Text Expander for Linux

The quest for Text Expander - but for linux If you come from the world of mac or windows, you probably heard and used Text Expander but unfortunately, there is no version of it for Linux and anyway it is not open source. So here are my 2 findings: Ulauncher Extension Text Expander Source : Github LeehBlue Text expander for linux Source : GitHub I personnaly now use the second one (combined with a shortcut with Ulauncher) - works perfect!...

January 14, 2020 · 1 min · Johann Savalle

How do you stay motivated

The short answer is : you don’t. There is no such thing as “staying” motivated. Instead you need to cultivate necessity. Necessity You know this feeling you get when you’re getting dangerously close to a deadline. Like you have to get that shit done. Now. Err.. actually yesterday, but yeah, now. And you get full power into your essay/project/report. That feel like motivation, right? So now the question is more how do I stay motivated all the time?...

May 11, 2019 · 2 min · YS

Do the work. What for?

You know it is true. You know it is right. Yet, you do not get to do it. Too busy? Too lazy? Maybe you are just unclear with your goals. Humans are goal-driven animals. We just cannot move our little finger if we do not have a reason for it. It may be a primal instinct that drive you toward action, and skip the rationalisation altogether, or it may be a cold rationalised series of strategic moves, or a mix of both....

May 9, 2019 · 2 min · Johann Savalle

How to post with WP-CLI

Right, so this is probably not for everyone – but I just wanted to share. #Disclaimer I am real big fan of VI and I do tend to think the default WordPress interface is a bit confusing, especially – if you just want to write.  Too many option, too much stuff on the screen.  When the stress is ON and my attention-span is reduced to the one of a goldfish, it becomes really easy to lose your focus – and WordPress admin doesn’t help much....

October 17, 2017 · 3 min · Johann Savalle

10 laws of project management

Augustine’s Law A bad idea executed to perfection is still a bad idea Corollary: A good idea poorly executed is of no use to anyone  Lakein’s Law Failing to plan is planning to fail Eisenhower’s corollary : Plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.  Fitzgerald’s Law There are two states to any large project : too early to tell and too late to stop Corollary: Projects have momentum, once started they become increasingly difficult to stop...

May 22, 2017 · 1 min · Johann Savalle

THE CULT OF DONE MANIFESTO

It is an original piece from Bre Pettis and Kio Stark – under Creative Common. For me it is a reminder that done is better than perfect, and no matter how creative you want to be there is a point where actual delivery matter more than potential awesomeness . Here it is: The Cult of Done Manifesto There are three states of being. Not knowing, action and completion. Accept that everything is a draft....

November 30, 2016 · 2 min · Johann Savalle

Make your meetings more efficient

Meetings can suck your time and your life. But… that is still also one of the best way we know to actually coordinate with each other and make sure agreements flows into an organisation. Yet, when you call for a meeting you can still make sure your time will be well used by creating a frame within which the conversation will happen. What do you need this meeting for? A meeting about a topic in general is not good enough for people to really prepare to your meeting (we assume people want to come prepared to your meeting)....

November 26, 2016 · 3 min · Johann Savalle

Time Management – Hustle Hack 101

Yes, procrastination sucks, but it is part of life, stop complaining about it and do something about it. Here are some tips I am using myself or have used at some point and have helped me along the way. Start somewhere with a schedule for your days with objectives Achieving your goals assumes you have defined some, and if your day is not going as you want, probably worth thinking what was that you wanted on the first place, what were you goals for the day, and what did you plan to achieve that you didn’t do....

November 25, 2016 · 3 min · Johann Savalle

Laziness is unconscious incompetence

I stumbled upon this video the other day. Some ex navy seal guy, they do army-style training programs for people who like to get their butt kicked. But also, they happen to have very good content on psychology of motivation (which actually make sense given what they do as a job.) The following video is about the reasons behind lack of motivation, lazy-style, I’ll do it tomorrow approach. TL;DW: Lazy is incompetence-driven....

August 26, 2016 · 2 min · YS

The Resistance

Steven Pressfield has really coined the term *resistance in his famous book The War of Art amongts some other books he dedicated to it, and his words are so accurate that it is a must read for everyone in the business of making shit happen. TL;DR The resistance is a phenomenon well known to creative people, entrepreneurs and anybody trying to make something different and/or new happen – to some extent it is like a force of nature that manifest itself against our will to improve, our desire to advance....

August 23, 2016 · 4 min · Johann Savalle