20/02/2022

2022/02/20#p1
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Liked: It’s not just the first step – annie mueller...

"Dude, sucking at something is the first step to being sort of good at something."

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Chris Lovie-Tyler says:Reply to Chris Lovie-Tyler

Very cool post.

Painting is like that for me. Sometimes I feel like I'm making progress; other times I feel like I've slid right back to the beginning!

This describes it perfectly:

"It’s dips and dives and plateaus. Climb a little higher, fall back a little further. Get stuck at a point that feels endless. Keep at it, keep at it, keep at it. Get so involved in the work you forget about being stuck. Realize you’ve jumped a few levels ahead at something you love."

The key is not to give up. I suspect many people do--right before they're about to have a breakthrough.

Nothing worth doing is easy. And no one who is good at anything has skipped this process.

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Colin Walker replied:

Yeah, I think we can all relate to that. Such a great way of putting it.

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2022/02/20#p2
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One thing I've noticed with the MacBook Air running Chrome OS is that it gets very hot after being on for a while. It seems to be impacting battery life as well, not that it was brilliant beforehand. It is a 7 year old machine after all.

However, just being able to play about with it is fun and may help me learn a bit about Linux as I dig in to that a little more.

Would I buy an actual Chromebook? I don't know. There is a novelty factor in repurposing the MBA as opposed to a specific need to use it. A purpose-built Chromebook would obviously have advantages over a more frankensteinian setup:

  • more portable than the MacBook Pro
  • Android app support
  • better compatibility (so less heat and battery issues)
  • no need to hack solutions for things like enabling Linux support

If I can establish a good workflow and enjoy using Chrome OS Flex over a longer term then who knows. My MBP is definitely underutilised so I don't need that type of power; if I can achieve all I need then maybe it's a viable option — the MBP won't last forever.

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2022/02/20#p3
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Next up on my reading list is Several Short Sentences About Writing by Verlyn Klinkenborg.

I think I'm going to use Open Library for all book links going forward.

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2022/02/20#p4
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Storm Franklin, the third storm within a week, is certainly making its presence felt and things are going to get worse overnight before they get better.

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