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When Danny O'Brien started researching what he called "life hacks" around 2004, the giant decades-long text file was the key practice shared by most of his interviewees. But not just for to-do lists; also for research notes, ideas, and so on.


It's too bad things didn't work out for him to get the book on it finished, but the important thing is that Danny's still with us.

> Danny's still with us.

What do you mean by this? Did he have a life-threatening condition?

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