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Nov
17
comment Arranging next actions to figure out what to do next
I have great difficulty making this work in Excel without add-ons. To replicate my difficulty, just copy the table above and click "Insert->Chart->Scatter". Is there some trick?
Sep
8
comment How to present my work overload to others
Extended for over a year, and actually, the people in question are already getting on the same page about possible solutions. I just have trouble explaining the causes of the problem. I do technical work so a list of my tasks becomes meaningless when passed up the chain of command; I need better ways to pass something up the chain that remains meaningful.
Sep
5
comment How to present my work overload to others
I like how the tasks flow from left to right; it makes the progress feel faster somehow.
Aug
24
comment Arranging next actions to figure out what to do next
+1 because this is what I'm already doing, and this works well for tracking more carefully the 5-10 things that end up being selected. After reading the link, I think my current goal is actually a bit anti-ZTD---how to more easily keep an eye out on all 80 items, including the 70 "less-essential" ones.
Aug
24
comment Arranging next actions to figure out what to do next
Although importance and difficulty both tend to change a lot, it is really nice to see ways like this to arrange a lot of tasks into a graph. Thanks for the suggestions!
Jul
4
comment How effective is the Dvorak keyboard at improving productivity?
I should be specific about how long it took. It took me a few months to get really used to Dvorak, including a 1-month no-Qwerty moratorium which helped a lot. After that, it took me a few years to get really used to occasionally switching to Qwerty when necessary. This was all 10 years ago, so it all feels totally natural now.
Jul
3
comment How effective is the Dvorak keyboard at improving productivity?
I also find that Dvorak "just feels better". Over time it even became natural to switch back and forth due to using other people's Qwerty-only computers. But how can we measure any of this? You may just have to try it and see.
Jun
30
comment Being productive without energy
This really clarifies my problem! My problem is: When I don't have plenty of energy, it feels really daunting to "Go through my list and pick" things. Is there another way to make this work?
Jun
27
comment Being productive without energy
@Brian thanks--I rewrote it to clarify my main question.