NingNarrative

I’m always impressed by the Audible Customer Service Team, they always help me get deals, return books, and other requests with such a prompt response.

After reading Cal Newport’s Digital Minimalism and Deep Work, I decided to turn off wifi after 7 p.m. every night and instead spend this time reading, conversing, or journaling. I’m hoping that this practice will help me live a more fulfilling life.

Tot Pocket Mini Review

I Just Bought Tot Pocket!! Tot Pocket is a digital scratchpad app that only allows for 7 active notes, which may seem restrictive but is actually quite liberating. The Reason? I want a place to scribble notes, but only for active projects and Tot is lightning fast! With Drafts, I’m constantly …

Should I buy Tot Pocket, which is currently on sale for iOS until the end of August? I’m currently using Drafts and experimenting with Notes SE. Can someone provide me with feedback and use cases for the app?

Beast These characters were so stupid, and the story was so predictable, but I couldn’t help but be moved by their outstanding performance. And seeing it with my parents made me appreciate my family even more.

Our actions can be constrained, but our will can’t be. Our plans—even our bodies—can be broken. But belief in ourselves? No matter how many times we are thrown back, we alone retain the power to decide to go once more. Or to try another route. Or, at the very least, to accept this reality and …

Before you start an important conversation, try to ask: do i care more about being right or getting to the truth? the latter requires shrinking your ego. The trick is to remember that people who truly care about you don’t judge you for being wrong—only for refusing to admit it. —Julian …

We think freedom means being able to say whatever we want. We think freedom means that we can pursue all our desires. Real freedom is letting go of things not wanted, the unchecked desires that lead us to unwanted ends. — Think Like a Monk by Jay Shetty 📚

I don't like the new direction of Craft.do

After seeing the latest updates and how they’ve been communicated within the Slack community, I’m not sure whether I’ll continue to use Craft in the long run. In my opinion, this indicates a lack of market understanding of their customers. They continued to prioritize major updates …

📺 Seeing Tatiana Maslany in She-Hulk Attorney at Law made me happy; she did a phenomenal job in Orphan Black (highly recommended), so I’m glad she finally got the big role she truly deserves.

At any point in time, the first thing to consider is, what could you possibly do, where you are, with the tools you have? from Getting Things Done by David Allen 📚

What humans require in our ascent is purpose and realism. Purpose, you could say, is like passion with boundaries. Realism is detachment and perspective. – Ego Is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday 📚

A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you. — C. S. LEWIS

📺 #Westworld Season 4 was fantastic! It still had the same problem as Season 3 in that some dumb coincidence had to happen to create more action scenes, but it returned strongly to the philosophical theme of free will and humanity. Let’s hope they get to make the series finale.

🎥Bullet Train = John Wick + Deadpool with Guy Ritchie’s storytelling style. So entertaining!! Surprisingly, this silly action film has a narrative theme! It reminded me a little of Everything Everywhere All At Once, but this is definitely for someone who just wants to laugh their ass off or be …

Becoming the best version of yourself requires you to continuously edit your beliefs, and to upgrade and expand your identity. Atomic Habits by James Clear 📚

How do you decide whether the content should be a post or a page? What’s the difference for readers (aside from not being able to comment)? What about indexing and backend functionality? 🤔

My new understanding of Zettlekasten

I never quite understood the point of Zettelkasten until I saw this video—Implementing a Digital Zettelkasten using Block References in Roam Research with Beau Haan. The purpose of Zettelkasten is to allow you to have a clear, informed, and personal conversation, not to organize or summarize what …

I have avoided using Drafts for any long form writing for years because the editing part was so horrendous. Only to realize that there is the arrange mode inside the app all along. 🤯

I’m still figuring out whether to use NotePlan or Logseq for my daily logs. NotePlan feels more intuitive, but I’m a bit scared of their pricing practice. While Logseq is free, the queries look like something I have to learn for weeks just to get a weekly summary. 😅

Remember and remind yourself of a phrase favored by Epictetus: “persist and resist.” Persist in your efforts. Resist giving in to distraction, discouragement, or disorder. —The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday

It’s so important to take on a Curator’s Perspective—that we are the judges, editors, and interpreters of the information we choose to let into our lives. –From #BuildingASecondBrain by Tiago Forte

Every time you take a note, ask yourself, “How can I make this as useful as possible for my future self?” –From #BuildingASecondBrain by Tiago Forte

I felt like I got called out and I didn’t like it one bit. 😤🤣🥲 From Building a Second Brain by Tiago Forte

Happy Birthday to me 🥳 It’s crazy how I’m in the best shape of my life when I actually just got older. lol