#48 — How I write every day without writer block

Things worth sharing each week

This is Thomas Mak from Macao. Here are things worth sharing this week.

What I’m working on

I’m back to use Ulysses as my writing tool. I migrated my CSS3 book writing into Ulysses and built a post-process script to make Ulysses export plays nice with Leanpub PDF generator. I also setup the css3effects.com domain for this book.

Migrated my work-in-progress book writing to Ulysses.

How I write every day without writer block

My writings happen either on iPhone or handwriting on paper. Both ways allows me to keep having words out without worrying about getting the spelling correct. The iOS auto-correct is accurate enough that I just keep my thumbs moving on the screen and words come out correctly. Same as hand-writing, I don’t need to ensure the spelling is correct when writing words, I can get the spelling right when digitalizing the hand-writing.

By forgetting spelling, I can write as if I’m talking and my mind can focus on constructing the idea word-by-word, sentence-by-sentence instead of character-by-character. That’s how I write without writer block.

Quote worth sharing

“If at first you don’t succeed, call it version 1.0.” — Unknown

Web tech stuffs worth sharing

  1. Priority Guides: A Content-First Alternative to Wireframes.

  2. The Slow Death of Internet Explorer and the Future of Progressive Enhancement.

  3. Google’s selfish ledger is an unsettling vision of Silicon Valley social engineering.

  4. 12 “Manager READMEs” from Silicon Valley’s Top Tech Companies.

  5. Airbnb designed a new good-looking font: Cereal.

  6. Isomorphic Git is an interesting project. It can operate a .git folder like a native git client.

  7. A collection of classic-style UI components for iOS. Think Windows 95 UI in your 2018 iOS app.

  8. Different algorithms behind storage system for read-optimized and write optimized use cases.

  9. This single web page reminds me the old days of learning web design at 2000s.

  10. A TED talk on why you should make useless things. Enjoy!

Until next week,
Thomas Mak