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  1. Comment on Do any of you use productivity software (kanbans, scrum, etc)? How do you stay productive and organized? in ~talk

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    I use TickTick. Can be as simple as a to do list, or more complex with Kanban lists like Trello and notes. If you are on iOS/Mac, Things3 is amazing also.

    I use TickTick.

    Can be as simple as a to do list, or more complex with Kanban lists like Trello and notes.

    If you are on iOS/Mac, Things3 is amazing also.

    6 votes
  2. Comment on What are your New Years intentions/resolutions? Why have you settled on them? in ~talk

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    In 2020 I completed 2000 KM on my bike. This year my goal is to hit 3000 KM.

    In 2020 I completed 2000 KM on my bike. This year my goal is to hit 3000 KM.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I tend to jump between books, depending on what I feel I need to get out of it. Currently bouncing between: Getting Things Done by David Allen Deep Smarts: How to Cultivate and Transfer Enduring...

    I tend to jump between books, depending on what I feel I need to get out of it.

    Currently bouncing between:

    Getting Things Done by David Allen

    Deep Smarts: How to Cultivate and Transfer Enduring Business Wisdom by Dorothy Leonard and Walter Swap

    Traditional Wing Chun: The Branch of Great Master Yip Man by Igor Dudukchan

    Midnight Tides by Steven Erikson (Book 5 of A Tale of Malazan Book of the Fallen)

  4. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

  5. Comment on What were the best books you read this year? in ~books

  6. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    I love Malazan so far! I too am on House of Chains right now but it is my first read through. I am also concurrently reading a Book on Wing Chun Martial Arts. I find it fascinating.

    I love Malazan so far! I too am on House of Chains right now but it is my first read through.

    I am also concurrently reading a Book on Wing Chun Martial Arts. I find it fascinating.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on What programming/technical projects have you been working on? in ~comp

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    I have 2 projects I am working: 1 for work and 1 for my wife. The one for work, a web scraper to scrape html pages, convert any links and or keywords on each page to Markdown and then save them as...

    I have 2 projects I am working: 1 for work and 1 for my wife.

    The one for work, a web scraper to scrape html pages, convert any links and or keywords on each page to Markdown and then save them as .md files.

    The second for my wife, is a custom inventory application to log items for her commercial kitchen.

    I am a very beginner amateur programmer. Any recommendations welcomed.

    10 votes
  8. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    I have been really into RetroWave lately. Xennon, Power Glove, The Midnight, Straplocked, Gunship etc.

    I have been really into RetroWave lately. Xennon, Power Glove, The Midnight, Straplocked, Gunship etc.

    2 votes
  9. Comment on Complete an emotional inventory of your music library/experiences in ~music

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    Is an instant mood lift I Believe in a Thing Called Love - The Darkness Is emotionally devastating *K.I.T. - USS (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker) You've cried to End of an Era - Oliver Boyd and the...

    Is an instant mood lift

    • I Believe in a Thing Called Love - The Darkness

    Is emotionally devastating

    • *K.I.T. - USS (Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker)

    You've cried to

    • End of an Era - Oliver Boyd and the Remembralls

    Reminds you of someone you love

    • She's So High - Tal Bachman

    Reminds you of someone you used to love

    • Sell Out - Reel Big Fish

    Brings you back to a specific memorable moment/time in your life

    • Glass Shatters - Disturbed

    Helps you relax

    • No Sleep - Caamp

    Amps you up

    • It's About To Get Hectic - Bassnectar, Jansen, Born I

    Makes you feel safe

    • God's Country - Ani DiFranco

    Could put you to sleep (in a good way)

    • I Need My Girl - The National

    Makes you feel like you're on an adventure

    • Maiden Voyage - Sea of Thieves Soundtrack

    Reminds you that there is beauty in this world

    • Drifting - Andy McKee

    Impresses you

    • The Sound of Silence - Pentatonix

    Makes you smile

    • Count of Tuscany - Dream Theater

    Makes you laugh

    • Leggy Blonde - Flight of the Concords
    1 vote
  10. Comment on I can't make it any clearer. Any advice? in ~comp

  11. Comment on I can't make it any clearer. Any advice? in ~comp

    mmarco2121
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    We are all remote working...

    We are all remote working...

  12. Comment on I can't make it any clearer. Any advice? in ~comp

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    That’s actually a great idea. I will look into if this is possible. Thanks.

    That’s actually a great idea. I will look into if this is possible. Thanks.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on I can't make it any clearer. Any advice? in ~comp

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    Haha no worries. My post was part venting and part seeking actual things I could try next time. So thank you for taking the time to help out. It is appreciated.

    Haha no worries.

    My post was part venting and part seeking actual things I could try next time. So thank you for taking the time to help out. It is appreciated.

    2 votes
  14. Comment on I can't make it any clearer. Any advice? in ~comp

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    Fair points. I will try some new things next time around. See if things get any better. Thanks.

    Fair points. I will try some new things next time around. See if things get any better.

    Thanks.

    1 vote
  15. Comment on Vintage bicycle repair in ~hobbies

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    Sweet! That’d be great. I have stripped mine down. In the process of sanding the frame for a repaint. Then rebuild. Parts are cleaned. Only changing the cables and tires.

    Sweet! That’d be great.

    I have stripped mine down. In the process of sanding the frame for a repaint.

    Then rebuild. Parts are cleaned. Only changing the cables and tires.

  16. Comment on I can't make it any clearer. Any advice? in ~comp

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    Interesting take. Makes sense. I’ll keep this in mind. Thanks.

    Interesting take. Makes sense. I’ll keep this in mind. Thanks.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on I can't make it any clearer. Any advice? in ~comp

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    I really wish with this particular install I could have done it. Unfortunately, we could not get it to work. But the majority of the issue came from the steps after the upgrade. The PC needed to...

    I really wish with this particular install I could have done it. Unfortunately, we could not get it to work.

    But the majority of the issue came from the steps after the upgrade.

    The PC needed to be restarted and then the program needed to be launched before launching Outlook so that the plug-in would load correctly.

    This step was bolded.

    2 votes
  18. Comment on I can't make it any clearer. Any advice? in ~comp

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    Messages are pinned when important information is needed to be read. Usually by management or IT. I had a please read in bold in the title.

    Messages are pinned when important information is needed to be read. Usually by management or IT.

    I had a please read in bold in the title.

  19. Comment on I can't make it any clearer. Any advice? in ~comp

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    This is a fair comment, but our workplace is technology forward, with the majority age of staff between 25-35. They should know how to restart a computer and launch an application. The program is...

    This is a fair comment, but our workplace is technology forward, with the majority age of staff between 25-35. They should know how to restart a computer and launch an application.

    The program is used heavily in daily workflow.

    There’s only so much hand holding I can do without coming across as condescending.

    Or am I wrong to assume that?

    1 vote
  20. Comment on I can't make it any clearer. Any advice? in ~comp

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    Thank you for such a lengthy response! I know humans will be humans. We’re busy, and thinking of a million different things at once. I know this all too well in my current role. But at the same...

    Thank you for such a lengthy response!

    I know humans will be humans. We’re busy, and thinking of a million different things at once. I know this all too well in my current role.

    But at the same time, it is a workplace and there is a certain level of expectation to be able to follow instructions.

    2 votes