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Tech Productivity

Issue #114  (Build Personal Moats) 04/19/21

If you want more motivation to write or if you want to improve your writing, here are two Twitter threads you might want to check out:

My two personal recommendation for writing resources are:

I believe learning to write well is one of the most valuable skills anyone will ever learn because it opens so many doors.

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

Tools & Apps

Standard Notes - A free, open-source, and completely encrypted notes app for Mac, Windows, Linux, Android, iOS, and web.

Wormhole - Simple, private file sharing that lets you share files with end-to-end encryption and a link that automatically expires. - Probably not something you'll want to do often, but if you need to convert a PDF to an .xlsx file, this online tool will do that.

Odin - Android or iOS app to save and organize posts from any app or website. Create spaces and invite friends to collaborate on the stuff you all save.

devfair - A multi-featured video platform that lets you automate your stand-ups, do real-time remote collaboration, and more.

Managing Apple Devices at Your Business Is Easier Than Ever! - Managing your business's Apple devices is time-consuming – especially when employees are WFH. Jamf Now is a mobile device management solution making IT tasks simple so you can set up and secure devices from anywhere!    sponsored  

Articles & Resources

The Alerting Effects of Caffeine, Bright Light and Face Washing After a Short Daytime Nap - Clinical trial from NCBI that determined that the caffeine + nap combo was the most effective for subjective sleepiness and performance level.

How to Reset (or at Least Lower) Your Stress in 5 Minutes - Some quick, efficient stress-reducing strategies from Jenny Taitz.

Build Personal Moats - A "personal moat", according to the author, is a set of unique and accumulating competitive advantages in the context of your career.

Seeking the Productive Life: Some Details of My Personal Infrastructure - Stephen Wolfram's lengthy essay from 2019 that I'm sure many of you will find useful if you haven't seen it already.

How To Plan a Research Project - The advice is based on four steps that are expanded on nicely and could cover research in any field.


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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