February 12th, 2021

Changes - Friday Notes 135

A few of you may have noticed that I've talked about leading a small team on Twitter. That's because I was offered and took a job at Markentum. I'm now their Director of Web Development.

This means, almost nothing to you because you don't care. You've got your own stuff to worry about. I'll just have to write emails in the evenings and do videos in the evenings. You should still keep getting content the same way you always have.

The thing you may care about though is that as my work changes I'll be evaluating all my tools again. Is Things 3 really the best task manager for me? What is the best way to take meeting notes and track any tasks that come out of those meetings? Should you really eat the red Smarties last?

Seriously, I generally don't advocate changing your tools all the time. Never chase the latest "hot" software out there. The cost of switching is so big that the payoff is almost never going to come. If you chase the new hotness, then you'll change long before you've really learned a new tool and actually started to get any benefit from it.

But, when a chunk of your life changes, take a look at your tools.

Also, if you've managed people I'd love book recommendations or other tips to help me be a better manager.

In other news, I launched my Zettelkasten Course on SkillShare. If you've been wondering how to get started with this research system. Been looking at tools and want help making the decision...then take the course.

I Shipped

Last week I snuck out another extra video about AirBuddy. It makes it much easier to work with your AirPods or other H1 headphones on macOS.

Monday I put together a video on my 2021 Hybrid Productivity Setup. It's a bit Bullet Journal and Things 3.

Craft also came out with version 1.2.6 and I looked at the new features.

I took a look at the new query parameter in Obsidian and how you could use it to make a "to read" dashboard.

Today I took a look at The Skin We're In by Desmond Cole. For those of us in Canada that didn't think we had a racism issue, this is an eye opener on the life that our fellow Canadians have to live. Hint, it's pretty oppressive on the part of the police and government.

That's it, onward into the blue yellow night.