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Jeanne is an active moderator at JavaRanch where you can see her full bio.. She also blogs about programming


Sep
7
comment Keeping Track of Deadlines
On StackExchange, the way to indicate you like an answer or find it helpful is to upvote it. Also, remember to pick one of these as the "best" answer by clicking the check. From your response, that sounds like Atif's answer
Aug
4
comment Focusing on tasks
Have you considered software to limit the amount of time you spend on games?
Aug
3
comment How to Get rid of Contact lens fear?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about overcoming fear which does not seem related to productivity. (If you were asking how to put aside fear to focus, that would be on topic.)
Jul
30
comment Little progress over the past 2 years, where is my problem?
Some people are more productive at the library regardless of their home setup. I don't see anything wrong with that. What are you concerned about? It is a problem getting yourself out of the house to work on improving yourself?
Jun
22
comment How to arrange my desk (that has a computer) to read programming books?
I answered with what I do. Can you post what kind of chair/desk you have now so we can comment on what would be easier to get to from that setup?
Jun
16
comment How to work effectively during air travel
I added my thoughts as an answer. I didn't address distraction. What do you get distracted by?
Jun
16
comment Time-tracking software to measure when I'm active or idle on my computer (i.e., keystrokes being pressed and mouse moving)?
Can you elaborate? What do you like about this site? Why do you recommend it?
Jun
16
comment How do I improve myself for programming?
Career advice isn't on topic for this Stack Exchange site. And this question is too vague to be about productivity or a specific career question
Jun
1
comment Is there a pomodoro timer with visual cues instead of an alarm?
makes sense. so the requirement is no noise and not just hearing impaired. (because something could be visual AND make a racket for a hard of hearing person, but you don't want that)
May
31
comment Is there a pomodoro timer with visual cues instead of an alarm?
What's wrong with a software/app that flashes instead of beeps? You could use any physical timer; I just don't see why it is needed.
May
25
comment How do some users here keep up with so much information without getting overwhelmed?
@SydKerckhove: He did. Giles (who commented before you) is that person.
Apr
18
comment How do I avoid missing important/urgent e-mails?
It would depend on what phone you have. I set that up on my work BlackBerry.
Mar
19
comment How can I better organise a workspace?
This is vague. What would you like to do more efficiently?
Mar
19
comment Is having a girlfriend dragging me down?
Oh. The question wasn't protected yesterday. Yes, now you do need 10 points on this site. Sorry about that.
Mar
19
comment Is having a girlfriend dragging me down?
@Dominic answering only requires 10 points. You have 101. Maybe you tried before your "linked account bonus" took effect?
Mar
1
comment Best practice: replying an email, keep or quote?
@Name if you are happy with the answer, it is good convention here to accept it
Feb
23
comment How can I make sure to get up early in the morning and study?
Please edit your post with the more specific question rather than just adding more comments.
Feb
21
comment How to read a 300-page non-fictional book in a day?
+1 on the impossible task. You'd have to read a page roughly every 2 minutes to complete that amount of material. And computer books are dense enough that you won't retain (or understand) much at that speed.
Jan
11
comment Learning optimally?
@Isaacb No. I didn't mean it that way. I meant do some minimal amount of each thing but spend a lot of time one one thing. If you don't practice music at all for a month, you'll forget it. Kind of like how you don't stop brushing your teeth when you get busy. Think of it as if you have X hours to do the "bits of everything" (which includes friends) and Y hours to "learn other stuff." I'm suggesting focusing the "learn other stuff" time so it isn't overwhelming at all there is out there. And ask your parents for advice :).
Jan
10
comment Learning optimally?
@AsheeshR A 9year old goes to school. That's plenty diverse. I don't mean "master" on a college level for what it is worth. And I did suggest doing deep dives into different things; just in sequence. Kids do learn that way. For example, they being really excited about legos and that's all you hear about for a couple weeks. Then a specific video game. Then a robot kit. Etc.