Before getting to the links, I wanted to apologize. This website was down yesterday, and it’s all because I couldn’t figure out how to properly set up SSL certificates once they expire. I now know how to do that. To the links!
- Taskwarrior. This is an interesting take on the to-do app, as it’s completely terminal-based. Not for me, as Things is already well established in my workflow, but if you spend a lot of time in the Terminal, this might be for you. It’s actively maintained, free, and open source.
- SSL For Free. If you own a domain and need free SSL certificates, look no further. I am currently using one such certificate on this website. Life saver.
- DarkReader. It’s a browser extension that turns dark mode on for websites. It’s incredibly smart, possibly the smartest of its kind I’ve seen. Free on Chrome and Firefox, 7$ on Safari.
- Random Poorly Drawn Lines Comic. I am a huge fan of Reza Farazmand’s comic Poorly Drawn Lines. It’s an instant mood booster. This link shows you a random comic of his every time you click it. It’s first in my bookmarks bar, no joke.
- Colnect. I’ve been getting into coin collecting lately, and I’ve been using Colnect a lot for the purpose of organizing such collection. It’s a huge catalog for your collections, be it coins, paper money, stamps, sugar packets, tea bags… Interesting website.
- NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day. Who doesn’t like space? Here’s a new picture of said space, every day, straight from NASA. Most make for good wallpapers.
December. A great time to take stock of what one’s been doing during the past year. And as I’ve come to do here for a while now, also a good time to reflect on the software one’s been using, to see what worked, what changed, and what should be changed. Here we go.
Continue reading “State of the Apps – 2020”
In this post I will go through some of the thoughts I have about keeping and organizing knowledge in my Zettelkasten.
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Occasionally, you come across an app which does exactly what it promises, and does it so well you don’t feel like it should improve in pretty much any way. For me, right now, that app is Zero. It’s free, for iOS and Android.
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Here’s some more cool stuff from the Internet.
- GTD in 15 minutes. The world of productivity on the internet is full of snake oil. There is a method, however, which is simple and has found success with many, me included. This website explains David Allen’s Getting Things Done method quickly, for free, with no tricks or things to sell you.
- SankeyMATIC Beta. Sankeys are these graphs, like the one on the right. This website allows you to create one in a relatively quick and easy manner. They’re a good way to confirm your suspicions about where your money went this month.
- The TeX FAQ List. I had a lot of fun a little ago writing this post about how to get started with LaTeX for beginners. This link is right up that alley, as the TeX FAQ List is, as you might surmise, a rather comprehensive list of all questions a (La)TeX user might have, answered in a clear and easy to understand way.
- I Love PDF is a website I come back to time and time again. Anything you might want or need to do with PDF files, such as splitting, merging, or converting them, you can do there, for free. Sure, there are offline solutions, but this is pretty convenient.
- OmniAtlas. I love maps. I love history. For people like me, OmniAtlas is a feast for the eyes, with plenty (currently 747!) of historical maps. Get on it.
I would normally be against the idea of writing a whole post for a single macOS feature but this is a banger.
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