Nine people cant make a baby in a month.
— Frederick P. Brooks
I published a story: “A Raycast of Sunshine”
It’s free to read
Talk is cheap. Show me the code.
— Linus Torvalds
Make Use Of: How to Create a Date Table in Power BI https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-create-a-date-table-in-power-bi/ #Tech #MakeUseOf #TechNews #IT via @morganeogerbc #Productivity
Make Use Of: How to Streamline Your Workflow With Asana Rules https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-streamline-workflow-with-asana-rules/ #Tech #MakeUseOf #TechNews #IT via @morganeogerbc #ProjectManagement #Productivity #Asana
I just published : Obsidian Revisited
I like to write. Usually about technology, health and wellbeing.
See more at my Substack
New issue coming Monday.
#productivity #newsletter #wellbeing
Submitting timesheets on time can make you feel like a superhero!
The bees are at work to make you all superheroes🦸♂️🦸♀️ Join the wait list today at https://honeybeetime.com
#honeybeetime #staytuned #productivity #TimeTracker #timetrackingsoftware
Make Use Of: How to Import Data From SQL Server to Excel Using Power Query Easily https://www.makeuseof.com/how-to-import-data-sql-server-to-excel-power-query/ #Tech #MakeUseOf #TechNews #IT via @morganeogerbc #MicrosoftPowerQuery #MicrosoftExcel #Productivity #SQL
Doing a deep dive with #raycast
There's some funky stuff I'm learning all the time #productivity
So, I'm back with my old flame, focus to-do. The inbuilt pomodoro, lifetime payment, and dashboard features are just too good for me to stay away
how-to-geek article makign a case for using a MMO or MOBa style mouse for day to day productivity needs. the article covers a few talking points
- Built for Long-term Comfort
- Programmable Buttons up the Wazoo
and of course some links to the more popular models available
#Productivity #computermice #Comfort #Ergonomics #Logitech #Razer #Corsair
With the promise of boundless productivity powered by AI, we often miss the question:
*Who* is the increased productivity serving?
- employers (that will discard us when convenient)
- an exploitative labor market (that can exploit a race to the bottom)?
Tip of the day: There are certain situations where you may need to fully uninstall #DEVONthink. Maybe you are switching jobs and will be returning a company-issued computer. Or perhaps you are selling your current Mac and want to make sure you have cleaned off your #DEVONthink installation. Whatever the reason, here is how to do a full uninstall of #DEVONthink. #pkm #productivity #tipoftheday https://www.devontechnologies.com/blog/20220111-uninstall-devonthink
5 #macOS #Ventura #features that will supercharge your #productivity https://tchlp.com/3oxaGeU
Mandate to work at the office for xx% of the time: Tell me your company sucks without saying your company sucks.
"People are dedicating large fraction of their screens to a never-ending conveyor belt of conversation pile-ups. The mental overhead, and repetitive visual switchbacking, is exhausting. It’s repression through over-communication."
Assign more meaningful names to your saved items using the Niphtio extension. Effortlessly organize your library without interrupting your current workflow.
Before using DayQuest, I struggled with completing everyday tasks and became so overwhelmed! 🥺
However, with DayQuest, I have found that I am able to be more productive and identify areas where I can improve.
As someone who has #ADHD I find DayQuest to be more neurodivergent-friendly than planners! 😍
An approach to boosting US labor productivity
Check it out! 👇
Got my first task of the day done and now I'm ready to take on the next one! #Productivity
📁 Create New Files in Google Workspace Faster than Ever 📁
💼 As people, we understand the value of time. That's why I'm thrilled to share this incredible timesaver with you all! ⏰✅
There are many ways that you can create new documents in Google, from inside Google Drive to directly from the Google Docs etc homepages. But there is an even faster way with a URL that you can head to that directly creates the new file for you.
👇 Watch the video to witness the magic yourself and learn how to use this game-changing tip. 🎥🔗
Don't forget to #boost and share this post with your followers and help others save time too!
#Productivity #GoogleWorkspace #TimeIsMoney #EfficiencyMatters #BoostYourWorkflow #WorkSmart #GoogleDocs #GoogleSlides #GoogleSheets
I did not realise portable monitors were a thing: Best portable monitors in 2023 for laptops, smartphones, or tablets
To think, I had a second monitor for my laptop at my own office, and one at each of the two clients I spent time at during the week. Once you get used to working with two monitors, it is really difficult going back to a single monitor from a productivity poin ...continues
These can also be useful as display units for a Raspberry Pi system as well.
Portable monitors are a great way to resolve this problem since they're more compact and easy to carry around. These smaller displays connect via USB-C and mini HDMI, meaning you can use them with almost any device, from the best gaming laptops to tablets, smartphones, and standard work laptops. Some monitors even come with their own batteries, so you can enjoy consistent productivity and media playback without impacting your laptop's battery.
See Best portable monitors in 2023
#technology #productivity #monitors
Boost your efficiency with these smaller displays.
Tip of the day: In customer support, we receive many questions every day on different topics and it is not uncommon for people to ask the same question others have asked before. Therefore we offer another form of support for quick access: a FAQ section on our website. Here you can learn more about it. #devonagent #devonthink #devonthinktogo #pkm #productivity #research #support #tipoftheday #websearch https://www.devontechnologies.com/blog/20230307-faq
I did not realise portable monitors were a thing: Best portable monitors in 2023 for laptops, smartphones, or tablets
Laptop with a second screen connected by a cable To think, I had a second monitor for my laptop at my own office, and one at each of the two clients I spent time at during the week. Once you get used to working […]
I’m having an existential crisis when it comes to settling on a productivity/todo app. I’ll choose one then tell myself I need to try another then end up dissatisfied with that and loop around again.
I’ve revisited Tick Tick at least four times now. And yes I’ve even tried the “screw technology” approach and used pen and paper, that didn’t last long.
What it is and how it helped my freelance life "Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown"
#freelance #essentialism #productivity #mentalHeath
7 ChatGPT plugins to enhance productivity - Boost your productivity with ChatGPT plugins and streamline your workflo... - https://cointelegraph.com/news/7-chatgpt-plugins #productivity #optimization #enhancement #efficiency #workflow. #features #chatgpt #plugins
Paul Hammant is interviewed on the latest Software Engineering Radio #podcast
In this episode he discusses trunk-based development and how it can help improve #collaboration, reduce complexity, increase #productivity and the #quality of #software
With a book and several talks on the subject matter, Paul is considered an authority in this area. Sharing his insights, he discusses the challenges and benefits of this approach.
I regret not having taken notes of what I’ve learned during the first 7 months on my new job. I regret not having taken notes the past ten years as a professional.
This week I started taking notes on all that I noticed. It’s already 20 more notes this week, from own experience. Better late than never, right?
For everyone who loves to use the #iPad for work, Focus for iPad is now better than ever!
The new iPad app dynamically adapts and works great in Stage Manager, Spilt View, Slide Over, or full screen. You can place your Focus timer next to other apps, and make progress on your tasks!
My biggest programming productivity gain from ChatGPT is asking it to name variables for me. It's often my biggest mental roadblock.
I do like Alan Kohler & his dry sense of humour when it comes to 'productivity'. He is of course on the money here! Loss of hope & care factor has much to do with our work life. Lose hope lose productivity. #work #pay #happiness #hope #productivity #auspol #wfh #AI #wages https://thenewdaily.com.au/finance/2023/05/25/alan-kohler-productivity-workers-hope/
Ever feel like your todo list is more of a todon't list?
We're working on a game-like task management system for helping you have fun finishing your tasks!
Turn projects into dungeons and fill them with monsters (tasks) then slay your day!
Join the quest at dayquest.carrd.co
Tip of the day: One of the fundamental strengths of #DEVONthink is the various ways of organizing documents. But as the databases grow, you may find it a little harder to put your documents in the appropriate locations. Here are seven simple ways to move documents around inside their databases. #pkm #productivity #tipoftheday #workflow https://www.devontechnologies.com/blog/20220906-move-documents
Focus on the Mac
Starting with #macOS Ventura 13.3, the new Mac app features a modern sidebar navigation, a new dashboard, and a ton of other enhancements.
"We found that (a) music generally impaired complex task performance, (b) complex music facilitated simple task performance, and (c) preference for external stimulation moderated these effects. Therefore, the data suggest that music's effects on task performance depend on the music, the task, and the performer"
#Focus #Productivity #Stimulation
Just published a new article and video on tracking time in Obsidian and integrating with your Daily Note. #obsidian #timetracking #productivity https://ricraftis.au/obsidian/managing-time-in-obsidian-using-daily-notes/
Lasst euch also von den Beratertypen keinen Unsinn erzählen: wir können nicht immer mehr Produktivität in einen Arbeitstag packen - auch wenn uns immer wieder magic Tricks und Techniken dafür verkauft werden.
So we know the UK has a problem with #productivity caused by under-#investment; likewise we know all sorts of public & private services are being starved of investment....
Meanwhile #Germany is recording record levels of #ForeignDirctInvestment (FDI), and what do you know, the third highest source of that FDI is the UK... not least by firms looking to maintain a foothold in post-#Brexit #Europe...
Where's our investment gone?
Well looks like some of it is helping the German economy!
"Those problems sound like they come from something deeply wrong in the organization related to work expectations, work distribution, and valuing "busyness" over output. Sure, you can slap an AI bandage on it, but your organization will still be highly inefficient underneath."
#AI #Work #WorkBetter #Productivity #tech
#DevEx: What Actually Drives #Productivity. The #developer-centric approach to measuring and improving productivity https://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=3595878
What are the best places/services to #learn new skills and capabilities? I am particularly interested in #productivity and #creativity, and with that comes an interest in #artificialIntelligence (#ai).
Where are all the #TaskPaper nerds? It's very quiet over on Reddit.
Coo-ee! I'm looking for my tribe of people who don't expect me to speak org or emacs. People who love keeping their projects and tasks in a single document, as simply as possible.
@matadan is doing some interesting things with TP which I'm following with interest.
Stage Manager Should just Exit, Stage Left
I have been using Stage Manager on my Macs on a daily basis for well over a month now, and I have… feelings about it.(...)
#ventura #missioncontrol #macos #ux #taskswitching #stagemanager #productivity
I'm testing otter.ai
on the free plan one gets 300 minutes of real time transcription per month.
Otto can also otter can also transcribe audio that has been recorded previously I'm wondering if the 300 minutes count against such previously recorded audio
I'm also wondering if otter is the best solution the best transcription solution
#OtterAI #SpeechToText #AI #transcription #notetaking #interviewing #meetings #KnowledgeManagement #KM #productivity #curation
Productivity seems like a simple concept, but there is a lot of nuance to it that many brush over.
The reality is productivity by definition is different from job to job, industry to industry, and person to person. And yet we act like there is just one pure definition and measurement for it.
Here's an article I put together to talk about some of the nuances and how we're dropping the ball on productivity.
New paper on arXiv! Check out the results of our intercept study conducted at #LeadDevNYC with ICs, managers, and leaders on how their orgs currently measure success and how they wish their orgs would measure success.
Turns out orgs aren’t really focusing on #productivity but on performance and production. What do folks want? Well, productivity and performance.
Check the full results here: https://arxiv.org/abs/2305.11030
I asked about what people use for tasks on Mastodon.
- do not use ANY task management and store things in their brain (that's crazy from my perspective)
- do not use any kind of mobile task management
- use pen an paper (see two previous)
- use some hacky terminal/code based task management methods (again, no mobile or cross platform)
- do not use any time blocking methods (seeing tasks in calendars with estimated times to complete)
I couldn't live my life like that. :blob_smile_sweat2: #Productivity #Tasks #TaskManagement #Apps
#AI #GenerativeAI #Productivity #Automation: "In a world where the cost of producing content, correspondence, research, and code approaches zero, it stands to reason that the forces of capitalism would respond by demanding as much of it as possible. And even if humans aren’t the ones producing every solitary word, phrase, sound, or string of numbers, humans will be tasked with generating, editing, and corralling all this synthetic media. If artificial intelligence is coming for our jobs, its plan is to turn us all into middle managers of overlapping, interacting AI systems. The only problem? Middle management is stressful, grinding, usually thankless work. People speak derisively about middle managers because their outputs are hard to define and monitor—they are viewed, sometimes unfairly, as a mere link in the chain."
「 Elixir’s concise syntax and functional programming paradigm can lead to reduced development costs. While the overall development cost is not solely dependent on lines of code, Elixir’s simple syntax can make it easier and faster to write code, leading to cost savings 」
via Robin Demuth
#Elixir #MyElixirStatus #Productivity
The anti-wfh/remote work thing blows my mind when it comes from VPs/execs.
I recall a VP at a previous company who didn’t allow any of his team to wfh, but he worked from home 1-2 times week because he lived an hour away and that was a crazy commute.
The hypocrisy 🤦🏽♂️
Best Free (not all open source) Microsoft Office alternatives in 2023
LibreOffice probably still remains the most complete set of features and a pure open source option, but I can see why the free SoftMaker FreeOffice is also given a lot of credit: It opens very quickly, has a pretty slick more modern user interface, it has exc ...continues
Best Free (not all open source) Microsoft Office alternatives in 2023
Desktop with some open text editor windows and the title of the post in text LibreOffice probably still remains the most complete set of features and a pure open source option, but I can see why the free SoftMaker FreeOffice is also given a lot of credit: It opens very […]
Ok, my latest project:
Send voice messages to #gpt4 via a #free #telegram bot while driving, jogging, cleaning etc:
(DM for an invite)
#Stickies is a #macOS app that can help you keep track of certain things. Here's how to use this handy #productivity application on your #Apple Mac. https://tchlp.com/3W6D5Vm
I wrote up a post about my current personal knowledge structure. Not an in-depth post at this point, but a quick summary of some of the productivity apps I have my eye on and what I am currently using. I plan to do a deep dive into my structure and each app over the next couple months.
#pkm #notes #productivity
What simple #productivity advice would you give to someone who's having trouble sticking to the usual apps, refuses to use #Obsidian for to-do lists, and who wants an effective system that transcends apps and is fun to use?
For Medium members (please): https://medium.com/produclivity/ptpl-52-simple-task-management-advice-for-people-who-cant-stick-to-their-lists-3f59fa8ba0e5
For everyone else: https://www.blog.plaintextpaperless.com/p/ptpl-052-simple-task-management-advice?sd=pf
I'm trying to get away from using #GoogleCalendar.
Does anyone know of a good #calendar app that runs on #Linux and has a compatible #Android app?
Scratching the itch (reading things later) https://decafbad.net/2023/05/13/scratching-the-itch-reading-things-later/ #ADayInTheLife #Productivity #Programming #Computers #misc
Knowing how to learn is such a critical skill, and it doesn't get talked about enough. How to gather info, organise it, pick out what matters, recognise patterns, break big problems down into smaller ones, etc. If you can do those things, you can accomplish literally anything, it doesn't matter the topic or field.
#Office & #Productivity picks of the day:
(These are all FOSS)
➡️ @bitwarden - Password management software
➡️ @XWiki - Wiki software aimed at businesses
➡️ @CollaboraOffice - Online fork of LibreOffice
➡️ @Carnet - Note-taking app synced with personal clouds, alternative to Google Keep
➡️ @joplinapp - Another note-taking app that can be synced through clouds
➡️ @hedgedoc - Collaborative markdown note editor, web-based and self-hostable
➡️ @synoforum - Unofficial forum for Synology NAS owners
Mijn liefde voor de keymap staat nu ook beschreven in de FYI nieuwsbrief. Net de deur uit dus vrij snel in je inbox. Ook hier te lezen:
Wednesday is the day when I start to feel like I can actually get things done. 💪 #WednesdayMotivation #GetThingsDone #Productivity
On building a second brain 😀 https://zerokspot.com/weblog/2023/05/10/building-a-second-brain/
20 Lesser Known but Great Productivity Tools
"I come out of the woodwork to share some incredibly amazing productivity tools in a list I’ve been working on for the last 2 years, but have still narrowed down to the core tools that any entrepreneur, business owner, or agency should seriously consider adding to their toolkit."
I don't usually like lists but this one is excellent.
Generative #AI is changing the way we complete tasks. While it is helpful for tasks like planning a trip or meal, it cannot replace the #creativity of humans. Its best use is for simplifying obnoxious tasks. It can support writers and other professionals whose fields cannot be replaced by AI. Yet, we should keep an eye on the revenue models of these tools and put restrictions on their monetization to ensure they are used responsibly.
#satisficing #productivity #AIEthics
I woke up at 5am today and instead of having coffee I decided to update a font on an #angular project that hasn't been touched in 3 years. Follow me for more morning routine optimisation tricks. #productivity #superhuman #notiontemplates
Our values guide the way we take care of our areas of responsibility, which are connected to the projects and tasks that fill our days.
What's the pedigree of your to do list?
I've written recently how a slow CI/CD kills productivity.
We got to cut both of our #CI and #CD times in half, and the difference is huge.
However, it's not yet enough.
CI/CD must be FAST.
It's not just #developer #productivity. It's also your time to recover from a #production issue.
#AI apologists keep breathlessly talking about how it’s going to improve #productivity 100x and unlock untold value but you all realize there’s a demand side to the economy as well, right?
The limit is not productivity it’s the capability and capacity of humans to meaningfully consume.
I'm the Head of Analysis for an online retailer.
I’m a #productivity enthusiast. I’m interested in #tech but I’m not a developer.
I like the no-code options; IFTTT, Shortcuts, Zapier etc.
I enjoy watching TV and #movies (not horror!)
I’m also a Cub Scout Leader.
I have a wonderful wife and between us we have 5 children.
I follow #Formula1 My favourite team is #McLarenF1 #McLaren
I also support #AFCBournemouth 🍒
Arc will change the way you work on the web · “The Arc web browser is the most transformative app I’ve used in decades.” https://ilo.im/12p2ih
#Arc #WebBrowser #Browser #Spaces #Sidebar #Tabs #Shortcuts #Productivity