Posts tagged productivity

sizovs.net sizovs.net
This resonates:
"Invest 80% of your learning time in fundamentals. Leave 20% for frameworks, libraries and tools."
I think it's good to step back and be mindful about where you're putting your energy. This idea reminds me of Stewart Brand's pace layering metaphor. We need all the layers for a healthy ecosystem. This article is a good reminder that we shouldn't focus so intently on the twists and turns of the outside layer that we exclude the others.
Boring Tech Club boringtechnology.club
I was nodding along so much with this talk I hurt my neck. It's often hard to think about the forest of maintenance when you're in the trees of development, but it's critical because: "Humans have a finite amount of capacity for sweating details."
Tinysheet Tinysheet
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Have you ever opened Excel or Google Sheets just to add or average a few numbers? Me too! Postlight put together a wee application that can run in your phone browser for these situations. No logins or software updates required.
nytimes.com nytimes.com
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I’ve been meaning to post this article ever since it came out but I’m being compassionate with my past self about not doing it yet. My future self is used to disappointment so that guy should be pleasantly surprised it’s off his plate. Anyway, lots of good psychology here to help with productivity. Add reading it to your to-do list.
blog.chaddickerson.com blog.chaddickerson.com
This really rang true for me, especially: "I don’t sit there and think about what other people might think about what I’m writing — just the person who emailed me. To me, this is closer to what true friendship is like." I feel like we've collectively forgotten what private one-on-one relationships are.
Better Humans Medium | Better Humans
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I'm a habitual iPhone settings-changer and I still found settings to tweak in this article. The central premise of this article is that your phone should be a tool that helps you not a director that tells you how to spend your time and attention. It's a good companion piece to Cal Newport's Deep Work—a book-length why behind changing your relationship with your phone.
  • Steven Johnson talks about one of his favorite writing tools: rereading a continually updated file with half-baked ideas.
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