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I know we're not friday yet, but let's start up a thread with resources and things so people can get organized.

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been cooking my own breakfast more lately. Two eggs, a roll, gochujang, ketchup.

I've been working from home, NYC is mostly closed now. I did some volunteer work on projectbaseline.com over the weekend, which helped me channel my anxiety.

Three projects that I'm working on this week to stay positive:
- walls.natwelch.com : building a tool to keep this synced across my workstations now that I've moved off of Dropbox.
- etu.natwelch.com : Restart my work on my time tracker
- Running a D&D campaign on Discord for my friends.

@thomasorus I used to use github.com/ImageOptim/ImageOpt. These days I pay for an imgix subscription to do it all automatically post upload. I actually run a free image upload service photos.natwelch.com which lets you upload photos and get free imgix urls. I use the API for it to post images with my blog posts.

Currently in Costa Rica. Came here for a vacation, but depression is keeping me from being able to stay happy or motivated.

That being said, my brain is working and more creative than it has been in a while. It just seems near impossible to put anything to paper.

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Yes, of course I want a rotary cell phone.

The power switch is an actual slide switch. No holding down a stupid button to make it turn off and not being sure it really is turning off or what. justine-haupt.com/rotarycellph

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Lindsey Kuper from birdsite twitter.com/lindsey/status/121

periodic reminder that you can hire the pros at whitecoatcaptioning.com
to provide real-time captioning at your next conference -- they do an incredibly good job with technical topics, as anyone who's seen stenoknight.com/
in action at bangbangcon.com
/ bangbangcon.com/west/
can attest

@cblgh one of the greatest essential mixes of all time.

I've been churning through the Expanse book series lately. On book 7 now, and I love the twists and different styles this series keeps dropping in. Impressive the authors have kept it at this quality for so long.

@aadil woofta, that's a bit steep for a single user.

@grainloom totally. I have something similar built in JavaScript and Go. I'm more interested to see more products built this way, see how it changes how folks store information.

nateliason.com/blog/roam this seems quite heavy weight, but an interesting tool to look at for all of those folks building their own journaling systems.

werd.io/2018/what-youre-proud-

I like this a lot. Whenever I get rejected by smaller companies, I wish I had the oportunity to show them more of who I am before they reject me based off of a PDF.

I have trouble keeping habits up, but my theory is that if I track them better, I'll keep them more consistently. Does that match with your experiences?

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I see so many people here that produce so many different kinds of cool and creative things and I want to know what the work methodology is to make it happen.

What's everyone's fix for carving out the time when you have several time-intensive interests?

I've been trying to make a habit of committing time each day to web dev, visual art, and music, but it seems inevitable that at least one of them doesn't happen after a while. Life gets busy. What do you do? What's your schedule?

@tomasteck What kind of art class are you taking? I've been thinking of taking a drawing class and am kind of afraid of this exact feeling.

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