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The Two Paretos In Software Development

January 22, 2021 · 1 min read
You know the Pareto principle, right? For many situations, 80% of the consequences come from 20% of the causes. The Pareto principle actually applies to two aspects in software development...

The Symptoms of Information Overload – And How To Prevent It

October 30, 2020 · 2 min read
We're always connected. All the time. As modern humans, there is always something calling for our attention. Although it is enjoyable to “do” something all the time, being this kind of busy leads to stress.

How To Get Notified On macOS When A Website Changes

October 16, 2020 · 2 min read
As software developers, we have powerful tools we sometimes don‘t think of. A few days ago I was waiting for a press release on local government‘s website. I knew the day, but not the time that the update should come. So I wrote a BASH script.

How Storybook Improves the Way Frontend Teams Work

September 25, 2020 · 2 min read
We started with Storybook one month ago, and I love it. Now, whenever I'm developing components for our React application, I first integrate them into storybook instead of the app itself. Before I explain why, let's first look at what Storybook is.

Timeboxing Works. Use Parkinson's Law to Your Advantage as a Software Engineer.

August 11, 2020 · 2 min read
You’ve probably heard of Parkinson’s Law before. “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” Learn how to apply it to use your time more effective in work and personal life.

I Stopped Using My Smartphone In The Morning. You Should, Too. Here's Why.

July 21, 2020 · 1 min read
Your morning sets the tone for your day. And the most important thing you can manage during the day is your own attention (not your time).

How Morning Pages Give Me Clarity and Focus

July 7, 2020 · 2 min read
I've written morning pages over 100 times this year. They help me to start my day in the right mood, free up my brain's capacity by writing every thought down instead of keeping it in my head, and warm me up for creative work.

11 Lessons Evening Questions Taught Me About Productivity

June 16, 2020 · 5 min read
Evening questions can help you. They may not be the holy grail, but they work for me. I want to share with you what I discovered about productivity by answering my own questions every evening.