WDRL 223

Bringing People Together by Strategy, CSSTOM, Security Training And Returning Early

Hi, I’m Anselm Hannemann. Freelance webdesigner, frontend engineer, advisor. Curating WDRL, growing vegetables on a market garden farm.

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While this edition took a few more days than usual, I hope you all had a nice weekend and could recover your strength for your work. These days it is one of the biggest challenges for people to think long-term. In a world where we live with devices that last a few months, or few years, where we buy stuff to throw it away only days or weeks later, the term effort is an interesting one.

This morning I was reading an essay on ‘Yatnah’, ‘Effort’. In the past weeks I’ve been a lot outside in nature and created a small acre to grow some vegetables. I also attended a workshop to learn the craft of grafting fruit trees. I also cutted a few trees, and when you do this, you realize that our fast-living short-term lifestyle is very different from how nature works. I grafted a tree that is supposed to grow for decades now, and if you cut a tree that has been there for fourty years, it’ll take another fourty to grow a similar big one anywhere in the world.

I’d love if we all would try to create more long-lasting work, software that works in a decade, and in order to do so, put effort on learning how we can make that happen. So long, I’ll leave you with this quote and a bunch of interesting articles for this week.

“In our modern world it can be tempting to throw effort away and replace it with a few phrases of positive thinking. But there is just no substitute for practice”. — Kino Macgregor





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