A new Course from David Sparks and it’s on Keyboard Maestro… I’ve been using it a bit on my work mac…I’m sure I could find some cool ideas in here…🤔

Is it ironic if I spend more on an app than the service the app is used for…I’m looking at you Timery.

That book should really be a blog post

Sometimes a book should be a blog series. - A blog series should be a single post. - a blog post should be a tweet. - and sometimes a tweet should be kept in your journal.

But sometimes the reverse is true.

  • That journal article should be shared.
  • That tweet should be a blog post (never a thread).
  • That blog post should be a series.
  • And that series should be a book.

It’s a skill to get it right. But if you start lower down the order, you can always move up.

Amazing…but what tools do you use?

(I’m one of the people who asks the question.)

It makes me sad that the word palindrome is not a palindrome.

A Shortcut to Post an Email with Buttondown

I wanted a system to publish an email newsletter just as easily as I could publish a blog post to my hosted micro.blog. My typical workflow for micro.blog is to either use drafts and an action I have there, or the sunlit app (for photos). So for publishing an email newsletter I wanted to use drafts as well. I’m not so well versed in making draft actions so I started with shortcuts on iOS which also lets me use different apps if I choose and can be added as a drafts action.

Download the shortcut

This is the shortcut. It’s fairly simple at the moment and requires you to change the “token” for your API token. It accepts text (markdown) but it asks you what you want the subject/tags to be when it runs (and lets you edit the body). I’m working on way to deal with that (a menu for the tags, one that a user would have to create. And the ability to identify the header in text and separate it when there is one.

If you want to improve it, please do and let me know.

Some days at work are better than others. Today was one of those “others”. Still, it’s great to be challenge and learning. Switching to working in a corporate office hasn’t been easy for me but I’m still glad I did.

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