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Tuesday Sweep: 2 January 2018

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Welcome to 2018!

A New Year means buying new calendars for those of us who like paper.  The bullet journal, a trend in calendaring and To-Do lists that I find appealing, doesn’t really seem to be for those without a lot of free time.  The myriad of youtube channels with talented illustrators drawing their own layouts every month makes it all a bit intimidating. For 2018 I’m going to try out this bullet journal thing, but lazy coder style, generating SVG files of layouts instead of drawing them by hand. I felt I had to pick either Python or Javascript to be the most helpful to others, but to be honest, both languages leave me feeling kinda “meh.” So why not both? That way it will be at least interesting to compare language quirks. I’ll update the repo with instructions as the week wears on.  I’m new to hand coding SVG files, so I make no claim to using best practices.  My pages will be going into a disc binder, a format with an educational patent history.

Also, start thinking about the Quarterly Review which we’ll do next week.

Your weekly reminder to back up your data, update software and otherwise pay attention to your digital environment. (Oh, and to go to the CRASH Space meeting…)

Jump in Here

  • Welcome. If you haven’t been following along, it’s okay. You’re not behind, you’re just where you are.
  • I highly recommend the coach tool at the Crash Override Network has a great step by step break down for many of the same introductory steps we did here. There’s a new one on the street: https://securityplanner.org Haven’t used it but it comes recommended by people I trust.
  • Feeling more ambitious? Review the list of OneThing articles and pick one to catch up on.

Sweep

The basics.

Learn

Where do you scan for news?

Reflect

Feeling dumb or stupid about how not-l33t you are? Angsting over some silly thing you “know better than to do.” Stop. That isn’t useful. Regret is only of use if it prompts an actual change in behavior. Maybe it’s NOT you that sucks. Could be it’s the technology and you could come up with a fix that would help lots of people. Look forward and make a plan.

Engage

We are a community. You are a welcome part of it.

  •  Did you learn something cool in your sweep? Make something? Share it!
  • Speak up
  • Give
  • Show up at CRASH Space tonight!
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I make things that do stuff. The best, though, is teaching others to do the same. Founder of @crashspacela Alum of @ITP_NYU

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