This month’s hmms were supposed to be easy peasy to do: just grab all new notes created in Obsidian, curate a bit, and, voilà, done. I even wrote a small python tool. Yeah, right. I keep forgetting that it’s almost impossible to get file’s creation date on Linux. There is a hacky way for ext4, but in my case it didn’t work: according to the script, almost all notes were created on Aug 18 o_O. Ok, lesson learned, now my notes will have yaml front matter with creation date =(
After sifting through files manually, looks like these were the resources that grabbed my attention the most:
- Several articles by Marty Cagan:
- “Estimates Anchor Expectations; Forecasts Include Uncertainty” by Johanna Rothman hits right! Don’t like being language police, but some words do hinder understanding.
- “Design Docs at Google” by Malte Ubl.
- “What is your API IQ?” by Lou Powell.
- “Is Betteridge’s law of headlines correct?” by Mats Linander. Just one more example of “rule of thumb” being incorrect.
- Andy Matuschak’s livestream of his note-writing session. This is for hardcore people. You know the meme with one big doggo and one smol doggo? Well, I felt quite smol watching Andy’s thought process. So deep.
- Have you seen Maggie Appleton’ blog? She is an awesome illustrator, but she also started publishing articles in the form of “digital garden”. Looks like it’s becoming a trend.