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Season 3, Issue 27: Ready to fly?
A Letterbird in the hand is worth… $25/year.
1. Letterbird Is Flying High
It’s been wonderful to see people trying out Letterbird, our simple, well-designed, good ol’ fashioned contact form on the internet. And, it’s also great to see people linking to theirs from their own pages! We especially love all the fun colors and style personalization people are putting on their forms.
Did you know that you can add totally custom CSS with a Pro subscription? Check out this very stylish rainbow I added to mine:
Letterbird is free for everyone, so why not give it a test flight: https://letterbird.co
2. The Week That Was
Someone calculated that, once you account for various holidays and things, there’s only 6 or 7 “working weeks” left in 2023. How can we make them count? Especially as we near the end of the Cosmic Maelstrom?
The answer is by Maelstrom-ing even harder. Barry is full steam ahead on his vision of The Great American
Novel Blogging Tool, Patrick continues to go cray-cray on the Yay-yay, Lettini is Letterbirding and Arun is, well, everywhere, like a zen ninja. Or air. And as for me? I’m d̴̪̈̿e̷̻͑͑c̴̪͖̽ö̸͊͜n̶̘̳̐s̴̹̈̅t̷̛͙͚r̶̯̊̒u̷̢͉̕͝c̴͔͓̈̌t̵̝̪͐͠ī̸̙̕n̷͉̕ģ̷̬̉ ̷̤͊̓m̸̳͌͜ý̶͎͒ ̸̹̬͆͐m̷̥̃́ị̵̃̓n̷͜͝d̵̘̿͘. Yeah. — JA
3. What Do We Do With All of This Stuff?
At our house we’re entering the winter of figuring out what to do with all of this stuff. We have the belongings of five people, three of them being our children. Over time this can really add up!
I’m very jealous of those who have minimalism and stuff-elimination as a natural state of being. While I can work toward being more minimalist, it’s not natural for me. Firstly, I love collecting things and so I have books, movies, and music all about my home. Secondly, I can easily convince myself that someday I’ll need it. Thirdly, I have great difficulty getting rid of something in a way that doesn’t get it to someone who values that something. I have a weird, hand-assembled stereo amplifier sitting on my floor that no one at Goodwill would understand. I once kept a NeXT Computer for fifteen years before I finally took it to Best Buy for recycling.
What do you do with the stuff of your children? If your children are young, I suggest figuring this out now. If you’re planning to lean minimalistic, bring your kids into your reasoning as soon as you can because I’m sure it would feel terrible if your parents just donated half your stuff without engaging you in the process. If you’re planning to keep their belongings long term to allow adult-them to decide what to do with their things, then make sure to include a sizable line item in your annual budget. You’re going to need space in your home or a storage unit to collect all of it.
In our case, we’ll probably be mixing together all of the solutions. Minimizing where we can while also considering additional storage options. Perhaps this winter is actually turning into the winter of DIY custom shelving. 😂 — BH
4. Sharing Is Caring
AI Johnny Cash: “It’s so close to being amazing, but there’s a lack of humanity in some of the phrasing that is really uncanny valleying my brain”
Finally, a moment of zen for you, via the League of Pigs.
5. In Conclusion
Ah, so you made it this far. Do you want a cookie or something? You do? Well, go to nearly any website on the internet and I bet you can find a lot of cookies, so I think you’re good. No offense, but you have all the cookies that one person could need.
Okay, fine, last week we mentioned a blogging software could be coming, and it is coming along nicely indeed. Maybe we’ll have some early peeks to share next week? There’s also been some extreme rabbit-hole-following this past week, which we think will lead to some more C-O-S-M-I-C cosmic building in the next few weeks.
Excited? Would you be more excited if we slapped “AI” onto all of our marketing pages? We just might.
Okay, it’s time to go. Bye.