Martha Graham's advice to fellow dancer Agnes de Mille:

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there's only one of you, in all of time, this expression is unique.

If you block it, it will never exist through any other medium, and it will be lost. The world will not have it.

It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable it is, or how valuable it is compared with other expressions.

The Exporter Tool falcon.star-lord.me/exporter/ is actually working well.

It only crashed before because Miro Video Converter was running in parallel and my weak Mac Mini didn’t like to serve another demanding application.

Some exports fail but even when they fail, the app shows me that they fail and exports these notes as .html files instead of .md files.

The interface is also neat.

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Conclusion:

Together with its clean design and its straightforward language on the homepage, about page, and FAQ page, I find BMC to be a worthwhile Patreon competitor.

Very simple design, totally right up my alley.

That’s why I didn’t hesitate to set up my account.

You can now buy me a camomile tea because… screw coffee xD

You can see a link to my BMC page here:
buymeacoffee.com/naii

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Other copy choices that I enjoyed:

1. designed for _creators_ not for businesses
2. they are your supporters not "customers" or transactions
3. get paid instantly to your PayPal or bank account - no 30-day delays
4. 100% ownership of your supporters; export your email list any time you like

And then I checked how they compare to Patreon and Ko-fi…

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BIG ONE: They included a real video review by YouTuber MrAlexTech on their front page => youtube.com/watch?v=NhzVaYH_YT -

Plus, the website is simply designed with lots of white and whitespace - which I like.

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I took the red pill 💊 and said bye-bye to Big Tech - in this case facebook, twitter, linkedin.

Will only stay on non-Big-Tech-owned communities incl. my own Mastodon instance of course.

The straight line between AdTech and Radicalisation:

AdTech › Algorithms › Rabbit Holes › Radicalisation

(c) Bob Hoffman 2021

own your life without getting cocky

(and while you’re busy owning, have some slides on the snoooooow)

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.

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.

A search engine born in 1997 doesn’t have to look like it’s still 1997… twenty-three years later!!!

Here’s an example of German search engine for kids at the age of 8 to 12 years.

blinde-kuh.de/index.html

And it is soooo sloooooowwww...

Happy Wikipedia Rake

Wikipedia was so happy that I had visited its German „Rake” that it jumped out of joy…

Great move by the CSS guru who embedded that „feature”.

You can replicate it if you scale your browser window to ~880px.

Hav phun!

Top 10 Voiceover Tips by Peter Dickson

What separates the amateur from the pro

1. Get comfortable in your studio

2. Have a streamlined process

3. Envision your ideal VO career

4. Create a work list the night before

5. Be proficient in at least one DAW

6. Don’t wait for the phone to ring

7. Back up your material

8. Diversify your income streams

9. Claim for relevant business expenses

10. Become a master at your chosen niche

[macOS] If you cannot delete a DataVaults file, try this…

1. Reboot into recovery mode (⌘-R as soon as you hear the startup chime)
2. Use the menu to open Terminal
3. Type "csrutil disable" + return
4. Then reboot
5. Now empty the trash.
6. Finally, re-enable SIP by booting back into recovery mode and using the command "csrutil enable".
7. Reboot and you are good to go.

Source: forums.macrumors.com/threads/c

Four years ago I met Mike who’s been developing ilys.com. It has always been a paid service but now (and at least until the end of 2020) he’s making it a public service.

The crux is…

You set a writing goal (X words) and when you write you only see the last letter you just typed.

This helps to get into flow.

I just tried it again (a few minutes ago) with 120 words and here’s the result…

Writing like that feels pretty good and it kills the inner censor/editor.

I hope it’s helpful for you.

Is this a proper mouth-and-nose mask?

My buddy Hannibal has some left(overs), he said…

Gallows humor but (sadly) probably true for some companies…

Who led to the digital transformation of your company?

A) CEO
B) CTO
C) COVID-19

These 2 things made me more productive:

1. Track every second of your life (I’m using Toggl)

2. Write every day by sending daily emails to your list (I’m using Substack)

Why do they work for me?

With Toggl I know exactly how I’m spending my time. It’s the truth, and I’m using only 4 broad categories:

- Sleep
- Leisure time
- Commission work
- Business organization

I’m also using 3 project-specific categories that are less relevant for you because you have your own projects.

Am I immune to the Coronavirus? Probably not. But…

While people are freaking out and calling it „crazy” times, I can’t relate. Like not at all.

I was wondering why, and then I concluded:

My theater ensemble and I (about 20 people), we’ve been working on a Coronavirus-themed theater play [1] for the past 8 months - lastthespians.com. Our head-writer envisioned a play in which a coronavirus destroys humanity. In reality, we’re not at this point yet but …

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