Cautionary tale about clearing your browser history
I cleared my Firefox cache in an attempt to resolve a slow performance issue. Boy, I didn’t realise how much I rely on my browser history to get things done every day. I should have persisted with the performance issue … Also on: Twitter
Tips for remote work newbies
One of the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic is that more people find themselves needing to work remotely after having worked in a more conventional office environment for most of their careers. Shifting to remote work can be a little disconcerting. Fortunately there are substantial resources to help you work productively, remotely. Automattic is a…
Silence is not necessarily golden for Evernote
I’ve been an Evernote user for well over a decade, and I used it daily until a couple years ago. I have almost 29,000 notes (a fair number of these notes are automatically captured using IFTTT workflows). In recent years, Evernote has been pretty quiet on its blog, and while it’s released updates to the…
Tips for being productive on GitHub
I spend much of my day interacting with GitHub in one form or another as part of my day job, even though I’m not working at Automattic as a software developer. Between coding little scripts to make me more efficient, and managing or contributing to work-related projects, I use GitHub daily. This is why I…
A vague Notion of a more productive system
I spent a little time in my Pocket recommendations, and found this great post by Marie Poulin titled “One Tool To Rule Them All” and her, and her partner’s search for a more effective, more complete productivity solution. Along the way, she considered Bullet Journals. I wanted to get on the bullet journal bandwagon, but…
A desperate plea to MS Office lovers everywhere
Dear MS Office lover Although I don’t see the appeal*, I understand that you love using Microsoft Office for your daily tasks. It seems like pretty good software, and if it helps you become more efficient, then that’s terrific. Anyhoo, I’ve noticed that many of you have a tendency to do some interesting things with…
Getting Stuff Done with Interstitial Journaling
Rather than just working through a list of tasks in your task manager, the idea seems to be to maintain an ongoing narrative of your day. A benefit of this approach is a pretty high degree of mindfulness.
Why you’re not a morning person (unless you are)
If you’re ever accused of being lazy or slacking off because you’re not a morning person or because you just want to have a quick nap and recharge, there is a body of science backing you up!