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The first step of any creator hoping for lasting success—whether for ten years or ten centuries—is to accept that hope has nothing to do with it.

To be great, one must make great work, and making great work is incredibly hard. It must be our primary focus.

We must set out, from the beginning, with complete and total commitment to the idea that our best chance of success starts during the creative process.

Do go make and share. Do what you can’t.

Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere (1987) sounds like Cut Copy - Take Me Over (2010)

Here is Cut Copy:
youtube.com/watch?v=6gaEhK2C0t

Here is Fleetwood Mac:
youtube.com/watch?v=YF1R0hc5Q2

Ableton Vs. FL Studio: The Ridiculously Comprehensive Guide

youtube.com/watch?v=JJWT2yk3RD

I found this video by Benn Jordan helpful and it brought Fruity Loops (FL Studio) back on my radar.

I believe I’ve found my fave font pairing*

1. Recoleta
2. Integral CF
3. Sofia

Thanks to typewolf: typewolf.com/site-of-the-day/t

*for alexanderkluge.net (nothing to see yet)

I’m feeling mesmerized by this immersive audio narration

Billain - Nomad's Travel [ Immersive narrative video ] 8K

youtube.com/watch?v=0OPASGjQ2B

As a human, something doesn’t feel right with the increase in everyday velocity.

I would even argue that the speed we’re supposed to function at nowadays is not meant for humans anymore, like against our human nature.

This high-speed is to be parsed by a machine, or what’s in between - the half-computer half-human cyborg that we are currently becoming.

Here’s something where everyday velocity seems more compatible to us humans: youtube.com/watch?v=EQs5VxNPhz

Wenn man schneller eingießt, kommt mehr raus.

(Weisheiten mit fast leeren Saftpackungen)

Our Product Hunt launch results:

850 upvotes
100 comments
Featured twice on Twitter
Featured in the daily and weekly newsletters
27 reviews with score 4.8/5
2,560 unique visitors
44% bounce rate
Average visit duration 1m 45s
36 trial signups

plausible.io/blog/product-hunt

An ad that is a tutorial that is an ad.

Watch this well-executed video by Descript:

youtube.com/watch?v=Maz0TVyTwi

Lesson:

“Nobody watches ads. People watch what interests them, and sometimes it’s an ad.” (Howard Luck Gossage*, a 1960s adman)

*I slightly adapted the quote cuz people _watch_ ads nowadays, they don’t necessarily _read_ them anymore.

# How to present:

1. Say what you’re going to show
2. Show it
3. Summarize what you’ve just shown

Ready to lose your reputation in 4 days?

Facebook is the best place for that.

Ask Cambodian monk Luon Sovath, a human rights activist who had to flee Cambodia because of misinformation spread through a fake Facebook page.

Read the NY Times article:

nytimes.com/2020/08/23/world/a

And only when answered yes, do I build up a fascination for the company and its product.

It’s a bit like the curse of knowledge, but I guess I’ll get used to it.

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What really pisses me off is that my joy (for technology, innovation, and the latest “cutting-edge pony” to admire) has shrunk because as I’ve learned over the years that how you make money (ethically) is equally important as the outcome of the company’s R&D and their flagship product.

So, my thought process has become:

1. Does the company offer a great product? Cool.
2. Is their business model ethical and transparent so that even I can understand it?

12 minutes of *really* purifying piano music improvised by a fellow artist

invidious.13ad.de/watch?v=cHDN

I loved every second, and it made me smile from the inside out

What I like about learning…

The thing you hated the most in the beginning (when you didn’t know how to do it) becomes the thing you’ll love the most—after you’ve learned it.

One exception: Math. Math is still and will always be an a**hole :P

-learned

Just a quick appeal:

@peertube , the Fediverse's video sharing platform, is having a fundraising drive to get PeerTube v3 done, which features lots of major improvements including video livestreaming.

You can find out more and donate to the crowdfunding on the roadmap page:

joinpeertube.org/roadmap

#PeerTube #Fediverse #ActivityPub #LiveStreaming #LiveStream #Streaming #YouTube #Twitch #Alternatives #FOSS #FLOSS #Libre

w00t! Just had my first successful sync with Site.js under Windows :)

Need to test it properly tomorrow but with the next release Site.js will have full feature parity across Linux, macOS, and Windows 10.

(Deployment use is limited to operating systems that have systemd.)

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cant help it but when i'm watching video age's aearostor youtube.com/watch?v=Dk2dzTBKoC, i'm hearing so much darwin deez radar detector

The first step of any creator hoping for lasting success—whether for ten years or ten centuries—is to accept that hope has nothing to do with it.

To be great, one must make great work, and making great work is incredibly hard. It must be our primary focus.

We must set out, from the beginning, with complete and total commitment to the idea that our best chance of success starts during the creative process.

Do go make and share. Do what you can’t.

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