February 5th, 2022
Over the last month I’ve been working on a custom zapier-like service to wire up several automations. Its just a server with a bunch of authenticated logins and custom workflows.
It’s nothing novel, but it feels great to have total control of automations. I’ve integrated discord, github, reddit, atom feeds, and more. I can take one thing from one place and post it to another place. I’ve set up a bunch of stuff for both personal use and my product Actual.
3 motivations for this: I want to make it easy for me to write stuff down. I can write stuff in discord and it’ll go out to various things. I’m writing this post in discord on my phone, and it gets sent to my Roam graph which my website gets published from.
It’s kind of neat writing this way. I can’t edit what I write. I can’t easily link to stuff either though — I’ll like go back and edit posts later.
The second motivation is to make it easy for me to consume stuff. It’s stressful trying to watch everything from GitHub to DMs and more. Everything now pipes into discord and I have a nice overview. I can also react to messages which logs them as things to follow up with.
The third motivation is publish content out easier. I can take things and automatically push them out to my website or twitter.
For that last part, I realized I wanted to publish easier once I started writing stuff down a lot more, because I was writing a lot of interesting things and I want to share it.