I have multiple times in my life made a real effort to limit the amount of e-mail I receive. And I have tried all kinds of different approaches to how to limit it. For example spending hours subscribing for everything in one go. And I have scheduled a slow each day or week to remove one of a few.
The most efficient approach for me is to sit down once a week and remove ten. I just search for “unsubscribe” and remove ten. And then I do the same next week. The reason I think this approach is good is because then you identify those who have sent you emails recently. And you also have the choice of keeping the newsletter you enjoy.
I only mark emails as spam and blacklist them after making a real effort to get rid of them.
@jack I either take a lot of pictures or none.
I would sell my Spotify stocks today, if I had any
I’ll be 30 this year. Am I old enough to rock a Dr. House style cane?
I’m more excited about buying a Alphasmart Neo than I am about AR/VR
How to get into a standing desk.
I have used standing desks multiple times in my life. And I think they are awesome. Mostly because I do in general feel much better if I spend my day standing and typing instead of just sitting. It does not mean I stand all the time however. But I can say that, when I’m at the office I spend more time standing than sitting.
It was really easy to get back into it this time because I had surgery a while back, and it was more painful to sit than to stand. And when it was not uncomfortable to sit anymore I was kind of used to standing. So I just continued.
But the way I have done it in the past have been to add a repeating reminder to my phone every hour when I usually work reminding me to stand. And just stand until my feed started to hurt and then sit down. Then I decreased the interval of the reminders until I could stand for more or less a whole day without it being uncomfortable.
Hello Org-journal, bye DayOne.
Thoughts on Spacemacs after using it for a while.
I have been a Spacemacs user for a while now. And I do enjoy it. Like a lot. Most of what I enjoy is how awesome Emacs is. And how easy Spacemacs makes it to deal with it. For example the layer stuff is a little bit difficult to get started with, but it is awesome.
Let me be perfectly clear: I would not trade spacemacs for anything. I use it, and will probably continue to do so for a very long time.
But there are some things that I don’t like. It seems like Spacemacs is a little bit “heavy”, it takes a very long time to start compared to plain Emacs. And stuff can be a little bit unstable. I’m not saying it is their fault. I just hope that some of it will be fixed with the 0.300 release. And that to make stuff faster and more stable is a priority moving forward.
Using a Iroshizuku bottle as a inkwell.
I wrote about an idea I had not too long ago. The idea was to take empty Pilot Iroshizuku bottles, clean them and then use them as a inkwell or a ink bottle for other inks. Because not every bottle of ink is the same. Some of them are just a bottle, with a flat bottom. And that can make it a struggle to fill your pens, even though there are a lot of ink left. Especially with pens like the Vanishing Point.
I started doing this a few weeks ago and it works like a charm.
This got me to think about looking for something even better. But it works for now.