Weeknotes 59 - Digital luxury, selling art in a post scarcity world.

My new laptop has an emoji button.

Which makes me very happy 😁 as I keep messing up the key-combo usually needed to bring up the emojis. It took me two weeks to notice it.

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Speaking of the laptop, it annoyingly doesn't get warm as I use it, it remains freezing cold. Not that great this time of year, to be honest, I wish there was an "it's okay to warm up my hands setting".

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Alice has added tags to her site, reminding me that I need to add tags to mine. I've been struggling a little with the ill-thought-out blog posts vs weeknotes vs journal thing I have going on.

"Journal" was supposed to take the pressure off all blog posts being "good and about something", a place where I could quietly jot down thoughts. Because I envisioned journals and weeknotes happening reasonably often, I didn't want them to fill up my homepage, pushing the more important blog posts down. Those important blog posts all seem to be about pen plotters and more specifically monthly updates on how selling art is going — making the homepage sort-of, well, not great.

In reality, I ought to move all the pen plotting stuff onto its own site, along with the shop.

Anyway, a way of putting off having to make decisions about that would be to add tags. The weeknotes and journal posts can easily live on their pages, while pen plot posts can have their own. Then, again like Alice that would also clean up the RSS feeds.

So I guess that's what I'm doing next.

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Other minor websites updates. I changed how the homepage shows posts a little. It used to show weeknotes and journal posts as a list in their own white "tile", now I display the most recent one on its own "tile", again in an attempt to make it look prettier.

The other next step is to make the tiles be three across rather than four, just because I think it'll look better. Oh, along with fixing the web counter on the homepage.

Who knew that maintaining a personal website was so full of little jobs to be done.

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The title of this week's post sprung to mind while talking to people about if crypto-art is a good/stupid (why not both?) thing. There's probably a whole blog post there, but sometimes I think it's just better to leave it at the title and move on.

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A little KLF turned up on Spotify, which is nice.

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Most of my week was taken up playing with the new reMarkable 2 tablet. I wrote my initial thoughts on it here (in my journal). As I'm going to write a "One week of using it" blog post I'll leave further comments about that for there rather than here. Spoiler: I like it, but have one weird hack to make it more useful.

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My hands are now cold.


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