Findings and thingies - Notes, 27 Jan 2023 14:30:59 +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 $10 and over. Amazon is the only retailer that does this. Other retailers, I make somewhere around 65%-70% no matter the retail price. Everything follows from that math, but if you want the details read on.</p> </blockquote> <p>😮</p>, 31 Dec 2022 12:15:00 +0000Firefox PDF download<p>If you are using Firefox and are annoyed by PDFs being downloaded automatically then you need to adjust <code></code> to <code>true</code>. Just enter <code>about:config</code> in the address bar and toggle the setting. </p> <p>found via <a href="">A comment by shscs911</a></p>, 14 Dec 2022 11:00:00 +0000Umziehen auf eine andere Mastodon-Instanz – so einfach geht’s<p>Nur für den Fall, dass jemand es noch nicht woanders gesehen hat. 🙂</p>, 05 Dec 2022 10:00:00 +0000App switcher on all/one monitor<p>MacOS shows the App Switcher by default only on the display where the Dock was last displayed. If you're using a multi monitor setup this is, at least for me, a little bit annoying. I couldn't find any setting in the UI for changing this behaviour. Thankfully it can be done using the CLI.</p> <p>To display the App switcher on all monitors you need to run the following commands.</p> <pre><code>$ defaults write appswitcher-all-displays -bool true $ killall Dock </code></pre> <p>Changing it back to the default behaviour can be achieved using the following commands.</p> <pre><code>$ defaults write appswitcher-all-displays -bool false $ killall Dock </code></pre> <p>found via <a href="">Show macOS app switcher across all monitors</a></p>, 24 Oct 2022 10:00:00 +0000Solving A Work Crisis With A Novel And Optimized System - Cal Newport - YouTube<p>from around 03:48 in the video:</p> <blockquote> <p>[...] It's a cool case study because two reasons. 1. it highlights something I say often on the show which is when it comes to organizing work especially in teams start with the process first. What makes the most sense for us to organize our work and then 2. figure out what tools you need to implemented that. [...]</p> </blockquote> <p>The above quote from the video is basically exact the same thing with which I try to convince people who start solving a problem by focussing on a tool instead of the process. It's always about the process and the people, not about the tooling. The latter can be solved once the processes are defined. </p>, 28 Sep 2022 19:00:00 +0000Now with webmention<p>As of yesterday this little blog does support <a href="">webmentions</a>. </p> <p>Basically you do have a small form just at the end of every article/note which you can use to send a webmention. Of course it is also possible to send it without the form. Just send it to <code>/api/webmention</code>.</p>, 13 Sep 2022 08:00:00 +0000How to Temporarily Disable Face ID or Touch ID, and Require a Passcode to Unlock Your iPhone or iPad<blockquote> <p>The problem is this: if you use Face ID or Touch ID on your device (and you almost certainly should), what happens if law enforcement (or anyone else for that matter) takes your device and physically forces you to unlock it biometrically? There is some legal precedent supporting the notion that police can force you to do this, but can’t force you to provide them with a passcode or passphrase.</p> <p>Here are two essential things everyone should know.</p> </blockquote>, 28 Jun 2022 01:00:00 +0000