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Tech Productivity

Issue #60  (The Fogg Behaviour Model for Procrastination) 04/06/20

Chrome recently added a feature to its browser called Scroll To Text Fragment, which allows a user or author to link to a specific portion of a page using a text snippet in the URL. For example, you could do the following:

If you click that link in Chrome it will take you to the Wikipedia entry on Quokkas and the page will scroll to the part of the page with the specified text, like a regular in-page anchor, but with the text highlighted:

Scroll To Text Fragment in Chrome
Scroll To Text Fragment in Chrome

This is a nice feature but if you're worried about it for some reason, Jeff Starr explains how to disable it (it's on by default now) in Chrome or other Chromium browser that supports it.

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

Tools & Apps

Document Node - Lightweight, fast writing and instant publishing tool. No vendor lock-in, no coding. - The simplest bookmarking tool ever. Just type in front of any URL to save a bookmark to the cloud, no extension needed.

Freedom - App and website blocker for Mac, Windows, Android, iOS, and Chrome, to block distracting websites and apps.

Beastnotes - Browser extension. A notebook for online courses that lets you efficiently capture notes while watching video lectures. Mainly aimed at students, but might be useful for others too.

TLDR This - Web app + browser extension that can take a long piece of text and sum it up into five key bullet points.

Working From Home? Try Team.Video - makes it easier and faster for remote teams to work together by offering user friendly video meetings with agendas, collaborative notes, and emoji responses. No download required and it’s free to use.   promoted  

Articles & Resources

Oh, don't worry, I've screwed up plenty of things too - Rachel Kroll was called out on never writing about stuff she's messed up. So here's a post with lots of that from her work in software, sysadmin, etc.

The Devastating Price Developers Pay for Working Hard - Strategies you can use to protect yourself when your hard work leads to a harmful environment.

How to overcome procrastination by understanding the Fogg Behavior Model - Second of a two-part series based on the model that Behavior = Motivation + Ability + Prompt.

Remote Workers Are Outperforming Office Workers--Here's Why - A short article published in 2017.


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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