I’ve been using Todo.txt as a task management tool the last few days. The main idea is to have a plain text file where you can list your tasks. There is a command-line utility that offers features to manage the todo list. Plus, applications for Android, iOS, Windows or the web exist, too. A complete primer is available on GitHub: For me, the tool proved to be a low-key way to manage my tasks that still gives me a good interface via a shell script.
These are my notes and summary from the book Hyperfocus by Chris Bailey. 🚀 The Book in 2 Sentences The book teaches you about two kinds of focus: “hyperfocus” and “scatterfocus”. It offers tactics on how to build an environment that’s conductive for better focus and why that’s useful for you. 🎨 Impressions How I Discovered It Last week I bemoaned my lack of focus. I decided to learn more about how focus works to improve my strategies on becoming a better software developer.
This is a reminder for me to focus more. I easily get distracted by Twitter, Email or Discord. Cal Newport wrote a book about the topic: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World. (Here’s a summary by Derek Sivers.) I’m notoriously bad at focusing. I sometimes wonder if that comes from having children. My daughters constantly interrupt me. That’s life. It is also the reason why I’m not a huge fan of “work from home”.