Findings and thingies, 27 Jan 2023 14:30:21 +0000The Digital Workplace Is Designed to Bring You Down<blockquote> <p>We have to replace the hyperactive hive-mind work flow with explicit alternatives for the assignment and organization of work, and individuals can’t do that on their own. But one of the questions here is how did productivity become personal in the first place? It’s an unusual notion in the history of large-scale economic organization — this idea that we leave it up to the individual to figure out how to organize their work.</p> </blockquote> <p>Excellent interview with Cal Newport on productivity issues in modern work environments.</p>, 24 Jan 2023 15:30:00 +0000Quick motivation from Arnold Schwarzenegger<p>Even though I normally don't praise newsletters and stuff I need to make an exception for this motivating piece by Arnold Schwarzenegger.</p> <iframe width="791" height="445" src="" title="Private motivation for Tim and the 5-Bullet Friday Gang" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share" allowfullscreen></iframe> <p>It's origin is from this week's edition of the <a href="">5-Bullet Friday newsletter by Tim Ferriss</a>.</p>, 14 Jan 2023 11:30:00 +0000questions to ask before making any purchase<blockquote> <p>I've always struggled with impulse control, and tried researching and coming up with questions to ask myself before making purchases. However, they usually don't work, because the questions are usually too broad, and don't address the specific purchases I'm contemplating.</p> </blockquote>, 12 Jan 2023 10:00:00 +0000Why “OpenBSD Mastery: Filesystems” is not in Amazon’s Kindle store<blockquote> <p>TLDR: Amazon pays roughly 70% of retail price for books priced up to $9.99, and 35% for books $10 and over. Amazon is the only retailer that does this. Other retailers, I make somewhere around 65%-70% no matter the retail price. Everything follows from that math, but if you want the details read on.</p> </blockquote> <p>😮</p>, 31 Dec 2022 12:15:00 +0000WIRLW - CW52 | what I read last week<p>Nothing, because I still needed this week to recover, reflect and take care of other things.</p>, 30 Dec 2022 07:15:00 +0000WIRLW - CW51 | what I read last week<p>Nothing, because Covid put me out of business.</p>, 23 Dec 2022 07:15:00 +0000WIRLW - CW50 | what I read last week<p>Normally I only include material written in English in my weekly edition. Nevertheless I found an article so interesting/important to share that I decided to prefix articles in German in the future so that readers not interested can skip them easily.</p> <ul> <li> <p>(GER) <a href="">"Wir haben alle kein Immunsystem mehr!" - schwesterfraudoktors Webseite!</a></p> </li> <li> <p><a href="">Confessions of an infosec has-been - lcamtuf’s thing</a><br /> Two key take aways from this article for me right. But there is so much more good stuff in it, you definitely should read it.</p> <blockquote> <p>My final advice to new folks is to not look up to others. Judge your progress by looking back at your own work.</p> <p>If there’s one skill I can credit for success, it’s <a href="">learning how to write well</a>.</p> </blockquote> <p>Even though there are a lot of other spots on my blog where I've already mentioned the importance of good writing skills, it's a so important topic that I don't get tired emphasizing it again.</p> </li> <li> <p><a href="">Writing at work - lcamtuf’s thing</a><br /> Some author as the article before. Continuing on the topic of how important writing is.</p> </li> <li> <p><a href="">why i only use plain black wallpapers | ティラミス</a><br /> After reading this I immediately realised the key message</p> <blockquote> <p><strong>Your devices are tools, not fashion accessories.</strong></p> </blockquote> <p>is something which has been on my mind for quite some time but never formulated in such a clear manner.</p> </li> </ul>, 15 Dec 2022 21:30:00 +0000Firefox PDF download<p>If you are using Firefox and are annoyed by PDFs being downloaded automatically then you need to adjust <code></code> to <code>true</code>. Just enter <code>about:config</code> in the address bar and toggle the setting. </p> <p>found via <a href="">A comment by shscs911</a></p>, 14 Dec 2022 11:00:00 +0000WIRLW - CW49 | what I read last week<p>For different reasons I struggled this week to use the desired amount of time for meaningful reading. That's why this week's WIRLW only contains two links.</p> <ul> <li> <p><a href="">Using Paper for Everyday Tasks - Xe Iaso</a><br /> In the end I guess notes on paper beat every other system of information/task keeping. Admittedly information exchange with other (digital) system isn't very convenient. On the other hand paper simply works. Any time, any place. So next time when somebody is looking for a tool for personal organization they should perhaps consider paper.</p> </li> <li> <p><a href="">Why you should have your own website</a><br /> Basically everybody should a personal website and be it just for having some kind of digital business card. The most common excuses are debunked by this text. So just go for it!</p> </li> </ul>, 08 Dec 2022 21:30:00 +0000Umziehen auf eine andere Mastodon-Instanz – so einfach geht’s<p>Nur für den Fall, dass jemand es noch nicht woanders gesehen hat. 🙂</p>, 05 Dec 2022 10:00:00 +0000