My basic stack for emotional management
Hey there. I'm Nat Bennett, and you're reading Mere Being, a monthly newsletter about whatever's on my mind that month. First, a few announcements. * I'm working on a new pop-up newsletter. It's titled "500 words about Pivotal" and
Hey there! This is Nat Bennett, from Simpler Machines, a newsletter about software. This week I launched a new zine, called How to Quit Vim. It's twenty pages, you can print it out, you'll probably learn something new even if you've used Vim for
Why is it, exactly, that prototypes are so miserable to maintain and operate? And how can we avoid putting prototypes into production?
Hello there! You're reading Simpler Machines, a newsletter about making software, that right now goes out whenever I can't stop myself from writing. If you wish I was writing here more, there are two things you should check out, from my partner, Jesse Alford. If you
I started meditating again this month. Decided to hell with the slowly-ramping-up stuff and jumped straight into 40 minute sessions. I don't always go for that long, if I don't feel up to it I might just do 10 or 20. But as often as not
Mostly what you're doing when you give these choices to application developers is giving them opportunities to get bitten by clowns.
Moving, terrible AI art projects, and a recipe for braised cauliflower
Hey there, merely being-ers. Are you merely being? I'm merely being. I'm Nat Bennett, and you're reading Mere Being, a newsletter about nothing. It's the newsletter I send once a month to remind you, hey! I'm here! I'm
We've been playing a lot of Destiny 2 in the Simpler Machines household. Now you might reasonably ask, Nat, does that mean that I am going to have to know anything about Destiny in order to understand this story? And I assure you, it does not.