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How to stay healthy and productive ? via Pavel Durov

via Pavel Durov

11 October 2017

In other – more personal – news, I’ve turned 33 today. 

Earlier I shared some info about how I stay healthy and productive. In short, there are 7 things I never do:

1) Alcohol

2) Meat (fish is OK though)

3) Any kinds of pills and meds (unless I’m at a dentist’s)

4) Nicotine and other addictive drugs.

5) Coffee, black and green tea, energy drinks (I drink herbal teas instead).

6) Fast food, sugar, carbonated soft drinks.

7) TV and its alternatives.

At certain points in life, I realized these things decrease  productivity and clarity of thought. So I’ve been living without them for many years now and in general have been feeling great and healthy.
Disclaimer: I do not recommend folks with permanent health issues to stop taking medication. While I’m happy with my habits and lifestyle, I’ve no idea whether the same would work for you. I guess it should, provided you’re young and healthy. But if you’re young and healthy, there are good chances that having fun is more important for you than increasing your productivity, so you may safely ignore these tips. However, if you enjoy building stuff more than consuming it, you might benefit from abstaining from these 7 items above.

06 June 2019

Those of you who follow my posts know that I’m a big believer in self-restraint. In the last 15 years, I’ve had no alcohol, no caffeine, no meat, no pills, and no fast food. Health-wise it brought good results: I only had a fever once in the last 15 years. Typically, I just don’t get ill.

A year ago I added more restrictions to my diet: no gluten, no dairy, no eggs, no fructose. I did it to achieve higher productivity and clarity of thought, as well as to train will power and self-discipline. 

Another technique I employ to improve will power is swimming in ice-cold water every winter in Finland or Switzerland. If you ever faced the necessity to stay in a lake with a thin layer of ice on top for a few minutes, you are less likely to procrastinate when it comes to starting on a boring but necessary project.

In May I limited the foods I eat to fish and seafood only. In case you have daily access to fresh wild-caught fish, I can definitely recommend this diet for boosting productivity. Unlike farmed meat or the products of agriculture, which were introduced to our diet fairly recently (like 15,000 years ago), wild fish cooked on fire is something our ancestors evolved to consume throughout the last million of years. As humans required a daily source of water, they had to live near rivers and lakes, so a seagan diet makes much more sense to me than veganism or rawism from an evolutionary perspective.

This month I’m trying something more radical, with consuming no food at all. I’ve been on a water fast for the last 6 days and am feeling great so far. Since zero food consumption improves clarity of thought, I also got many things done on the product-management side.

Fasting is a great way to allow your digestive system to clean and reboot, and also to allow your immune system to work on other things than clearing the constantly incoming food. Our hunter-gatherer ancestors had to do with no food for prolonged periods of time, so our body is not only evolved for that, but is actually expecting us to give it a break in consumption at least once a year. That’s why most religions have a tradition of fasting – it’s healthy and necessary both for the body and the mind.

Obviously, I might lose some muscle mass as a result, but I believe that if I manage to come up with new great ideas for Telegram during the fast, it will be beneficial for all of the millions of Telegram users. And making the lives of our users more enjoyable has been and will be my number one priority.

10 October 2020

As I’m turning 36, some people ask how I manage to look younger than my age. I’ve asked the same question of many people who age well (from Jared Leto to a random fitness trainer who looks like 25 at 50). Here’s what all of these young-looking individuals do (and don’t):

1. AVOID alcohol. There may be some rare exceptions, but in general, alcohol (as well as other addictive substances) makes people less healthy and visually older.

2. Sleep a LOT. Sleep is when your body repairs itself. You can’t borrow it: lack of sleep during the week can’t be compensated with oversleeping on the weekend.

3. Do NOT overeat. Excessive weight makes people look older and correlates with dozens of illnesses. Typically I eat twice a day within a 6-hour window or once a day, no snacking. Eating 3+ times a day is just a (bad) habit.

4. EXERCISE. Moderate but regular exercise makes people look healthier and live longer. Personally, I don’t do much cardio (I’d rather walk/cycle/swim in the open air) and prefer moderate weights.

5. LIMIT stress. There are mental habits that help. It helps to believe that everything that happens is for the better. Stoic techniques such as negative visualisation and generally not giving a shit also work. Living close to nature makes all of the above easier.

6. Do NOT eat meat. Eating seafood and wild-caught fish is fine, but farmed red meat is something most people who look younger than their age avoid. I suspect the unhealthy nature of farmed meat has to do with the way livestock is raised and killed (growth hormones, fodder etc).

7. Live ALONE. Surprisingly, all the young-looking, middle-aged men I spoke with lived alone for most of their lives. It may be the result of their independence from the sleeping/eating/behavioral patterns of another person. Or it’s just correlation, and people who are independent from unhealthy societal norms are also independent in their personal lives. 

Interestingly, you can find scientific explanations for most of these points (even the last one is defensible, e.g. there are multiple studies showing that sleeping alone improves the quality of sleep). I’ve been following these rules for over 10 years, with “more sleep” being the most difficult due to the nature of my work. 

If you are twice as young as I am and looking for the key takeaway, here it is: NEVER DRINK ALCOHOL. Once you give up on alcohol, you’ll stop silencing your intuition, which will tell you what is good and what is bad for you. You will figure out everything you need to know by yourself and won’t depend on other people for advice.

11 October 2021

🎂 As I am turning 37, I put together a list of 3 undervalued and 7 overvalued things in life. 

3️⃣ Undervalued

1. Sleep. Sleep gives a boost to immunity, creativity and psychological well-being. 

2. Nature. Nature is the environment that we are biologically designed to feel good in. 

3. Solitude. Being alone offers the freedom to make spiritual and intellectual breakthroughs. 

7️⃣ Overvalued

1. Big cities. Big cities are sources of pollution, crime and noise. It’s good to have access to their resources, but advisable to live outside their borders.

2. Restaurants. Restaurants offer the slowest and least efficient way to eat. Cooking at home allows for healthier diets and more control over ingredients.

3. Hot weather. Sunny weather can bring about not only a lax attitude, but also a risk of cancer and faster aging. Colder temperatures, on the contrary, clarify spirit, body and mind.

4. Fashion. The endless quest to conform with ever-changing trends is expensive and unnecessary. Focusing on comfortable clothes makes life simpler and frees space for things that matter.

5. Real estate. Buying real estate often limits one’s choices and is a questionable investment. Renting gives more freedom to move and explore different locations.

6. Social media. The incessant flow of junk cluttering our minds from social media decreases our happiness and creativity. Disconnecting from these internet services is the best thing we can do on any given day.

7. Celebrity advice. Famous people often give unwarranted advice outside their fields of expertise. For all important things in life, it’s best to rely on hard science and expert opinion.

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为什么你应该使用密码管理器之KeePassXC基础使用教程

原因:

  • 安全性,人都是有惰性的,除了少数人会使用特定组合等方式采用不同密码,绝大多数人都是用同样的密码在多种情况下使用,且破解难度都不高(如果能暴力破解), 一旦某个网站被脱库或由于其他方式导致泄露,你的所有账户都存在极大风险;
  • 便携性: 随着用的各种软件/网站账户服务等越来越多,几十上百个账户也不足为奇,你无法保证你全部都能记得住,经常都是想不起来或者记错;

选择一个安全隐私密码管理器相当于选择了一个保险箱,你只需要记住一个超级密码(尽可能的复杂)即可,如果你觉得超级密码不够安全,也可以配合使用密钥文件或者硬件密钥(yubikey等);

为什么市面上那么多密码管理器,但是我只用KeePassXC呢,KeePassXC是从知名密码管理器keepass独立出来的一个产品,在此基础上增加更多功能更新更加频繁跨平台支持,更多疑问可以看它们的docs,里面有非常详细的解释;

KeePassXC优点

安全:源代码全部在github开源,不支持联网同步密码

免费:由社区开发的公益项目,不需要付费使用,当然也接受捐赠

缺点:需要自己想办法同步kbdx文件,以达到跨平台使用,我个人是定期发送给个人的私密email达到此目的;

如果你觉得自行同步太麻烦,也可以使用 bitwarden ,1password 等知名且安全性比较高的免费/付费服务,我个人是只用KeePassXC, 总之千万千万千万不要去使用其他比如微信小程序上面的密码管理器!!!

The Privacy, Security, & OSINT Show 的这期节目很基础,有兴趣可以听下,作者的身份是前FBI网络方面的专家,干货非常多

KeePassXC的具体使用教程:

下载:到KeePassXC官网, 选择你需要的系统,我们这里以常用的Windows为例,下载Portable 压缩包和SHA-256 digest, 然后把文件上传到知名在线病毒检测网站virustotal检测下,毕竟这么隐私重要的文件,仔细点并没有错;

检测截图显示无风险

接下来再根据Verifying Signatures页面的教程验证下Signatures,

打开Powershell,移动到文件存放位置的文件夹,输入

Get-FileHash .\KeePassXC-2.6.2-Win64-portable.zip).Hash -eq (Get-Content .\KeePassXC-2.6.2-Win64-portable.zip.DIGEST).split(” “)[0].ToUpper()

黑体部分根据你下载的文件名称进行修改,如果结果为True,表示此文件下载正确,未被篡改, flase的话可能是被篡改过,避免使用

接下来把zip文件解压,选择KeePassXC.exe,就可以开始创建你的密码管理器了

点击新建数据库,输入数据库名称,选择加密设置,不是很了解默认一般就够用了,当然也可以选择高级设置调整数据库加密设置

设置超级密码,这一步最重要,一定要设置一个只有自己知道且复杂度比较高的密码,如果觉得密码不够安全还可以添加一个密钥文件

完成之后会让你选择数据库存放位置,这个非常重要,之后同步多设备就是同步此文件,该文件如果丢了你就再也打不开,虽然别人拥有此文件没有你的超级密码是打不开的,但是也要注意隐私

正式使用,点击添加条目,就可以输入标题,用户名,密码,网站等,同时可以点击生成密码,选择你想要的密码创建规则,一般默认就够了,每次只需要点一次应用,复制粘贴,这样的密码才是真正的随机,你自己也不知道密码,有时候某些网站密码有特殊要求无法就调整下规则即可

同时,你还可以在高级里面存放文件,如google authenticator的二维码等;

实际使用,当登录weibo的时候,这时候就可以打开KeePassXC这个软件,输入超级密码,鼠标移到对于行的用户名,双击用户名即可复制,Ctrl+C即是复制密码,双击网站即可打开链接;

其实还有很多有趣的点,这里就不赘述,比如说浏览器插件配合,设置里面的多久清除剪贴板等,可以直接探索,当然KeePassXC也提供了用户手册(帮助菜单下面)

ios端使用

ios的话我使用的是KeePassXC官方和推荐的strongbox, 该软件也同样是在github开源,更新维护非常频繁,同样也是不联网本地软件

ios的strongbox使用也非常简单,免费版完全够用,我只在PC上创建账户,所以对于我来说ios只是个只读状态

PS: 一开始使用的时候可能会有阵痛期,用起来非常麻烦,所以建议一开始不要把所有账号都放到密码管理器,先拿几个试试,习惯一下,一旦用起来顺手了,就可以考虑把所有密码都换成随机密码,我目前就是,我不值得我的微信支付宝微博等的密码是啥,因为都是随机的

Good luck,DYOR

Clubhouse 注册邀请指北

一夜之间clubhouse突然火了起来, 我第一次关注还是在去年在这位博主这里了解到的,关于clubhouse简单理解就是个语音派对?

硬要求:iphone一台,目前暂时没有安卓的app

2种方式:

  1. 推特上面搜索 clubhouse invite,大于5刀不推荐,小心骗子,我在这个博主买的,如果没货了参考同理举一反三,小心被骗小心被骗小心被骗,good luck
  2. 不想花钱的还可以尝试这篇文章的互助方式

无耻广告:如果你问我为什么这么大气使用比特币支付,因为我用 FTX交易所的,提现免费,他们给足矿工费,注册邀请链接 https://ftx.com/#a=badger

以下为无聊的聊天记录

收到邀请了

主页显示你是被谁邀请的

貌似大部分人都是有2个好友的邀请,有些人是有5个,可能是看关系链的价值?

请珍惜,看样子是需要授权通讯录然后把被邀请者的电话号码加进通讯录才能邀请。。

点击这个进去就可以邀请

PS: elon musk也发了,估计会有一大波流量,感觉国内的羊毛党真正赶来的路上,马上就会见到淘宝卖这个的了?

免打扰清理微信僵尸好友工具(windows)

刷朋友圈看到朋友感慨整理好友发现又被几个人删了,我也就闲着没事想看看自己

由于以前知名的 wetool已经挂了

上网搜索一番发现这个软件还不错,免费干净,供参考:

VirusTotal检测链接

下载链接

google drive:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1w0Z_sSOX53hL7Iv0GcunUbZWgYWcGU6m/view?usp=sharing

操作就很简单了,下载然后点击 登录微信开始无痕清理 即可,实在不明白可以参考这篇文章(可能是原作者)

Windows 安全软件 推荐火绒

2021-1-31 补充:会把之前设置的「仅聊天的朋友」全部放出来

虚拟旅行体验Slow Map

Slow Map 源自2009年挪威广播公司不间断7小时火车旅行,Slow Map在世界地图上把这类视频加以标记,方便网友享受更加拟真的体验,可以拿来当屏保背景音乐和冥想等

最上面还有几种模式供选择,可以选坐着,走路,或者骑行等等,视频画质也非常高(4k)