Notion Free for Personal Use (Unlimited blocks)

Notion is a great note-taking tool.

Just recently, they changed their free plan

They had a free plan from the beginning but limited how much pages/blocks you can save. Now you can save unlimited pages and blocks.

My issue with a “free” plan is that the terms of what they offer for free can change overnight.

If you rely on a product, pay for it!

As of this writing, I’ll continue paying for Notion. I use it every single day to manage tasks and outline and write tutorials.

Getting Started with Paragraphs and Bootstrap in Drupal

Last week I published a tutorial over at WebWash on using Paragraphs with Bootstrap.

In the tutorial, we implement to Bootstrap Card component and we use Radix which is a Bootstrap 4 theme.

Click on the link below to read tutorial or watch the video

Link: Getting Started with Paragraphs and Bootstrap in Drupal

Want to Learn Gatsby? Just Read the Docs!

On the weekend I spent time learning about Gatsby. For people who don’t know, Gatsby is a React based site generator.

Usually, when I try and learn new tech, I often avoid the official documentation and look for videos on YouTube or a free course. This is a bad habit of mine because most projects have proper documentation these days.

However, the Gatsby documentation is outstanding, especially the tutorials. So if you want to learn how to use it, then I’d start with the “Gatsby.js Tutorials” section and work your way through it.

2018-19 FIA Formula E

Formula E is a new racing series using full-electric cars. I enjoy watching the racing because each race is just 45 minutes + 1 lap.

You won’t have to give up a full afternoon to watch it.

Another great thing about the series is that the full races are uploaded onto YouTube which is amazing.

Below are the full race videos and the highlights for each round.

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🍕Metre Long Pizza at Napoli Centrale Newcastle

We just discovered that you can buy metre long pizza in Newcastle at Napoli Centrale.

Highly recommend them, the pizza was great.

Here are some photos. You can see that we had to put the pizza in the boot (trunk for the US reader).

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Hunter Valley Airshow 2019

At the beginning of this month, we went to the Hunter Valley Airshow at Cessnock Airport.

It was a great day!

Parking wasn’t a problem, which is always a big win, but it was hot. In most parts of Australia, if the sun is out this time of year, you’ll burn.

It’s been a long time since I was at an airshow and there was more than just aircraft at the show.

Below are some photos from the day… Enjoy.

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Giant Umbrella on Merewether Beach

On our nightly walk along Merewether Beach, we noticed a giant umbrella half submerged in the sand.

The umbrella is part of a guerilla marketing campaign by Netflix promoting “The Umbrella Academy”. I did have to google what it is. 🙂

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Icebreaker 2.0 at Toastmasters

On Thursday, I did my Icebreaker speech at Toastmasters.

This is the second time I’ve done an Icebreaker, so it’s my Icebreaker 2.0.

The presentation went well, got a few laughs and I was able to do the whole speech without notes.

When I joined my first Toastmasters club I’d always use notes with the lectern. This time I got up and moved the lectern to the side and went for it.

Now it’s time to prepare for my next speech.