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  • Everybody please fund this Kickstarter and make my dream unitasking writing machine a reality.

  • Wrote my first Ruby proc today. Feel like I'm about to start that cycle where I gradually use something more and more until I feel like I've reached a point of excess, then scale back. Anybody else feel like that's the main way you learn good coding style?

  • I’ve seen introverts defined as people who feel energized by spending time alone, and extroverts as people who feel energized by socializing. I am an introvert and this held true for me when I had a very social job, but now that I have a very individual job, I feel energized by social interaction. I think it’s more correct to say we all have a certain balance of social and alone time that works for us, and we feel energized by whatever we need more of.

  • A better way to teach technical skills to a group πŸ”—

  • Self-hosted Micro.blog users, how do you do Micro Monday? Do you just write @username and it links in Micro.blog? Do you link to their profile by hand so it shows up as a link on your own site? Do you syndicate to Twitter?

  • I feel like Jian Yang from Silicon Valley, except I want to build an IndieWeb clone of every website. Open Quora, Open Yelp.

  • Microblogging in Jekyll is a great way to get lots of activity on your GitHub profile if you want to impress people who are impressed by that kind of thing.

  • Updated my About page with a "This Blog's Stack" section listing all the technologies my site uses.

  • Now accepting and displaying Webmentions using A WebMention Endpoint and Bridgy. If you reply to this post on Twitter or Micro.blog, it should show up on my site (but it might take a while). Hats off to Pelle Wessman for building two essential pieces of infrastructure that power my site: first my Micropub endpoint, now Webmentions.

  • I should start keeping a running list of articles that made me feel okay about not knowing trendy technologies. Today, Sarah Mei on MongoDB.