Review of The Lottery
Jun 29, 2021
Book: The Lottery by Shirley Jackson. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I decided to read The Lottery after reading The Waste Lands (The Dark Tower, #3. They mention the book because of a situation happening in Lud, and they call it “Shirley’s nightmare”. I took some notes about it and added this short story to my reading list. It’s funny how random the situation is in Lud when the plot is revealed, but their case was much more complicated 😅.
Review of The Masque of the Red Death
Jun 29, 2021
Book: The Masque of the Red Death by Edgar Allan Poe. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. I decided to read this book after reading Song of Susannah (The Dark Tower, #6). This book was mentioned because the “Red Death” was described there too, so I was curious to read the original story. It’s all about a prince defying the disease by locking his people inside their castle walls with enough supplies and goodies. They do “masked parties inside.
Audiobooks as podcasts
Jun 25, 2021
I love to listen to audiobooks (article in pt-BR), and I’m was an Audible subscriber for many years, just pausing my subscription because I have way too many books (~150) already and need some time to clear the queue. 🙂 Audible is the best service to listen to audiobooks, no doubts here from my side, but sometimes I get audiobooks from other medias. As an example, I have 3 books from Pragmatic Programmers downloaded as mp3 files and I must find my way on how to listen to them.
Fixing Logitech mouse MX Master 2 problem
Jun 22, 2021
This is a quick post for any Logitech MX master 2 (any version, really) owner having problems with their mouse. If your mouse is not moving at all but buttons are still working, there’s a good chance your problem has an easy fix. There’s a video (in pt-BR) about that if you prefer doing it more interactively, but in summary: The [hidden] thumb button is the problem. It gets stuck and messes up everything.
Review of Song of Susannah (The Dark Tower, #6)
Jun 16, 2021
Book: Song of Susannah (The Dark Tower, #6) by Stephen King. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Livro lido (ouvido? 🙂) em Português, portanto review em Português também. Gostei bastante do livro, foi curto e direto ao ponto. Parece que o Stephen King escreveu os 3 últimos livros de uma vez, um próximo do outro para terminar a história e eles encaixaram de uma vez muita coisa que estava faltando. Nesse livro aconteceu algo que eu não vi em nenhum outro livro que eu li até hoje.
Review of Wolves of the Calla (The Dark Tower, #5)
Jun 13, 2021
Book: Wolves of the Calla (The Dark Tower, #5) by Stephen King. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Estou lendo essa série em português, então os reviews também serão em português. Eu gostei mais desse livro do que do anterior porque ele moveu mais a história para a frente ao invés de dar mais contexto para as coisas. Conhecer uma nova cidade e os ocultismos que vem com ela foi bem interessante. Eu também curti saber mais sobre “Os outros mundos além desse” e como as coisas se conectam.
Review of Wizard and Glass (The Dark Tower, #4)
May 25, 2021
Book: Wizard and Glass (The Dark Tower, #4) by Stephen King. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Outro livro que li em Português, então o review vai ser em Português também. Eu gostei do livro no geral. Parece que a sensação de “nossa, que legal” e “mano, que bizarro” está se atenuando cada vez mais. Em alguns momentos eu fico bem interessado sobre como as histórias do mundo de Roland de Gilead (não consigo chamar de Roland Deschain.
My 2021 Productivity Workflow
May 12, 2021
This post is the updated version of the one I wrote in 2019. Instead of changing the previous one, I decided to create an updated version based on that. From time to time, I receive questions about my productivity workflow and I think it will be useful to have it written down somewhere. This post will describe how I’m dealing with it in 2021. Tool As you probably know, I work for Doist for some time now, and I’m a Todoist user since 2007, so the my tool of choice is quite obvious.
Review of The Waste Lands (The Dark Tower, #3)
May 6, 2021
Book: The Waste Lands (The Dark Tower, #3) by Stephen King. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. Ouvi esse livro em Português (e provavelmente farei o mesmo para todos os próximos). Eu tenho todos os livros físicos mas preferi procurar um audiobook para facilitar a minha “leitura”. Assim como o livro 2, esse me surpreendeu bastante (talvez porque eu gostei pouco do primeiro). Agora eu estou começando a me envolver com a história e ficar curioso com o mundo da Torre Negra.
My knowledge base bootstrap
May 1, 2021
Note-taking is my current obsession, so it’s time to talk about it here. 😃 How it started Last year I was talking to my friend Diego Eis about his note-taking workflow. I knew he was doing that for a long time but I couldn’t get the advantages of doing this. He described his workflow but I was still not convinced it would be useful for me at the time. When January came, I saw a post by Caffo talking about Roam Research and how he was using it to build his blog.