2022-12-08: Create an Azure Function App that connects to SharePoint Online How to create an Azure Function App that connects to SharePoint Online using an App Registration …

2022-12-07: I’m trying out MarsEdit 5 from @danielpunkass. The integration with Micro.blog looks to be …

2022-12-06: The new Canvas feature in the Obsidian v1.1.0 (Insider Build) looks crazy brilliant. I can see how …

2022-12-05: “How we spend our hours is how we spend our days. And, as the writer Annie Dillard so …

2022-12-04: Why Micro.blog is a great Twitter alternative Micro.blog gives you a central hub to post and share content while connecting with other …

2022-12-03: I watched the first episode of Willow last night. It brings back memories! I loved the movie when I …

2022-12-03: I’ve been cleaning up the apps on my phone. My main screen has a few widgets (photos, calendar, …

2022-12-03: Micro.blog Cards Theme 1.0.8 I made some minor updates to the Cards Theme for Micro.blog. Removed some unused CSS from the …

2022-12-02: Using a working memory file to stay productive during the day I created a Working Memory file that I’ll use throughout the day. I learned this from Cal …

2022-11-28: I finally published my new Cards theme for Micro.blog. It is a simple theme, and you can easily …

2022-11-28: I received my invitation to try out Lex today. While I’m opposed to the idea of AI writing for me, I …

2022-11-27: I made some delicious smoked pulled pork today.

2022-11-24: UpNote - A beautiful, cross-platform app for notes When it comes to my note-taking app, I have a few criteria. Can I write in it? I’m talking about …

2022-11-24: I’ve been making some final tweaks on my new Micro.blog theme. I have a few more fixes before I …

2022-11-17: The goal is the target we want to achieve, while the aim is the course we set to reach that target. …

2022-11-17: I don’t know if the Lighthouse tool in Chromium browsers is worth much; I have used it to test my …

2022-11-17: Bending Spoons purchased Evernote Evernote announced they had been acquired by Bending Spoons, a developer of mobile apps. Bending …

2022-11-15: I tried using an Outliner I tried using Logseq to write in throughout the day. It’s a great application, but I …

2022-11-15: I switched from my Logitech MX Keys Mechanical to the MX Keys Mini. I can actually type much faster, …

2022-11-15: Currently reading: The Lost Metal: A Mistborn Novel by Brandon Sanderson 📚

2022-11-15: Finished reading: King: Fairy Tale by Stephen King 📚. A character-driven and realistic adventure …

2022-11-14: “It’s the stuff you leave out that matters. So constantly look for things to remove, …

2022-11-13: I’m going all-in with the Readwise Reader app for a while. I’ll see if it is enough to make me …

2022-11-13: Your words are wasted - Scott Hanselman’s Blog Written in 2012. “Every developer should …

2022-11-12: I have a suspicion I’ll be leaving Twitter by the end of the year. I only use it for some …

2022-11-12: I just finished the first phase of my custom Micro.blog theme. I applied it to my live site. Next, I …

2022-11-11: I have been using my iPad as a display under my monitor while I work. It has been helpful to have …

2022-11-11: “Whoever best describes the problem is the one most likely to solve it. –.” — Josh Kaufman 💬

2022-11-10: I’m thinking about making a new theme for Micro.blog. I’ve always enjoyed tinkering with themes. …

2022-11-10: A year or so ago, I needed to minister my email situation. I had so many junk emails and many email …

2022-11-10: Interstitial Journaling A productivity technique created by Tony Stubblebine, Interstitial Journaling combines note-taking …

2022-11-09: I was certain I had already posted today’s #mbnov word of the day. I’m glad I checked because …

2022-11-08: I have not come to a consensus over how to make my coffee. Pour Over, or quick and simple coffee …

2022-11-08: Blot is an interesting service that takes markdown files you sync with Dropbox, Google Drive, or Git …

2022-11-07: I started the Ness Labs Mindful Productivity masterclass today. The goal is to gain insight into how …

2022-11-06: I started using Apple Notes for quick capture. One way is from my iPad. I tap my Apple Pencil on the …

2022-11-06: 4 things I love about Feedbin I use a feed reader to pull in all the articles I’m interested in (using RSS), YouTube channels I …

2022-11-05: Can I be exempt from today’s word of the day? I’m going to be at my girl’s softball …

2022-11-04: The Revue newsletter service owned by Twitter is being shut down by the end of the year. What I …

2022-11-04: I have great admiration for the Kindle which can take a tumble down the stairs (at least 4 bounces), …

2022-11-03: As a consultant, I’m always asked by clients what license they need for their Microsoft …

2022-11-02: I’m trying to think of how to use the word “feast” for #mbnov. The first thing I thought …

2022-11-01: I’m trying to figure out how to go from not taking consistent notes to creating a personal …

2022-10-30: Our assumptions may limit our creativity What we learn during life feeds our assumptions on how things should or should not work. Even when …

2022-10-30: If nothing else, my Micro.blog newsletter provides a nice overview of my past week. It’s a great way …

2022-10-30: I’m one to keep trying new phone cases to change things up (it drives my wife crazy). It’s better …

2022-10-29: Change too often and you stand for nothing. You’re simply chasing a shadow you will never catch. …

2022-10-29: 📚 Stolen Focus by Johann Hari I finished reading: Stolen Focus by Johann Hari 📚 Stolen Focus does not provide a personal …

2022-10-28: Currently reading: The Laws of Creativity by Joey Cofone 📚

2022-10-28: Micro.blog A blog that encourages you to write what’s on your mind in short posts or long …

2022-10-28: I uninstalled all of the social apps from my phone (again), except Micro.blog. I have trouble …

2022-10-26: Anne-Laure Le Cunff fed Jasper, an AI writing tool, 100 headlines from content she wrote in the past …

2022-10-25: I stumbled across this article by Richard Carter that describes how Charles Darin took notes. If …

2022-10-23: It’s a beautiful day to sit outside and read.

2022-10-21: I renewed my Mymind subscription today. It’s expensive, but I enjoy using it and keep returning to …

2022-10-21: My struggles with writing Writing what’s on my mind is something I struggle with. I think the issue is not the writing itself; …

2022-10-20: “The goal is the target we want to achieve, while the aim is the course we set to reach that …

2022-10-20: Front Matter is a CMS (Content Management System) that runs natively in Visual Studio Code as an …

2022-10-20: I imported my Readwise collection into my Obsidian vault. The graph view looks like a mess, but I …

2022-10-20: After exploring many note applications, I’ve been sticking with Obsidian. The main reasons include …

2022-10-16: 📚 What I’m Reading I’ve been jumping between 3 books this week. The first is Fairy Tale, by Stephen King. I’m about 3/4 …

2022-10-15: I made some more tweaks to my blog. Added tags across the top of each page for easy navigation. …

2022-10-15: The Readwise Reader app is a great way to keep up with your Twitter feed. Create lists in your …

2022-10-14: The ability to perform deep work is becoming increasingly rare at exactly the same time it is …

2022-10-13: It’s 6 pm EST, and I’m at my daughter’s softball game. Near Atlanta, Georgia. It’s …

2022-10-12: “The real measure of any time management technique is whether or not it helps you neglect the …

2022-10-11: “I define minimalism as “the intentional promotion of the things we most value by …

2022-10-10: “We’ve mistaken doing things—being “productive”—as the measure of a day well spent, when …

2022-10-09: Gibbs Gardens 📷 My wife and I spent the afternoon at Gibbs Gardens in Georgia. We walked nearly 4 miles through …

2022-10-09: The benefits of mind wandering Reading Stolen Focus by Johann Hari 📚, the author discusses the “Disruption of Mind Wandering” in …

2022-10-09: “I try to avoid having thoughts. They lead to other thoughts, and-if you’re not …

2022-10-08: 🎮 Started to play Return to Monkey Island. This brings back memories! I loved these games years ago.

2022-10-08: “Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to …

2022-10-07: “Loading everyone to 100% of capacity has the same effect as loading a highway to 100% of …

2022-10-07: I have started using Obsidian to manage my work notes. I create a new vault for each client, each …

2022-10-04: I have used the new Windows snap management in the latest Windows 11 update. It is a significant …

2022-10-04: I have also disconnected and closed my Plausible Analytics account. If you need analytics, I still …

2022-10-04: I officially broke up with my Ghost blogs today. I love Ghost. I think it’s beautiful, simple, and …

2022-10-03: I added a vertical monitor to my workspace. I like having the extra space to stick my Teams video …

2022-10-03: Currently reading: Stolen Focus by Johann Hari 📚 It’s when you set aside your distractions, …

2022-10-03: Currently reading: Stolen Focus by Johann Hari 📚 As a kid, I’ve always struggled with focus and …

2022-10-02: 📱 Airshow Podcast App I discovered a new podcast app for iOS called Airshow. It is from the same creators of Feedbin, the …

2022-09-30: Last week, I attended the first Microsoft Power Platform Conference 2022 in Orlando. My summary of …

2022-09-26: Announcing the all-new Substack Reader for web Want to add a publication from outside Substack? No …

2022-09-25: I’ve moved all my RSS, newsletters, and Twitter lists to Feedbin. I just discovered there is a …

2022-09-25: I’m trying the Agenda app I’ve been experimenting with task management and note applications for a while now. I wouldn’t say I …

2022-09-18: I just finished (for now) updating my Micro.blog website theme. I tweaked the colors, fonts, and …

2022-09-16: Just received my physical copy of Daily Creative: A Practical Guide for Staying Prolific, Brilliant, …

2022-09-16: I’m looking forward to heading to Orlando for the Microsoft Power Platform Conference all next …

2022-09-15: I was listening to this episode of The Rework Podcast by the guys at 37signals. It was a great …

2022-09-15: How to overwrite your cognitive scripts - nesslabs.com Cognitive scripts are based on the semantic …

2022-09-14: Did you know Microsoft Edge has a built-in Citation tool? Go to Settings > Appearance > Toggle …

2022-09-12: Meditations by Marcus Aurelius I have started to tackle Meditations. I usually don’t read this book, but I thought I would …

2022-09-11: Becoming a Full-Time Creator as a Software Engineer: Controversial Advice - The Pragmatic Engineer …

2022-09-11: “Loading everyone to 100% of capacity has the same effect as loading a highway to 100% of …

2022-09-11: I Didn't Do The Thing Today While over the past decade, “Productivity” books try to teach you how to be productive and get …

2022-09-10: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir Finished reading: Project Hail Mary: A Novel by Andy Weir 📚. Project Hail Mary is a story by the …

2022-09-10: Novelty fallacy: why new isn’t always better - Ness Labs The novelty bias is a form of informal …

2022-09-09: Currently reading: Clean Architecture: A Craftsman’s Guide to Software Structure and Design …

2022-09-09: The Readwise Reader app has come a long way over the past year. With built-in RSS, Email, and …

2022-09-08: Why do applications have a big, bright “Share” button right in the middle of an otherwise clean and …

2022-09-08: I’m going to try out this micro-blogging thing. I currently have a blog on Ghost, but I don’t post …

2022-09-05: Take care of your eyes with the 20-20-20 Rule As we all know, staring at a screen causes eye strain. When you do this too long and too often, your …

2022-08-28: The true purpose of a Zettelkasten A Zettelkasten is a German word that translates to “slip box.” The term became used to describe a …

2022-08-22: Give a user access to see Platform Environments If a user does not see the Microsoft Power Platform Environment they need access to, you can add …

2022-08-14: App Spotlight: Raindrop.io Raindrop.io has become one of those apps that I use nearly every day. With so much content on the …

2022-08-06: Permanently delete a SharePoint Online Office 365 Group You can permanently delete a Microsoft SharePoint Online Office 365 Group from your Azure Portal, …

2022-08-05: Add Plausible Analytics to your Obsidian Publish site Obsidian Publish allows adding JavaScript, which means you can add a Plausible Analytics tracking …

2022-08-05: Hide specific folders from the navigation in your Obsidian Publish site Using CSS, you can hide specific folders and files in the left navigation on your Obsidian Publish …

2022-08-03: Azure App Registration for SharePoint When accessing Microsoft SharePoint Online from custom code, we’ll want to use an Azure App …

2022-08-02: Create a self-signed certificate using PowerShell Run the following PowerShell to create a self-signed certificate using Windows and PowerShell. 1 …

2022-08-01: Configure App Registration for SharePoint Sites.Selected We want to give access to a specific Microsoft SharePoint Online site collection from an Azure App …

2022-06-30: Use NVM to manage Node versions NVM allows you to install multiple versions of Node.js onto your machine, allowing you to switch …

2022-06-30: Tot Pocket I watched this video by Christopher Lawley, and he mentioned an app I had never heard of called Tot …

2022-06-20: Schedule time to work on projects rather than tasks We’re always told to break down our projects into next actions, which are the very next thing that …

2022-06-20: Use Apple Shortcuts to send notes on YouTube videos to Readwise I created an Apple Shortcut that takes a YouTube video URL, retrieves the Title of the video, …

2022-06-02: How these Hey features changed the way I think about email The Screener, The Feed, and Paper Trail have changed my personal email experience to focus on the …

2022-05-30: Adding color to your tools can help you be more productive Use colors as a way to categorize things. We can use Colors in our Productivity System to help us …

2022-05-27: New to Mac? Here are some tips to help be productive I recently switched my setup to a Mac. As a long-time Windows user, this is quite a jarring …

2022-04-06: Using an index card to manage your daily tasks and notes Using a simple index card is a simple technique to help you focus during the day. The process is …

2022-04-03: Meditations by Marcus Aurelius I have started to tackle Meditations. I usually don't read this kind of book, but I thought I would …

2022-03-15: Microsoft Power Apps Icons Microsoft Power Apps has a few icons built-in that we can use in our applications. If you want more …

2022-02-14: Check for a null Field value in Power Automate If you are using Microsoft Power Automate with Microsoft SharePoint Online list or library data and …

2022-02-12: App Spotlight – Craft What is Craft?Craft helps you build dynamic and beautiful documents from your notes, ideas, and the …

2022-01-24: Adobe Sign Licensing The following describes Adobe Sign licensing. A “transaction” is when a file is sent to …

2022-01-14: Add a double quote as part of your text in Power Apps When writing text in Microsoft Power Apps controls, you may need to add a double quote as part of …

2021-11-21: reMarkable 2 e-ink tablet Detailed Review I have recently discovered that I love writing on paper. It gives me a chance to escape the digital …

2021-01-12: Use a Zettelkasten and change how you take notes forever If you want to learn something for the long run, you have to write it down. If you want to really …