DeveloPassion's Newsletter

By Sébastien Dubois

Weekly newsletter discussing personal knowledge management, software development, building in public and productivity

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#44・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Interleaving books

I'm almost done reading The Mom Test. Next week I'll digitize my notes and share those with the paid subscribers ❤️I've learned a few basic things about video editing, and will certainly learn a ton more once I start preparing videos for YouTube. This should …

 
#43・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Midweek Links #2

That's all folks!If you want to support my work and receive even more from me, then become a paid member and share the link to the newsletter with your friends: https://newsletter.dsebastien.net ❤️PS: don't forget to join the Personal Knowledge Management com…

 
#42・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Don't fit in

This week I've made good progress on The Mom Test (~40%), but I haven't digitized my notes yet. I'm actually far behind and now have 200+ pages of notes (for multiple books!) to get back to. Ouch!I've spent an unreasonable amount of time diving into audio and…

 
#41・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Midweek Links #1

That's all folks!If you want to support my work and receive even more from me, then become a paid member and share the link to the newsletter with your friends: https://newsletter.dsebastien.net ❤️PS: don't forget to join the Personal Knowledge Management com…

 
#40・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Focused

This week, apart from my weekly explorations of Hacker News, I've read a few pieces about cryptocurrencies, NFTs, Blockchain, DAOs, dApps, etc. It's been quite enlightening.At this point, I'm pretty much sold on NFTs, especially after listening to this Indie …

 
#39・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Community-first learning

The first idea I want to share with you for 2022 is to try to find joy in missing out on some things. The whole world wants to us experience Fear of Missing Out (FOMO). But maybe it's time for us to feel good about missing out on some things instead. We need …

 
#38・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - 2021 Lessons Learned

This week, while exploring some resources for my PKM research, I stumbled upon a treasure trove of information about Stoicism, a subject that I should have explored earlier in my life. I didn't realize before, but I'm apparently a stoic! Next year I'll read a…

 
#37・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Less is more

As I've announced two weeks ago, I've launched a paid version of this newsletter for those who want to learn faster with me. The price is pretty low and mostly aims to help me keep going as a creator.Whenever I read articles, books, and watch videos, I take t…

 
#36・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Looking left and right

When I was a child, my parents taught me to always look left and right before crossing the street and to always use pedestrian crossings. I wish they taught me that, sometimes, we should really create our own path in life. They were definitely not entrepreneu…

 
#35・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Growth

This week I've decided to launch a paid version of my newsletter. Here's what I have in mind for it.First, don't worry; the weekly edition of this newsletter will remain free.As you know, I like running small experiments; small and riskless bets as I like to …

 
#34・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Creativity

This weekend, to unwind a bit, I've tried new board games:Iwari, a strategy game with the following mechanisms: area majority/influence, card drafting, hand management, and network/route building7 Wonders: Architects: another strategy game. This one is a simp…

 
#33・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Prototyping

Together with André, I've continued working on the UX of my current small bet, a tool for productive thinkers. Our goal is to marry note-taking and time blocking to boost mindfulness and productivity.We haven't chosen a name for the product yet, but the core …

 
#32・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Laser Focus

This week André and I have continued exploring our product idea.We want to combine an outliner (similar to tools such as Workflowy) with calendar integration and a focus mode.Our goal is to promote and support the productivity technique of blocking time and a…

 
#31・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Small and riskless bets

I have three short-term goals with the new app I'm working on:Develop something small without needless pressureGet to know André a little better and share knowledge/experiencesGet better at UX/UI designIt's what I would call a small and riskless bet. Whatever…

 
#30・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Neurodiversity

One thing I want to put forward this week is the importance and value of being open to and supportive of neurodiversity. We're all different, and that's fine. There's no need for us all to function in the same way. That would actually be super boring!As a kid…

 
#29・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Entrepreneurial journey

This week I've been reflecting on my entrepreneurial journey, which started nearly three years ago. The lack of sleep didn't help and I felt somewhat depressed by the lack of success so far. This pushed me to write a long thread on Twitter. Check it out if yo…

 
#28・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Web3 hype

Then the core components:BlockchainsdApps: Applications that run on blockchain networksSelf-Sovereign Identity (SSI): owning and using our identity and dataCryptocurrenciesAnd finally, the core tenets:

 
#27・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Community building

Creating online communities was not a skill that I planned on acquiring, but the more I think about it, the more I'm realizing that it's a valuable skill to learn, so I'm diving right in!If some of you are interested, then I'll share my notes. I hope to lever…

 
#26・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - About Time

This week, my main reflections were about time and memories. It all started with me watching an episode of the Netflix documentary series called Explained.This episode, aptly named "Analyzing time" tried to explain what time is. I was mesmerized by it — maybe…

 
#25・

DeveloPassion's Newsletter - Home sweet home

Now that Raphaël is back home with us, sleep is a thing of the past. For a couple of weeks (at best), I'm going to sleep intermittently 3-4 hours per night (at most). It's going to be tough, but it's not the first time around for me. I can't say that I'm used…