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Journal.Bar —A Metasystem Experiment

It gets easier. Every day it gets a little easier. But you gotta do it every day, that’s the hard part. But it does get easier.
—Bojack Horseman

Hi, I'm Brennan. I created this website to provide weekly updates regarding my goals (systems) that I currently have on a website called Beeminder as a way to keep myself accountable, as well as a place for general draft writing. For more information on the theory behind this idea, please check out the following links where I have written extensively about this: 1, 2, 3.

Forty: Intentionality

Posted: December 1, 2020
Week Forty! I cannot believe that it’s the final month of the year. there’s been such a weird fluctuation of things going by too quickly and also dragging on at other times. Unintentionally, I chose a rather interesting year to conduct this experiment–I have been fortunate with the amount of fle...

Thirty-Nine: Collecting Notes

Posted: November 25, 2020
Week Thirty-nine! I’ve been rather busy this week with a variety of things, specifically adopting a ten-year-old Tuxedo cat by the name Oreo! It also looks like a second lockdown is (finally) occurring locally, so I’ll be spending more time in front of a computer screen, most likely. I had a der...

Thirty-Eight: Obsidian Highlights

Posted: November 17, 2020
Week Thirty-eight! Not a very eventful week. I’ve been getting really interested in a program called Obsidian, which is a “a powerful knowledge base that works on top of a local folder of plain text Markdown files.” The really cool thing is that static site generators like Jekyll also only requi...

Thirty-Seven: Garden Weeds

Posted: November 10, 2020
Week Thirty-seven! Alright, let’s get into the weeds this week (or perhaps flowers?). Overall, I think I’ve found a good equilibrium with Beeminder. I don’t often derail, but at the same time I have over a dozen beemergencies every single day. I’m also really happy for the spread of systems I ha...

Thirty-Six: Jekyll Hacks

Posted: November 3, 2020
Week Thirty-six! Quite a red-letter day for my neighbours south of the border. I would be lying if I said I wasn’t anxious for tonight, so I better finish this weekly review as early as possible :^) First off, my apologies for this post not being very Beeminder-specific, I’ve been getting dedica...

Thirty-Five: Beginning a Garden

Posted: October 27, 2020
Week Thirty-five! Not really as busy with Beeminder this week! I’ve mostly been really busy with my new Jekyll digital garden project (which you can preview here if you’re curious). It’s crazy how many useful rabbit holes I’ve gone down in research, and with the serendipitous benefit of having th...
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