Ben Holmes

Frontend web dev + blogger.
Hey y'all! I'm Ben, a web dev / UX freak all about good design, good music and good code 👨‍💻

How to be great? Just be good, repeatably

I always reach for this when people talk about "greatness." It touches a lot of points I hear all the time (quantity before quality, thinking in "systems" instead of "goals," etc), but it's probably my favorite presentation of it.

It's a mindset shift really. Just focus on being good / decent at something, recognize that the lows will eventually have some highs, and don't stop moving (unless you really hate what you're doing). It's a quick read, but with some effective examples and takeaways. Permanent bookmark for me 😄
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Thoughts on using Foam + VS Code to build a second brain

Wanted to share my experience trying a new notetaking setup. In short, I was tired of all the anxiety around organizing everything I write down. Finding the perfect folder / page / service / tag for a note was enough of a blocker to avoid writing anything at all!

Still working out the kinks, but the Foam project for VS Code really ramped up my notetaking habits. It's also easily host-able as a Jekyll or 11ty site, if you want to learn in public (TM) 😁

Wrote a longer-form post over here. Curious what solutions work for y'all!
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