James Stevens

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James Stevens

12 days ago

Another one to add to the watch list!

For All Mankind Is the Best Sci-Fi of Its Era

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James Stevens

37 days ago

I can see the edge panel being really useful on a slightly bigger screen, a foldable screen perhaps....

7 Insanely Useful Features to Try On Your Samsung Phone

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James Stevens

37 days ago

The back and forth on this has been terrible. Thankfully my 'do nothing' approach has paid off this time and I can continue to use my Legacy GSuite account as I always have. Though I suspect many have already moved away from Google services due to the way this was handled. But perhaps that was the intention all along?

Google backtracks on legacy GSuite account shutdown, won’t take user emails

arstechnica.com

James Stevens

37 days ago

Google backtracks on legacy GSuite account shutdown, won’t take user emails

arstechnica.com

James Stevens

116 days ago

“This is the first step towards the fundamental removal of large quantities of single-use plastic packaging from regular grocery shopping” - absolutely fantastic to see big brands backing a reduction in single use #plastic.

Refillable groceries to be made available to every UK shopper

theguardian.com

James Stevens

116 days ago

Yes, I am very excited about Samsung’s new tablets, although I’m not sure I’d go for the full ultra. The fact that you got the pen with it is a major win over the iPad. I wonder how the smaller one compares to the mini?

A new iPad Air sounds a lot less tempting now that I've tried Samsung's new tablets

techradar.com

James Stevens

117 days ago

While I'm not sure about being in the office every week, I think it is useful to come together as a team, as long as there is a reason and purpose. I don't need to sit in the same room as my team while we all have video calls with other people!

whether they're in the office or not, be intentional and purposeful with their time.

With 1 Sentence, Google's CEO Just Shared the Best Plan Yet for Returning to the Office

inc.com

James Stevens

119 days ago

As someone with a soon to be out of support #Chromebook this sounds like a fantastic idea.

thus letting users keep their devices for longer if they choose.

How to try Google’s new detached Chrome browser as default on Chrome OS 96 stable

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James Stevens

167 days ago

Not only are we having more meetings but no social norm has developed yet to provide a sensible gap between meetings. This can result in hours of back to back meetings, which is its own source of fatigue.

Perhaps a driver of Zoom fatigue is simply that we are taking more meetings than we would be doing face-to-face.

Nonverbal Overload: A Theoretical Argument for the Causes of Zoom Fatigue

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James Stevens

187 days ago

I have to admit I am _really_ tempted by the surface duo. I'm just not sure I can justify the £1,500 price tag!

How the Surface Duo 2 gave a researcher in Australia his life back

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James Stevens

230 days ago

This ties up nicely with Inbox Zero and the idea of setting aside specific time to do email, instead of always being ‘on’. It helps if you turn of that notification noise!

return email to its asynchronous roots.

How To Fix Email … With Science!

wired.co.uk

James Stevens

258 days ago

Even outside of a normal working week there is still this idea that you should be 'working on your side hustle', that going for a walk isn't intrinsically worth it, it should be captured on Instagram for the Likes. Through the pandemic I have been fortunate enough to rediscover the joy of doing things for their own sake. I hope I can hold onto that as we return to "normal".

Time millionaires: meet the people pursuing the pleasure of leisure

theguardian.com

James Stevens

259 days ago

This is fantastic news, it's great to see companies acknowledging their impact and finding ways to be more inclusive.

Lego to remove gender bias from its toys after findings of child survey

theguardian.com

James Stevens

263 days ago

I still have a Facebook account, although I haven't used it in years. Maybe it's time to bite the bullet?

Facebook’s products harm children, stoke division and weaken our democracy.’

Facebook is a harmful presence in our lives. It’s not too late to pull the plug on it

theguardian.com

James Stevens

265 days ago

"New Edge is fine, too. I use it to run Teams inside (I live almost completely inside Edge, from e-mail to 80% of my document editing) and save memory by using a single browser instance."

- I've been trying to explain the usefulness of Office Web Apps to our org for a while now. Unfortunately, some still feel they are missing out on something by not having the "full" client installed....

My Short, Hopefully Unbiased Take on Windows 11

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James Stevens

267 days ago

Scary how much of what we think of as ‘the internet’ is Facebook.

How Facebook Disappeared from the Internet ※

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James Stevens

276 days ago

I’ve been back and forth on my multi monitor setup, sometimes even resorting to working on my iPad to maintain single screen focus. But, sometimes having multiple displays is essential, when presenting on video calls for example.

How to Use a Tablet or Phone as a Second Monitor in Linux

tomshardware.com

James Stevens

276 days ago

An old article but almost more relevant today than it has ever been. I’m still spending 70 - 80% of my time in video calls, and it’s still exhausting.

“There was no need for all these meetings. Emails are honestly more efficient, and we’re all burnt out from chatting on Zoom all day.”

No, it doesn’t need to be a Zoom

wired.co.uk

James Stevens

277 days ago

_Everybody_ takes their phone to the bathroom, right? Well if, like me, you do, you should read this, and maybe keep a book in the loo instead.

I Stopped Taking My Phone into the Bathroom for a Month

melmagazine.com

James Stevens

277 days ago

I have one of the original eInk kindles and while it's looking a little battered, I've never felt the need to upgrade, but the move to USB-C and wireless charging may push me over the edge.

Amazon’s new Kindle Paperwhite adds a bigger screen, longer battery life, and USB-C

theverge.com

James Stevens

347 days ago

I really hope less forward thinking companies will start taking note - office spaces will need to change to accommodate this new way of working. More ‘social spaces’ and team focused meeting areas, less rows of desks in ‘open plan’ offices.

First look: Dropbox Dublin’s reimagined office to support remote working

siliconrepublic.com

James Stevens

347 days ago

The impacts of a new culture of ‘remote work’ are going to be far reaching, and we are only just scratching the surface.

Invasion of the remote workers! How 'digital nomads' are ruining tropical paradises

businessinsider.com

James Stevens

347 days ago

Skip the iced #coffee and take the time to make an overnight #coldbrew, you will never go back.

Brew master: five steps to making the perfect iced coffee at home

theguardian.com

James Stevens

347 days ago

This looks amazing, if only I wasn't still waiting for my @curious_chip!

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James Stevens

446 days ago

I'm not sure it's this clear cut. Working from home in a pandemic can not be held up as an example of working from home in general. Currently, not only are we not in the office, we are also missing any other kind of social interaction to counter balance not seeing colleagues. I too miss working closely with my teammates, but I don't think the answer it to revert to everyone being back in the office all the time. Like most things in life, perhaps we should be looking for the right balance, both for organisations and for individuals.

The evidence is in: working from home is a failed experiment

theguardian.com

James Stevens

455 days ago

I’m actually looking forward to a summer of ‘staycations’ and it will be a wonderful chance to take my daughter to see some of these beautiful places.

'Culture without crowds': UK tourism chiefs tout virtues of fall in foreign visitors

theguardian.com

James Stevens

463 days ago

I was a huge fan of Yahoo Pipes and also used it to sort out my RSS feeds so this is definitely something I’ll be looking into in the coming weeks.

Building My Own Yahoo! Pipes

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James Stevens

470 days ago

As someone who's been working a four day week (condensed) for over four years now, I can honestly say it has made a real difference to my quality of life, and helps address the work life balance, especially since WFH became the norm.

Spain to launch trial of four-day working week

theguardian.com

James Stevens

486 days ago

I’m off to find an alternative for Outlook or Firefox as this seems like a very good idea.

MailTrackerBlocker ※

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James Stevens

506 days ago

I feel like this problem is getting worse since everyone has started working from home. Now my diary is full of ad-hoc catchup, along with all the meetings I used to have.

Stop Swiss Cheesing your calendar

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James Stevens

512 days ago

The fact is that the constant pursuit of happiness means we often miss out on the happiness that is happening right now.

They have such a high standard for achieving happiness that they don’t appreciate the small and simple things that are really meaningful in their life – and they are more unhappy as a result

Why it's time to stop pursuing happiness

theguardian.com

James Stevens

521 days ago

Yes, it is time to leave WhatsApp. Although, until people to agree on the alternative, I’m stuck with 3 messaging apps instead of 1!

Is it time to leave WhatsApp – and is Signal the answer?

theguardian.com

James Stevens

521 days ago

I *really* want to get into VR but the whole Facebook fiasco is still putting me off.

Facebook is just completely tone-deaf where it regards how people currently regard its primary brand and services.

Useless Oculus multi-user updates coming ※

taoofmac.com

James Stevens

780 days ago

“It’s given us pause for thought and if we’ve learned nothing from it, we really are a lost cause.”

I’ve craved a slower pace of life – and want to make it permanent

theguardian.com

James Stevens

892 days ago

I’ve been working a four day week for nearly four years and it definitely has a positive impact on productivity in the workplace and personal happiness outside work.

Will Finland introduce a four-day week? Is it the secret of happiness?

theguardian.com

James Stevens

905 days ago

Interest write up on the #wimhofmethod and how to apply this to your daily lives. Perhaps I should look into a #WimHof

Are you brave enough to freeze yourself fitter? KATE SPICER takes the plunge

dailymail.co.uk

James Stevens

907 days ago

#WimHofMethod really is going mainstream. Hopefully this will lead to more research into the benefits of the method for athletics in general.

Wim Hof Method: what it is and how it can help your swimming

220triathlon.com

James Stevens

909 days ago

“Real, societal wellness is about fairness, public responsibility, science and evidence.” - @guardian

The wellness industry is selling you the myth that a healthy life is expensive

theguardian.com

James Stevens

909 days ago

Recharging nature recharges the human spirit. In 2020, we could all do with some of that.

This can be the year when we recharge nature – and ourselves

theguardian.com

James Stevens

911 days ago

The “family” is changing and technology is enabling new types of families, but “Work is still a largely hostile environment for family life.” - @guardian

The family in 2050: artificial wombs, robot carers and the rise of single fathers by choice

theguardian.com

James Stevens

911 days ago

“It cannot be socially good to consider leisure time as a lost commercial opportunity.” The @guardian on the rise of the #GigEconomy

The Guardian view on the gig economy: stop making burnout a lifestyle

theguardian.com

James Stevens

1038 days ago

We did this a little while ago, and, yes, it makes a huge difference. #sleep #productivity

The alarm clock helped me learn to accept that the world continues to turn without me. It is not a portal to another world, it is a reminder to wake up and live in this one.

My life became immeasurably better when I stopped keeping my phone by my bed

theguardian.com

James Stevens

1049 days ago

Yes, let all just do this and save ourselves a huge amount of time, please?

Please, everyone, put your entire development environment in Github

freecodecamp.org

James Stevens

1062 days ago

It’s lovely for the kids to experience that same sense of freedom when they are not wearing shoes – and you can feel all the experiences, running on grass and sand, the feeling of climbing with barefoot – you’re actively using the muscles in your feet.

What happens when you go barefoot? Not what you'd expect, study says

smh.com.au

James Stevens

1063 days ago

Most men have spent little time with their feelings and have very limited vocabulary to describe what is going on in their hearts

What Men Say About #MeToo in Therapy

nytimes.com

James Stevens

1071 days ago

Yet another reason to love my #GoogleHome. This is one of those little annoyances that hit me every night, but I never thought about outside that, and now it’s solved!

Google replacing verbal Assistant replies when turning off lights with Home, Nest Hub

9to5google.com

James Stevens

1071 days ago

A great round up on applying #minimalism to your digital world. Lots of food for thought, not only making life simpler, but on boosting #productivity!

Digital Minimalism: How to Simplify Your Online Life

medium.com

James Stevens

1079 days ago

I really think the viability of using an iPad wholesale depends on what you do for work. For me, I can get through most days using my iPad mini, falling back to a desktop only when I need / want a nice big screen.

I replaced my Mac with my iPad Pro for a week — here's how it went

appleinsider.com

James Stevens

1083 days ago

The inclusion of #DeX and the pen could make this a very attractive option to keep me in the #Android ecosystem. It really depends how much they break the Android UI.

Samsung’s new iPad Pro rival will have features no other tablet has

bgr.com

James Stevens

1091 days ago

What can I think of to justify purchasing one of these... Mac Mini replacement that will actually, properly run dual screens?

Raspberry Pi 4 Model B review

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