Tantek Çelik

Inventor, writer, teacher, runner, indieweb coder, and more.

  1. Despite #Ophelia orange apocalyptic skies in #London,
    Meet @W3CAB still on tonight 19:00!
    RSVP https://ti.to/w3c-ab/meet-the-w3c-ab-london-oct-2017

  2. going to Homebrew Website Club London @HWCLondon 2017-10-18 18:00!
    Register: https://hwclondon.co.uk/meetups/20171018
    cc: @calum_ryan

  3. London friends come say hi this week!
    M Meet @W3CAB https://ti.to/w3c-ab/meet-the-w3c-ab-london-oct-2017
    W #IndieWeb Meetup https://indieweb.org/events/2017-10-18-homebrew-website-club#London

  4. went to Need for Speed: the fifth Sunrise 6K, 6:05 Giants Promenade
    36:11 #NPSF #sunrise6k PR!
    -3:41 Jan. sunrise 6k time of 39:52. Won most improved!

    And this time co-leader Paddy O’Leary didn’t lap me until well into the second lap.

    Previously: tantek.com/2017/027/t1/npsf-sunrise6k-done

  5. tried clustering same-context #GTD routines into #pomodoros. Unsure of effectiveness, not noticeably less efficient. Will try it for a few days to see if I notice any changes, or if anything seems to get dropped on the floor more (or less) than before. One thing I did notice was how fast 25 minutes went by, despite feeling like I was working smoothly and quickly.

  6. Nice chat with @schmarty at The Exley about productivity systems, features & flaws of GTD, Pomodoro, variants, fixes.

  7. NYC friends!

    Last minute Sunday night casual drinks:
    20:00 The Exley in Brooklyn

    @-reply or tantek.com/contact

  8. Thanks #IndieWeb NYC coorganizers @schmarty @EmmaGHodge @dshanske
    sponsors @Dalbergtweet @Bridgy @Mozilla & #TWITIWAE!

  9. Wow that went by fast. Congrats all @IndieWebCamp #NYC participants!
    Great talks, hacks, demos https://indieweb.org/2017/NYC

  10. #NPSF double PR Wednesday, again w/o music
    5:30 36:21s
    6:30 34:04s (2+ min slower than last month)

    First complete double PR Wednesday since May.

    Barely made it to the #earlygang PR Wednesday start. Felt sluggish. I did do a ~45 min track workout yesterday, first time in many months, so maybe I was still tired from that? And last Saturday I did 14 miles (and ~2200' vert) of trails at SFRC.

    Skipped the in-betweeners abs workout, drank a bunch of water and downed a clif blok.

    Solid quick start to the normal PR Wednesday. Sped up considerably from earlygang to finish over 2 minutes faster, but still just over 2 minutes slower than last month.

    My second PR Wednesday running without earphones/music to keep working on focusing and self-motivating without it. I still found my mind drifting from topic to topic at times, and sometimes I’d even hear music playback in my head that I had recently listened to. Definitely have more mental work to do.

    Previously: tantek.com/2017/242/t1/npsf-pr-wednesday-faster
    Previous double PR: tantek.com/2017/151/t1/npsf-pr-wednesday-faster

  11. Nice @IndieWebCamp NYC posts:
    @schmarty https://martymcgui.re/2017/09/25/162422/
    @dshanske https://david.shanske.com/2017/09/26/heading-indiewebcamp-nyc-sunday/

    See you in 4 days!

  12. 📖 read “Spew” in “Some Remarks” by nealstephenson.com. #hardcopy tantek.com/isbn/0062024442
    Prev: tantek.com/2016/359/t1/read-geek-to-me-some-remarks

  13. went to Silent Book Club SF @PalaceHotelSF. Read in peace, bartender’s shaker in the distance. No drinks tonight.

  14. Homebrew Website Club SF

    When: Where: Mozilla San Francisco Host: Tantek Çelik

    17:30: Optional writing hour and quiet socializing
    18:30: IndieWeb demos and hack night

    Photo of previous Homebrew Website Club participants

    Demos of personal website breakthroughs. Create or update your personal web site!

    Join a community with like-minded interests. Bring friends that want a personal site, or are interested in a healthy, independent web!

    Any questions? Ask in #indieweb Slack or IRC

    More information: IndieWeb Wiki Event Page

    RSVP: on the Facebook event or post an indie RSVP on your own site!

  15. NYC friends, @IndieWebCamp NYC in 6 days! 9/30-10/1
    Few $0 tickets https://2017.indieweb.org/nyc
    Two days of amazing small group collaboration with experts in IndieWeb design, UX, standards, all helping each other update & improve their personal sites, own their content & identities online.

    I’ll be there (tantek.com), as well as veteran web design leaders:
    * hannahdonovan.com — you have to see her site
    * v6.robweychert.com — must read his latest post
    and developers extraordinaire:
    * https://martymcgui.re — podcaster, voice of This Week In The IndieWeb
    * https://david.shanske.com — #indieweb WordPress developer, plug-in, and theme author

    Tickets: https://2017.indieweb.org/nyc
    More info: https://indieweb.org/2017/NYC

  16. a jpg. a jpg. a jpg. a jpg. a jpg. a jpg. a jpg. a jpg. a jpg. a jpg. 🌉🌆🌇 Needed #NPSF this morning more than I knew. Make every day count, be kind, work hard, appreciate.

    I saw the most beautiful sunrise over San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge that I’ve ever seen from Hawk Hill.

    Thanks to Laura for choosing today’s hills and taking all the photos. Ever the @Nov_Project_SF SF photographer, I snuck a backlit shot of her while she checked her DSLR.

    30 minutes went by so quickly. The sun rose. Laura captured us in our post-trail-running excitement.

    After we returned from running hills in the Marin Headlands we grabbed an early breakfast at Haight Street Market around 08:00.

    It was cold out, the breeze crisper than usual.

    Something about the angle of the morning sun this time of the year reminded me of the lox bagels I used to get many years ago. I ordered one from memory. Almond latte in my metal water bottle, from this year’s routine.

    It was quieter, more muted in the market. After ordering I found out we lost Gus, co-owner of Haight Street Market, AKA Gus’s Community Market.


    Market workers I’ve known for years were visibly shaken. All I could offer were a few words and hugs. I knew him as an acquaintance for so many years. Gus will be missed. My thoughts are with his family and employees.

    Just a couple of weeks ago we lost @tedr and I still haven’t been able to write about it. Lots of good things here: https://twitter.com/search?q=%40tedr

    I reflected while at work, with another bridge in view, then at dinner, and finally at home. I’ll write more later. For now:

    Breathe. Make every day count. Be kind. Work hard. Appreciate. Forgive. Be grateful.