• Feel Good Productivity – Should You Read It?

    Feel Good Productivity – Should You Read It?

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    Ali Abdaal is a popular YouTube content creator that focuses on productivity and living a good life and his first book is all about helping you be productive without simply grinding harder. Instead Abdaal wants to help readers get stuff done while still taking care of ourselves. He bases much of his thoughts on the…

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  • Choosing Prison over Basic Income (Members)

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  • You Do it Your Way – 3 Threads – 003

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    This site is reader supported. Become a member to get my book notes and my courses. When is a Book Done? Right now I’m reading Changer by Matt Gemmell and it’s not going well. The language feels stilted and the characters feel more unbelievable than a book of this type normally should. I mean I…

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  • Wisecrack on Productivity

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    Excellent video summarizing Puritan Work Ethic and the economic system that pushes us to always optimize our lives and feel bad if we don’t. Also see Manufacturing Happy Citizens for more on these ideas.

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  • One Big Text File Sure Sounds like OrgMode

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    Reading through Ellane’s look at One Big Text File it seems to me that most of her issues could be solved with OrgMode. You can resurface notes on a set schedule with the Agenda feature. Events are simply headings with dates, and tasks get TODO added to the front of a heading. OrgMode is easy…

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  • OmniFocus 4 is a Very Minor Upgrade

    OmniFocus 4 is a Very Minor Upgrade

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    Just as I put everything back in Things 3 after my look at nvim OrgMode, OmniFocus 4 released which meant I needed to dig in to see if the years long development cycle has yielded any changes that changed my opinion from OmniFocus is legacy software to…you should use this app. For OmniFocus 4 the…

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  • Quiet Working Stream – Monday Feb 19

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    Today I focused on writing my upcoming review of Feel-Good Productivity by Ali Abaal. At the end I answer a few questions from those present on the stream. The royalty free study playlist.

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  • Nostalgia for Less Capable Computers – (Members)

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  • All About Writing from Production to Consumption – 3 Threads

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    This is publication is reader supported. All members get my book notes, and course supporters get all my courses and published books. Plus, members get a fairly regular extra instalment of my writing. Everyone Thinks They Can Write In an interview with Steven Pressfield some interesting ideas came up. First was Pressfield’s assertion that everyone…

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  • macOS and 27″ 4k Screens

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    Matt’s quick tangent on 4k screens is right up my alley. Rewind a few years to when the Studio Display released and there was a very frustrating conversation at the time about what “real Mac users” demand from a display. There were countless podcasts and blog posts about how a 4K 27″ monitor may be…

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