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Written by Andrew Shell, a Senior Web Engineer from Madison, WI.

  1. A surreal image representing the metaphorical connections between fishing and life success from your article.

    I recently watched a video from Tom Segura about his 11-year-old nephew fishing. It must have left an impression on me because this morning, while lying in bed, I realized that although I'm no fisherman, fishing can be a metaphor for success in life. I can't believe I'm writing...

  2. The shift from traditional weight scales to dynamic footprints, capturing the essence of my transition from lag to lead metrics in fitness.

    Have you ever felt like no matter what you do, the scale just won’t budge? This might be because you're focusing on the wrong type of metric. I've previously written about the differences between lead and lag metrics and why it's important to differentiate between them when...

  3. An eccentric and whimsical conceptual image representing the interplay of goals and systems for achieving success. The image includes a large, colorful architectural blueprint spread across a table, symbolizing 'goals'. Intertwined with the blueprint are various gears and mechanical parts, now depicted with surreal features like eyes and limbs, representing 'systems', which together form an animated, almost creature-like machine. This quirky setup illustrates how goals and systems creatively support each other. The background shows a vibrant, eclectic office environment with odd decorations.

    Many have told us that to achieve our goals, we should focus more on building effective systems rather than setting specific objectives. But this advice skips a crucial first step: setting goals is essential because it guides how we create those systems. Let's look closer at why...

  4. This post is the first of several articles about the technology around Understanding ActivityPub. The first question I had while reading the ActivityPub specification was, "How do I find the different feeds and documents defined by the spec?" One of the first things...