It finally happened, after 2 and 1/2 years I've caught that nasty virus. I've felt pretty rough for a few days and not up to much.
A perk of being self employed however means I have a very understanding boss. Whilst practically my work isn't affected since I can happily develop at home, the reality is I can't think straight when suffering from a temperature and brain fog.
Despite this, I've released a couple of videos this month - the first before I had covid on the Framework mainboard and the second on finally buying an M1 Pro. So I may have been ill, but at least I have some new toys to play with.
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Marie Ng of Llama Life, tells you exactly how and why you should consider creating a brand.
This makes for an interesting read from 12 years ago - Q&A with Chris Wanstrath, CEO and Co-Founder of GitHub. A point in time when they were still a bootstrapped company.
I loved hearing this origin story on Doom from id John Carmack. It's a small snippet from Lex Fridmans 5 hour long interview with him about founding id software and the seminal games they made. If you have the time it's well worth checking out.
MJML is a markup language designed to reduce the pain of coding a responsive email.
An oft requested feature, comments for ghost members have been added to their most recent release. I've been thinking of switching to Ghost for some time for my blog so it's great to see this.
The Python Package manager Poetry has just had a 1.2.0 release. Amongst other things, it comes the ability to use plugins to further expand behaviour.
Bargain Kindle Books
Alchemy: The Surprising Power of Ideas That Don't Make Sense, Rory Sutherland - £0.99 on Kindle
Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers, Tim Ferris - £1.99 on Kindle
The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results, Gary Keller - £0.99 on Kindle