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Weekly Report #46 - Farewell to Long Hair, the Original Intention of Weekly Report, and Contract Development




This article is a record and reflection on the past few weeks of life from 2023-09-05 to 2023-09-13. I focused on writing a relatively simple contract project, reorganized my learning experience and insights related to contract development in an interview with a popular YouTuber friend, and continued my own tutorial series. I was contacted by a publishing house and may start writing a technical book, which is both exciting and nervous. Due to my hair quality and personal reasons, I temporarily cut off my long hair and started growing it again, which is the biggest change recently. I wrote an article about building a knowledge system that I really like, rediscovering the joy of writing at its most basic level, and seeing my weekly reports mentioned in more and more blog posts, which is both joyful and somewhat embarrassed. I also reconsidered the original intention of writing my weekly reports. There are also many interesting things happening.

Saying Goodbye to Long Hair#

Although it may seem a bit pretentious to write a special section about cutting hair, I still have some feelings about it.

I have had long hair and blue hair for a year. From the initial discomfort to gradually becoming a symbol of my own meaning, it has accompanied me for a long time and has gone through several different life stages. At the end of last year, I dyed my hair blue because I wanted to change my style. It fulfilled my little wish for the second dimension. Coincidentally, I didn't go out to cut my hair for two months due to the pandemic in Beijing. When I finally had the opportunity, my hair had grown to a considerable length. I bought some cool headbands and decided to keep it long. It has been a year.

It's very magical. When your appearance leaves a striking impression on others, your inner self seems to have less constraints and concerns. I had a casual chat with a Middle Eastern investor who was interested in my headband at the Web3 Festival in Hong Kong. I was approached by a booth mate who said, "I noticed you a long time ago, you are very eye-catching." I was recognized by a high school classmate who has been doing Web3 and hasn't been in contact for nearly ten years. It was surprising and delightful. Maybe I have always had the desire to share and communicate, but because of some social anxiety and concerns about others' reactions, I hesitated. The hairstyle and color brought me some courage to expose myself in the crowd, like a protective color.

Since the color has faded and my hair has become rough due to several bleaching processes, and because I have an important event at the end of the month, I made up my mind to cut off my long hair first and grow it again. The day after I had the idea, I cut it off. After cutting it, I didn't feel as uncomfortable as I imagined. On the contrary, I felt relieved. Perhaps the changes brought by this year are not just about the length of my hair. My state of mind is also slowly changing, and I have more courage to face the world.

Coincidentally, STRRL also cut off his long hair that he had kept for two years. Liángzhǔ Village lost two long-haired boys in pain.

Reflections on Weekly Reports#

I published an article called "Personal Information Retrieval and Knowledge Management System (Heptabase + Logseq + Readwise)" in the middle of the week. It took me a few hours to write it. From an idea derived from a weekly report to a well-structured article, I haven't had such a smooth and enjoyable creative process for a long time.

I have accumulated more and more topics that I want to write about. Most of them have enough material to start writing, but I often hesitate and feel that I am "not qualified" to convey and evaluate them. Just like this knowledge system, I have only been using Heptabase for about two weeks, and Readwise even shorter. In terms of functionality, I can't really claim to be familiar with all the modules. But when I started writing, it seemed that my thoughts and practices on this system over the past few years turned into paragraphs of text unconsciously. I wrote so much without realizing it, and it felt wonderful. So perhaps what is still important is independent thinking and writing, rather than trying to match the comprehensiveness of textbooks or documentation.

The weekly report is a dialogue with my future self, and I always feel relaxed when I write it. After all, I am the most qualified person to record and examine myself.



This week, I saw in several friends' weekly reports that the format of my weekly reports has had some impact on them. I am happy but also somewhat embarrassed. It seems that I haven't been publishing on time for a long time (even this one), and even after delaying it for a long time, I still rushed to finish it. After publishing it, I remembered that I had missed some interesting things and thought, I'll mention them next time, and so on.

Life is full of little daily moments, just like I like to use a camera to capture some small scenery on the street. Words are the frame through which I face this world, and I hope I can leave more, more vivid memories and beauty. It seems that in this way, those memories and beauty will be preserved more.

Reading and Book Notes#


This week, I came across an interesting article called "Introduction to Writing". It is a set of principles about writing shared by the author of a popular research report about Binance. In fact, my photography and writing often don't pay much attention to the "techniques" part. I often follow my feelings and so-called aesthetics. However, I often worry that I won't be able to record my inner thoughts and what I want to express due to a lack of expressive power. So this article is quite interesting. I made some notes while reading it and synchronized them to Logseq.

Interesting Things and Objects#


Arbitrum Stylus#

A framework called Stylus that allows Rust contracts to run on EVM architecture chains. It has a lot of imaginative possibilities, and I'm thinking about relearning Rust with a purpose.

Introduction to Investing#

Meng Yan's video "How Does Investing Make Money?" is really good. It is similar to the narration style of "How the Economic Machine Works". I learned a lot about concepts related to stocks, funds, and indices that were previously somewhat vague. I also gained some understanding of investment principles and strategies. I watched it while taking notes in Heptabase and shared it.

By the way, I finally got to know what my senior sister is doing.



Although most of the interesting inputs are automatically synchronized in the Yu's Life Telegram channel, I will list some of them here. It feels more like a newsletter.


  • Building a Second Brain: Still reading it. I am building my own knowledge management system based on its theories.



TV Shows#

  • Street Food Fighter Season 1: Watched it while having a meal. It made me crave a lot of delicious food.
  • Kamen Rider: Also randomly opened on Netflix. The plot is average, and the overall pace is not tight.
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