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181 views

Good approaches to refactor myself to become more productive?

I am programmer and I want to be more productive in my profession. I was searching for how to do this and in many places I encountered the idea that I should "refactor" myself. So, how can I "...
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5answers
2k views

How to work while depressed?

A depressed person must stop working while in depression treatment. But if that person needs to keep working, what can be done? EDIT: Some reasons why I prefer stopping to work: FOCUS:near ...
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6answers
803 views

How can i reboot my brain when i have many things to keep in mind?

I feel i really need to take a break for a while now, i have a complex project to keep in mind, I am basically working on it all day, but after a while it starts to overwhelm me, and I cant clear my ...
2
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2answers
142 views

How to solve my coursework problems efficiently

What is the most efficient way to approach problem solving? I currently use trial and error or fitting the question to similar questions I have solved before. Breaking the problem down to the base ...
5
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3answers
1k views

Evernote vs. Google Keep for Personal Productivity: Pros, Cons or Other Suggestions?

I'd like to put all my eggs in one basket. Which have people have found most successful, and why?
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6answers
2k views

How to calculate my personal efficiency in programming?

I want to improve my personal efficiency. How better can I calculate my personal efficiency? I am a programmer. I want to calculate my personal efficiency in programming.
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1answer
303 views

An app like Trello, but without the Metro UI?

Trello is so much better for me than Wunderlist. But it doesn't have a non-Metro UI for Windows. Heck the app for Win 8 doesn't even work for me. When I add a board, it doesn't get updated in the app. ...
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4answers
284 views

“It could be done better and more efficiently” at the end of projects

I'm not really an organised person, and my maxim is "two weeks of coding will save you two hours of planning". But before every (simple or complex) project, despite how long I'm planning, drawing ...
3
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1answer
114 views

Shortcut to open a web Paymo timer

I know a lot of people use this service for time tracking but you always have to go to the website first and click Timer button. Is there a chrome extension or a bookmarklet to open Paymo timer?
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3answers
180 views

Feeling after working on hard problem

Is it generally the case that getting stuck/working on a difficult problem means that you feel uncomfortable (i.e. you head hurt)? Or do some people feel like they are watching a movie and it is fun? ...
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4answers
781 views

any apps to help maintain 'end of day' journal, to keep track of the work done?

I recently started using a 'TODO' app (wunderlist) to keep track of tasks I need to do. I can keep personal and office stuff on it and since it syncs with my phone and home/office computers, it has ...
4
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4answers
211 views

Reviewing Past Productivity

I have tried tons of apps, some of the ones I like being Wunderlist and Workflowy. A feature that these 2 don't have (to my knowledge) is a weekly review.. I would love to be able to go back and see ...
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1answer
147 views

Automatically Quantifying Alertness

I'm vaguely interesting in quantifying how tired/alert I am at a given time/date. I'm interested to see if there are any online, or downloadable tests that might give a clue. I'm not looking for a ...
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2answers
133 views

Learn textual information by observation

I was reading a book "how to think like Sherlock Holmes". I have read few pages only and found that how we can easily remember things and situations by observing them. Can we use the same method or ...
2
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2answers
291 views

Handling multiple projects

At my current company my programming position has recently changed. In the past it has been a technical/functional position where we choose the project to work on and followed it from blank IDE to ...
6
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4answers
228 views

Has anyone ever seen any basic, temporally intelligent scheduling tools out there?

I find myself working on a number of smaller projects for clients, as well as managing my daily list of "to do" items. I'm looking for a tool that would allow entry of tasks (taskname, duration, ...
4
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1answer
363 views

Long-term planning tool

There are quite a few applications that track and notify time (Google Calendar,... ) but I found that none of them has the ability to help planning over a long period (let's say, 5 years, 10 years ...
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3answers
1k views

How do I use Evernote for college to keep track of homework?

I'm not using EN this quarter because my coursework is just Math and I cannot type math really fast. But all of my homework is done online, and there's a lot of homework. I've made written lists but ...
3
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6answers
791 views

Classify email efficiently

Everyday I get hundreds of emails. I use mail.app on OS X. I feel the need to classify them according to their importance or urgency. I was thinking about creating three folders called "urgent", "...
6
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3answers
332 views

Is it possible to plan a project without deadlines?

I want, for example, to develop a game in Unit3d as my "pet project". I have zero knowledgment of Unity, so I don't know if my game will take days, weeks, months or years to finish. I thought about ...
6
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5answers
413 views

Burnout in the middle of semester

I am a student studying the last semester of a 2-year Master's course. My performance in the last three semesters has been according to my expectations. In my last winter break, I had spent almost all ...
2
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2answers
160 views

Agile for Students

Context: I am working on adapting agile to my life as a student, I have even brought together a few other students to do standups and get feedback as might be found within agile. From my experience ...
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4answers
379 views

Time tracking applications [closed]

What do you think about time tracking applications (application that log the activities of a person) ? Do you think it is useful ?
3
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1answer
89 views

Metadata for Project Archive

There is a folder with nowadays quite a few zip archives of projects I have completed. I would like to make the archive more searchable by creating a metadata file. Similar to mp3 or images, I want ...
0
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3answers
84 views

Food (meals) tracking

Is there an Android application that is able to track what we have eaten during the day? The application should not be dependent on web services. It should have these features: make a photo of meal ...
6
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3answers
1k views

Todo/Task/Self-organizer with offline access for Linux

I need a Task/Todo/Self-organizer solution with the following requirements: Offline access on laptop & mobile (via browser extension or native client) Support for Android (via mobile web UI or ...
3
votes
5answers
825 views

How to share files and email a/c with personal assistant?

I have hired a full-time personal assistant for myself, so that I can delegate my work to him and stay super productive Before starting on the delegation, I have a doubt in 2 areas on Email Sharing ...
3
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2answers
394 views

How to improve my personal productivity system?

I am using evernote, mac mail, google calendar and mac reminders. I have tried almost everything and every website/application out there. My main problem was to have as few inboxes as possible and ...
7
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12answers
825 views

How to stop myself from forgetting keys, helmet, mobile phone at shops and office? [closed]

That's the question. What's a practical solution now to cure this kind of forgetfulness?
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4answers
465 views

How do you manage stress and anxiety when you have dozens of things to do, even If they are organised in detail?

After many years of research I believe I have a nice gtd system for my needs. But even If tasks progress, I feel overwhelmed with stress and anxiety. I am in the point of realising that the list won't ...
0
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1answer
98 views

What choices can I make during my software developement career to become an ideal candidate for a job when I apply for other companies? [closed]

I am currently a software engineer.Its the start of my career.What choices do I make to become an ideal candidate for the HR/Interviewers,when I apply for interviews after leaving this job? Should I ...
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5answers
520 views

How do I take out time for my research while working a full time job?

I am working a full time job as a software engineer. I am also doing masters in computer science. I don't have to take any classes this year as I have completed my coursework. I work from 10 to 7 in ...
1
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2answers
185 views

Tasks that end up taking longer than 2 minutes

I am typically very good at following the portion of GTD that says if a task takes two minutes or less, just do it then. If not, defer it until later. But, sometimes I have something captured that I ...
8
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4answers
432 views

Optimised learning

I have a lot of computer learning to get through in the next 3 months. Given my current pace of learning and productivity system, I have no chance of succeeding. The courses are similar to those ...
2
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3answers
184 views

Does making summaries work?

I'm taking a 4-month uni course which covers the widest variety of topics (file systems, file structures, compression, cryptography...), and the sheer amount of things to read and concepts to ...
0
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5answers
240 views

What should be my motivation to not to give up early?

Suppose, I am mot performing well in my job. I know that management will not give me a second chance and my job can not go on this way. What will be my motivation to keep the job up and try till the ...
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6answers
11k views

There's so much that I want to know. How to learn everything?

I am a programmer but this can apply to any field. There are many technologies that I want to know. So I start to read some book and then I jump to another book and so on. This makes me feel bad. Any ...
0
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3answers
148 views

Food Supplements for Brain [closed]

It's well known that brain functioning consumes a lot of energy. I assume you are familiar with the headache that you have after few hours long exam, or after few hours working in the library. ...
0
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2answers
247 views

Professional life with Single Technology Vs Multiple Technology [closed]

In July 2011 i completed Graduation in Computer Science and in college days i worked on J2SE, J2EE, Blackberry, iOS, J2ME, windows development and Now from August 2011 i and working in a small ...
0
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3answers
517 views

How to process the items of a project or tasks without a specific deadline?

I have gone several times through the GTD book of David Allen and I have some questions left unanswered: First, I collect all stuff in an Evernote notebook called "Inbox", for example: "Buy some ...
5
votes
6answers
188 views

Nudges - to achieve personal change?

I have tried a system of sending myself timed emails daily (using virtual meetings in Google Calendar), each containing a self-message; e.g. at 6am 'stay positive', at 8.30am 'break work down into ...
1
vote
4answers
90 views

Append mail content to a document online

I want to be able to have a document hosted online (e.g google doc) that I would be able to send an email to a certain address, and the content of the email will be automatically added (preferably ...
0
votes
4answers
376 views

What kind of punishment can be applied to group productivity?

I run a small site that requires constant work with two other co-founders. What we do is meet every week to talk about what's been done and plan the next week. The goal set here is always very ...
1
vote
3answers
159 views

search based mind map

I want to make a mind map, or something similar, for summing up certain things I am studying. But I don't just want to sum up the information, I want to help me search for these things in the future, ...
5
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4answers
681 views

Hierarchical notetaking application

I'm already using a few applications for hierarchical note taking. I like the graphical implementation as in the worklowy and gqueues. Workflowy has nice organization of information but it lacks the ...
10
votes
6answers
700 views

How to enjoy trying to solve hard problems?

How do I enjoy solving hard problems? I love learning--reading and understanding textbooks or papers, for instance--but I am slower to try to solve problems or apply what I've learned. I am naturally ...
7
votes
3answers
3k views

Todo list manager with progress bar

After doing some fiddling with some Excel sheets, I saw that it worked out nicely for me to have a monthly or trimestrial todo list with checkboxes and a progress bar on top. The general look and ...
0
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3answers
186 views

Notebook to actions/projects/someday maybe: Good habits and processes

So following on from Equipment for computer-printing, into a notebook I eventually found what I was looking for and now have a notebook that I use in meetings/trains and anywhere a pen is more natural ...
3
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9answers
889 views

How to make myself do homework?

I'm in college, I have ADHD, but it's not as bad as some of the horror stories I've read about. Basically how can I make myself do homework, and get off the damn computer? Hopefully this is the right ...
3
votes
4answers
317 views

Finding possible meeting dates between parties via intersecting calendar files

In my experience, finding a date for a meeting is often hard if all members of the meetings have full schedules. However, one easy approach to find possible date would be to simply compute the ...

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