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Issue #103  (We Are What We Remember) 02/01/21

On Hacker News a reader asks:

Anyone else burnt out due to extended lockdown and work-from-home? I'm no more productive at work. I produce in a week the same amount of code I used to produce in a day before the pandemic.

700 Hacker News points and 530+ comments later, a pretty good discussion ensued. The top comment points out that introverts are faring much better in this situation.


But I also like this comment buried at the bottom of the thread:

I don't think it's work from home as much as it is the lack of socializing altogether. If we were able to go out and socialize outside of working from home, I'm sure many people would be faring and feeling much better than what our current situation is.

Very true.

Now on to this week's hand-picked productivity links!

Tools & Apps - A tree-based project management tool that supercharges your team with dynamic prioritization and goal decomposition.

BrowserBuddy - Chrome extension that makes it easy to easy to view info stored about you in the browser (page/screen info, storage, cookies, IP info, and more).

Hijack Your Feed - Mac app that replaces ads in your Twitter feed with TODOs. Anything that takes money away from Jack Dorsey is alright with me.

Soundescape - 3-dimensional, generative sound environments that help you focus or relax. You can also create your own.

Rezime - A free resume builder that lets you create multiple resumes, share them through a unique link, and print as PDF, with no advertisements or other privacy concerns.

The Free Modern Jira Alternative for Teams - Tara AI is the simplest free product development tool, designed for teams moving rapidly. One workspace for your team's docs, sprints and tasks, synced to Git.   sponsored  

Articles & Resources

How To Be Resilient - Life is unpredictable. Brace yourself with a suite of coping mechanisms, internal and external, then deploy them flexibly.

The Top 5 Data Trends to Watch Out for in 2021 - Might be some trends here worth looking into if you're working in data or looking to get into the space.

We Are What We Remember - Understanding why some memories stick better than others, as well as accepting their fluidity, helps us reduce conflict and better appreciate just how much our memories impact our lives.

Leaving Notion to Build a Second Brain in VS Code - Ben Holmes considers the Zettelkasten method for note taking in this anti-Notion post.

Be Prolific - A really brief post showing that quantity leads to quality.


Have a suggestion for a productivity-related tool, article, or other resource? Send me a direct message via X (@LouisLazaris) and I’ll consider including it in a future issue.

Stay productive!


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