inspiration, lifehack, money, productivity

Spending habits in 2019

In 2019, I wanted try something a bit different than 2018. In 2018, I didn’t buy anything that was not a consumable. In 2019, I wanted to be less extreme and only buy non consumables once every quarter. In Q1 2019 – I have bought 2 pairs of shoes and that is it. Something else […]

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Mis en place

I remember my mom tried to teach me this when I was young. Put things back in it’s place. Of course she said it in Chinese. She was not very successful in teaching me. I was not a great listener when I was young. I am still struggling with this at home, everything back in […]

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engineer, gtd, productivity

My Email Flow

If you send an email to me, it’s very likely (95% chance) I will reply If you are recruiting me for a position at company X – You will get a polite / canned response that “I am extremely happy at Splunk and want to be there for 4 years to help the company grow”. […]

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link: Ten Tips on Organizing Your Mind, from Dr. Daniel Levitin – Speakeasy – WSJ

I’m using one of his tips, which is to create a high priority email address for everyone important in your life and a 2nd email for everything else.

The neuroscientist that brought us bestsellers “This is Your Brain on Music” and “The World in Six Songs” has turned his attention to the problem of organization. Dr. Daniel Levitin’s new nonfiction book, “The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload,” combines scholarly research and interviews with people like Michael Bloomberg, George Shultz and Sting with practical tips on how to organize our homes, social lives, time and more.

Source: Ten Tips on Organizing Your Mind, from Dr. Daniel Levitin – Speakeasy – WSJ


1. Take breaks.

2. Set up different computer monitors for different activities.

3. Embrace a (modified) paper to-do list.

4. File correspondence in multiple ways.

5. Purge, when needed.

6. Designate time for short tasks and longer projects.

7. Don’t spend more time on a decision than it’s worth.

8. Sleep, and nap on the job.

9. Don’t over-organize.

10. Leave work at work.

engineer, productivity

Goodbye, hello

2018 update: Now I have for long term storage, dropbox for daily syncs update: is not doing any better either after my switch.  The sync app hung and I had to kill it. Recently the sync app on my Mac has been chewing up 100% of my CPU causing my machine […]

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