manhunt and how it's inspired me to take on open world games.

After watching Hermitcraft, and then Minecraft manhunt, I've realised I've been playing open world and sandbox games in a way that ensures I never complete them.

Posted on November 02 2020

Hades (The game): First impressions

Sharing my first impression of the game Hades. After picking it up based on impressive trailers, I thought I'd share how the game has done nothing but delight me since.

Posted on October 14 2020

Where Is The Ghost Blog Mobile App?

Some thoughts on the lack of ghost blog's mobile app. Questioning the technical challenges and the business sensibilities of supporting such an app and the opportunity for someone to build one.

Posted on October 07 2020

COVID rising

A short post about the recent covid outbreak in Sri Lanka. An attempt to unload some unsettled emotions into my little space on the internet.

Posted on October 06 2020