Hyper key on MacOS-Sierra

Have you used the caps lock key as hyper key on your mac? Hyper key is an additional key that you can create on the mac which is a combination of  Ctrl +Alt+ Option+ Shift in one key.  I had my Caps lock key working as a Hyper key ever since I read about it on a blog post in 2014.  Ever since then, the caps lock key has always been a hyperkey on my mac until Apple decided to revamp the keyboard configuration files for touchbar support in Sierra. I dearly missed the feature for about two weeks after I upgraded to sierra and that is when I realized how interwoven the hyper key was with my workflows and mac usage. Nearly every workflow that I had broke. I was on the constant lookout for getting the hyperkey back and used the custom build of the karabiner elements here until I found this easier and streamlined workflow.

The reason why you should use this latest  work around instead of the custom build is that you can update karabiner elements. Using the custom build restricts the updates. The config file (json) is pretty simple and has just the options for the hyper key, which makes life so much simpler. If you are like me, just using the caps lock key as the hyper key, the json file here will save your life.

If you haven’t tried the hyper key, you should defintely try it.

 

Importance of Wasting time.

Here is a intriguing read on wasting time. Guess what, you aren’t wasting time actually . 😜.

This struck a chord for me. Don’t forget to read the full article.

Wasting time is about recharging your battery and de-cluttering,” he says. Taking time to be totally, gloriously, proudly unproductive will ultimately make you better at your job, says Guttridge. But it’s also fulfilling in and of itself.

Fastmail gets IMAP Push notifications

I’ve been using FastMail for over a year now and am delighted to hear that the long awaited IMAP email push is now available. That means  default iOS mail client can receive push notifications like yahoo and other mail providers.

Push email will happen automatically for existing users and if you already have iOS configured with FastMail IMAP, you’ll just start benefiting from the change without doing anything extra.

I strongly recommend you try Fastmail if you are worried about security and about your email being parsed by servers for advertisements(Gmail).

The Ivy Lee Method: For Maxing your productivity.

James Clear in his post about how to improve productivity using the Ivy lee’s method and why it works the way it works

 The Ivy Lee Method

During his 15 minutes with each executive, Lee explained his simple method for achieving peak productivity:

  1. At the end of each work day, write down the six most important things you need to accomplish tomorrow. Do not write down more than six tasks.
  2. Prioritize those six items in order of their true importance.
  3. When you arrive tomorrow, concentrate only on the first task. Work until the first task is finished before moving on to the second task.
  4. Approach the rest of your list in the same fashion. At the end of the day, move any unfinished items to a new list of six tasks for the following day.
  5. Repeat this process every working day.

Read about how this works and why it works like no other from here.

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