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Is a general management responsibility a GTD project?

I have several responsibilities which in theory require me to take considered actions, but in practice many of those actions are emphemeral - such as the responsibility to manage certain types of ...
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599 views

How to stop learning and start coding?

I'd like to ask you for some advice. I'm currently building the MVP for my startup. I'm also quite motivated to improve my skill in programming, but since I decided to do this project I spent a lot of ...
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Pollen or hay fever season and personal productivity

There are several weeks in each year when my productivity drops to zero because of hay fever. I basically can't think about any productive solution for this problem. I am a programmer. It's not just ...
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240 views

How can I learn multiple things at once

I would like to ask if there are any tips as to how I can learn multiple things at once. For example, I'm currently reading programming books (python, ruby) and also learning music theory and design. ...
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How to arrange my desk (that has a computer) to read programming books?

Since I was a an undergrad student (now master) I couldn't find a way to arrange my desk so I can read programming books (and other books) easily. Normally what happens is that I have a keyboard in ...
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How can I remain productive when working long hours?

Occasionally I have to spend some late nights working on projects. It is not a common occurrence, but sometimes projects just need an extra night or two to hit a deadline. Unfortunately I have found ...
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Do's and Don'ts in 5 min Break

I just started using the Pomodoro Technique but am faced with a problem: I seem to like the 30 mins break and they actually work as stress busters and I stay more focused longer. However, I am ...
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76 views

Can reading English literature be productive for a programmer? [closed]

I like reading Shakespeare, Dickens, and Orwell on my free time. But someone today just brought it to my attention that all this is a waste of effort: what does 16th, 19th, and 20th century literature ...
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How to maintain concentration after 7 hours [duplicate]

Most days for me start at 0430 and I get to working at my desk around 0615. I eat breakfast with caffeinated coffee at 0700 and lunch at 1130. Just about every day, I "hit a wall" around 1400, feeling ...
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99 views

The routine of the successful German? [closed]

We all know that Germans are known for being very good & serious at work and to make great good products. I live & study in Germany and I've always wondered about the routines of the ...
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5answers
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How to concentrate and study something that is boring

I'm a high school student, I have a problem with learning geography. For me, it's the most boring subject I have to learn. I can't concentrate and remember the things I have to. If I read 10-15 pages ...
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197 views

How to work effectively during air travel

Focusing is very hard during a flight. Lots of distractions, small work space, etc... I've searched the web for advice on this topic, but most articles simply discuss how hard it is to work. I've read ...
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80 views

How many Pomodoro sprints and what to include?

Here is a question — How many Pomodoro sprints do you do a day and what kind of activities do you include in a sprint? For example I have said that getting 10 sprints done in a day is a reasonable ...
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How to deal with vague tasks?

If I can make a checklist of chores to do or features to add to my projects, I usually get them done. On the other hand, there are tasks with some vagueness, such as "review X" or "improve the design ...
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3answers
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How do you organize your life in Asana?

I am looking forward to migrate fully to Asana from Things because of pricing/costs reasons. What I have right now in Things (for Mac) is : Today Next Scheduled Someday Projects I have never used ...
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2answers
98 views

Any examples of diaries of successfull people? [closed]

There are opinions even on this site, than maintaining a personal journal could make you a more successful person. But for me it's always easier to learn by example, so I wonder if there are any ...
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How to increase ability to “think on your feet”?

I am not sure whether this question is appropriate for this forum. But still I would share my reason for posting it. During official meetings (and even shouting matches and arguments) to substantiate ...
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8answers
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Time-tracking software to measure when I'm active or idle on my computer (i.e., keystrokes being pressed and mouse moving)?

I want to see how much time I spend on my computer every day and be able to browse past days' activity levels as well. I've been using http://www.manictime.com/, which tracks nearly everything I do. ...
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3answers
453 views

What are good learning techniques? (for lifelong learners)

I think that the only technique that made me learn something was visualizing -if it's even technique. I was never taught how to learn in school. And even visualizing happened only sometimes, ...
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What are the best things to do when reaching home after work in order to be productive?

I am working as a computer programmer in a government firm. My job timing is 07:30am to 02:30pm. I leave for work at 7:00am and come back to home at around 04:00pm. After reaching home, I usually have ...
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3answers
125 views

How to develop discipline to take relevant notes?

During my working life, taking notes in an ordered, relevant fashion has been quite burdensome. It seems to be essential to planning not to rely on the fragile human mind, so it is evermore needed to ...
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7answers
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How can I control my unproductive Internet addiction?

I have a big problem using the Internet - I am using it for purposes unacceptable by my moral stands but fun. Every time I login, after about 1 or 2 hours I lose the control to the unproductive task ...
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2answers
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Is there a way to measure how many emails I “process” in a day?

I'd like a tool that collects email metrics (such as throughput - how many emails travel into and out of my inbox each day). I came to work today with 17 unprocessed (I've read them, but I have to ...
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1answer
113 views

How do I improve myself for programming? [closed]

Actually I would like to create something new.In this context,I have chosen my department as Computter Engineering however I realized that I cannot programming or I accept myself like that.But I know ...
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3answers
254 views

A software/application to Organize my random sets of data/content/texts/info

I have the need to store random contents (on my local hard drive/ laptop hard drive) for personal use so I can look these contents up later on when I need them. That would safe me lots of time and ...
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2answers
86 views

How do I summarize a lot of (similar) content from different sources about the same subject?

I'm doing some (thesis) research, subject unrelated, and therefor I started to gather sources and content regarding the subject. Now I'm stuck with about 20 A4 sheets full of content with all kind of ...
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5answers
318 views

Are there any concerns with using an exercise ball as a chair?

I've been looking into an exercise ball more seriously as a chair alternative. I've heard the benefits which include core strengthening and encouraging you to sit up straight. Are there any drawbacks? ...
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Too lazy to do programming?

I am a programmer, or could be called so because with my laziness with programming I am more often doing half a job and then start gaming. The other half I do tomorrow, next week or next month. What ...
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2answers
59 views

How to avoid frustration of interruptions to multiple ongoing projects?

I have a full-time job, I run an online business on the side which I'm trying to expand, and I'm starting a graduate course in a few months which I need to study for. On top of that, it's very ...
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2answers
161 views

Does text expansion help you be more productive?

I have read a few articles on text expansion (mainly from Lifehacker) and they express the benefits of text expansion in their workflows to save time throughout the day. Has anyone put this to ...
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1answer
116 views

Does a tablet with stylus solve the paper vs digital problem?

I want to get serious about task and time management but am torn between paper and digital. While researching various methods, I saw an anecdote about a person switching from digital to paper and then ...
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4answers
956 views

Does masturbation make you more or less productive? [closed]

Does anyone have personal experience regarding their levels of productivity with masturbation (via watching pornography)? Yes I know masturbation lowers your stress but does it lower productivity?
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6answers
355 views

How to become more productive or remain one of the updated person in work as a Software Developer

As we know being as a software devloper/computer geek requires be updated in terms of new technologies as well as must be good hand on computer machine. To be a good software person i do below ...
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0answers
34 views

Is there an algorithm for adjusting seat for ideal posture (especially in cars)? [closed]

Even after years of being aware of ergonomic guidelines, I still find it extremely difficult to figure out how to adjust chairs correctly because the body's feedback comes with a delay. What usually ...
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2answers
479 views

How to differentiate Ego from Self Respect and then kill Ego and protect self Respect?

I am aware Ego is a negative attribute and Self Respect is a positive attribute, but I am unable to differentiate them and hence cannot judge my actions. Below are some incidents : I have a mentor ...
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2answers
36 views

Email: should I have separate folders for Invoices and Receipts

In my email account, I currently have an Archive folder where I keep messages for eventual reference/documentation. These messages are not actionable — either there is no immediate associated action, ...
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4answers
124 views

Is there a pomodoro timer with visual cues instead of an alarm?

Is there some kind of "pomodoro-like" timer available for people that are hearing impaired and have trouble hearing alarms? Please no app or software, this must be a physical device that can be placed ...
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5answers
3k views

How can we use Dragon NaturallySpeaking to code more efficiently? [closed]

I'm looking for ways to augment mouse and keyboard control with another form of input. We use Dragon to trigger macro expansion. For instance, to create a voice command to write a loop template in ...
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0answers
55 views

How identify negative aspects of your own personality? [closed]

Recently, I was talking to one of my relatives who has a very irritating personality. This fact is known to everyone in the family, but the relative himself doesn't seem to get it. I wondering if I ...
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10answers
10k views

How to wake up if even alarm clock doesn't wake me up?

I have deep-sleep problem. When I go sleep, i set up at least 3 alarm clocks on my notebook ("alarm-clock" applet on linux), and set volume to maximum. They are very loudly. But I never hear them, and ...
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4answers
554 views

Mail: Read = done, or should you archive to achieve 'inbox zero'? [closed]

One thing that has always been spinning my mind, almost ever since I've been using Mail, in a bit more mature way, was "Do I need inbox-zero?".. up to now, I've been living successfully, every now and ...
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6answers
1k 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.
2
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2answers
179 views

Working with Kanban and daily and repetitious tasks

I have recently begun using a Kanban style system to work through my tasks. I've adopted this system because quite a few of my tasks are long-term, ranging from several days to several weeks. At the ...
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3answers
40 views

How to coordinate digital calendars?

Is there a way that my wife and I could both have digital calendars in a handheld device, that could sync with each other and we could still use when WiFi was not available? I know then they would ...
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1answer
40 views

Are there pre-made Monthly/ Weekly Grocery and Meal Plans available on the web? [duplicate]

I am looking to start to eat and cook healthy at home, to build up valuable cooking skills and to eat healthy. Any attempt I have to buy groceries for cooking actual meals usually fails and I revert ...
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7answers
3k views

Simple shorthand system?

There are several written stenography systems (like Gregg shorthand) that allow for quickly and efficiently condensing text into a series of symbols. Those systems would take hours and hours of ...
10
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4answers
10k views

How long does it take to learn Gregg shorthand?

If someone has never used Gregg shorthand before, how long does it take to learn the system? On average, how long would it take to be able to write it as quickly as normal longhand? A bit faster than ...
9
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6answers
990 views

Todo list manager that lets you queue next actions out of sight

I'm currently using Remember The Milk for my organisation system that is based on GTD. One thing that I find is missing from my system is the ability to capture all the actions relating to a project. ...
2
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2answers
192 views

Timebox scheduling in GTD

I have somewhat of a dilemma with my GTD system. Lately I started outlining schedules in my application of choice (CC Things). The idea was to create explicit repeating tasks for major activities ...
0
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1answer
90 views

How does one handle it when he/she is the center of blame always? [closed]

Before I begin, I must clarify that I am a teenager and a programmer and this is going to be a long post. My case might resonate with other teenagers or it may not but anyways, here it goes. I know ...

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