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.
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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.
The Improvements That I Want to See in iOS 16
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amber Heard must have hired the worst legal team to ever exist. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj6skpJEtzs
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.
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.
Okay, so I guess I should do a short #introduction 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.
I build things with code, and occasionally blog.
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