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I would avoid file type specific version control systems as having to look in too many places would not help your situation. For that reason I would recommend moving from SVN to Git for the repository for a few reasons. I know that would not be an easy task but keep reading for my reasoning. Git treats all file types the same (text, binary, etc.) Content ...


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My method for organizing my days is mostly based on lists and consistent behavior. I have a number of "to-do" lists (Personal, Work, Grocery, etc.) - as an example, below is my list for tomorrow. You will notice I don't try to plan for every minute of my day, that's because (as you mentioned) you get unexpected calls from colleagues needing something. If ...


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Dropbox with the Packrat feature (has to be paid extra) turned on will keep an unlimited number of previous versions of any files you put in it. description taken from the Dropbox Homepage: Packrat is a feature that gives you unlimited deletion recovery and version history. By default, Dropbox saves a history of all deleted and earlier versions ...


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Working and being in school is difficult simultaneously, especially if you care about your job in any respect. The first thing I'd say is not to be too hard on yourself. You're in second year, so anyone who hired a developer in second year at school knows that you're still learning, so you will probably make silly mistakes and take more time than someone ...


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As I'm working during the day, I tend to move distractions (i.e. things not immediately related to the task at hand) to a scratch file. Something I call a day book, but the name doesn't matter. At the end of the day, I like to set aside some time to go through that file. Things that can be sorted out right away get sorted, and anything that can't gets moved ...


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Have a list of things you are trying to make a habit of. At the end of the day, check off the things you did. Some things on my list are: Exercise Read something (not online) Write something useful Floss Show wife that I appreciate her I use an app called Routinely on Android for this purpose, but you should be able to implement the concept with nothing ...


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I'll try to answer this question and also include some of the questions you asked in your other question. First of all: I'm a geek and I like the idea of automating things, and tracking stuff (bonus points if its beautiful graphs). Sometimes I set up a complicated system and don't use it that often. I did not like paper but ended up using it. What should ...


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From my side I can give you these suggestion to manage all your daily task and routine. White board work better then cool gadgets like phone, alarms etc. Because can make you stuck in it. Like check calls, play temple run etc. So white board is much better. White board is stay in front of your eyes in your room or office then you never forget any thing. Its ...


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As Gruber states the human brain is not ready for a "round robin". If you still want to try this method, you could change to the other project on the large pause after four pomodoros. But I woudn't recommend it. Or maybe you could add some gamification. As you complete goals on the boring project, you allow yourself to work N pomodoros on the exciting ...


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I have been using Netvibes.com dashboards as an easy way to quickly visualize which RSS feeds have been updated. You can have several dashboards, and each dashboard can be organized in tabs. Setting-up an RSS feed widget is easy, and middle-clicking on the widget title will open the website in a new browser tab. Personnally, I have set it up so that each ...


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This seems to be a fairly simple one: have each of the workers create a new email alias that is unrelated to any other email account and which they only use for your project, and then use whichever of the many online collaboration tools you like. Bear in mind, the classic... All you really have to do, is tell your team that you want them to be ...


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Kanban Tool is probably something you are looking for. It's a visual project management application that allows to share tasks and documents as well as to communicate with team members by adding comments (you can add them via email). The app has a free version.


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This is not 'bug' in the technique its a 'feature'. Mandatory breaks are there to break the habit of holding too much context in your head when you are working on a task. Holding too much context in your head prevents creativity( There is a research paper to this effect somewhere). You should practice doing work in small chunks. Also mandatory breaks give ...



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