The resource page collects practical routines, skills, and tools to help you thrive in the information age. These resources allow you to become a more productive, healthier, and digitally sovereign knowledge worker by focusing on improving your ergonomics, security, privacy, and ability to perform focused and uninterrupted work. We base all recommendations on years of practical experience using them in the real world. The various sections will teach you about the following concepts:
The chapters focus on fundamental concepts and modern tools for practicing knowledge work. The concepts in later chapters build on top of earlier chapters. However, readers can read the chapters separately and only read earlier chapters if needed. I’m actively updating these chapters as I learn ways to improve them. You can pick a topic from the list below and start learning!
Learn how to reduce pain and improve your productivity and well-being with ergonomic furniture and hardware.
Learn how to use your smartphone more productively.
Learn why and how to read books using an e-reader.
Learn fundamentals of the Linux operating system such as how to use command line interfaces, the file system, and package management systems.
Learn how to install and use the Ubuntu desktop.
Learn how to improve your security, privacy and reduce distractions with the Mozilla Firefox web browser and its addons.
Learn how to manage your digital identity and keep it safe by setting up a secure email structure, password manager, VPN, disk encryption, and secure instant messaging.
Learn how to consume digital media and documents more effectively with fewer distractions using technologies such as feed readers, aggregators, content blocking, and other helpful applications.
Learn why editing text is the most fundamental task for effective computer usage and how to use a text editor for editing text files.
Learn how to write more effectively using digital tools when writing natural language and markup documents.
Learn how to record and edit videos using open-source tools and how to publish them on YouTube.
Learn how to create and deploy a personal website using services and open-source tools.
Learn plain-text accounting for personal finance.
You can ask questions and discuss these topics on my GitHub Discussions!