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Last year was crazy. The pandemic made us think about a lot of different things, starting from “Why don’t we call our loved ones more often?” to “Am I really secure with the one job I have?”. While everybody needs to figure out the answer for the first question for themselves, I can answer the second question right away: No, your one job that you have is not secure enough any more.

What if the next pandemic strikes in a year or two and your company needs to get rid of a lot of employees to survive? In a blink…


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The last year was crazy. This whole pandemic-situation got a lot of people stuck at home. My situation was no different. Pre-pandemic I worked out a few times a week and considered myself pretty active. But everything changed with the lockdown. Not just that the gyms were suddenly closed, restaurants got shut down, I worked from home and my motivation slowly decreased up to the point where I was sitting all day on my desk for nearly 6 weeks.

My neck was stiff, my shoulders slouched and my back hurt. My motivation to do any kind of sports at home…


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Someday in December last year I was laying on the couch even though I had lots of stuff to do for University exams and assignments. Do you know the feeling when you are 4 episodes deep in a new Netflix show and this silent, but recognizable voice in your head tells you what an unproductive little prick you are? What do you do in a moment like this?

On any other day I would’ve hit “Yes” when Netflix asks if I’m still watching but not on this day. I knew I had to change something. I knew I have to…


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Every developer has been there: you start coding and finally when you reach your flow state, in which you are the most productive, you have to look up usually simple things like a built-in function call or syntax of your used programming language.

And poof! There goes the flow state as you try to find the Stack Overflow post you used for the exact same thing the last time. So how can you make sure that this happened the last time?

I found that the most useful thing to do is to practise those few function calls and code-snippets daily…

Sandro Zoebinger

Engineering Student, coder, part time entrepreneur and productivity hacker based in Austria

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