I kicked off last year diving into self-help books and all those trendy non-fiction reads about dopamine and getting things done. I soaked up a bunch of information, some of it I already knew, and some were brand new. I did a ton of writing, picturing how everything would change for me. Then reality hit … Read more
Early in January I started learning Somali. Why? Who knows. It’s a lovely language but I have no one in my social circle speaks it. Hopefully I’ll make some Somali friends soon. I guess I just felt like a challenge on top of starting a blog, a Youtube channel at the same time as being … Read more
The issue with time management Time is a scarce commodity for most people and time management is hard. Besides work, kids and social lives we have all these other things that need different amount of management. You want to keep your children entertained. There are house chores. You have to plan the shopping. What’s left … Read more
Self-Help books are a false promise I love the idea of self-help books. I love the promise of a life free from whatever ails you. The covers are always so punchy and you just know that you’re gonna be get the best care. Of course the author is gonna be hard on you but they … Read more
I had been looking for a way to extract text from one note and put it into a new note automatically. Obsidian MD have so many great functions but as I mention in the video, I rarely read manuals or go through tutorials before I encounter an issue. This usually works out well enough since I’m rarely a power user by any means. But this feature was something I was so sure would exist and I was so annoyed when it didn’t. I even looked for plugins that would solve my problems. Then one day I right clicked and there it was, extract to file. Major face palm.
I felt a bit stupid when I found this function since I had been complaining about the lack of it. So instead of staying ashamed I shared my embarrassment with the world. Maybe someone else had missed this little function. This is what this whole journey is about isn’t it. Everything from my bad thumbnail to my not so great audio. It’s better to start doing and then improve than to never start because you need to get it all perfect from the start. Will I look back on this video in a years time and feel embarrassed? Maybe. Probably. And that’s a good thing because that means I’ve grown and gotten better. Hopefully I’ll be an audio pro because I do not enjoy the background noises.
If you want, feel free to check out my Youtube channel. I post more to the blog so far, but hopefully I’ll soon be more regular both here and there. I’ll also be cross posting my videos here so if you for some reason don’t want to visit Youtube you will still be able to see my videos right here on the blog. Some of it will be audio versions of blog posts and some will be other content.
I stumbled upon the phrase “learning in public” from my interest in note taking. I’d read Ahrens, S. (2017) and was checking out the Zettelkasten part of Youtube. Zettelkasten didn’t interest me but I was intrigued by the thought of that big box full of notes and wanted to know more. The more videos I … Read more