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Solid points from Austin Kleon, as always. This time on handwriting and drawing as learning methods.

Interesting points in this article about how companies like Google need to spend time building buy-in and selling the "why" of diversity and inclusivity initiatives, so those who feel threatened by them don't end up boiling over and exploding in frustration.

Monthly Review: July 2017


Last month's review. All monthly reviews.

What went well this month

  • Finished beta testing custom tracking. Spoiler: this feature has been released now! We launched in the first week of August. But July was all about fixing final bugs and preparing to launch.
  • Progress on Larder for iOS. There ...

Things 3

Things 3

I'm kind of amazed Things 3 is actually in the world. It was in beta for so long I'd given up on it ever being released. But now that it's here I've tried it out of curiosity and been happy to find it's the best ...

Yesterday we launched one of Exist's biggest new features to date: custom tracking! Nice write-up about it from Brett Terpstra.

Some cool features for working with long-form Markdown in this update:

Long-form writing with Marked 2, plus 2.5.11 teaser!

Today is Josh Sharp's birthday. He's a fun guy who helps me make cool stuff like Exist, Larder, and Changemap. I'm lucky to spend time with him every day.

"I didn’t particularly like sewing, but I liked what you could do with it." Like Austin Kleon, I, too, feel this way about writing.

Details on the next big feature we're working on for Exist, and how we're using it during beta testing: Introducing custom tracking (and how we're using it)

Want to be an artist? Watch Groundhog Day.

The creative journey is not one in which at the end you wake up in some mythical, happy, foreign land. The creative journey is one in which you wake up every day, like Phil, with more work to do.

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