Getting to love the Momentum Chrome extension

Some productivity podcasts and articles mentioned the Momentum Chrome extension

After using it for more than a week I’m satisfied with it.

Currently I’m using it without the links, bookmarks bar, search, focus and todo widgets.

Momentum
Momentum extension widget settings

So the end result is kinda clean with a beautiful picture and a quote.

Momentum new tab
Momentum new tab

Force multiplication

​Not every employee is created equal: folks who come to work to do the work and go home are creating some value, but folks who come to work willing and able to do not only their own work but to create processes and tactics that improve the work of others – they represent force multiplication, and they are far and away the most valuable folks you can have, because their contributions multiply across everyone they come in contact with.

From https://s12k.com/2015/08/25/working-remotely-and-the-virtue-of-aggressive-transparency/

Force multiplication

​Not every employee is created equal: folks who come to work to do the work and go home are creating some value, but folks who come to work willing and able to do not only their own work but to create processes and tactics that improve the work of others – they represent force multiplication, and they are far and away the most valuable folks you can have, because their contributions multiply across everyone they come in contact with.

From https://s12k.com/2015/08/25/working-remotely-and-the-virtue-of-aggressive-transparency/

Signs of a bad programmer

​If your skills deficiency is a product of ineffective teaching or studying, then an alternative teacher is the compiler itself. There is no more effective way of learning a new programming model than starting a new project and committing yourself to use whatever the new constructs are, intelligently or not.

… a good programmer will search for a built-in function that does what they need before they begin to roll their own, and excellent programmers have the skill to break-down and identify the abstract problems in their task, then search for existing frameworks, patterns, models and languages that can be adapted before they even begin to design the program.

… you must have discipline. Being aware of flaws in your plan will not make you more productive unless you can muster the willpower to correct and rebuild what you’re working on.

Imagine your program’s input is water. It’s going to fall through every crack and fill every pocket, so you need to think about what the consequences are when it flows somewhere other than where you’ve explicitly built something to catch it.

From http://www.yacoset.com/Home/signs-that-you-re-a-bad-programmer