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History of Writestreak - so far

Yesterday I wrote some general thoughts and experiences about rewriting code in reply to @Abraham Kim 's decision to start the rewrite of Adagia. As Writestreak has also gone through not one but soon three rewrites I thought I could open up those as well here.

Phase 1 - the MVPIn...

Mastery
VR

I am not a very tech gadget/gaming type of person. At all. 
Back when I was a kid, I would have 1 or maximum 2 games that I loved - and that was all I wanted to play - if I wanted to play. Something about gaming didn't do it for...

A virtual meeting

A: "Did you have a good day off yesterday?"
B: "Yep! Always great to have a Monday off. What about you?"
A: "Well, I took some time yesterday to catch up on emails. I'm not Inbox Zero, but I'm virtually caught up on all my emails."
B: "That sucks you had to do...

It's okay and here is why

There will occasionally be times when the work and the manner in which it is done will appear to fall short of expectations:
The mission gets slowed down by a colossal road block that you and your team could not have foreseen.
Bad information is received from a trustworthy source.
The first several...

Vitamin D as an act of resistance

Joy as an act of Resistance is a punk rock album with a strange title. I use it as a reminder to never surrender to the pressures of life. Idles screams into the microphone to fight back, don't let them whip you into submission. However, before this album I never...

Resilience

As a parent of two adult daughters, I am often asked if I have any parenting tips on how to bring up children. I have one tip. Teach your children to be resilient.

Resilience is one's capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. It is the ability to cope with unexpected changes...
Brian Ball

Humans + Hardware as reply to Code is meant to be rewritten

Code is comprised of simple rules that move values around the memory in a computer. Software, on the other hand, is often complex because of the required interactions with humans. If a software function is always called by another piece of software, it's more predictable and easier to code correctly,...

My online muse

Adagia, like 200wad, is like an online muse. There's an allure to logging on and writing in a place that's made for writing. Sometimes I have thoughts which I keep to myself (or offline), or maybe often I have those thoughts, but other times I feel like saying what I'm...
Yesterday

What do people want?

The week started well and I feel energetic. I was mildly curious about what types of business are profitable in 2021 with a 1 person team. This is a result of watching so many back to back episodes of Shark Tank but I feel the need to engage in making...
Arcticloon

Code is meant to be rewritten as reply to After six weeks

Perfect code is nearly impossible to write. Writing it on the first try even more so. That's why it's better not to even try get it right from the start. There is time to perfect it later.

First iteration of a product should be coded fast, disregarding any best practices or...

What is a rock worth?

At what point does a rock become worth over 200 times more than another one[1,2]?
Maybe one is more attractive than the other, though as Washington University’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences will note, ‘both visually and computationally’ the rocks look the same[3].
Maybe, then, the stark increase in value can...

Audience brainstorming

I have been working on refining the definition of the audience for my newsletter Be Wellthy, and so I thought I would try to brainstorm some different audiences just for practice.

BW's list of potential audiences to serve (purely as a brainstorming exercise):Men who continue to dribble after urinating and...

Fear of Knowledge

I was listening to a lecture from Edgar Wind, where he says 'ideas in art can quicken, as well as, clog, the imagination'.  In it, he specifically mentions didatic poetry, or poetry where you learn something, a moral or knowledge. The poem in some ways has a purpose. He talks...

Pete Griffin no more

I have put on a little podge over Christmas, and the belt is feeling a little tighter than usual. Time to consider a new diet. My daughter suggested the "Total Wellbeing Diet". It is a high protein, low GI eating plan scientifically formulated by Australia's national science agency, the CSIRO....

The Gap

Lately, I've had some recurring thoughts that I'm not sure if they're anxiety or genuine. But largely I've realised they mostly stem from the gap between reality and my desired reality. There's a pandemic, of course, there's a gap. But after a year in some ways, the pandemic has become...

Documenting Adagia
After six weeks

Six weeks is a sweet spot when you are hopeful about the next possible steps but also feeling the growing backlog. This is the time where if the project hasn't died yet then just the right mixture of impatience and excitement might drive you to jump to acceleration. To double...

What's for dinner?

A friend of mine once suggested that the hardest question to answer on any given day is what's for dinner. 

I am writing this while standing in the kitchen after answering the question. I have a bad habit of asking what's for dinner when I'm already hungry and don't have anything...