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The Monetization Trap

Written by Sebastian De Deyne / Original link on Aug. 10, 2021

I want to talk about something I’ve been chewing on for a while: the monetization trap. Last year, I had a hard time writing a post, sending a newsletter, or researching a topic without considering if it could be part of some grand monetization scheme. Everyone and their dog seemed to have a projec…


Ebb and flow

Written by Sebastian De Deyne / Original link on Aug. 9, 2021

I’ve been thinking a lot about work-life balance lately. I used to see it as a balancing scale that should remain on the same position at all times. However, I believe a better mental model is to see it as ebb and flow. There are times you need to focus on work. There are times you need to focus on…



Adding backlinks to a GitHub wiki

Written by Sebastian De Deyne / Original link on Jul. 16, 2021

Backlinks, or bi-directional liks, are becoming table-stakes for productivity apps since they’ve been popularized by Roam. It’s a simple concept: when you create a link from page A to page B, page B will also reference page A. With traditional hyperlinks, page B wouldn’t know about page A unless yo…


Finding out which ports are in use

Written by Sebastian De Deyne / Original link on Jul. 9, 2021

Sometimes you want to spin up a process, but the port it wants to bind to is already in use. Or a port isn’t listening to a process as you expected. lsof is a debugging life saver in these situations. lsof -i -P -n | grep LISTEN This will list all processes listening to a port. nginx 514 sebastiand…


Leaner feature branches

Written by Sebastian De Deyne / Original link on Jul. 7, 2021

In most projects, we use git flow to some extent — depending on the project and team size. This includes feature branches. Feature branches (or sometimes called topic branches) are used to develop new features for the upcoming or a distant future release. When starting development of a feature, the…