Udemy courses and discounts

I am a big fan of Udemy and their wide range of courses. There's probably something for everyone. The amount of video in the courses vary a lot. I have courses in the range from 30 minutes up to 28 hours. Discounts and tips Before buying a course, check out the preview videos. Does the... Continue Reading →

Rituals and Routines when writing

Over at The Huffington Post is a post about the benefits of routines and rituals in order to get your writing done. Each of us create the rituals that suits us, routines are more generic and worth learning from others. The post list the following five routines and rituals: 1. Write Before I Do Anything... Continue Reading →

Venn and Euler diagrams

I find it easier to think in images or graphics, it helps me see how things or topics relate to each other. Mind maps are great but at times I want a single image to show just a few things together. Triangles are easy, three things are related but still separate. Below are two other... Continue Reading →

LibreOffice personal productivity suite

LibreOffice is a free Open Source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and Linux. It that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, Calc, Impress, Draw, Math and Base. OpenOffice is controled by Oracle (previously by Sun) and I don't really like that. LibreOffice is a fork... Continue Reading →

Zen Brush

I have bought Zen Brush and I really enjoy it. Enjoy performing zen art on your iPad or iPhone. Zen Brush is an app that allows you to easily enjoy the feeling of using an ink brush to write or to paint. It allows anyone to easily perform fluent strokes while not compromising on the... Continue Reading →

Wiki on a Stick

I have my notes in regular textfiles, a file per topic, which is easy to maintain. The downside is that it gets blurry where to put a note and it's not always easy to quickly find what I'm looking for. What I want is something small and simple (no server, no database) yet powerful enough... Continue Reading →

Tick Tock Timer

Tick Tock Timer is a very nice online timer. It runs in your web browser, if you can live with that it's a really useful timer. It's useful whether you use the Pomodoro Technique or not. Set the Tick Tock Timer and then focus on one thing. Read your email, read news, write a blog... Continue Reading →

Microsoft Security Essentials

I have been using ZoneAlarm Internet Security for a while but found it too complicated and it takes too much resources. In beginning of November Lifehacker wrote about Five Best Antivirus Applications, one of them is Microsoft Security Essentials. A few days later Lifehacker wrote Stop Paying For Windows Security; Microsoft’s Security Tools Are Good... Continue Reading →

EditPad Pro Text Editor

I have been using EditPad Lite for a longer time because of its ability to handle multiple files with a tabbed interface. EditPad Lite is quite powerful yet lacked some features that I wanted. I write my blog posts in HTML-format and wanted a better text editor for that. Since I am pleased with the... Continue Reading →

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