Inspired by the feature in Hey where you can read your emails as a feed, I thought about how it would be possible to build this myself with off the shelf components.

One of the possibilities is to do this with Gmail and Zapier. With Zapier you can create a feed from every incoming email with a label. You could use the Promotions category. When you use the link to the email as the link of the item you can adjust the automatic filtering when it was wrong.

Another possibility would be using Ekster with an external service that receives emails, filters and forwards these to the micropub endpoint. You could gather all promotional emails that way in your microsub server and read them with your reader.
After a few months of not working on Indieweb related software, today I have added bookmarking from Ekster Reader. I wanted this for a long time but never came around to implementing it.

Together with the bookmark feature, I also added syndication targets. This allows you to select one or more syndication targets from your micropub software and are sent when posting.

This is very useful for me, because I want to syndicate my bookmarks to Pinboard.
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Bullet Journal Companion App

Today when I opened the Bullet Journal app, I found a message that it was updated. It now is at version 2.0. In this upgrade, there are a few changes.

There is a lot more possible with the app, next to the features that were already in there.

Features

  • Reflection

    • Calendar

    • Year overview

    • Take images of reflection pages

    • Add pages to your library

  • Library

    • A list of Bullet Journals

    • Add pages to your Bullet Journals

    • Add start and end dates

    • Add cover images

    • Add page count

    • Collections of pages

  • Guide

    • Articles about the basics of Bullet Journaling

  • Articles

    • List of articles in the blog.

  • Store

    • Link to the website, where you can buy new websites

  • Log

    • Log tasks, notes, and events

    • Logged items are removed after 72 hours

    • Tasks can be "migrated", or "completed"

  • Settings

    • Backup

    • Backup reminder

    • Reflection Times

    • Reflection Reminder

Photos

There is a lot more focus on keeping images of your journals and the pages within them. The interface makes it possible to page through your journal when you have the photos taken. These photos allow you to get an overview of the pages and the collections in your journals.

Keeping pictures of the pages of you journal was not possible in the Android app.

Logging

The app is a companion app. The normal Bullet Journal is very good at what it does, but this app improves on that by allowing you to log some thing when you don't have your Bullet Journal with you.

The log allows you to add tasks. A tasks can be completed or migrated. The expectation is that you copy the items from the Log to your Journal. If you don't copy the items, they are removed automatically after 72 hours.

The status of the tasks can also be set. By sliding the tasks to the right, you can change the dot to an right angle bracket (to show migration) or to an x to show that the tasks was already completed.

Events can also be logged in the app. These can be migrated by sliding them to the right.

The last thing you can do in the Log is writing down notes. These notes are also removed after 72 hours.

Backups

It's now possible to keep backups. In the previous version there was no way to keep stuff, so a backup was not very useful. Now it's possible to make pictures of the pages of your Bullet Journals. These pages are backed up. The app also makes it possible for you to get an reminder automatically as an entry in your Log.

Conclusion

This new version has a lot of new features to work with. I need to spend some more time with this to get a real feel for how useful this is. It's great that the Android app got some love.

Digest for Week 1-2020

Bookmarks

Likes

Notes

  • A draft can be used to prepare a little post with image, or basic information pre added, or a journaling prompt. link
  • Now I'm trying to built the coffee counter with Tasker and Resilio Sync. Every day around midnight Tasker writes the coffee count to a file. This count will be synced to my desktop computer and can then be processed with a script for Exist. link
  • I have been sending coffees data to Exist for about two weeks now and I'm already getting new correlations. On of the things I found by myself is that I drink 4 cups almost every day. link

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