Make Bad Things

Art by Amanda Domagala, on Tumblr Amanda says, “Make bad things, instead of making nothing” Something similar that’s been drummed into my head innumerable times over the years, by many mentors: “If you cannot do it well, do it badly.” :) If you love doing something, if you want to do something … do it. Does not matter how poorly or badly its done. You’re going to love it nonetheless....

April 15, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza

No Love Is Wasted

via Diane Duane I’m almost 50, and here is the best thing I have learned so far: every strange thing you’ve ever been into, every failed hobby or forgotten instrument, everything you have ever learned will come back to you, will serve you when you need it. No love, however brief, is wasted. (I’d add every act of kindness,random or otherwise, to that list.)

April 13, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza

Notes to Self, How to Learn Vocabulary in Another Language

What I took away from Scott H Young’s article

April 5, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza

Note to Self, Cal Newport’s Minimal Notes System

My old-style slow notetaking process. Replaced now with Elipsa Annotations, which then move along with my thoughts into Org Roam Notes. Click to see bigger Cal Newport recently did a deep dive on his podcast, on a minimalist note taking system for various areas of your life. Video’s on Youtube, if you want to watch. It’s called A Productivity System To Remember Everything You Learn. It matches, what I’ve organically been doing all these years....

March 2, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza

Note to Self Footnotes Using Littlefoot.js

Courtesy dothegreenthing, CC BY-NC 2.0, on Flickr I have this amazing urge never to leave well enough alone.1 The blog uses an amazing theme, called PaperMod. And ofcourse, like I said, because I can’t leave well enough alone, I’ve customised it heavily.2 The fonts are different, there are various kinds of slight colour changes, I bullied Aditya into showing me how to build a Menu, there are lots of custom Hugo shortcodes and there were footnotes powered by a nifty little Javascript library called littlefoot....

February 28, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza

Note to Self, Bookmark Your Work, Coda

Never lose sight of why you’re doing all of this.

February 25, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza

Note to Self, Bookmark Your Work

Mark your place. Log. Summarise. Review.

February 24, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza

Publish! Show Your Work! You Don’t Have Leonardo’s Genius or Luck

Publish your work! Show up and show your work, as consistently as you can!

February 21, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza

Viewing Hugo Server Output Remotely

I’ve been living a little dangerously when posting stuff on the blog. While it’s true that I compose my posts locally on my desktop, with a locally installed Hugo, I always catch a ton of things that I miss, after I publish a post. Nearly every single time. So the process then becomes … Open the post on the server in Emacs (after logging in, via ssh) Make an edit. Build and publish....

February 11, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza

Note to Self, Switch to Manjaro “Unstable”

I kept wondering why Syncthing releases on one of my Pis would lag behind my other one.1 The big difference between the two is that one runs Raspbian and the other, Manjaro23. This wouldn’t happen earlier when they ran Arch and Manjaro. And today, I head-slappingly remembered, that it did lag and I had to do stuff to get at the latest software stuff. What I had to do, was to switch Manjaro’s software branch to unstable (as opposed to the default stable....

February 6, 2024 · Mario Jason Braganza