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Feb
3
comment What motivates you to contribute to an online community?
I'm also voting to close, because my motivation on participating here is to provide a resource that is a lot of good answers, and as little noise/spam/offtopic comments as possible.
Feb
3
comment how to gain interest back in programming?
Sounds a bit to me like you have other issues in your life. I'm not saying that finding something to do is a bad thing (in your case it obviously isn't), but think about if you should solve anything else besides your programming output (e.g. depression and/or anxiety). Best wishes!
Jan
24
comment Which computer-based Pomodoro timers exist and what are their features?
You should mention that its currently in private alpha, e.g. one can't really use it right away.
Dec
27
comment Want to invent a machine to record when I go to bed
I voted to close your question, because its very broad and somewhat off topic here (a question about an electronic device would fit better on the electronics SE site). However I agree with all the people that said that this task has already been solved in different ways, there are even phone apps that track your sleep simply by laying on the mattress and detecting movements.
Nov
19
comment What are the best podcasts/audiobooks (preferably free) to listen too?
I voted to close the question because any topic you are interested in this is really off topic here iMO. However there are good resources like the iTunes podcast directory that give you a list of good (or popular) podcasts. My recommendation is "This American Life" and "Note to Self".
Nov
17
comment How should I ask a question? Which doesn't feel so original/genuine?
In its current form I don't really get what you mean by "not genuine" questions. Can you give an example? Could you rephrase "not genuine" somehow?
Nov
2
comment What are the weaknesses of the GTD system?
But isn't that much better than having the "someday" idea always on your mind? In my experience its really freeing to dump the idea in that place knowing that it is save for later, and then kill it off a few review cycles later because it was not really feasible for some reason anyway.
Sep
14
comment How do I complete my task on the deadline?
possible duplicate of How to overcome lazyness and procrastination?
Sep
14
comment How do I complete my task on the deadline?
This question has a large overlap with all the "procratination" question on this site (delaying until a deadline is a classic procrastination pattern). You might want to search for that term and look which questions are similar tor yours. I'm also voting to close the question for that reason.
Aug
4
comment Is speed reading worth learning over PhotoReading?
The "PhotoReading" claim seems ridiculous if you consider the optical limitations of the human eye alone.This article on speed reading in general has some good points IMO: scotthyoung.com/blog/2015/01/19/speed-reading-redo
Jul
20
comment I feel hopeless I feel like don't even deserve to live. What should I do?
@King: I get that sometimes getting help is difficult. I don't know where you live, but there are places that give counseling for free without a lot of paperwork or a long waiting list. Sometimes it helps a lot just to talk to a person.
Jul
13
comment A time-management watch with alarms, timers and vibration?
I since got a pebble watch, and can say that paired with a smartphone the Pebble watch will do all of the things OP asked for. The easiest way to do this is to setup calendar events on your phone or in your broswer with a notification, those events sync to the pebble and let it vibrate. It is user friendly and has a "real life" battery life of about 4-5 days.
Jul
7
comment Amphetamines for an academic (or other thinkers)
Talk to your doctor if you want to use that kind of substances in a safe an legal way. Hint: There are way more issues with amphetamines than "emotional numbing". I guess erowid.org has experiences of amphetamine users that talk about all kinds of side effects.
Jul
2
comment What productive things can you do while you eat?
Eat during your break times, so you would do anything that brings you joy or relaxation. You can be productive outside your break time. For me it's reading talking to people or reading stuff from my Pocket list when I'm alone.
Jul
2
comment What is the Shortest Time Unit of a Goal?
You have to find your own size of goals or tasks that are big enough that your list of goals does not get too big to create/handle, and small enough that you can reach them in a resonable timeframe.
Jun
30
comment What is the ultimate personal organization system?
Just curious: Is a progress tracker really needed? My task manager already supports projects (= a group of tasks that belong together) and gives me the % done of that task.
Jun
15
comment Studying several languages programming and update
For me "updates" of a language were never hard, because I get the news/version differences that I need from following tech blogs or reading documentation. So I would not worry about that for now.
Jun
15
comment mind mapping - auto conversion of hierarchical tree into a radial format
I used both yEd and Freemind before, and think that yEd is not a good editor for mindmaps because it lacks the quick addition of nodes that Freemind has. On the other hand its automatic layout options are pretty neat (although you can waste a lot of time getting your layout exactly as you want it).
Jun
15
comment mind mapping - auto conversion of hierarchical tree into a radial format
I would call this feature "radial / circular layout".
Jun
15
comment mind mapping - auto conversion of hierarchical tree into a radial format
If you mean something like this: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radial_tree this would be still hierarchical (every node would still have 1 parent and and up to any number of children). This is just painted/displayed differently. Unfortunately I don't have a software recommendation.