I found this list of 25 free macOS apps every Mac user should have, which I found on my twitter feed, interesting.
I already use some apps like Wunderlist, Slack and VLC mentioned in that list. But one app that I felt I could use is Itsycal. It shows the calendar from the menu bar; something I wish the default time date / time app on Mac showed. Itsycal also connected to the calendar app on the Mac and synched all the events. I am no longer using the default time app on the menu bar. Now my calendar is just Ctrl + I away.
Built my first Woo Commerce store! Check it out here.
I will be running some real-life orders through it in the coming days. But I am really amazed by how easy it is to set up an online store with nearly zero knowledge.
As much exciting as the news is (as in my previous post) and however easier Twitter makes it to retweet, I am getting better at pausing, and sharing on my blogs (this one and photo blog) first.
Although it means a bit more work, I am happy to be living blog first, everywhere else next rule knowing that, I, not the social media companies, own my words however insignificant my words may be.
Time flies when you are having fun. Can’t wait to be back to Whistler to spend a week with my awesome coworkers.
I will never stop learning. I won’t just work on things that are assigned to me. I know there’s no such thing as a status quo. I will build our business sustainably through passionate and loyal customers. I will never pass up an opportunity to help out a colleague, and I’ll remember the days before I knew everything. I am more motivated by impact than money, and I know that Open Source is one of the most powerful ideas of our generation. I will communicate as much as possible, because it’s the oxygen of a distributed company. I am in a marathon, not a sprint, and no matter how far away the goal is, the only way to get there is by putting one foot in front of another every day. Given time, there is no problem that’s insurmountable.
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While we are always hiring for many roles, I’d like to highlight my role, Happiness Engineer.
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I should remember the following gems in the article I found in the following tweet.
But if I could offer one piece of advice to incoming freshman, it would be to learn to take care of themselves—because they are about to be surrounded by people who often have the misconception that racking up achievements and accolades is more important than leading a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life.
the real lesson of grit is the importance of working hard at a sustainable pace, without any expectation of immediate payoff.
Should we encourage our children to work hard? Absolutely. But young people need to learn that grit is only effective when coupled with restorative activities like sufficient sleep, exercise, a well-balanced diet, meditation, walks in nature, and time off. Research shows that these basic yet essential self-care habits result in greater focus and productivity, not to mention increased creativity, better decision-making, and stronger emotional intelligence.
Today is my 1000 th day playing Elevate.
I broke the streak once in June 2016, not because I slacked but because I was stuck on the dated iPhone 4 running on dated iOS 7 on which the Elevate app was slow and crashed repeatedly. I was also traveling and didn’t have reliable internet. I couldn’t let all this break my 610 day streak at that point. So once I am on the reliable phone and internet, I completed a handful of games retrospectively to fix the streak. And of course, playing Elevate is a fun way to improve vocabulary and math skills little bit everyday.
Here are the earlier milestones.