Student, artist, writer & tutor
I'm Aleksander (Alex, Alek, Olek), a student from Kraków, Poland.
I love asking questions and helping others. I'm interested in art, philosophy, psychology, urban planning, productivity & effective education.
Let's chat. If you're ever in Poland, let me know. Or let's connect virtually
Who are you?
First of all, I'm a human being. Right?
I was born in Kraków, the second biggest city in Poland on a rainy Tuesday in June. I've lived there ever since.
I'm a human version of Google Maps. I know all the countries. And their capitals.
Flags learning in progress. I love sharing completely useless, but fun geographical facts.
I'm an artist. Mainly a photographer. I used to share all my work on Instagram, now keeping it mostly for myself & friends (contact me if you're interested!).
Oh, and did I mention that I love productivity? I'm very invested in becoming a better learner and teacher. I've been a Montessori student my whole life, so effective/alternative education is my vibe.
There are many other things I am. It's hard to summarize everything into this tiny website.
What do you want to do in life?
Help others. Give what I have and listen.
Can you help me?
I 100% want to. If you're struggling with productivity/schoolwork/motivation, or are working on a project that I could help with, contact me.
I like you, can we connect?
Why do you never show your face online?
With all the deepfakes, manipulations & privacy issues, sharing your face (arguably the most personal thing you own) doesn't sound like a fun idea to me. Although I am a real human being, and we can connect!
Curious what I'm using to get work done? Simply a geek who likes reading about workflows? You're in the right place.
Home & about me
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More tools coming soon!
Incredibly simple by design, Standard Notes is an end-to-end encrypted note-taking app and overall productivity powerhouse. It's core version includes unlimited notes & devices, but the real deal is called Extended.
The app is designed with extensions in mind, you can install multiple editors, themes & components.
Other than being fully encrypted, the app is blazingly fast, fully open-source and has a strong community behind it.
It's my "second brain" - a place where I write, keep my todos, plan, track & store almost everything. Thanks to a "No Distraction" theme, Standard is also a fantastic tool for writers.
Raindrop is the ultimate bookmark, research & article reader app. It's "the second part of my second brain" - where I hold everything "external".
When I used Evernote, and later Notion, having both original and external content in one app was very distracting and cluttered app my second brain quickly. Now, everything that I create sits in Standard Notes, and everything that someone else created sits in Raindrop. Whenever I need to pull content out of Raindrop into Standard Notes, I open them simply side by side and highlight whatever I need. Having these tools separate is very important for me.
Basecamp is an amazing team collaboration platfrom. I only started using it pretty recently, but I'm loving it so far. Thoughtfully designed, incredibly powerful & free for education. Also, the company as a whole is really awesome. They even published several books about work.
Lost Connections by Johann Hari
Bauman by Dariusz Rosiak
Open Eyes Book 4
The Art Of Pretending To Swim by Villagers
The Wild Hunt by The Talles Man On Earth
Tales of America by J.S. Ondara
Rework by Basecamp
Cautionary Tales with Tim Harford
Kraków, Poland & Warsaw, Poland
Inspired by Derek Sivers. Last updated 7 Jan '20