David Richard Holtz

@david.richard.holtz

Save 101 hours a year with 5 simple shortcuts

Simple Shortcuts

  1. SSH bash alias
  2. Spectacle window resizing
  3. Making GIF’s
  4. Clean Slack channel
  5. Make static HTML report

Time spent

1. ── SSH
├────── 1 time a day
├────── 5 minutes
└────── 30.4166666667 hours annually
2. ── Window resize
├────── 15 time a day
├────── 30 seconds
└────── 45.625 hours annually
3. ─ Making GIF’s
├────── .2 time a day
├────── 5 minutes
└────── 6.08333333333 hours annually
4. ── Clean Slack channel
├────── .2 time a day
├────── 1 minute
└────── 1.21666666667 hours annually
5. ── Make static HTML report
├────── .2 time a day
├────── 15 minutes
└────── 18.25 hours annually

whats that add up to?

In : 30.4166666667 + 45.625 + 6.08333333333+ 1.21666666667+ 18.25
Out: 101.5916666667

101.59 hours a year for just these 5 tasks

Python calculator used

def hours(n,t):
return n * t
def hours_a_year(n,t):
return hours(n,t) * 365.0
def time_wasted(n,t,what):
string = 'you spend %s hours a year %s\'ing'
return string % (hours_a_year(n,t) / 60.0, what)

1. SSH alias

Solution: Alias to reduce type time

In : time_wasted(1, 5, "SSH")
Out: "you spend 30.4166666667 hours a year SSH'ing"

2. Spectacle

Solution: Hot keys for easy movement

In : time_wasted(15, .5, "window resizing")
Out: "you spend 45.625 hours a year window resizing'ing"

3. Making GIF’s

Solution: bash function for screen recordings to gifs

In : time_wasted(.2, 5, "gif")
Out: "you spend 6.08333333333 hours a year gif'ing"

Usage:

screen2gif /Users/davidholtz/Desktop/screen2gif-resize.mov

4. Clean Slack channel

Solution: node script for cleaning slack channel programatically

In : time_wasted(.2, 1, "slack clean")
Out: "you spend 1.21666666667 hours a year slack clean'ing"

Often Slack channels get really messy — and in my case I often want to clear a channel out — but manual deleting each message takes forever.

5. Make static HTML report

Solution: Sublime package for building HTML files

In : time_wasted(.2, 15, "static website build")
Out: "you spend 18.25 hours a year static website build'ing"

Using Sublime’s https://github.com/SublimeText-Markdown/MarkdownEditing

Example image from MarkdownEditing
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