This is what I used to be up to on Aug. 15, 2019
Still building this website
I am happy with the design and the functionality of this website. I still have some things I plan to add or change, but those will be a low priority ofr now. Right now, I hope I can focus on making a different project, something SaaS like. Here are some of the features I want to add when I have the time to do so:
- Add canonical links and Open Graph protocol to each of my pages
Need to create a canonical tag for SEO purposes and Open Graph Protocol purposes. Not crucial, but certainly, great to learn.
For this, I will need to create a new variable in Django Context Processor.
- Add schema.org tags to books, posts and other parts of my website.
- Add Webmentions functionality
First “serious” hustle
No more blabbering around, time to get real. I plan to finish one “hustle” project this month. Here are my ideas: * SaaS like service that lets people create as many Journals as they want for different thoughts they have during the day. Inspired by Derek Sivers post. * A simple website that displays one random Stoic quote per day. You will be able to share, rate and discuss the quote. * (this one is less likely, since a little more complicated) Build a database with information on museums and their free and pay-what-you-wish days.
I am currently reading the following (links are referrals):
- HTML and CSS: Design and Build Websites by Jon Duckett
- Data Science from Scratch by Joel Grus
- The Model Thinker by Scott E. Page
- Eight Dates by John Gottman
- 366 Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday
- Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence by Ajay Agrawal
- The Design of Everyday Things by Don Norman
- Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug by Steve Krug
- The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield
I know this is a big list of books and one might argue that it is silly to read that many books at a time and they could be right. I like to read that many books at once, because that help me keep the interest alive and whether I keep reading a book or not is a good indicator of whether it is a good time to read it or not, since it has to compete with so many other books. I feel no pressure to drop the book for some time, only to come back to it later. It is easy to do in the 21st century, thanks to tools like Kindle. I have all the mentioned books on my Kindle and read a little bit of each on my way to work.