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Flânerie

As a nomad maker, travel is an integral part of my creative process. But not all travels are equal. Some can hurt you, they are the manifestation of an unsustainable escapism. Flânerie, on the other... read more

You Are The Niche

As an indie founder, if you want to thrive, you have to niche down. That's common entrepreneurial advice. "Find your niche!" But what nobody tells you is that you already found it: it's within you. W... read more

Junto

I finished reading "The Startup of You" yesterday, written by Reid Hoffman, co-founder of Linkedin. If you go past the self-advertisement parts, it's an interesting read. It makes me think a lot abou... read more

Pricing and Impostor Syndrome

I was chatting with some makers yesterday in a private group we have. One of them was feeling guilty about raising his product's price, about asking for money even. I'm familiar with this emotion. In... read more

Wearing Many Hats

Wearing many hats is part of creating a startup. Except each hat is a parasite that takes possession of your body and you start developing multiple personalities. The writer wants to create more cont... read more

One Year of Logs Making Products

I've just reached a one year streak on Makerlog. In other words, I've documented one year of making products. That's 1584 tasks done according to Makerlog. I queried Makerlog's API to make an archive ... read more

Digital Social Loops

We all have digital social loops. You know what I'm talking about: we open a new tab, then we check our emails, then Twitter, then Instagram... and we continue with every social account we have to tri... read more

Tech Stack to Write a Book

I wrote Alter-Nomad using Markdown and Pandoc. That's the tech stack I found after researching how to write a book using Markdown. The benefits are nice: Markdown allows me to focus on the content ra... read more

November Project Inventory

Some of you might wonder what the hell I'm doing with my time, so here is an inventory of what I'm doing and why. Mastery is both my vision and my mission, why and how I live my life. Tech, writing, ... read more

Odessa's 5 AM Club

Circadian cycles are weird. I've been trying to consistently wake up early for the last 5 years. Except for a few weeks where I managed to join the 5 AM club, I've never sticked to it. My circadian ... read more

Content Creation in College

Back in college, I wish someone would have told me how important it is to have an online presence through content creation. We are taught how to write a resume. Then we are told to register on Linked... read more

Creation, Destruction

An artist is a master of life and death, of creation and destruction. Destruction is always less attracting than creation. Destruction has a negative connotation because it's associated with mortalit... read more

Re: Power November on 200WAD

This month is going to be significant in 200WaD's history. Our community will celebrate its first birthday on November 22. @keni is organizing our first community event on November 15. Today is also ... read more

Eastern Europe

I find Eastern Europe fascinating. It's an uncommon melting pot of rich cultures, and not just Slavic sub-cultures as one might think. Each country is vastly different, even if they share common trait... read more

The Alarm Clock Dictatorship

My biggest privilege is not owning an alarm clock. My time is flexible. If I want to go out, I can party all night. If I don't feel like working, I can postpone my tasks. Nothing stops me from trying... read more

The Cookie Jar

David Goggins's Cookie Jar technique is a motivation technique using visualization. The cookie jar is a mind palace filled with mental images of events and people triggering a strong emotional respons... read more

Effective Researching

Robert Greene reads between 300 and 400 books to write one. You can feel the depth of his research process in the end result. The author of Mastery uses flashcards and a category system to manage all ... read more

Make Products you Use Daily

I have a new rule when it comes to making tech products. Making things people want is not enough to keep me interested. Sure, some ideas can make you a lot of money, but is it very fulfilling? Any bu... read more

Smithrandir, the Virtual Lab

I've been releasing a lot of products over the last two years. About a dozen. Most have been abandoned. Five are still alive, all need love and attention. How can I prevent myself from reinventing the... read more

Maieutic Writing

I've been wondering why my life positively changed so much over the last year. Is it because I am lucky? Or is it fate? My personal theory is that I'm where I'm now because I've never stopped sharing ... read more

Seize your Time

I started working on MindfulPomodoro.com, a tool to help people make the most of their time. How so? Mindful Pomodoro combines the Pomodoro technique and a bell of mindfulness in one browser extensio... read more

Strong

As a teenager, I started working out because I wanted to look stronger. Not be stronger, look stronger. What does it mean to be strong anyway? We think having a six-pack is the epitome of strength. T... read more

Minimalist Work Environment

What's preventing us from doing our best work? It's not so much about what we don't have, and more about what we do with what we have. Buying more stuff is not the way to go about it. A developer doe... read more

30 Days of Digital Silence

I am astonished by the number of hours I spend browsing Youtube or Netflix. It has become common to make fun of people mindlessly watching TV, but consuming streaming content is not much different. We... read more

Mindful Pomodoro

Time flies. You make New Year's resolutions, and the next moment it's November. I'm not particularly mindful during the day. I didn't reach peak productivity either. I thought a lot about how to beco... read more