Hey, Happy Tuesday!
To all the new subscribers this week, welcome, and thanks for giving me a chance. I hope this doesn’t disappoint.
As always, I hope you enjoy this week’s “Tuesday Letter” :)
Here’s another test. Of any activity you do, ask yourself: If I were the last person on earth, would I still do it? If you’re all alone on the planet, a hierarchical orientation makes no sense. There’s no one to impress. So, if you’d still pursue that activity, congratulations.
A lot of self-help books focus on helping you make the right decisions in life. This is a very useful framework to use. We can focus on things that matter if we imagine that we are the only human in the world since we don’t have to impress anyone.
📊 An animated time series chart that shows the comparison between the human population and the number of species in the world. Something similar to an animated time series of programming language popularity (link). One would first need to find the data, and the plotting shouldn’t be too complicated. Presumably, we will see a completely reverse relationship between the two. Meaning as the human population grew, more species died.
🆕 This week I have published another Django tutorial on my Youtube channel. This one is about Using Poetry for Dependency Management for a Django Project. I have improved the audio quality and started using Screenflow both for recording and editing, loving it so far. I am also planning to buy a slightly better microphone to improve audio quality. I am convinced that better audio quality will go a long way. I think I’ll purchase the Blue Yeti USB Mic. If you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them. Reply to this email if you have any suggestions.
💬 After recording this video, I have stumbled upon a couple of resources that will make the screencast quality much better next time. Both resources are coming from Egghead:
Use a “How do I…” starter. For example, “How do I start a Django Project with Poetry” and the title of the lesson would be “Start a Django project with Poetry.”
Based on the title, come up with a series of steps to achieve the goal. For the example above:
- Step 1. Install Poetry
- Step 2. Run
Explaining before showing can be a waste of time since many times showing is self-explanatory.
No need for “hey there, this is …” or “today we are going to…”. Just start doing. In the end no need to say “in the next lesson…”. That’s what titles and descriptions are for. Don’t waste time.
Don’t get on a tangent like “here I could have done this/that, but didn’t, because…”. Save tangent topics for different lessons.
“Select” highlight relevant parts of the code while speaking about what is happening. This way, you direct attention to the relevant part of the code.
A few of the cool things I encountered/learnt this week.
Another model of productized service: “Website-as-a-service” : • Pick a niche (Real estate, Coaches, Ecom, …) • Done-for-you website for a monthly fee ($50-$150/mo) • Maintain site Examples:
• TheChurchCo ($43k/mo) • AgentFire ($100k/mo) • LightningSites ($50k/mo)
🔥 Lit idea. I’m thinking something like this for Real Estate would make good $$$.