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Daily Dispatch#1 - Show Your Work

Daily Dispatch#1 - Show Your Work

Hello, so I decided to share daily somethings I’m working on, or something I find interesting.

I decided to do it because of the book Show Your Work by Austin Kleon.

The book starts off with some key points:

  • To learn in front of others, be comfortable being an amateur in a public space.
  • Focus on the process -> and show the process.
    • Put things out consistently to form a relationship with your community.
  • Start Documenting your progress.
    • You’ll start seeing the work more clearly, and feel the progress you’re making.
  • Share small things daily
    • At the end of the working day, share a little piece from your documentation.
    • If you are on the early stages of your learning, then share influences and inspiration
    • If you are in the middle of the process, show your methods and work in progress.
    • If you completed the project, show the final product, scraps, and what you learned.
    • Daily dispatch -> Don’t do it in every platform, just focus on less.
  • Sturgeon’s Law -> 90% of everything is crap.
    • And you’ll only know what you have that’s good if you share it
  • Should you Share it?
    • Is it Useful or interesting?
      • Yes: Share it.
      • No: Toss it.
      • I don’t know: Save it for later.
  • Flow vs Stock
    • Flow is the day to day, Stock is the compiled efforts in a more perpetual format.
    • In my case, I share my day to day thoughts here on my blog, and whenever I get to create a longer more useful format, I’ll publish it both here and on medium. I’m also thinking about going from medium to Youtube later on.

Other than that, I worked today on bringing the gap between the iOS and android repos for the company I’m working on. I’m taking charge on the unification of business logic in common Kotlin, using Kotlin Multi-platform.

Today was a win because I managed to correct some bugs that didn’t allow for the common Kotlin to be built on XCode.

Other than that, I’ve also figured out that using Rosetta on Xcode allows anyone with a mac M1 to run the pods generated by common kotlin to build for an iOS simulator.

We started using a lib called moko-resources. And so we found that it wouldn’t build for M1 Macs with simulators. But we could do it by using Rosetta.

Anyways, I’m still behind on some of the schedule I made for this week. I still have to finish compiling texts and record a class on Android Fragments in portuguese, and test out hashlips lib to create NFTs with my friend.