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Tech Productivity

Issue #41  (Stay-at-home-mom to Developer) 11/25/19

I'm not a health-food nut myself, but I do try to eat as healthy as possible without breaking my enjoyment of food. Although I'd be hypocritical if I said I live this way, I think great advice for eating is the famous quote from Michael Pollan:

"Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants."

That's from his book, In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto. Again, I'm the last person to be preaching about 'eating plants', and I don't think avoiding meat or animal products is the answer to all health problems. But overall I think there's lots of good evidence to suggest that a diet focused on vegetables and unrefined foods will give you the best opportunity to stay healthy longer.

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

Tools & Apps

GetBusy - A team communication tool to keep your team highly organized and clearly accountable.

My Notes - Chrome extension that turns a new Tab into a note-taking tool. Great for notes, to-dos, and sharing text.

CoBeats - Helps you save all your things: bookmarks, screenshots, videos, files, images, movies, books, music, TV shows, and notes; from wherever you are.

Hubcap - Free online screen recorder, no installation required. Choose your settings and create a recording. Videos are up to 5 minutes and hosted for two weeks (but easy to download).

Indigo Pilot - Dead simple, free, and secure file sharing with no ads and no registration required.

Articles & Resources

How I went from stay-at-home-mum to landing my first web developer job - A nice little success story from Phoebe Voong-Fadel that might inspire others.

Your brain approaches tricky tasks in a surprisingly simple way - James Shine talks about how the structures in your brain work together and how this enables it to achieve what's needed.

How we got 900 applications on our Developer Position - Bearer, a remote-first company, discusses how they handled an unexpected amount of interest when looking to fill a position.

Craftsmanship—The Alternative to the Four Hour Work Week Mindset - Daniel Tawfik believes the hack-your-way-to-success mentality causes people to miss out on the mindset of craftsmanship.

I stopped setting a financial goal for my SaaS - Takuya Matsuyama believes money should be only a short-term motivation.


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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