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Glitching out on the Fediverse
As one can tell, I show up once a year on this blog to shave my beard off. I had hope to share more. And I did for a while… just somewhere else.
A relatively new and young ( a 1.5 and 4.5 year old ) family has a tendency to do that. I come back here not to post so much as to look back at my archive. I might come back and write more, but you might need to wait 3 years, give or take.
In the meantime, I am still tinkering on pet projects.
Enter the Fediverse
If you haven’t been paying attention to Mastodon and the Fediverse, I recommend you do. Decentralized social media is cool. With the help of a a project called Shuttlecraft, I now to have my own plot of Federated digital land. Come by won’t you?
With Shuttlecraft came a re-introduction to Glitch. I was completely unaware what they were up to, and that’s a bad on my part. Because while the internet is opening new languages, as someone who want to put something on the net, I felt you had two choices: a webhost that is still kind of antiquated, which a limited support of antiquated services, and going all cloud all the time – which can get costly.
Then there is glitch. A webhost that’s kept up. Technical enough for developers getting into things like react & node.js, but not uber technical that you need to spin up cloud instances and install every Unix package and then configure your choice of webserver from scratch.
If you haven’t taken a look at ethernick.com in a while, swing by there too, won’t you?
Nap time is over
Well, it looks like nap time is over, and I’ve got to get the little one. See you again in Movember.
I’ve done a few different methods to help give a year a barometer for success. Most years I’ve stuck with only 1 word. But I’ve always watched Chris Brogan’s 3 Words method – and I’m going to give it a shot this year.
For those curious to know more. Here’s the run down.
I’ve always struggled and consistently ask myself “Who is nick?” hence the domain name. This obsession with self-awareness and assessment perhaps has taken me out of the world instead of being in it.
I want to accept and just “be”. To “be” in the world. To “be” me and not try and justify, or assess, or ask why do I like all these different things, or try an make them fit into something. Just “be”.
Why not expose? Because that “d” at the end gives it a naked context.
To continue on the same path as “be,” not only do I want to accept myself, but I also want that person to participate in the world, and my self-censor is strong.
Maybe I need to be uncomfortable and raw in the world. Learn to have that small pang of fear with everything I do – like walking onto a stage.
No matter what. I am a creative person. Look back at all my projects and blogs. All the things I make. This is not just a reminder that I should “create”, but I should create no matter what’s going on in my life.
While I’m not going to make one of those “I will make something every day,” declarations, I am going to use this to strive for that. And if I can combine it with “Be” and “Exposed” – maybe something might happen.
Shameless Plug: Voice Demo
I don’t often do shameless plugs, but this video I did for my day job, I’m pretty happy with. Got to brush off the V/O BCIT radio days.
BTW: I’m not opposed to any V/O side gigs…. just sayin
9,999 pieces of crap
I like the way Tom Webster thinks. In his latest newsletter, he talks about the “fail forward” mentality.
Here’s a phrase that’s used to promote failing fast
Edison made 10,000 failed versions of the light bulb.
Here’s what it should be
Edison made 9,999 crappy lightbulbs and shipped 1.
With this year being extra hard for mental health, decided to Reverse Mo. So I don’t freak out a small boy, I’m going to shave a little off every day in support. #movember
And we’re back
Still in progress. History will come back.
Update [2020-10-25]: ? History.
The WordPress Yo-Yo
It’s that time again. Github and gitpages you’ve been great. But I’m lazy. Lazier than lazy lately.
So it’s time to head on back to wordpress. I’ll be doing this slowly. So chances are, this site will flicker and flub, maybe even a blorp to a final kapow!
Thanks for all the fish.