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aerospace engineer, Star Wars nerd, PowerPoint hater, and family barista, @wuerl


Jan
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to work through technical books for long hours to completion
Jan
7
comment Does it make sense to continuously listen to some sounds to avoid mind wanderings?
This was a topic on the a recent episode of the Build & Analyze podcast. One host suggested white noise (there are links to a white noise app at the link above), and the other said they prefer music. I put this as a comment because it's anecdotal, but may have advice others would find useful.
Jan
7
revised Does it make sense to continuously listen to some sounds to avoid mind wanderings?
edited question to ask more more evidence based answers
Jan
4
comment What Android applications schedule tasks which appear each day?
That's all that was needed. Thanks.
Jan
4
comment Not okay to take notes at meetings?
Only reason I could see people frowning on electronic note taking would be if they think you're checking email or doing something else instead of listening. Keyboard taps can also be loud and distracting.
Jan
4
comment How to compare performance?
I like this question because it's asking for a way to scientifically assess a productivity technique that you've implemented. That said, if you feel heathier and more productive, isn't that good enough?
Jan
4
comment What Android applications schedule tasks which appear each day?
This question appears to be asking two questions and really needs to be edited down so it's clear what's being asked. The first part proposes a straightforward question about a et to remind yourself to complete tasks with specific attributes; the second is a question about motivation. I'm not sure how anyone could answer the motivation question without more data on why you're not motivated, and even then it's likely a subjective and localized answer.
Jan
3
revised What's a good system to organise paperwork at home
added formatting and links, fixed typos
Jan
1
answered How to engage those dreaded tasks on time
Jan
1
answered What's a good system to organise paperwork at home
Dec
30
comment Does it make sense to continuously listen to some sounds to avoid mind wanderings?
IMO it's not necessarily that it's off-topic, although that's probably the best matching reason for closing it. I think this question has a future but simply needs to be re-worded some. I think this site can value from more answers that are based on research (in the skeptics.SE model) and literature rather than personal opinion, especially on questions like this. Perhaps a re-word that emphasizes the desire for studies, data, etc. that suggest various types of music/sounds can enhance the ability to concentrate, focus, etc. I bet if you do that the community will vote to re-open very quickly.
Dec
15
comment Are there software solutions that implement Structured Procrastination?
Sounds like setting your alarm clock fast to scare you into getting out of bed in the morning. But the article's in Instapaper now, so perhaps I'll be able to answer once I read it.
Dec
15
revised How do I get more productive from using keyboard shortcuts?
removed inappropriate language
Dec
8
revised How do I get more productive from using keyboard shortcuts?
fixed bullet typo and added one more windows shortcut
Dec
8
comment Is there a master “catch-all” system for keeping track of things?
You can send articles from Google Reader to instapaper. With the item highlighted just click the send to instapaper bookmarklet--it even works in the mobile version of the site.
Dec
7
asked Has anyone tried using Trello to track GTD projects?
Dec
6
revised What is a learning attitude, and how can I improve mine?
Corrected text. Improved grammar and wording.
Dec
6
comment What is a learning attitude, and how can I improve mine?
welcome to the site. I see the kernels of a good answer above and agree that all the things you'd do to prepare to teach someone else about a topic would probably help you learn about it yourself. But we try to have longer-form answers on this site. Can you elaborate on yours to prevent it from being deleted or down-voted?
Dec
5
comment How to overcome “hyper” sensitivity?
You're most welcome. I was trying hard to make sure that you didn't feel that folks suggesting the question isn't a good fit for this site didn't mean that you're not dealing with a real problem and emotions.
Dec
2
awarded  Analytical