40 years of experience working from home compressed into 10 pieces of solid advice:
Every morning, I’d have breakfast and dress as if I were going to “the office.” Then, I’d leave my house, locking the door behind me. I’d get in my car and drive around the block. Then, I’d get out of the car, go up the stairs to my front door, unlock it, and head for my office, where I was ready to work.
Sometimes, if you can’t muster the discipline to work, you must fool yourself. That’s what I was doing. You may have to do it, too.
These days, give yourself permission to be human.
Stop Trying to Be Productive × Taylor Lorenz
I was born in 1971, so you can imagine my interest in the site WTF happened in 1971.
I am worried about my fellow Dutch citizens. The general idea in the Netherlands is that they have the coronavirus under control, but they have not.
The death numbers are following Italy’s numbers and today arrived at the point in which Italy went on lock down (which was already rather late).
Furthermore, the Netherlands are a small country. This amount of deaths has placed them at the 5th position on the ranking of deaths per 100.000 habitants (after San Marino, Italy, Spain and Andorra).
Why doesn’t the Dutch government want to take action?
My advice for businesses: dump Zoom as soon as possible. For most use cases (small team meetings) I recommend Whereby as an alternative.
New circumstances make for new routines.
One of the new routines in our family is taking some time after dinner to listen to the song of the day created by these three guys.
Featured in The New Yorker: The Group Making Beautiful Quarantine Songs on a Barcelona Rooftop.
Surely I’m old school, but I still think that Twitter threads are a horrible and user-unfriendly hack.
Why don’t you just publish your thoughts on a place that supports long-form copy and link to it on Twitter?
Will Zoom’s free tier limits finally achieve that business meetings will be limited to 40 minutes?
I always published under my real name, but the concept of pseudonyms interests me
Over time, doing things under your real name on the internet will be a bit like putting your social security number out there. It won’t commonly be done. Instead, people will earn and speak under different pseudonyms.
Many professionals found out last week that work is no longer a place, it it a mode.
I have updated my Now page
What a great trip through memory lane: Old CSS, new CSS by Eevee.
I have used most of the techniques on this very site until 2013, when I stopped caring about the hassle of coding my designs by hand.
Nowadays my opinion is that site owners should not be bothered by CSS, that’s something the CMS should handle.
This is hilarious: I work from home by Colin Nissan
Another walk in the orchards
A great list of dumb questions by Michael Wade