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Issue #118  (The Cult of Overwork) 05/17/21

If you're relatively new to or inexperienced with terminal commands, Emma Bostian has a tip on aliasing that she shared on Twitter.

Using Aliases in Your Terminal

If the image isn't clear, you can click it to view the larger version or use this Gist if you want something more accessible.

The replies to the Tweet also have some good tips and links related to the same topic, including this article by Sarah Drasner.

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

Tools & Apps

Personal Management System - Open source web application for managing personal data, similar to a CMS or CRM.

Nanonets - Automate manual data entry using AI by capturing data from documents instantly. Has a modest free plan.

Dendron - An open-source, local-first, markdown-based, hierarchical note-taking tool built on top of VS Code.

MeetGeek - AI-based meeting assistant that takes notes, monitors and records all key aspects of meetings, and even gauges team morale and job satisfaction. - Chrome extension to easily blur elements on web pages to hide personal information on video calls, screencasts, etc.

Learn How Remote Pair Programming Can Increase Your Team's Efficiency - Suddenly, the future of work materialized, and when your entire team is working from home, pair programming is not only possible but extremely valuable. Preparing yourself and your team for remote pairing will help prepare you for the future of work.     sponsored  

Articles & Resources

Why Do We Buy Into The 'Cult' Of Overwork? - Bryan Lufkin asks why we give in to the culture of overwork knowing what we know about burnout.

Why Successful People Don't Multitask - Lots of good research-based data in this one demonstrating that multitasking is indeed harmful to productivity.

Video Call Checklist - The definitive guide to amazing video calls. Nothing too groundbreaking here, but some good tips if you're less experienced with video calls.

Experience: I’ve Had The Same Supper For 10 Years - I think we can learn a few lessons from this 72-year old Welsh native on being content with simple things.

You Are Not ‘Behind’ - 2016 article by Zack Kanter where he concludes that the further behind you start, the more glorious your comeback will be.


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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