I've been reading more and more about stoicism lately, and one thing that I really like about it is that you can explain, as well as recall, the basics in about 30 seconds. The four virtues are easy to rattle off, and some of the key lessons boil down to just a couple of phrases (there are some things you can control, and some you can't).
Because I've been stuck on a Chromebook ever since I started the BASB course, mouse-oriented options for any tools have been particularly annoying to me. One place in particular: project management in Todoist.
For those that might not have heard of it, Stylish is an amazing little extension that let's you add your own custom CSS on top of any website. That might sound dorky and not very useful at a first glance, but I wanted to highlight just two things I've done as part of my BASB journey thus far that I've found very satisfying.
So I've been watching Dimension 20's A Crown of Candy on Dropout. At time of writing, five episodes have been published. It's been a real surprise to me how much I'm enjoying it. I thought I would explain why.
When I started the BASB course, I had no strong preference for which read-it-later app to use. I'd put stuff in pocket for years (even before it was baked into Firefox), and I still had an old Instapaper account with some articles I'd saved in 2007.
I've ended up bouncing back and forth between them, and I wanted to document why.
I thought I'd start putting some of my BASB experiences back into the wild. I'm aiming for once every two days, since I'm currently trying to interview for a promotion and watch my two year old while staying with my in-laws for an increasingly indefinite period of time.
As part of my effort to improve the posting flow (and to tinker with GCP tools), I decided to make an api that would allow me to post to Hugo from other clients in the wild. The adventure was... enlightening? Is that what we say at the end of these journeys?