I watched a great episode of the Rich Roll podcast with neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Huberman. There was a lot that fascinated me, so I decided to write about the three I found most interesting.


If you've read my blog before and wanted to just have the bigger pieces sent via email, then it may just be for you.

If you haven't read it before (most probably haven't), then feel free to browse - chrishannah.me

To subscribe via email, there's a link in the website sidebar, or you can go here - chrishannah.me/#/portal/signup

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I've finally used the email feature on my Ghost blog for the first time ever, to send out an individual blog post to subscribers.

I've previously used it for various short-lived newsletters. But now I'm transitioning it to become just another method of subscribing to the blog, other than RSS.

However, I will only be using it for "original" posts, not link-posts, or super-short reaction pieces. I don't want to start filling peoples inboxes with junk.

I just had over 70 sponsored posts in a row on Instagram (I only stopped because I got bored scrolling). The only thing that wasn’t a sponsored post was a small shopping section.
Something has gone wrong with that platform.

I couldn't just play around with one website today, so I've also now added a sidebar to my main blog (chrishannah.me). With some other changes such as switching to flexbox for the layout, h-card data, adjusted nav bar, and more links (in the sidebar).

Some more changes to my micro blog theme. It still needs some icons in a few places, and maybe some fun animated images. But I'm very happy with the overall design finally.


Adding a sidebar to this design, also makes me want to add one to my main blog (chrishannah.me), so that may be something I work on soon as well.

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The pure black background was getting on my nerves a bit, so I've gone for white, and also chosen the one accent colour.
The next step is to add better support for h-card stuff in the sidebar, and probably some GIFs/icons throughout.

Okay, that's enough work on my new web 1 inspired micro blog theme for tonight.

Here are some screenshots of it's current form.


Here's an update with some colours added. The next step is to convert this into a real Hugo theme, and see how it looks with real posts.

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I'm currently working on the overall layout of the design. I have to say, there's something weirdly appealing about having really minimal styling.

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I've been reminiscing about Web 1.0 design recently, so I've decided I'm going to spend an hour or two creating a mockup design for my micro blog (micro.chrishannah.me).
Not sure where I'm going to take it, but I'm sure there will be some low quality GIFs, hard borders, and maybe a few vibrant colours.

I just remembered about Scuttlebutt, a decentralised social network, except it's more like a public diary.
There's a lot of cool technical things about it, and there's a great introduction video that explains how it works. But instead of a jargon filled checklist, it's presented as a real-life love story.
It sounds pretty cool. I can't say I've ever heard of people using it though.

Here’s a good example of my behaviour. The battery is at 1%, and instead of getting the charger out of my bag, I’m posting nonsense here.

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No matter how many times my Mac will alert me that my battery is nearly empty. I still have a mini rush at 1% to find my charger. And I usually don’t do it in time.

Finally, here are a few of my main development projects at the moment.

Text Case - A text transformation app for iOS and macOS.

Bulba - A static blog generator built using Node.

I've also been working on a few themes for Micro.blog recently, which you can find on my GitHub.

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Okay, so I guess I should do a short post.

My day job is a senior software engineer, I used to primarily work on iOS apps, but now I'm doing all kinds of backend services and architecture stuff.

In my spare time, I'm either still programming, writing at my various blogs, taking photos, drinking alcohol, or skateboarding.

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