From Evernote to Org-Mode

Since 2017, Evernote has been my productivity system for note-taking and task management. I thought it was my ultimate system to stick with. It has served me so well and I have even became a paid user.

Installing Arch Linux with Full Disk Encryption

I recently re-installed my Arch Linux with full disk encryption (FDE), as one of the first steps, to bring privacy into my life. This guide documents the installation process in a step-by-step manner.

Switching Windows in i3 Window Manager

3 years ago, I switched from Mac OS back to Linux. The main reason was i3wm — a tiling window manager for Linux — and its way to switch between windows.

Imagine the Ideal

KonMari Method is a decluttering and organizing method, introduced in The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, written by Marie Kondo. There was even a TV series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, about this tidying method on Netflix.

From Hugo to WordPress

(Update 2020-10: I am going back to Hugo and writing blog post with Emacs/easy-hugo.) I have been blogging with Hugo, a static site generator, for 5 months.

Building Habits

The recent shelter-in-place / stay-at-home order has dramatically changed our routines. I don’t need to commute to office so I do not listen to podcasts. I don’t have morning coffee since I have no access to the mirco-kitchen in the office.

Daily Journal

In the previous post 2019 Year-End Reflection, I wrote: I kept a daily journal. When people ask me why keeping a journal, my 2019 answer was to track TODO and activity log, then review at the end of the day.

Effective Reading

It is probably easier to explain what ineffective reading is first. If you are “seeing” the words without processing, no matter how many words you “see” per minute, it is ineffective.

Productivity System

In this era, there are “productive people” who use “productivity systems” to manage day-to-day chores, TODOs, notes and so on. These productivity systems are usually note taking apps (Apple Notes, Evernote, Google Keep, OneNote), task manager apps (Todoist, Wunderlist, TickTick), paper notebooks or the combination of them.