Makzan’s Weekly Dispatch 2019w6: Writing books in Notion

Hi <<First Name>>,

Hi there,

I celebrated the Chinese New Year with family this week. Taking my leave time to pack things to move to my new apartment. And take the chance to make a stand for the collected pins when I was in previous WorldSkills competitions.

I also switched to Notion to write my books. It allows me to write fragments of writings before I merge them into my book writing process. Here is how my book, Building Flexbox Website, looks like in Notion:

Links worth sharing

Practical PWA → Tiny PWAs and why I keep building them

Good example on building tiny tools for practical usage.

Interview → Stu Card—Designer of the mouse

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it. It's a choice you have.”

Book Launch Process →

The book that I recommended in last newsletter. The author documented the process of the book launching.

Bottleneck on Web → JavaScript Dominates Browser CPU

“Today, the main bottleneck is JavaScript”

Code worth sharing

This is a 3D book cover rotation effect I created for my upcoming CSS3 effect book.

Quote worth sharing

If you can’t fit everything you want to do within 40 hours per week, you need to get better at picking what to do, not work longer hours. Most of what we think we have to do, we don’t have to do at all. It’s a choice, and often it’s a poor one. — It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work

Until next week,
Thomas Mak

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