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I'm tired. For so many reasons. I stayed up late last night for a celebration of my friend Gav’s 40th, on Zoom. It was mostly journalists of some reknown, and it reminded me how powerful it can be to simply put talented people together with no agenda just to chat. It also reminded me that I would have loved nothing more than for it to be in person.

I'm tired because I’ve been writing a lot of code lately, and that's tiring. But things are shipping. We have things to talk about in our office-hours tomorrow: the ability to stream to multiple channels at once in a Vito hub, and the ability to web monetize your Vito hub. We should really start a mailing list that's just Vito product updates.

I'm tired for other reasons too. Having kids doesn't help. I haven't needed to use the alarm clock function on my phone on a day-to-day basis in the last 5 years. Oh, and sorry for sending this late today. I have a good excuse. It’s my youngest’s birthday. He's two today. It was such a lovely day. My folks came round. They're getting their second shot tomorrow, so we kept it outdoors, but it was so lovely. Things are coming back. We're slowly easing toward a post-Covid world.

I'm also tired because it feels like we’ve been grinding it out for so long. It’s funny. If you told us then the position we are now, we'd probably be totally satisfied, but there's always a relentless drive to move forward and to do better. I never told you this, but I always feel like I take the long way round when doing things. I remember playing Sim Tower as a kid and it took me so, so long to beat the early levels (literally) because I got distracted figuring stuff out. But eventually I mastered it and had a tower to be proud of. Any day now, right?

I'm tired, so I'm going to wrap up now. But I've been tired for so long, I know how to navigate it. Sleep and coffee help, and after that, showing up every day with puzzles to solve, challenges to overcome, and people to help. That feels like it's worth being tired for, at least for now.

See you tomorrow,


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