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


Mar
7
comment Is there a free software similar to Freedom?
As worded this question is just a shopping list for software that has a similar feature set to something else. Questions like this have to solicit more constructive answers than people just responding with software they think is compatible.
Mar
4
revised Does Uberman's Sleep Schedule result in more productivity?
Added link about ancestral sleep patterns
Feb
26
revised What is your experience with a trickle list?
typo: according to the linked article, the correct term is trickle, not triggle
Feb
25
revised Desktop app/group of apps for todo list/time management
Improved formatting and spelling. ANd title
Feb
25
revised Techniques for mind dump (including mind sweeps/trigger lists)
typo: sweaps -> sweeps, added hyperlink, edited prose
Feb
25
comment What “light therapy” lamp should I get that maximizes effectiveness while minimizing cost?
I've closed this because it's a shopping list type of question, which has been found to not be a good fit for Stack Exchange sites. The question would be more answerable and useful to the community if it were reworded to ask about what someone should consider when buying a light therapy lamp. For how to tell a quality from a bad one, what the important features are and why they'd be valuable, etc.
Feb
19
answered Examples of Productive use of TextExpansion software
Feb
19
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Examples of Productive use of TextExpansion software
Feb
18
comment The productive label printer
I agree. I have two of a slighter older version of the PT-1880. I haven't replaced the batteries in a year or so, and after the initial rush where I used a spool of tape I rarely have to replace it. The labels never fade and don't peel up off the manila folders I put them on. It looks nicer than hand writing and is almost as fast.
Feb
18
revised The productive label printer
added links to products
Feb
17
awarded  Tag Editor
Feb
9
comment How to use Remember The Milk (RTM) to implement a GTD system?
@eflat Actually, since I wrote this answer I have started separate lists for projects. But I find in practice I only do this for large projects where I have a need to store many future actions and want a way to see all the tasks assigned to them at once. This of course could just as easily be done with tags; I just didn't decide to do it this way, mostly because in the iPhone and web app if I'm in a list when I enter a task it will put it in that list. I wrote all about this in a blog post.
Feb
4
comment How do you sync your electronic to-do list with your physical to-do list?
Can you elaborate on why you've decided against RTM? Knowing what you don't like about that tool or approach will make it easier to identify solutions that would work for you. For example, is it out because it's subscription based, cloud-based, etc. Do you like the large white boards for your lists and just want a ubiquitous capture mechanism for when you're not by your boards that's better than email?
Feb
4
answered Important long-run goals vs urgent tasks
Jan
28
revised How do I deal with distractions when working on a computer?
spelling/grammar
Jan
27
awarded  Good Answer
Jan
26
comment Online calendars. How long before the event do you set up the notification?
This question is getting at a matter of personal preference that doesn't have a correct answer. Any advice is likely top reflect personal preferences and thus not be generally useful or so general as to be a statement of common sense along the lines of as early as necessary.
Jan
24
comment At what time do “early risers” go to sleep at night?
@David. As worded, this question is pretty general and isn't likely to have a "correct" answer. There's not going to be a time or range of time when people who like to get up early go to sleep. The answers are likely to be general statements about how much sleep people should get or personal anecdotes.
Jan
23
comment Recommendations for Productivity videos
Welcome to the site. Stack Exchange's Q&A model has been found to not work particularly well for poll or suggested list type questions where there's not a clear answer. However, if you're looking for general advice about good productivity podcasts the chat would be a great place to ask that type of question.
Jan
20
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to work through technical books for long hours to completion