Stacks for Simple Static Sites

Posted on Sat 17 February 2024 in general • Tagged with programming, productivity, webdev

Wouldn't it be great if you could type out an article on your computer, push a couple of buttons, and have it appear on the web? No clunky page builders, no admin logins, and no mandatory updates.

With the right setup for your website, this is possible.

I wrote about …


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The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Simple Websites

Posted on Sun 11 February 2024 in general • Tagged with programming, productivity, webdev

Simple websites are better than beautiful ones.

I'll repeat that for the folks in the back.

Simple websites are better than beautiful ones.

Let me be clear what I mean by a simple website. I don't mean a Wordpress site with a minimalist theme. I also don't mean a Substack …


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Todo Lists II: The Eisenhower Matrix

Posted on Fri 19 January 2024 in general • Tagged with productivity, handbook

In a previous article I discussed the power of todo lists and their use in organising your tasks. I have a confession: for a long time I didn't use task lists. This is because of some practical issues which plagued me as a user of those tools. And when I …


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In Defence of the ToDo List

Posted on Sat 19 March 2022 in general • Tagged with handbook, productivity, study

I was overwhelmed. I’d made a kanban board with fifty cards, each beautifully color-coded and allocated story points. I’d organised my calendar beautifully, mapping out the free time to write code every day that week. I’d constructed a burn-down chart and factored in my doctors’ appointment, sleep …


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Laziness Does Not Exist: 3 Questions to be More Productive

Posted on Sun 13 March 2022 in general • Tagged with handbook, productivity, study

This is part of a series of short articles on rational tools to help you be more productive while still practicing self-care. To jump to the summary, click here.

Do you procrastinate? How much? Do you feel like you could achieve more if you procrastinated less? Wouldn’t it be …


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How to Use Notion as Your Personal Chinese Handbook

Posted on Fri 25 June 2021 in general • Tagged with chinese, notion, productivity, software

Learning Chinese from textbooks and school courses can be a weird experience when you try to apply it in the real world. Sure, you just learned the grammar to say "My friend cooks poorly" wǒ de péngyǒu zuò fàn zuò bù hǎo; 我的朋友做饭做不 …


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How to Study Chinese Characters With Anki

Posted on Wed 26 May 2021 in general • Tagged with anki, chinese, productivity, software, study

Or: 8 Tips To Not Burn Out

If you're not familiar with it, Anki is a flashcard app which can help you memorise any kind of information. It's a great tool for situations where you need to focus on remembering details, facts, or pieces of information. A lot of language …


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