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  1. 036: Working Remotely – Fragmented

    In this mini Fragment we touch on a highly requested topic – working remotely. Donn talks about how to ease into remote working, tools for working remotely, tips and tricks for staying sane and productive while remote and he wraps it up by discussing the benefits employers have when hiring a remote workforce.

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    Show Notes

    Remote work is best suited for information workers (programmers, designers, engineers, etc)

    Read Remote by DHH and Jason Fried

    Great book that echoes what I feel about working remote.

    Tip: Listen to it on Audible, it’s faster to consume.

    How to ease into remote work at your current job

    Convince manager to allow a 1 day trial for one – three months.

    Remote day should be on Friday (fewer critical things happen on Friday, on average)

    After trial, if success, aim for 2-3 days of remote work. (Again, do this at the end of the week. Wed,Thu, Fri)

    Once successful, rally for full week of remote with an occasional in office visit (a day every week work two)

    Staying sane while working remote

    Donn’s blog post on this topic

    Create a work day schedule (5am-2pm, 8am-5pm, 10am-7pm, etc)

    When you’re done, you’re done. Leave work (your office/etc).

    Schedule. Schedule. Schedule. Stick to a schedule.

    Get up at the same time

    Get dressed for work (no PJ’s etc)

    Do your hair.

    Be presentable

    This is all mental

    Prepare for the day

    Get coffee/tea/water and snacks

    Try to limit the opportunity of distractions

    During the day

    Take a lunch, away from your desk.

    Go out for lunch with someone (significant other, friend, etc) at one to two times a week.

    Work out of the house a couple times a week, this increases our creativity.

    Outside of Work

    You need social interaction, Cabin Fever is a real thing.

    Exercise 3-4 times a week if possible.

    Group classes are perfect for this.

    CrossFit

    Martial Arts

    Yoga

    Pilates

    etc

    Communication When Remote

    Put 3x-4x more effort into communicating than previous. You’re not visible seen so you need to be more vocal.

    Call

    SMS

    Blow up the Slack/Hipchat channel/etc

    Objective – Clear your own path

    Tools

    For remote to work effectively, everything should be considered remote. If one employee is remote, then all meetings should occur as if the team is remote. This ensures that everyone can work effectively without missing anything.

    Communication

    Group Chat

    Slack

    HipChat

    Video Chat

    Google Hangouts

    Skype

    Join.me

    Zoom.us

    Task Management

    Trello

    Jira

    Asana

    GitHub

    Remote for Employers

    Benefits from Remote workforce

    Much larger talent pool than the exhausted pool (or non-existent one that local). Higher quality employees/contractors/consultants for the same overhead.

    Remote creates much more loyal employees. You’re giving them their life back and this is reciprocated.

    Your company becomes anti-fragile as you’re able to adapt with the industry faster. You can hire in areas others cannot.

    On average, remote employees work harder and are more productive than their office counterparts.

    Less overhead! No need to pay for additional office space.

    Sponsor

    Rollbar – special offer: Bootstrap plan free for 90 days

    Contact

    @fragmentedcast [twitter.com]

    @donnfelker [twitter.com]

    @kaushikgopal [twitter.com]

    http://fragmentedpodcast.com/episodes/036/

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  2. Remote working with Scott Hanselman

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  3. Mac Power Users #322: Cleaning Up with Hazel - Relay FM

    David and Katie dive deep on Mac automation assistant Hazel, discuss how to get started and ideas for file and document based automation and give ideas of how they’re using the program. David also announces a new MacSparky Video Field Guide.

    https://www.relay.fm/mpu/322

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  4. Canvas #11: Travelling with iOS - Relay FM

    This week Fraser and Federico discuss travelling with iOS devices.

    https://www.relay.fm/canvas/11

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  5. Canvas #10: Third Party Email Clients - Relay FM

    This week Fraser and Federico (particularly Federico) drop serious knowledge on 3rd party iOS mail clients.

    https://www.relay.fm/canvas/10

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  6. Mac Power Users #316: Locking Down Your Technology - Relay FM

    David and Katie run down options for securing your tech and staying safe online. We cover securing your iOS devices and Macs as well as discuss best practices for passwords, email, web browsing and locking down your online profiles.

    https://www.relay.fm/mpu/316

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  7. How Bleacher Report is Challenging ESPN for Internet Sports Superiority | Fast Forward

    In this week’s edition of FAST FORWARD, FOX Business Network’s Jo Ling Kent interviews David Finocchio, the CEO and co-founder of Bleacher Report, a digital media company that covers all kinds of sports from all over the world. David talks to Jo about how Bleacher Report is different from other spor

    http://radio.foxnews.com/2016/02/11/how-bleacher-report-is-challenging-espn-for-internet-sports-superiority/

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  8. The Science Hour, History of Everyday Technology

    History of technologies that have changed our lives.

    Gareth Mitchell tells the remarkable stories of some of the technologies and devices that touch our lives every day. Melissa Hogenboom picks six technologies and finds out how they developed with the help of objects and curators at the Science Museum in London. Tilly Blyth, keeper of Technologies and Engineering at the Science Museum, talks to Gareth about the process of technological innovation.

    Syringe Selina Hurley, associate curator of Medicine, tells the story of how we’ve worked out how to get drugs in and blood out of our bodies. The story goes from the eight century, via lancets and the origins of immunisation to the modern syringe.

    Refrigeration In front of the Science Museum’s collection, Helen Peavitt, curator of Consumer Technology, talks about the development of the fridge from American ice boxes to modern fridge freezers.

    Navigation Once a gyroscope starts spinning it stays upright. David Rooney, curator of Navigation, explains how the gyroscope is behind the navigation of ships and spacecraft, although the gyrocar, the brain child of inventor Louis Brennan at the start of the 20th Century did not take off.

    Brain Scanners Seeing inside the brain with scanners has helped to diagnose injuries and disease. In front of the first CAT scanner, Katie Dabin, curator of Medicine, explains how it was invented by Godfrey Hounsfield, then an engineer at the electrical company EMI, better known for putting out The Beatles records.

    Computers Tilly Blyth traces the history of computers from Charles Babbage’s difference engine, through the Pilot Ace of the 1950s to the BBC Micro in the 1980s.

    3D Printing James Watt is known for his work on the steam engine but in his old age he built machines to reproduce busts and other objects. In front of Watt’s workshop, which has been recreated in the Science Museum, Curator of Mechanical Engineering, Ben Russell, discusses this forerunner of 3D printing with Melissa Hogenboom.

    The Science Hour is presented by Gareth Mitchell with comments from Melissa Hogenboom.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03bgy9q

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  9. A Home in Space

    European Space Agency astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti is back on Earth after 200 days in space. She tells the full story of the International Space Station, in orbit 400 km above our planet.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03bvvqf

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  10. James Fallows: Civilization’s Infrastructure - The Long Now

    Infrastructure investment tricks

    All societies under-invest in their infrastructure—in the systems that allow them to thrive.

    There is hardware infrastructure: clean water, paved roads, sewer systems, airports, broadband; and, Fallows suggested, software infrastructure: organizational and cultural practices such as education, safe driving, good accounting, a widening circle of trust.

    China, for example, is having an orgy of hard infrastructure construction.

    It recently built a hundred airports while America built zero.

    But it is lagging in soft infrastructure such as safe driving and political transition.

    Infrastructure always looks unattractive to investors because the benefits: 1) are uncertain; 2) are delayed; and 3) go to others—the public, in the future.

    And the act of building infrastructure can be highly disruptive in the present.

    America for the last forty years has starved its infrastructure, but in our history some highly controversial remarkable infrastructure decisions got through, each apparently by a miracle—the Louisiana Purchase, the Erie Canal, the Gadsden Purchase, the Alaska Purchase, National Parks, Land Grant colleges, the GI Bill that created our middle class after World War II, and the Interstate highway system.

    In Fallows’ view, the miracle that enabled the right decision each time was either an emergency (such as World War II or the Depression), stealth (such as all the works that quietly go forward within the military budget or the medical-industrial complex), or a story (such as Manifest Destiny and the Space Race).

    Lately, Fallows notes, there is a little noticed infrastructure renaissance going in some mid-sized American cities, where the political process is nonpoisonous and pragmatic compared to the current national-level dysfunction.

    By neglecting the long view, Fallows concluded, we overimagine problems with infrastructure projects and underimagine the benefits.

    But with the long view, with the new wealth and optimism of our tech successes, and expanding on the innovations in many of our cities, there is compelling story to be told.

    It might build on the unfolding emergency with climate change or on the new excitement about space exploration.

    Responding to need or to opportunity, we can tell a tale that inspires us to reinvent and build anew the systems that make our society flourish.

    —Stewart Brand

    http://longnow.org/seminars/02015/oct/06/civilizations-infrastructure/

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