The Google Pixelbook Go is my PC

Marc Bilodeau/ ItsADevLife, Minimalism

For years, I’ve been using my smartphones as my PCs to run my day-to-day life both personally and professionally. Since 2013, the Samsung Galaxy S4, the Google Nexus 6P, and then the Google Pixel XL, let me do everything my day required including writing code for work projects. However since the Pixel XL is no longer supported, I decided to take a deeper look at the Pixelbook Go before I upgraded

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It’s Time for Everyone to Redefine Work

Marc Bilodeau/ Core Beliefs, Minimalism, Self Help, Subjectivity

Most people find little meaning in their work. In fact, a 2017 Gallup’s World Poll found 30% of US workers are engaged at their workplace. The numbers are even worse internationally. That’s a real problem. However, I believe there is a solution. Instead of understanding why people are so disengaged from their work, a better approach is to redefine work so they will become more engaged. I love to work. It’s

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Time Logging: The Answer for Busy Lives

Marc Bilodeau/ Minimalism, Self Help, Subjectivity

There are so many things to do, and so little time to do them. Does that sound familiar? Sure, we’ve all been there. It’s reasonable and normal for this to happen occasionally. At least for us earthbound people, there are only 24 hours in a day. When everything begins to pile up, it stresses us out and causes anxiety. Unfortunately, it’s a real problem when it happens more days than not.

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Single-Tasking, Yes. Multitasking, No.

Marc Bilodeau/ Minimalism, Self Help, Subjectivity

Multitasking is balancing one or more action at the same time. Everyone multitasks, and thinks they’re good at it. In fact, people tell me they’re better than most at multitasking. In truth, people are bad at multitasking, and technology drags us into this myth even further. Now is the time to practice single-tasking. Multitasking vs. Single-Tasking The reality is people can’t effectively do multiple tasks at the same time. As humans,

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What Coffee has taught me about Moderation

Marc Bilodeau/ Health, Minimalism, Self Help, Subjectivity

I’d like to think that most people have heard the expression “Everything in Moderation”, or some similar variation. Interestingly enough, the original saying “Moderation in all things” was said by the Roman Comic Dramatist Publius Terentius Afer in the second century BC. Humanity has been saying it ever since in one way, shape, or form. Yet, what does it really mean? Officially, it is the avoidance of excess or extremes, especially in one’s behavior. That

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My Google Pixel XL is my PC

Marc Bilodeau/ ItsADevLife, Minimalism

The Google Pixel XL is the third smartphone to be my primary PC quite by happenstance. After updating to the August Security Patch, my Google Nexus 6P fell victim to the boot loop issue. This is when the Google Nexus 6P boots, but never gets past the Google Logo. The Android boot animation doesn’t shows up, and then the smartphone reboots. So, my Google Nexus 6P was rendered useless. There are unofficial

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Audit the Day

Marc Bilodeau/ Minimalism, Self Help, Subjectivity

I’ve watched it a thousand times. Another day winding down as the sun sets. Each day, I embark on life with dreams, goals, and a list of TO-DOs. Yet, there is so much to do and too little time to do it. I use to think like this until I reached a breaking point. A point where I had to make changes and figure out why there was always so much

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Virtual Minimalism: Reducing Digital Clutter

Marc Bilodeau/ Health, Minimalism, Self Help, Subjectivity

Minimalism is consciously choosing to live with less so one may pursue a more meaningful life. However, an area often overlooked is our virtual life. A life filled with distractions from apps, emails, social media, and notifications. One’s vision of a minimal life does not necessarily mean it’s perfect for someone else. However at any level, reducing any physical, mental, or virtual burden means more freedom and time to do something new or enjoyable. This

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Termux, the best linux terminal for Android

Marc Bilodeau/ ItsADevLife, Minimalism

I’m a huge proponent of digital minimalism. It’s one of my long term goals to have all my tech gear within a single device. Fortunately, I accomplished this feat reasonably well using a Samsung Galaxy S4, then the Google Nexus 6P, and now the Google Pixel XL. However, once I found Termux it took my Smartphone Computing to a whole new level. It’s certainly been a lot of trial and error to achieve autonomy with a

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My Google Nexus 6P is my PC

Marc Bilodeau/ ItsADevLife, Minimalism

After three years of successfully using my Samsung Galaxy S4 as my PC, it was time to upgrade. To save everyone the suspense, I chose the Google Nexus 6P. Why Upgrade? I did not take this decision lightly since my Samsung Galaxy S4 already did an excellent job at my daily computing needs. Alas, as good as it was, there were a few issues that pushed me toward upgrading. The Galaxy S4 is over 3 years old

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