Whiteboard Etiquette, Paper, Pens and Productivity: Responses to MPU 442 with Joe Buhlig

I thoroughly enjoyed Mac Power Users #442: Workflows with Joe Buhlig – Relay FM. Here are some of my responses to the episode. If you want others’ thoughts, check out the MPU Discourse forum, where I’ve also summarized the following.

Joe is a very productive person.

All quite relevant to CogZest and CogSci Apps themes.

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Birthday Wishes to a Dear Relative: May You Have Your Chocolate Box and (Secular) Buddha Too

Cher —-,

Wishing you the best of what we hoped for during our irregular childhood “Cat Stevens Power Hours” together, Continue reading Birthday Wishes to a Dear Relative: May You Have Your Chocolate Box and (Secular) Buddha Too

Sapiosexual Intelligence Requires a Theory of Cognitive Motivation

Earlier today, I responded to Julia Galef’s post about cognitive laziness. My upcoming book, Discontinuities: Love, Art, Mind will explore other themes related this: sapiosexuality in general and sapiosexual intelligence in particular. Continue reading Sapiosexual Intelligence Requires a Theory of Cognitive Motivation

On the Need for New Cognitive Motivational Concepts: Response to Julia Galef’s Why We Need a New Word for “Lazy”

On her blog and Twitter, one of my favourite podcast hosts, Julia Galef, argued that we need a non-judgmental term for “lazy”. As this touches upon a key concept of my theory of meta-effectiveness, I thought I should write a quick[-1] response. Continue reading On the Need for New Cognitive Motivational Concepts: Response to Julia Galef’s Why We Need a New Word for “Lazy”

TextExpander Wish List: (Learn) Multiple Abbreviations for the Same Snippet, Plurals, Contacts, Conventions

There are some features I have long wanted one of my favourite apps, TextExpander, to have. Some of them are motivated by the fact that, although I do have conventions for naming my abbreviations, I can’t always remember the abbreviation. Moreover, I sometimes repeat the same typing mistake. But more generally they are motivated by the idea that a modern text expansion should know my intentions.

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Ingenuity Sans Apple SmartBoard: Sweet and Sour Grapes

My Cognitive Productivity with macOS book does not yet have a section on Apple’s “smart board” because, well, Apple does not yet manufacture one (for sale, at least). And when Apple does, the device will (presumably) run iOS.

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Extras for Cognitive Productivity with macOS Book Are Now Available as a Separate Package from Its Leanpub Web Page

The “extras” packaged with the Leanpub edition of the Cognitive Productivity with macOS book are now for sale on Leanpub as a stand-alone package. So if you bought the book from Amazon or iBookstore, you can now avail yourself of the Extras package. Continue reading Extras for Cognitive Productivity with macOS Book Are Now Available as a Separate Package from Its Leanpub Web Page

Exploiting Potentially Helpful macOS Messages Conversations Using OmniOutliner

Messages → OmniOutliner → knowledge

After a potentially illuminating chat over macOS Messages, I often want to access parts of the conversation. This post very briefly describes some of the functionality I require from a messaging app, and how I work-around the limitations of Apple’s Messages app.

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