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Tech Productivity

Issue #112  (Is Social Media Hijacking Our Minds?) 04/05/21

In August 2019, well-known programmer and game developer John Carmack was on the Joe Rogan podcast. He talked about his own work habits, which some of you might find interesting. A Reddit user summarized some of his work-related discussion points in this thread.

John Carmack on Joe Rogan

Apparently the full interview has been taken down from YouTube but you can listen to the full version on Spotify. Warning: The Joe Rogan Podcast is 18+ and often includes a lot of swearing, discussions of drug use, etc.
Now on to this week's hand-picked productivity links!

Tools & Apps

floccus - Open source browser extension to synchronize your bookmarks across browsers and devices via a server of your choosing. Full control, full privacy, full access to your favorite experiences on the web.

Truffle - Slack bot that uses your everyday conversations to answer frequently asked questions and help your team work faster.

Bye Bye Domain - A marketplace for buying and selling domains that are about to expire.

Lunar - Mac app that provides intelligent, adaptive brightness for your external display. Has a location mode, manual mode, or sensor mode for setting the brightness.

Organizedly - A one-stop-shop for your productivity that includes notes, tasks, and calendar all in a single interconnected toolset.

Jamf Now - A device management solution for your team's Apple devices at work. We make management tasks simple and affordable, so you can support your users; no IT required. Manage 3 devices free now!     sponsored  

Articles & Resources

If Your Boss Could Do Your Job, You’re More Likely to Be Happy at Work - 2016 article that claims people don't quite bad jobs, they quite bad bosses.

Is Social Media Hijacking Our Minds? - This is a short 5-part dialogue between two notable persons on a website called Pairagraph that allows back-and-forth discourse on trending topics.

The Mindful Productivity Audit: 10 Questions To Improve Your Well-Being At Work - A self-questionnaire by Anne-Laure Le Cunff that covers areas of mindful productivity including time management, metacognition, and mental energy.

How To Be Lucky - The gist of this is that there really is no "luck" but instead there's moments that you can take advantage of after recognizing that they're happening.

The Art of Deprioritization - Just as important as figuring out what to invest your time in is what not to invest your time in.


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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