Making digital work visible

The Problem One of the biggest problems with digital work for me is that the spatial dimension is not represented, or at least not sufficiently. I have the problem that I can’t think very well in the abstract. I have to see things, arrange them and, above all, write them down in order to achieve insights. And it doesn’t help at all if I have folders upon folders on my hard drive (or in the cloud for that matter), ALL OF WHICH I DON’T SEE. I can’t get a sense of dimensions, relations, relationships. The only thing I can do …

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The Tools I use for Writing

Recently, I wrote about the applications I use for my daily work. Today, I want to follow up with a short post that focuses on the subset of my work: the apps and services I use to write my blog articles. My workbench looks like this: Obsidian, tools to improve style, upload, and publish. What does that mean in detail? Planning and Thinking I write all of my texts in Obsidian, as it is a fantastic tool. However, what might be more interesting is how I collect and manage my article ideas and track articles through to publication. To accomplish …

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How to use Focus Modes on Apple’s devices

So, I’ve written about how Focus modes really could be a first step towards user profiles on the iPad a couple of weeks ago. In this article, however, I barely talked about how to set them up. That’s why I’d like to give a short how-to and also show my own focus modes to get you an idea of what is possible. — How to set up focus modes on iPhone, iPad, and Mac (This guide has been developed for macOS. The process on iPad and iPhone, however, is just about the same, so the guide should be easily applicable …

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Add your COVID vaccination certificate to the Wallet app with iOS 15.4

The latest iOS release 15.4 has a few new features to offer, including the ability to use FaceID while wearing a mask. Also new is the function to import the Covid vaccination certificate (for EU citizens) into the iPhone Wallet and the Health app. To accomplish this, you don’t have to do anything other than scan the QR code you received after getting vaccinated – that’s it. After that, you can find the proof in both Health and Wallet.

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Wie schreibe ich ein Paper? Teil 4: Schreiben und Export

In den ersten drei Teilen ging es um meine Lese- und Hörgewohnheiten, wie ich interessante Passagen für später sichere und welch wichtige Rolle Zotero für mich spielt. Außerdem habe ich ein paar grundlegende Worte zu meiner Notizen-Philosophie verloren. Es wird also Zeit, darauf zu blicken, wie sich Texte mit Obsidian schreiben und am Ende exportieren lassen. Denn wie ein dicker Mann mal sagte: Entscheidend ist schließlich, was hinten rauskommt.

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