20/05/2022

2022/05/20#p1
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Johann Hari's Lost Connections was recommended to me so I used my monthly credit on Audible to get the audio book. Over the past couple of days (while walking Jac or doing the dishes) I've listened to just the first four chapters and it is already the stuff of revelation, and we haven't really gotten into the meat of anything yet.

I'm glad that Hari narrates the book himself. The story he shares is intensely personal so hearing it in his own voice adds a deeper connection to what you are hearing. There appears to be a trend forming here.

I've had his book Stolen Focus on my wishlist since the start of the year. Listening to Lost Connections has served to reinforce my desire to read (or listen) to it.

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@colinwalker Thanks for the rec. I can get Stolen Focus audiobook from my library in 16 weeks. 😳 But that's ok, something to look forward to. They don't have Lost Connections on audio yet.

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2022/05/20#p2
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Like Reset to Defaults – Jack Baty...

A week ago I did that thing where I blow up my system because I noticed I’d been doing that other thing where I spend all my time tweaking everything.

I’m calling it an experiment, and I’m naming it “Reset to Defaults”.

A lot of the drive behind (b)log-In Is simplification — removing options. If everything I use for the written word has been built by me then there is no argument or confusion over what to use or where something goes.

The only problem is that DIY systems lend themselves more to tweaking than others, especially when you're coding by the seat of your pants.

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