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You are using #Google‘s calendar? In this article you might find the one or other hint for how to do that even more effiently:

https://www.fastcompany.com/90328508/26-incredibly-useful-things-you-didnt-know-google-calendar-could-do

#productivity


 
You are using #Google‘s calendar? In this article you might find throne or other hint for how to do that even more effiently:

https://www.fastcompany.com/90328508/26-incredibly-useful-things-you-didnt-know-google-calendar-could-do

#productivity


 

I'm Maria Popova, and This Is How I Work

Maria Popova is the mind behind Brain Pickings, a highly influential and addictive curation of the best content from the web and beyond. As she describes it, Brain Pickings is "your LEGO treasure chest, full of pieces across art, design, science, technology, philosophy, history, politics, psychology, sociology, ecology, anthropology, you-name-itology." Maria reads hundreds of things a day (yes, a day!) and posts the best to her blog and constantly-updating Twitter feed. Though Brain Pickings takes over 450 hours of work each month, it's not all Maria does—she's also an editorial director at Lore, a social network for higher education. We talked to Maria about how she manages it all—from the playlists that keep her inspired to the apps that keep her organized.
Knowing what people do and replicate is one of the things I'm trying to apply to my life.

#productivity #... show more


 
A pre-ticked checkbox, an uncomfortable bench: are hidden influences good or bad? The philosophy of #neltiliztli can help us decide 😉

buff.ly/2WTsZrc #Philosophy #Productivity #DarkPatterns #BehaviouralEconomics


 
Anytime you're doing something that makes you feel productive when you're really just slacking off and not directly contributing to your most important goal, it's not #productivity but #fauxductivity.

Example: bingeing on just-in-case knowledge, checking email, reading the #news, trying productivity tools, organizing your desktop, etc.


 
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I just learned that the Google Keep works offline. That makes it much more useful. So I'll be using it a lot more. #googlekeep #productivity #planning


 

Primitive (KISS) note taking system


I am using VIM as my editor for some time now, and the more I learn how to use it efficently , the more I love it.GIt is another application I use, so I have a terminal open all the time. Now I found a simple system for memos and notes, which I adapted a little bit for my needs. I completed my .bashrc like so:

#Notiz-System

n () {
        $EDITOR ~/Dokumente/Notizen/"$*_"`date +"%Y-%m-%d_%H:%M"`.txt
}

nls() {
         ls -t ~/Dokumente/Notizen/ | grep "$*"
}


Now typing
n testnote
opens up a new file which looks like this "testnote_2019-04-07_13:47.txt" in VIM (or your standard editor) to edit and save it.

nls
lists my notes in chronological order.

This is the article by Jack Mottram where I found this simple system:

Turn Your Command Line into a Fast and Simple Note-Taking Tool

#Linux #KISS #notes #memos #commandline #terminal #productivity


 

Primitive (KISS) note taking system


I am using VIM as my editor for some time now, and the more I learn how to use it efficently , the more I love it.GIt is another application I use, so I have a terminal open all the time. Now I found a simple system for memos and notes, which I adapted a little bit for my needs. I completed my .bashrc like so:
\#Notiz-System<br></br><br></br>n () {<br></br>        $EDITOR ~/Dokumente/Notizen/"$*_"`date +"%Y-%m-%d_%H:%M"`.txt<br></br>}<br></br><br></br>nls() {<br></br>         ls -t ~/Dokumente/Notizen/ | grep "$*"<br></br>}

Now typing
n testnote
opens up a new file which looks like this "testnote_2019-04-07_13:47.txt" in VIM (or your standard editor) to edit and save it.

nls
lists my notes in chronological order.

Thi is the article by Jack Mottram where I found this s... show more


 
There is a good reason people call Twitter the hell website. Cynicism, egos, unprovoked hostility, unchecked propaganda, sexism, bigotry, and outright hate — Twitter is as full of it as virtually anywhere online, and worse, it’s unbearably nonstop. Worse it controls what you see and in what order (and of course you can only follow Twitter accounts).

RSS is a family of technologies that give you a simple
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RSS Is Better Than Twitter - unless you like adverts, trolls, a limited source for news, abusive comments...


There is a good reason people call Twitter the hell website. Cynicism, egos, unprovoked hostility, unchecked propaganda, sexism, bigotry, and outright hate — Twitter is as full of it as virtually anywhere online, and worse, it’s unbearably nonstop. Worse it controls what you see and in what order (and of course you can only follow Twitter accounts).

RSS is a family of technologies that give you a simple feed from a spot on the web — a news site, a podcast, a blog — into your RSS reader. It’s a timeline of sorts, yes, but it runs at a sane speed, and it stays in your control, unlike Facebook or Twitter’s unknowable whims, and it excludes the vast majority of toxic noise that characterizes so much of social media. Folks, RSS is still good. More than just good, RSS is better in many ways than Twitter.

Invented exactly 20 years ago this month on the back-end of a feverish dot-com boom, RSS (Real Simple Syndication) has persisted as a technology despite Google’s infamous abandonment with the death of Google Reader and Silicon Valley... show more


 
RSS Is Better Than Twitter - unless you like adverts, trolls, a limited source for news, abusive comments...

There is a good reason people call Twitter the hell website. Cynicism, egos, unprovoked hostility, unchecked propaganda, sexism, bigotry, and outright hate — Twitter is as full of it as virtually anywhere online, and worse, it’s unbearably nonstop. Worse it controls what you see and in what order (and of course you can only follow Twitter accounts).

RSS is a family of technologies that give you a simple feed from a spot on the web — a news site, a podcast, a blog — into your RSS reader. It’s a timeline of sorts, yes, but it runs at a sane speed, and it stays in your control, unlike Facebook or Twitter’s unknowable whims, and it excludes the vast majority of toxic noise that characterizes so much of social media. Folks, RSS is still good. More than just good, RSS is better in many ways than Twitter.

Invented exactly 20 years ago this month on the back-end of a feverish dot-com boom, RSS (Real Simple Syndi... show more


 

Productivity Is About Attention Management


“Time management” is not a solution — it’s actually part of the problem.
Article word count: 1767

HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19539006
Posted by gotocake (karma: 1887)
Post stats: Points: 147 - Comments: 41 - 2019-03-31T23:00:27Z

#HackerNews #about #attention #management #... show more


 

Why can’t we read anymore? – Hugh McGuire – Medium


https://medium.com/@hughmcguire/why-can-t-we-read-anymore-503c38c131fe

Lately I've been training myself to counter the dopamine social network addiction, I'm using stuff that #SebastianMarshall has talked about for #productivity, like using spreadsheets; this late days I'm feeling weak, but I won't quit.
#Books #reading


 
This #week in #Usability & #Productivity
- #news #summary #ThisWeekInUsability #ThisWeekInProductivity


It’s time for week 63 in KDE’s Usability & Productivity initiative. These things are getting so huge I’m going to have to start splitting them up into multiple posts, because KDE contributors just don’t stop fixing and improving things! Expect more to come soon, but for now, here’s what we’ve got for you
https://pointieststick.com/2019/03/23/kde-usability-productivity-week-63/


 
This #week in #Usability & #Productivity
- #news #summary #ThisWeekInUsability #ThisWeekInProductivity
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It’s time for week 63 in KDE’s Usability & Productivity initiative. These things are getting so huge I’m going to have to start splitting them up into multiple posts, because KDE contributors just don’t stop fixing and improving things! Expect more to come soon, but for now, here’s what we’ve got for you
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KDE Usability & Productivity: Week 63
by Nate on Adventures in Linux and KDE


 

The High Performer's Performance Distribution Problem - SEBASTIAN MARSHALL


http://sebastianmarshall.com/the-high-performers-performance-distribution-problem

#performance #strategy #productivity #hack #Tao #Marshall #SebastianMarshall #motivation #work #philosophy


 
This #week in #Usability & #Productivity
- #news #summary #ThisWeekInUsability #ThisWeekInProductivity


Week 62 for KDE’s Usability & Productivity initiative is here, and we didn’t let up! We’ve got new features, bugfixes, more icons… we’ve got everything! Take a look
https://pointieststick.com/2019/03/16/kde-usability-productivity-week-62/


 
This #week in #Usability & #Productivity
- #news #summary #ThisWeekInUsability #ThisWeekInProductivity
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Week 62 for KDE’s Usability & Productivity initiative is here, and we didn’t let up! We’ve got new features, bugfixes, more icons… we’ve got everything! Take a look
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KDE Usability & Productivity: Week 62
by Nate on Adventures in Linux and KDE


 

Hacking Your Time, Habits, and Productivity with Sebastian Marshall - Nat Chat


https://www.nateliason.com/podcast/sebastian-marshall

#SebastianMarshall #Sebastian #Marshall #books #productivity #strategy #history #podcast #hack #hacking #entrepreneurship


 
This #week in #Usability & #Productivity
- #news #summary #ThisWeekInUsability #ThisWeekInProductivity


In week 61 for KDE’s Usability & Productivity initiative, the MVP has got to be the KDE community itself–all of you. You see, Spectacle has gotten a lot of work thanks to new contributors David Redondo and Nils Rother after I mentioned on Reddit a week ago that “a team of 2-4 developers could make Spectacle sparkle in a month“. I wasn’t expecting y’all to take it so literally! The KDE community continues to amaze.
https://pointieststick.com/2019/03/10/this-week-in-usability-productivity-part-61/


 
This #week in #Usability & #Productivity
- #news #summary #ThisWeekInUsability #ThisWeekInProductivity
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In week 61 for KDE’s Usability & Productivity initiative, the MVP has got to be the KDE community itself–all of you. You see, Spectacle has gotten a lot of work thanks to new contributors David Redondo and Nils Rother after I mentioned on Reddit a week ago that “a team of 2-4 developers could make Spectacle sparkle in a month“. I wasn’t expecting y’all to take it so literally! The KDE community continues to amaze.
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This week in Usability & Productivity, part 61
by Nate on Adventures in Linux and KDE


 
https://plus.google.com/+DanievanderMerwe/posts/PJ9LyqY3Wga

Stephen Wolfram's (Founder of Wolfram and WolframAlpha) Productivity Hacks and Personal Infrastructure Hacks he Employs

What a fascinating read how this really high productivity always connected CEO has organised his life around the tech he uses through decades of productivity hacks. I love the fact he mostly works remotely from home and even gives his talks from there. He "runs" his meetings whilst walking on his treadmill! And yet for some things he carries a pen and paper.

If you know anything about WolframAlpha and some of the AI technology his company has been creating for the last 32 years you'll probably want to read his story. He does not just sell a product... he created those products for himself to use, and they happen to be useful for everyone else too. I wish more CEO's were so into using their own products (although I suppose the founders always are, its what happens after the business... show more


 

Stephen Wolfram's (Founder of Wolfram and WolframAlpha) Productivity Hacks and Personal Infrastructure Hacks he Employs


What a fascinating read how this really high productivity always connected CEO has organised his life around the tech he uses through decades of productivity hacks. I love the fact he mostly works remotely from home and even gives his talks from there. He "runs" his meetings whilst walking on his treadmill! And yet for some things he carries a pen and paper.

If you know anything about WolframAlpha and some of the AI technology his company has been creating for the last 32 years you'll probably want to read his story. He does not just sell a product... he created those products for himself to use, and they happen to be useful for everyone else too. I wish more CEO's were so into using their own products (although I suppose the founders always are, its what happens after the business passes onto someone else).

"At an intellectual level, the key to building this infrastructure is to structure, streamline and automate everything as much as possible—while recognizing both what’s realistic with current technology, and what fits with me personally. In many ways, i... show more


 
Stephen Wolfram's (Founder of Wolfram and WolframAlpha) Productivity Hacks and Personal Infrastructure Hacks he Employs

What a fascinating read how this really high productivity always connected CEO has organised his life around the tech he uses through decades of productivity hacks. I love the fact he mostly works remotely from home and even gives his talks from there. He "runs" his meetings whilst walking on his treadmill! And yet for some things he carries a pen and paper.

If you know anything about WolframAlpha and some of the AI technology his company has been creating for the last 32 years you'll probably want to read his story. He does not just sell a product... he created those products for himself to use, and they happen to be useful for everyone else too. I wish more CEO's were so into using their own products (although I suppose the founders always are, its what happens after the business passes onto someone else).

"At an intellectual level, the key to building this infrastructure is to structure, streamline and automate everything as... show more


 
Stephen Wolfram's (Founder of Wolfram and WolframAlpha) Productivity Hacks and Personal Infrastructure Hacks he Employs #productivity https://blog.stephenwolfram.com/2019/02/seeking-the-productive-life-some-details-of-my-personal-infrastructure/


 

Apple Siri Shortcuts vs Samsung Bixby Quick Commands: Automation tools that can increase your productivity


#apple #automation #bixby #commands #increase #productivity #quick #samsung #shortcuts #siri #tools


 

What sticks in your head


This morning I read an article by Dennis Felsing about his
impressive/intimidating Linux desktop
setup
. He uses a lot of
tools that are not the easiest way to get things done immediately but
are long-term productivity investments.

Remembrance of syntax past


Felsing apparently is able to remember the syntax of scores of tools and
programming languages. I cannot. Part of the reason is practice. I
cannot remember the syntax of any software I don’t use regularly. It’s
tempting to say that’s the end of the story: use it or lose it.
Everybody has their set of things they use regularly and remember.

But I don’t think that’s all. I remember bits of math that I haven’t
used in 30 years. Math fits in my head and sticks. Presumably software
syntax sticks in the heads of people who use a lot of software tools... show more


 
A great video with 15 ideas about how to manage your time better and be more productive. #motivation #productivity #timemanagement
This Is How Successful People Manage Their Time


 
Hope for the depressed? Do I just have to wear my lucky shoes to get motivated?

https://dia.so/34y

#science #depression #motivation #productivity


 

Feedbro - With G+ going you need to discover RSS feeds from your favourite websites and sources for a rich varied source of good news


I use RSS feeds in Feedly to daily skim over 200 different sources for tech and other news. If something is of interest then I can zoom straight into the source and read it. Many sites and services do actually have active RSS feeds but often do not advertise it or post an RSS link icon.

Feedbro is an extension for Google Chrome, Vivaldi and Firefox browsers that will help you easily find those RSS feeds. You can use its in-built RSS reader or paste the RSS link into a 3rd party RSS reader like Feedly or another reader. Why I use Feedly is so that my unread articles are synched across my desktop browsers as well as my mobile phone.

See https://nodetics.com/feedbro/ and don't forget all my posts can also be found in my RSS feed at https://gadgeteer.co.za/rss.xml

#RSS #atom #feed #reader #rss #atom #rdf #google #chrome #news #blogs #extension #opera #firefox #vivaldi #productivity


 
For me, it's almost always the case that the hardest part about any given task is getting started. I just finished doing exercise on the roof of my building. I only planned on doing 5 minutes, but it felt good, so I continued to 10 minutes. #exercise #productivity #habits


 

The hard part in becoming a command line wizard


I’ve long been impressed by shell one-liners. They seem like magical
incantations. Pipe a few terse commands together, et voilà! Out pops
the solution to a problem that would seem to require pages of code.

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Are these one-liners real or mythology? To some extent, they’re both.
Below I’ll give a famous real example. Then I’ll argue that even though
such examples do occur, they may create unrealistic expectations.

Bentley’s exercise


In 1986, Jon Bentley posted the following exercise:
Given a text file and an integer k, print the k most common words
in the file (and the number of their occurrences) in decreasing
frequency.
Donald Knuth wrote... show more


 
I finished exercise, meditation, and 25 minutes of reading then notetaking all before 10:30 AM. That might not seem like much, but often I wouldn't even wake up until 11 AM. I've been inspired by the book "Use Your Brain To Change Your Age" by Dr. Amen #productivity #inspiration


 
The Ivy Lee Method Is a 100-Year-Old #Productivity Secret | @curiositydotcom

https://curiosity.com/topics/the-ivy-lee-method-is-a-100-year-old-productivity-secret-curiosity?utm_source=androidapp


 
Today, we lead an increasingly stressful life. Some experts are of the opinion that a little stress can be good for you. A small dose of stress pushes the limits of an individual both physically and mentally and is sometimes crucial for achieving optimum performance. Stress induces a ‘fight or flight’ response in our body, which leads to the release of adrenaline into our blood stream.
For example, students sitting for an exam are often in the grip of a stress response and this helps them to focus and giving their best performance. However, as we all know, prolonged stress is very bad for the body. While a little stress enables us to meet deadlines, longer exposure to it might induce a heart attack or other major health crisis.
Stress is both a physical and psychological response. When the physical and mental demands on our body are more than what it can cope with, the body starts to show the symptoms of stress. The usual characteristics of this kind of a reaction are fatigue, insomnia, developing an irritable disposition, constant and nagging worrying and in some c... show more


 

Actions on Stress


Stress is such a commonly used word, but what does it really mean? How does stress affect us and what can we do about it? Stress can be the cause of so many health conditions, lost days of work, irritability with those we love, and general unhappiness. Certain herbs, vitamins, minerals and techniques can help calm your body so you are better able to deal with the stresses that come your way.
Some of the more common symptoms of stress are: fatique, headaches, irritability, stomach aches, heartburn, rapid heart rate, high blood pressure, cramping, indigestion, insomnia, food reactions, hives, weight gain, weight loss, and lowered immune function. Stress can effect any one in any part of the body as we all deal with life differently; we all hold our stress in different parts of our body.
Some supplements that can be useful for stress are: The B vitamins (B complex), vitamin C, Calcium-Magnesium, and EFA’s (essential fatty acids). EFA’s are oils like, flax, fish and 3-6-9 oil; they are the "good fats". Many essential nutrients are depleted... show more


 
This #week in #Usability & #Productivity
- #news #summary #ThisWeekInUsability #ThisWeekInProductivity
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First I have some exciting personal news to share: I’ve been hired by Blue Systems to work on KDE projects full time as QA manager!
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This week in Usability & Productivity, part 55
by Nate on Adventures in Linux and KDE


 
Yesterday, I realised I was spending way too much time with video games. So, I decided to try doing a challenge of no video games for an entire month (31 days). Today was day 1 of my challenge. Today went OK. I was more productive. #productivity #challenges #challenge


 
Yesterday, I realized I was spending way too much time with video games. So, I decided to try doing a challenge of no video games for an entire month (31 days). Today was day 1 of my challenge. Today went OK. I was more productive. #productivity #challenges #challenge


 
I registered a domain today, and later made this account. I'll be writing in the coming weeks. I'll be writing about things that can make you more productive, and generally have a better life. Anything about how to have a better brain. #productivity #personaldevelopment


 

A system to organise projects


Nobody can find anything any more

It’s time to get organised

https://johnnydecimal.com/

-->an interesting way to create a 3 level folder/directory structure for project etc.

#productivity


 
This #week in #Usability & #Productivity
- #news #summary #ThisWeekInUsability #ThisWeekInProductivity



This week in KDE’s Usability & Productivity initiative, something big landed: virtual desktop support on Wayland, accompanied by a shiny new user interface for the X11 version too. Eike Hein has been working on this literally for months and I think he deserves a round of applause! It was a truly enormous amount of work, but now we can benefit for years to come.
https://pointieststick.com/2019/01/20/this-week-in-usability-productivity-part-54/


 
This #week in #Usability & #Productivity
- #news #summary #ThisWeekInUsability #ThisWeekInProductivity
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This week in KDE’s Usability & Productivity initiative, something big landed: virtual desktop support on Wayland, accompanied by a shiny new user interface for the X11 version too. Eike Hein has been working on this literally for months and I think he deserves a round of applause! It was a truly enormous amount of work, but now we can benefit for years to come.
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This week in Usability & Productivity, part 54
by Nate on Adventures in Linux and KDE


 
♲ ToolBlog (feed@toolblog.de):
Wie Sie einfach Ranglisten erstellen: Choicing
Manchmal ist es notwendig, eine Liste zu sortieren.

Ein Beispiel stellt eine To-do-Liste dar, in der die „wichtigste“ Aufgabe oben stehen soll und die „unwichtigste“ ganz unten. Alle anderen Aufgaben liegen irgendwo dazwischen.
Ein anderes Beispiel könnte die Sortierung eines Backlogs sein, mit der am meisten Wert schöpfenden Aufgabe oben usw.

Eine beliebte Methode, so eine Rangliste zu erstellen, ist der Paarvergleich. Das funktionier recht gut, wenn die Zahl der Elemente der Liste überschaubar ist. Ab einem gewissen Umfang kann das Unterfangen sehr mühselig werden. Man kann sich alles etwas leichter machen, wenn man ein Schema anwendet, wie es Andrea Windolph erklärt. Ich brauche auch nicht besonders
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