2022 October. Cleaning Pocket backlog, learning Golang, and counting steps.

A productive month, but I've gained most of it back. Yes, it's a 🪀. The good thing is that I walked more because of a walking challenge at work. I also started going outside in the morning as I started feeling less sun was impacting my sleep and mood.

I'm adding an emoji to all youtube links now so I can mix articles and videos into one category. It's a simple heuristic but should work most of the time. CSS, if you're curious:

a[href*="youtube"]::before {
content: "🎦";
margin-right: 0.25em;

The only thing I'm unsure about is the icon I should use. Some alternatives: 🎦 🎞️ 🍿 📺 🎬 🎥 ▶ 🖥️. If you have any feedback, then let me know :)

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You are a poet and a mathematician. Programming is your poetry
You are a hacker. You make hardware dance to your tune
You are a maker. You build things for people to use

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"If successful and unsuccessful people share the same goals, then the goal cannot be what differentiates the winners from the losers."

You may see a shorter version: Winners and Losers have the same goals.
While I can see small value in setting goals, many people and businesses are wasting more time setting and checking them than they are worth.

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One of my goals for the month was to go through the backlog of articles and videos I accumulated in the Pocket app. At the beginning of the month, I had 313 items. Now I'm down to 43. I've made it my priority to read/watch, or drop things whenever I had some time. What's left is longer or needs more time to digest, but I'm pretty happy with what I did.

My goal of losing weight failed miserably. It is really easier to fast than to limit calories all the time every day for me. I'm probably missing a good system here. So far, I'm more miserable when I'm trying to limit calories or diet than when I fast, so maybe I can fast each month and just accept the fact? I'm not sure if that's a good or bad idea just yet.

I've tried to set a Work in Progress limit for myself to 3, and that was mostly what I did. Even when I exceeded it, it was more of putting one of the books on hold rather than switching between everything all the time. I was feeling a lot less overwhelmed by my work as well.

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