In other news, I have a personal blog post I'm planning on writing about "digital wellness". It's been something on my mind a lot recently and an aspect of my life I'm wanting to improve in 2019, whether it's to help me keep focused, productive, and optimizing my 24h each day.
I have some ideas on (open source) software I'm going to write to satisfy some of my own digital wellness and productivity needs. So stay tuned? 🤷♂️
So I decided to (re-)open my @flattr account as I start working more extensively on my own open source projects. If you use something I develop (doubtful, but I've heard crazier things) and want to buy me a beer every once in a while, check me out at https://flattr.com/@JoshStrobl
To be clear, this is a personal account for personal use to support development of personal open source software. It's not associated with any other individual(s), project(s), organization(s), etc.
Sean mentions focusing on actions rather than words, community over press. That's something which resonates with me, as someone that spends a large amount of time communicating with the Solus community and very little with press.
At the end of the day, your focus should not always be expanding your consumer base, whether it's for your software, game, or hell even a coffee shop. It should primarily be on working towards providing a more satisfying experience for your existing consumer base.
A great talk by Sean Murray at Hello Games on game development. Largely applies to software development as well.
I remember when No Mans Sky launched being dumbfounded (in a bad way) by the state of the game but it's evolved into something truly fantastic.
Me: "What's taking up so much space? I know my media library isn't THAT large."
Nextcloud: "I heard you wanted 1TB worth of old file versions".
When I do an OS upgrade on my home server and everything is fine.