Cover of Cal Newports book "Deep Work"


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Book Review Productivity

Book review: Deep Work by Cal Newport

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2021-03-26

If you are like me, you probably wish for more time. More time to relax, more time to spend with family and also more time for your own projects. Today however, our world is dominated by social media, email communications, but also a culture of instant availability. This leaves…

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Archaeology Games

Uncharted and Archaeology: Break in, steal, destroy, repeat!

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2021-03-19

I recently started playing Uncharted and I was especially interested in Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception. Uncharted and Archaeology are somehow connected, although it isn’t really. I heard many good things about the game and it also partly played in West Asian locations like Syria or Yemen. So I did…

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Academia Personal

3 things I wish I knew when I became a university lecturer

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2021-03-12

I teach at the university since 2016 now and since then had a lot to learn. In other words, some things need practice. Suffice it to say, that it worked out and I can call myself now a university lecturer. But there are also a couple of things I…

Cover of the book "Getting Things Done" by David Allen. Background by Michael Oeser on Unsplash


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Book Review: Getting Things Done by D. Allen

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2021-02-02

For productivity nerds, Getting Things Done by David Allen is somewhat of a bible. In every video, blog post or also comment, the book gets referenced as providing the rules for organisation, productivity and even lifelong happiness. It is generally referred to as the GTD method. Naturally, I did…

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Productivity Method: Postpone the Problem

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2021-01-29

So today I would like to introduce a productivity method, that I use myself since I can think of. Some call it procrastination or not being focussed. I however see big potential in my method of Postponing the Problem (PtP). It is not laziness nor fear from responsibility, for…

Box of the game "Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis"


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“No bother Effendi” – The Orientalism of Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis

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2021-01-12

Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis is one of the most successful adventure games of videogame history. LucasArts published the game in 1992 as a worthy successor of the (then three) Indiana Jones movies. Created by Hal Barwood, Hollywood screenwriter and also friend of George Lucas, it offered…

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Technology

A plug-in for Atom that is simply perfect

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2020-11-16

The software Atom is a “hackable text editor for the 21st century”, as the developers describe the app themselves. Atom can be used as a collaborative text editor and has a Git and GitHub integration. Also, it is simply a damn-good coding software. I use Atom to code in…

Cover of the book "Atomic Habits" by James Clear


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The habit of learning. Book Review: Atomic Habits by J. Clear

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2020-11-06

In his book Atomic Habits, James Clear describes what everyone would like to achieve: becoming a better person by changing your habits and therefore your identity. As students as well as teachers, we want to get into a better habit of learning. According to him, becoming 1% better in…

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Academia Archaeology Productivity Technology

How I use Zotero to organise all my citations

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2020-10-12

If you are writing academic papers or even books (like this one) you are in need of a citation manager. Academic articles need citations or in other words sources. These sources need to be listed in some form at the end of (or within) each work. With them listed,…

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Communicating the Past in the Digital Age – New publication!

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2020-02-11

My second edited volume is out now! After Size Matters, the new publication Communicating the Past in the Digital Age is a volume on digital teaching and learning in archaeology. Therefore, it covers topics on archaeogaming, learning in the museum, digital tools in the classroom and digital learning environments….

Sebastian Hageneuer
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Hi! My name is Sebastian. I am an archaeologist, a university lecturer, freelancer, guitarist, and father. You could say I am quiet busy, so I learned to manage my time and energy to build good habits and still have space for myself and my family. Sounds difficult? Read here how I do it. Every Friday.

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