Interesting Things Issue #1

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It's been a pretty quiet couple of weeks. I have been spending some time trying to decide where to host my website and newsletter. I'm currently trying Ghost for my website and Convertkit for the newsletter. Please provide any suggestions or feedback!

Here are some things that I found interesting this week.

Better Self

High-leverage activities: how to identify your energy multipliers - Ness Labs
Ann-Laure talks about how we can focus our time and energy on high-leverage activities that are both productive and good for the mind.

The 5 Whys Process (and why optionality is overrated) - Khe Hy (RadReads)
Khe explains "The 5 Whys" and how it can be used as a problem-solving process.

Helpful Tools

What is Microsoft PowerToys
Microsoft PowerToys is a set of useful utilities for Windows 10. These utilities enhance Windows 10 in many ways and are ideal for power users or anyone who wants to get things done faster and more efficiently.

Mymind: Use AI to automatically organize your mind
Mymind is a new (still early access) service that allows you to quickly bookmark web pages, images, products, tweets, quotes, videos, and documents. It uses AI to automatically extract tags and essential highlights from the content.

A Short History of Bi-Directional Links - By Maggie Appleton
Maggie describes what bi-directional links are and provides a brief history. Spoiler, they were not invented by Roam Research.

Simple Solutions

Essential things to know about AI Builder Pricing
Some information about Microsoft AI Builder Pricing. AI Builder allows you to bring Microsoft AI capabilities to your business processes. It is integrated with Power Apps and Power Automate.

Create desktop shortcuts to Microsoft Edge Profiles
If you use Microsoft Edge Profiles (or Chrome Profiles) to separate your accounts, you may want quick access to those profiles. What if you're going to access these profiles directly from your desktop? Or by using Windows Search? You can make a shortcut to each profile. Currently, it isn't very straightforward, but it can be done.

Choosing a blogging platform - Rosie Campbell
Rosie provides an overview of several blogging platforms, including Wordpress, Ghost, Squarespace, Medium, and Substack and talks about the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Why do you keep using the Powerapps refresh function - Shane Young
Shane Young has a great video explaining why we shouldn't use the Refresh function in Power Apps unless absolutely necessary.

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