Tag Info

Hot answers tagged

5

Nobody wants to work a place without window(s). Like Joel says; Every developer, tester, and program manager is in a private office;all except two have direct windows to the outside (the two that don't get plenty of daylight through two glass walls). I thinks this is the perfect office desing for everybody. Your front is wall, (not distribute the ...


5

I think having a window right in front of you as you work might be too distracting, but having one nearby, preferably somewhere to the side, would definitely be better than none at all. I find it relaxing to have a feeling of space and not being locked in a small room, which windows definitely help with. They're also great for taking short breaks - ...


4

I can speak from my current situation that people are, without question, more productive when a window view is available. To make a long story short, the company has downsized quite a bit. When I started, the company took up most of the 3rd floor of the building, an office lined with big windows and lots of natural light. Regardless of where you were in the ...


3

I think you will be overall more effective if you abandon the idea of categorizing your notes as you take them. Take notes in one step, then organize and categorize as a separate step later. You'll get better notes, and better organization. You are attempting to conflate (at least) two different concepts and types of thinking into a single process. One ...


2

One effective way is to use an application blocker. Set the application blocker to password-protect a program(you can find a handful of them with a simple search). You may argue that you can type the password and unblock the program. However, there's also a workaround. Ask someone to type half of the password and then type the other half yourself. Now the ...


1

You can investigate internet filter software programs, usually used to block children from going to (types of) websites. These sometimes have the option to block specific local apps as well (or folders), so you can use that feature only. Or block some internet sites as well, because in your case they could also be time wasters ;-) These apps also may have ...


1

You shouldn't need to block it irreversibly - instead, lock it down so it is difficult. There are some applications which you can use to lock a particular program during a certain time period, or to limit your use to a certain amount of time per day etc. On Windows, as long as you are admin you can always get around it, but you'd need to deliberately ...


1

Why not use the web version of Trello and create an application shortcut via Chrome so that it opens in its own window? This is how you do it: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=95710


1

I've been using Dexpot for over 8 years now, and I really miss it when working on another Windows machine. Supports up to 20 monitors, highly configurable, and works fine with Windows 7 (even on 64 bits). Only discomfort it's caused me is that sometimes, when using Remote Desktop, it causes my desktop icons to disappear.



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible