Makzan / I share what I learnt

On using mouse or trackpad in iPadOS 13.4

iPadOS 13 from last September comes with the mouse pointer in the accessibility setting. In iOS 13.4, this ability is enhanced a lot. Upgrade from previous iPadOS If you have been using mouse or trackpad previous to the iPadOS 13.4, the mouse pointer configuration is now moved away from the “Touch” setting to the top […]

Read Post / 2020-03-25

Two Focus sessions per day.

10 years ago when I was starting my game development company, I used the Pomodoro technique®. The key point there is to boost for 25 minutes of focus work and then break for 5 minutes. The theory is that we can only focus for 25 minutes before our energy is too low and get distracted. […]

Read Post / 2020-03-22

My tools for remote work

There are different tools for remote works. Many may use Slack. Some may use Telegram, WhatsApp or even WeChat.  But to me, any tools that are not threaded nor allow non-instant responses are not optimal tools for a remote team. That’s because the team cannot store decisions and the team cannot easily discuss different threads […]

Read Post / 2020-03-16

Productivity Work = Attention x Energy x Times

It is the attention that drives our daily life. The attention drives the flow of energy on our our limited time. Work done = Energy x Time Work done ≠ Productivity Work done Work done towards Goal = Productivity Our attention shifts from time to time. The attention drives where our energy goes. Over time, […]

Read Post / 2020-03-05

My digital organizing system

We encounter many inputs every day. There are different links from our favorite websites. There are different development snippets. There are working instructions. Tons of inputs every day. These data inputs needs to be organized so that they become useful for me to make decision. By tagging and organizing data into groups, data becomes information. […]

Read Post / 2020-02-08

Writing is different than note-taking than writing course materials

Currently, I put notes in my hub system. I write in iA writer that syncs to Github via Working Copy. I write course materials on that uses WordPress. Note taking in my own hub system Note taking is very different than writing. Note taking is entry of every day’s external inputs. The notes is […]

Read Post / 2020-02-05