Revel in the joy of doing things you will never master
The key point of this article: "While the internet economy has given people great freedom and opportunity to work beyond their day job and create careers in the margins of a normal life, it’s also added a pressure to achieve something more impressive than just being a person who quietly enjoys your life. I say: Don’t bow to it. As my yoga teacher said recently, your foot may get there, or it may not. The outcome doesn’t matter. The doing does."
productivity 
11 weeks ago
Waking up early won’t change your life—but it’s awesome for capitalism
The key quote of this article: "But not all of us need or want to be overachievers who send emails time-stamped at 5:14 am. For some, the real aspiration is to be a well-rested person who finally has time to watch Killing Eve."
productivity 
11 weeks ago
No More Google
I disagree with some of the choices here (like Dropbox as an alternative to Google Drive), but there are some good options on the site.
privacy 
october 2018
What I wish I knew when I first started speaking internationally
Some good advice from Amber Case which you can use even if you just speak at events in your own country
presentation  speaking 
august 2018
EverOrg
A tool to convert Evernote ENEX files to the format used with Emacs org-mode. And it works pretty well, too.
tools  emacs  org-mode 
august 2018
Fread
Open source firmware project for ebook readers
opensource  software 
july 2018
Finding interesting documents with grep
A good introductory tutorial for this useful tool
opensource  linux 
july 2018
A quick look at how someone simplified his digital life
The key quote from this: " I think, in general, we should be a bit more skeptic about new technology, and in particular about its effects on society, and carefully consider the pros and cons."
productivity  minimalism 
july 2018
Why taking writing breaks is important
Good advice, and not just for fiction writers
writing 
june 2018
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Leo Babauta on using Notational Velocity
plain-text 
may 2018
Prioritization – More Important Than Any Productivity Technique
wherein we hear something I've been saying for years: productivity isn't about doing more. It's about doing what you need to do more effectively.
productivity 
april 2018
Producing Open Source Software
wherein we learn, in book form, about *how successful projects operate, the expectations of users and developers, and the culture of free software.*
opensource 
april 2018
Manoush Zomorodi says it's time to get bored
The host of the Note to Self podcast explains how to step away from our screens and enjoy the pleasures of boredom to refresh our minds.
productivity 
march 2018
Some open truisms
Some interesting thoughts about the meaning of open from Bryan Behrenshausen, based on the final lecture of his Duke University course called "Foundations of an Open Source World"
opensource 
january 2018
Panopticlick
An online tool for checking if your browser and its add-ons protect you from tracking
privacy 
november 2017
Prism Break - Opt out of global data surveillance programs
A list of tools that let you take you data and put it back into your own hands. Or, at least, get it out of the hands and away from the eyes of big tech companies
privacy  security  tools 
november 2017
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