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I created a micro-fansite for my favorite Vespa: phse.net/vespa/

It was fun to experiment with CSS grid in a more creative way than usual.

Anyway, my new side project is my partner's anime/manga review blog.

Feeds are time-pertinent. They serve as a history, a log.

Catalogs are much less time-pertinent. They evolve and change over time. They're taxonomically-organized knowledge.

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I'm trying to re-think my site organization.

I think things fit into two categories: Feeds (blog, reading list, photos, "now") and Catalogs (wiki, projects)

Often I'm making progress in more close-to-the-heart work, which may confuse any onlooker. I'm breaking through at low effort. That's art.

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At this critical moment, you either break through (and write a blog post), or give up.

Often, I give up. Usually the estimated benefit of breaking through does not seem worth the effort.

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When you run into a problem and ask the smartest people you know, who reply "Yeah, this stumps me, too" – you've specialized.

Come to think of it, I'm not actually a generalist. I'm a specialist in a domain.

uspol, joking 

The Wikipedia entry template for a Republican congressional candidate has typical article headings:

• Early life and education
• Career
• Sexual misconduct allegations

"it starts by explaining in very basic terms what computers and software are, despite the fact that de-compression software would be required to use any of the archive."

hackaday.com/2020/07/29/ask-ha

A friend told me this photo I took would make a good album cover.

@deianeira I enjoyed the album by The Humble Bee which you recommended. Very much my taste of ambient. Looking forward to checking out the other suggestions.

Rediscovered lissaexplains.com via Wiby this morning. Wow, I had totally forgotten about this website.

Affinity Designer is quite a tool. This was really fun to make and I felt like I could jump in and do it without fighting the tool itself.

Prison volunteer programs are oxymoronic.

To volunteer, a person must be free.

"Type 1 fun is enjoyable while it’s happening.

Type 2 fun is miserable while it’s happening, but fun in retrospect.

Type 3 fun is not fun at all. Not even in retrospect."

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Learned about the 3 types of fun this morning:

rei.com/blog/climb/fun-scale

I'll write something about my own fun scale. This one is a bit too climbing-specific to be meaningful to a wider audience.

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