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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.


Twenty-Nine: Getting Unstuck!

Posted: September 15, 2020
Week Twenty-nine! As @narthur mentioned in another thread, IFTTT is moving to a limit of 3 applets per account. Frankly, I’m surprised it took so long for this to occur, but it does seem disappointingly sudden. I don’t think that even IFTTT realizes the consequences of this, however. Automated co...

Twenty-Eight: Limits and Arbitary

Posted: September 8, 2020
Week Twenty-eight! Well, after talking about it for quite a few weeks, I finally finished the majority of work redesigning my website this Labour Day weekend. I look forward to dedicating my time working on little projects again, hehe. I am afraid of this Beejournal getting rather boring, as I h...

Twenty-Seven: Rabbit, Rabbit, Rabbit!

Posted: September 2, 2020
Week Twenty-seven! Rabbit rabbit rabbit! A little late, but I was in the process of a hectic moving and didn’t derail on any other goals, so I’m giving myself a break on that. (I also don’t have internet utilities set up yet either, thank goodness for personal hotspots!) The good news is that I’...

Twenty-Six: Alerts and Restarts

Posted: August 24, 2020
Week Twenty-six! Another uneventful week for myself. Initially I had a bit of hair-pulling trying to figure out deployment with Django, and luckily DigitalOcean has a great guide on just that. I really need to start revamping my website, but it’s so fun to put that off and work on little projects...

Twenty-Five: Bees, JAM, and Gardens

Posted: August 17, 2020
Week Twenty-five! I was feeling a little down and tired during the middle of the week (two derailments!) but I feel like I got a pep in my step again! I’ve got a lot of things going on, probably too many, but oh well! Re FOSS projects: Is it possible that you (Brennan) are still on some level wo...