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Tech Productivity

Issue #3  (How to Convince Your Boss to Go Remote) 03/04/19

In addition to this week's list of tools and articles, you might enjoy this Hacker News thread:

Ask HN: How Would You or Did Convince Your Boss That You Can Work Remote?

A few answers are given from a managerial perspective and many gave their success stories in doing exactly what's asked. Maybe the most blunt and realistic answer says:

"Remote has to be baked into the company culture, otherwise you'll forever be the outsider, and be the first to be let go when the company hits tough times.
Find a job that already offers remote."

But there are lots of good suggestions in the rest of the thread, should you want to go down this path.

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

Tools & Apps

WiPhone -  An open source mobile phone that makes HD voice calls, for free, over WiFi. It's hackable, modular, cheap, and open.

SocialSizes - Image and video sizes for social media all in one place, with templates for Sketch, Adobe XD, and Photoshop.

30 Seconds of Knowledge - Chrome Extension that lets you gain new developer skills every time you open a new tab.

SimpleOptOut - Extensive list of sites with direct links to opt out of data sharing.

Modern Labor - A revolutionary platform that pays you $2000 per month for 5 months to learn in-demand tech skills and then finds you your new job (US only).

Articles & Resources

Quora: Is a "dark mode" (light text on dark background) really better for the eyes? - Some detailed responses here that you might find useful.

I have 800 passwords - Terence Eden discusses how he amassed so many login accounts on different sites, and what might be needed to solve the problem.

How to set up your Mac for Web Development - Useful if you're new to software development or if you just want to start from a clean slate.

Seeking the Productive Life: Some Details of My Personal Infrastructure - Long read wherein Stephen Wolfram covers his personal infrastructure hacks.

A Designer’s Little Helpers - A list of useful design-related tools, extensions, and features to ease your day at work and beyond, from one designer's bookmark bar.


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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