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Putting a low-tech reminder, or prompt, at the appropriate place can be helpful. For example, the moment you realize that you have to get groceries when driving home, you could go out to your car and put a note on the steering wheel. If that is too much work – maybe your car is parked far away – put the note somewhere else where you can't avoid ...


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Wunderlist is great, available on all devices and all platforms. It has a free and a paid version and is interestingly good when tasks start getting out of hand and a good organization is needed. Wunderlist gives both folders and tags to organize alongwith some context oriented features and smart lists.


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I use a webapp, Checkvist due to it's ease of use, ability to nest checklists/tasks, insert (and hide) notes, and flexibility (it also excels as an outlining tool). It's one shortfall in regard to your checkbox requirement is that it doesn't have an "active" checkbox. You can view and print the checklist with a checkbox; however, to indicate competed items ...


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I think cherrytree might be what you are looking for. http://www.giuspen.com/cherrytree/ You can insert check-boxes (Edit->Insert special character) and tick them or untick them with a click. http://www.giuspen.com/topic/cherrytree-on-mac-osx/ The image is from Linux, but it's also available for Windows. I don't see it for OSX, but somebody got it ...


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Preliminary remark: I've tried to set up a MYWN-system with Emacs org-mode and I'm working with it for more than a year now, however it's not yet complete. I'll try to add more details in the following days. My emacs setup is very cluttered at the moment, so I don't want to share it as is. How to use Emacs org-mode for M. Linenberger's MYWN* *Master Your ...


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Personally, I think you are better off learning something by trying to solve a problem. Have a project in mind, even if it is a made up project, and learn everything you need to solve that problem. Rinse and repeat, choosing a different type of problem each time. There are disadvantages of this method. For example, you may miss out on whole areas of the ...


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Your answer is in books on the subject. They usually follow a familiar pattern because that is proven to work: Introduction -> concepts -> basic principles -> simple examples -> main sub-areas, eveything gradually turning more complex. Of course your entry level may vary. Actually that is my recommendation: Buy a (tutorial) book and follow that through. ...


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Tell your senior that, realistically, an "estimate" based on just looking at a JPEG image and the requirements is not a true and reliable estimate; it's just a wild guess. The answers given earlier, about breaking the job into sub-tasks, are all prone to missing hidden complexity and tasks that are unknown at the time of the estimate, which is why many ...


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Check out this article. It lists 5 different ways to use GT from your desktop, which, I believe, includes what you're seeking. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/five-killer-ways-to-use-google-tasks/


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IMO the best strategy is to do something that requires little effort to switch to (e.g. a task that needs you to fetch special tools or opening a program with a long load time would be bad tasks). If you don't know how long your wait time will be go for mutiple short tasks to cut down the item count on your todo list. If you want to know what to do during ...


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I think what you do during the wait time should be determined by if the next task you do will also require x amount of wait time. The worst thing would be you're half done with 3 "high" priority task and waiting for response from 3 different people in order to complete them. I would suggest to do something that can be completed quickly with the estimated ...


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All are viable strategy. There is a methodology called Getting Things Done (GTD). One thing in it is to list what you can do with different pieces of time in different contexts. This lets you choose the most appropriate thing to do. If you are waiting for a programming process to finish, you probably have a good idea of how much time if you have. So pick a ...



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