When you feel like you’re not productive, it’s not necessarily because you’re lazy or because you have bad habits, it’s because you’re not working on the right projects and you haven’t found the ones that are intrinsically motivating and meaningful to you.
— Adam Grant on the Tim Ferriss Show
Such a great read: What’s the Point of Productivity?
I have only one suggestion for Scott: start using the word effectiveness for the ‘good’ kind of productivity.
11 years ago I was using Movable Type to host my sites, but playing around with other platforms to learn and enjoy. I had already installed WordPress on my own server, but wanted to check out the hosted version. It would take another 9 years before I would actually run a live site on WordPress (and it still isn’t my favorite CMS).
Would you be comfortable giving contact details of your best customer, spouse or friend to a stranger?
Then why did you give Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Google access to your complete address book?
Sèquia tercera del canal d’Urgell
Why do Microsoft Office apps ask me whether I want to save my work when I close the app? Of course I want to save it!
I would like for Microsoft to adapt the macOS way of saving always and everything without asking.
The main reason I don’t like #blackfriday is that I feel stupid and ripped off for having paid the full price for products and services in the last months.
Now this is some old-fashioned efficiency.
Muy importante (y uno de mis puntos débiles en los hábitos saludables): La vida sentada… que, poco a poco, nos mata × @MadAbad
How to configure your iPhone to work for you, not against you
This large article is stuffed with handy tips. Though I not always agree (I would recommend the default apps over installing Google’s alternatives) and some advice should be updated for iOS 13, there is a lot of solid advice.
My recommendation: read the arguments before applying any tip.
Since reinstalling my computer last month, I only use the default web browser Safari. I already have decides that when the time comes that I need a second browser, I won’t install Chrome; Firefox looks like a far better option.
I’ve fallen off the microblogging wagon in the last week.
Usually that is a bad sign and the direct result of not taking enough time for reflecting on work, life and the world…
This is a sad list. I have used so many of these services in the past.
Seth Godin on the Google Tax:
Capitalism is an efficient system for surfacing and addressing the needs of consumers. But once it veers toward control over markets by a single entity, those benefits disappear.
Very insightful thoughts on how combat firehosing, burying the truth under a huge pile of low-quality information and even lies:
[…] there is no substitute for teaching actual critical thinking, for good quality journalism, and for scientific literacy
November 9th will always be a special day. 22 years ago I started writing on my personal blog. I have not always been equally active on jeroensangers.com, but it will always be my digital home.
Once in a while, I rotate the OS language of my devices between Dutch, Spanish, Catalan and English. It is amazing how simply organizing yourself in another language completely changes your perspective on the work to be done.
Since I’m reinstalling my main computer, today I did my tasks using almost exclusively my iPad and iPhone.
It went way better than I expected, though there are some little things, such as text snippets, that I have to fix if I want to use my mobile devices more often for work.